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Bleckley School District looking for band director.

The Bleckley Board of Education accepted the resignation of band director Scott Mathews at their monthly meeting Tuesday night.  It's effective at the end of this school year.   Mathews was hired in the summer of 2012 following the retirement of Louis Foster.  

You can read about other happenings from the meeting by clicking here.

Cochran residents make Middle Georgia State President's, Dean's Lists.

Middle Georgia State University announced their 2016 Fall Semester President's and Dean's Lists Tuesday.  To view local students who made each, click here.

Martin Luther King Day celebrated in Cochran.

Martin Luther King Day celebrated in Cochran.

A pair of events sponsored by the Bleckley NAACP Chapter highlighted the Martin Luther King Day celebration in Cochran.  The annual parade went through downtown Cochran featuring a number of churches and other local groups.

House of Grace hosted a celebration event entitled "Committment to Excellence in Community Service."  It featured music by the NAACP Youth Choir and remarks by Julius Johnson.  Johnson is the founder of the Newberry Foundation, an African American education and history organization.

Dodgeball tournament will benefit church youth group retreat.

House of Grace Church located at 133 Jac Arts Road in Cochran presents Dodgeball VII January 27.  Doors open at 6 pm, registration ends at 6:30.  Cost is $5 per person for six-player team with up to two alternates.  Maximum 12 teams for tournament.  Prize games for people without teams, concessoins available.  Free admission to spectators.  

To register or for more information, call or text Scott Allen (478)919-4792.  Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the UnAshamed youth group trip to Awaken 2017 retreat in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Middle Georgia State's Kappa Sigma Fraternity now a chapter.

Middle Georgia State's Kappa Sigma Fraternity now a chapter.

A colony of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity was formed on the Cochran campus of Middle Georgia State University 14 months ago.  Saturday night, the colony became a chapter.  Members from what's now the Upsilon-Zeta Chapter, school officials, as well as members from other areas, were in attednace for an installation banquet celebrating the event.

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Bleckley sweeps season series from East Laurens.

Bleckley sweeps season series from East Laurens.

BCHS swept the season series from East Laurens with a pair of wins in East Dublin Friday night.  Jahnaria Brown scored 20 points in the Lady Royals 37-25 win.  DJ Lemmon had 20 points and Mykell Anderson added 17 in the Royals 63-37 victory.

Bleckley hosts Northeast Macon January 17.  Tip time is 6 pm.

Spring baseball and softball registration ongoing at CBRD.

The Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department is holding registration for spring T-Ball, baseball, and softball, now through February 10. It's for ages 4-14 and cost is $55 per child. Age control for baseball is May 1, 2017 and January 1, 2017 for softball. Call (478)934-3225 for more information.