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Cochran Bypass open, traffic temporarily rerouted.

Cochran Bypass open, traffic temporarily rerouted.

The Cochran Bypass was opened to traffic Thursday afternoon. US 23/SR 87 Business will be closed for approximately 30 days as it's connected to the newly widened highway. Fans of Sugarberry's restaurant can take heart though, a gravel path where the detour begins allows access to the popular buffett.

BCHS Beta Club has great showing at nationals.

BCHS Beta Club has great showing at nationals.

Bleckley County High School Beta Club was in Savannah June 17-20 for the National Convention.  Of the nine events in which a member competed, six placed in the top ten, including two national champions and two runners up.  To read more, click here.

Bleckley All Star softball teams starting district Friday.

GRPA District for 8, 10, and 12u softball teams starts this Friday.  To view brackets, click here.

Football registration ongoing at Cochran Rec. Department.

Registration for football is happening now at the Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department through August 10.  Cost is $55 per child.  Ages 4-6  will play flag football, 7-12 tackle.  Registration can be done online or at the rec. department with a credit or debit card.  Call (478)934-3225 for more information.

Enjoy worship and fireworks with Christ Chapel Cochran's Star Spangled Sunday.

Christ Chapel Cochran presents "Star Spangled Sunday" July 1. Worship services will be that morning at 9 and 10:30 am. A fireworks show with free drinks and children's giveaways will be that night at 9 pm. The church is located 330 West Dykes Street.

Local travel teams bring home trophies.

Local travel teams bring home trophies.

A pair of Bleckley-based travel teams brought home trophies from tournaments played Saturday.  BC Cyclones, a newly-formed 14u baseball team, placed second in CAMSPORTS-USA's Down South Shootout in Cordele.  It was the first completed tournament for the Cyclones as their previous two ended early due to weather.

Down the road in Moultrie, Middle GA Crush 04 had their best finish since moving to 14u, placing second in the USSSA Moultrie All Star Warmup and Class B Shootout.

Local students graduate from Oconee Fall Line Technical College.

Seven Bleckley residents were amongst the seven students receiving degrees and diplomas from Oconee Fall Line Technical College Thursday night.  To read more, click here.