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BCHS basketball weekend recap.

BCHS basketball weekend recap.

BCHS split their final home games Friday night against Southwest with the girls losing and boys winning.  Both teams won their regular season finale played Saturday night at Dodge County.


Coverage of Friday's games can be found here.  Saturday game coverage can be found here.

A Day for Allie at Dairy Queen.

A Day for Allie at Dairy Queen.

As the story goes, a Cochran Dairy Queen employee went above and beyond to be kind to eight-year old Allie Itson when she and mom Diane were at Dairy Queen a few weeks ago. Following a thank you call, and the restaurant learning of Allie battling moyamoya disease, they decided to hold a fundraising day for her Saturday. Itson got to serve as “manager” that morning, and there were special activities for children. DQ collected donations and donated 20 percent of sales to the family to help with ongoing medical costs.

BCHS athletes to sign collegiate letters of intent February 5.

Bleckley County High School will hold an athletic signing ceremony as part of National Signing Day February 5 at 11:30 am in the auditorium. Currently scheduled to participate is: Bryce Bailey, signing as a wider receiver for Middle Tennessee State, Marcus Brown, signing as a wide receiver for the University of West Georgia, and Willie Chambers, who will be signing as a linebacker to play with Reinhart University.

Bleckley Elementary WinterFest February 6.

Bleckley County Elementary School will hold their annual WinterFest February 6 from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Activities include crazy hair, nail salon, a variety of games, and pizza parlor.  There will be a live auction with auctioneer Sammy Haupt starting at 5:45 pm in the lunchroom.  Participants must register (free) and get a bid card before participating.  Admission is $2 per person.  Game tickets are four for $1 or 25 for $5.

Basketball teams swept at Veterans.

BCHS was swept in their season series against Veterans High School, losing both games played in Kathleen Tuesday night. The lady Royals lost 51-46, the Royals 57-31. It will be Senior Night when BCHS hosts Southwest January 31. Varsity tip time is 6 pm.

Bleckley County Retired Educators meeting February 5.

Bleckley County Retired Educators will meet February 5 at noon in the county extension office main building, 165 E. Peacock Street. A representative from Central Georgia Technical College will be the guest speaker. Members should contact Carolyn Mulkin by February 2 to confirm their meal.

Believe corn hole tournament will raise funds for student ministry trip to conference.

House of Grace Church's Impact Student Ministry will hold a corn hole tournament February 7 to raise funds for their annual trip to the Believe Student Conference in March.  The tournament is double elimination, first to 21 wins.  Cost is $20 per team if pre-registered at houseofgrace.life, $25 at the door.  Winning team gets $100 cash.  Registraton and practice at 6:30 pm, tournament starts at 7.  Raffle tickets for a 58-inch 4K Roku smart TV for $1 will be on sale.  Call (478)919-4792 for more information.