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Bleckley School District cancels all classes Monday and Tuesday.

Due to a forecast calling for heavy rain and wind Monday and Tuesday from the remnants of Hurricane Irma, Bleckley County has decided to cancel all classes this Monday and Tuesday. Sad Superintendent Steve Smith in a message sent to students and staff "We chose to err on the side of caution when considering our buses and teenage drivers on the roads in potentially hazardous conditions."   No one is to report, all after school activities and sporting events on both days are cancelled.

Two pitchers team up in no-hitter at Northeast.

Bailey Odom threw two no-hit innings and Riley Edge threw a no-hit third in her first action of the season as BCHS rolled at Northeast 18-0. Landa Dominy was 2 for 2 with a double, triple, and 3 RBI. Abbey Sims went 2 for 2 with a pair of two-run doubles. Emily Sanders went 2 for 2 with a triple and 3 RBI. Caroline Thrower and Aliyah Whitehead each went 1 for 2 with 1 RBI. The Lady Royals play September 11 at Wilcox County. Game time is 5:30 pm. The August 31 rainout against Dodge County will be made up September 18 at 5:30 pm in Cochran.

Shelters in Bleckley County for people displaced by Irma.

The following are Good Samaritan shelters open for people displaced by Hurricane Irma.  Other shelters are on standby and will open on a per need basis.

  • Christ Chapel Church- (478)230-2995
  • The Hangar (First Baptist Church)- (478)308-1253
  • House of Grace- (478)934-4494

RV Parks.

Hillside Campground- (478)230-2969

Animal Shelters.

Georgia Canine Rescue- (478)271-4227

City of Cochran- (478)298-2345

BCHS softball sweeps season series from Taylor County.

BCHS softball sweeps season series from Taylor County.

Bleckley used a pair of four-run innings and Bailey Odom tossed a three-hitter to win 8-0 against Taylor County at home Wednesday afternoon.  Read more on the game here.  The Lady Royals play today at Northeast.  Game time is 5:30 pm.

Grand opening of Bleckley Memorial activity room, gift shop, September 14.

Bleckley Memorial Hospital will hold a grand opening of their new swing bed activity room and gift shop September 14 from 4-6 pm in the main lobby. Refreshments served, door prizes given away, tours available. Call (478)934-6211 for more information. Bleckley Memorial is located at 145 E Peacock St.

Bleckley's Odom perfect in softball win at Southwest.

Bailey Odom threw three perfect innings, striking out seven of nine batters, as BCHS won at Southwest 16-0 Tuesday afternoon.   Odom was also 1 for 2 from the plate with 3 RBI.   Aliyah Whitehead homered.  Tori Long went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI.  Abbey Sims was 2 for 3 with a double and 1 RBI.  Jordan Williams went 2 for 3.  Landa Dominy and Emily Sanders both went 1 for 2 with 1 RBI.  Miranda Pearson went 1 for 2.  It will be Breast Cancer Awareness Day when the Lady Royals host Taylor County today at 5:30 pm.

Fall baseball, softball, T-Ball registration ongoing at Cochran Rec. Department.

Registration for fall baseball, softball, and T-Ball leagues at the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department is going on now through September 15. Cost is $55 and open to children ages 4-12. (4-6 play T-Ball, 7-12 baseball or softball.) If your child would move up in the spring, they would move up in age group now. Opening Day October 21. Call (478)934-3225 for more information.