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School district announces plan for feeding, educating students during coronavirus shutdown.

The Bleckley County School District has announced its plan of meal pickup as well as meal and lesson delivery during the shutdown due to COVID-19.  Click here for more.

Landon Padgett Foundation Board of Trustees announces postponement of 5K, 1 mile fun runs.

The Landon Padgett Foundation Board of Trustees announced this year's scheduled "Run for a Dream" 5K and one-mile fun run has been postponed to help combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. A statement issued by the board reads in part "We created this organization to continue Landon’s remarkable legacy dedicated to the health and well-being of children and young people. This is more than our mission, it is what guides our every decision. After much research and consideration, we realize we simply cannot adequately ensure the health and safety of our participants, volunteers and staff." The statement goes on to encourage people to check the website (landonpadgett.org), Facebook, and registration pages for a new date and more info.

More local event cancellations amid coronavirus concerns.

Both Story Time at the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library scheduled for March 18 and the Friends of the Library "Big Book Sale" schedulef for March 21 have been cancelled.

Bleckley schools to close March 17-April 13.

The Bleckley County Board of Education voted unanimously Sunday night to close all schools March 17 through April 13 amid concern about the coronavirus and in anticipation of action by Gov. Brian Kemp tomorrow.  Click here for more.

Where things stand with sports stopped.

The last local sporting event to take place was BCHS boys soccer winning 4-1 versus Montgomery County March 13.  Click here for more.

Cochran Speedway employee recognized for years of service.

Cochran Speedway employee recognized for years of service.

Before the start of Saturday night's world championship makeup races at Cochran Motor Speedway, Willis Wombles was recognized.  Wombles will be retiring  this year after working in the short track racing industry for 55 years, seven with Cochran Speedway.

Royals fall in extra innings to Mary Persons.

Royals fall in extra innings to Mary Persons.

BCHS and Mary Persons were tied at four going to the ninth inning Thursday night. But the strain of three games in four nights plus a (presumed) region game with Dodge Friday night put a strain on the pitching staff.  Click here for more.