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News from Tuesday's Bleckley BOE meeting.

News from Tuesday's Bleckley BOE meeting.

Though school will be out for Thanksgiving, several items of note took place at Tuesday's monthly Bleckley Board of Education meeting including a vote to move the school system to a different technical college service area and special recogniton.  To read more, click here.

BCHS basketball wins scrimmage games vs Twiggs County.

BCHS basketball wins scrimmage games vs Twiggs County.

Bleckley prepared for the 2017-18 basketball season by sweeping scrimmage games from Twiggs County Tuesday night in Cochran.  The girls won 68-38, the boys 71-52.  Read more on both here.  BC opens the regular season Friday night against Hawkinsville at home.  Tip time is 6 pm.

New exhibition opens inside MGA's Peacock Gallery.

New exhibition opens inside MGA's Peacock Gallery.

Wini McQueen, owner of WiniwRaps, held a gallery talk to discuss her textile art on display inside Peacock Gallery at Middle Georgia State University Monday night. The exhibition will be there through January 19. Peacock Gallery is located inside Russell Hall on the Cochran campus.

Pilot Club Lite-a-Lite will benefit scholarships for BCHS students.

The Pilot Club of Cochran is currently selling lights for the annual Lighting of the Christmas tree ceremony that will take place December 1 at 6 pm in front of the Chamber of Commerce on Second Street. Cost is $1 and can be purchased in honor or memory of someone. Proceeds will be used to fund scholarships for 3-5 Bleckley County High School Seniors. Checks, made payable to Pilot Club of Cochran, along with forms,  can be mailed to, Pilot Club of Cochran, PO Box 814, Cochran, GA 31014 before December 1

Bleckley has best finish in Columbus since 2008.

Bleckley has best finish in Columbus since 2008.

It capped what was a remarkable turnaround for BCHS cheerleading.  A week after multiple mistakes caused them to finish fourth at region, Bleckley had their best finish in nine years at the state finals in Columbus, sixth place.  Read more here.

Local church honoring senior citizens, veterans, during November 19 service.

Turner Chapel AME Church will hold Family, Friends, Veterans, and Senior Citizens Day November 19 at 2:30 pm. Guest pastor will be Rev. William Hopkins of Bethel AME Church in Byron. The theme is "Family and Friends Standing Together in Christ!" Senior citizens and veterans will be recognized during the service. Dinner to follow. The church is located at 163 N Seventh St in Cochran.

BCHS Cheerleaders qualify for GHSA finals.

BCHS Cheerleaders qualify for GHSA finals.

After a bad day at region last Saturday, Bleckley had a strong performance at Friday's GHSA sectionals competitoin in Columbus.  They finished third seed.  BC will the 40th team in tomorrow's finals starting at 9 am.