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Red Cross asking people to give blood to honor longtime volunteer.

The Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the main room of the County Extension Office, 165 E. Peacock Street in Cochran, August 19 from 2 to 7 pm. They're asking the community to donate in honor of local resident and longtime volunteer Barbra Cook. Cook, who helps check in donors among many other duties, will miss the drive as she's recovering from a minor stroke. She's been a volunteer for over 18 years.

Change to BCHS softball schedule.

The August 25 Bleckley County at Dublin softball game has been cancelled as Dublin High School doesn't have a team.

Getting ready for some football.

Getting ready for some football.

A joint scrimmage was held with BCHS and BCMS football Friday afternoon at Royal Stadium.  Those braving the heat got to see one quarter of varsity versus JV, eighth grade versus ninth grade/JV, as well as the seventh and eighth grade players scrimmaging each other.  The high school will scrimmage at West Laurens August 16, BCMS plays at the Wilcox County Jamboree August 17.

Cub Scout Pack 53 registration event at Bleckley Primary August 15.

Cub Scout Pack 53 is a Bleckley-based scout troop servicing Bleckley and Pulaski Counties.  They'll host a registration event for the upcoming year in the Bleckley Primary cafeteria August 15 from 6 to 7:30 pm.  Call (478)951-8822 or email pack53ga@gmail.com 

Portion of Cook Road to close August 12 for Middle Georgia State move in day.

Move in day for the Cochran campus of Middle Georgia State University is August 12. Because of the expected increase in foot traffic, Cook Road will be closed from Sixth Street to Ann Street starting at 8 am and lasting until 4 pm.

According to an email from MGA Campus Police Chief Shane Roland, the closure is to allow students the freedom to unload their vehicles and bring them safely across Cook Road. He said MGA Police will be directing traffic so as to minimize delays and other incidents. Roland also added they’d be working with both the Cochran Police Department and Bleckley County Sheriff’s Office during the closure with their main objective being the safety of the students and community members.

Lady Royals softball rallies to win season opener.

Lady Royals softball rallies to win season opener.

BCHS was down 5-0 after three innings Tuesday at Fitzgerald but came back to win 11-8.  To find out how they did it, clcik here.

August menus for Bleckley schools.

With school back in session, the Bleckley Nutrition Staff has been hard at work each day preparing breakfast and lunch for students.  To view menus, click here.