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Cochran church opening food bank May 18.

Faith Temple Precious Faith Ministries will open their food bank to local residents May 18 from 4-5 pm. For more information, call Sherri Ligon, (478)298-2844. The church is located at 383 GA 87. 

Bleckley BOE accepts resignations, fills position, as part of called meeting.

The Bleckley Board of Education held a special called meeting Tuesday night for whole board training as well as action on personnel matters. They accepted the resignations of teacher, assistant football coach, as well as head boys basketball coach Randall Owens plus middle and high school band director Steve Whitaker. According to the minutes, each are effective June 30. Matthew McClellan was hired as new band director. The profile on Owens' Twitter account states he is now an assistant football and boys basketball coach at Veterans High School. 

BCHS seniors affirm their commitment to teaching.

BCHS seniors affirm their commitment to teaching.

The Bleckley County High School Media Center has hosted many signings, all of them athletic. Tuesday afternoon, a different kind of ceremony was held. As part of Georgia Future Educators Signing Day held at local school systems, a signing ceremony took place for five BCHS seniors who plan to go into education. Attendees including family, friends, school officials, as well as representatives from both Middle Georgia State University and Georgia College and State University.  Each signed a letter committing themselves to teach. The ceremony was organized by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Andrea Williams. 

Second annual Future Royals Football Camp June 5-7.

The second annual Future Royals Football Camp sponsored by the Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department and BCHS football will be June 5-7 from 9 am-noon. Cost is $35 and is open to children ages 7-14. Campers will receive high level instruction based upon BCHS football teachings and philosophies from the Bleckley coaching staff. Campers will receive T-Shirts. Last day to register is June 1. Call the rec. department office, (478)934-3225, for more information.

Blood drive at BCHS May 17.

Bleckley County High School HOSA will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive May 17.  It will be from 2-6 pm inside the high school gym.

Quality games of baseball with buddies.

Quality games of baseball with buddies.

Saturday's sixth annual Spring Buddy Ball at the Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department wasn't as well attended as some.  Approximately 40 special needs children participated.  But Danette Rogers made the point that the important thing was the kids having fun.  Which they appeared to do based upon the cheers heard from them, as well as parents and others watching.   The 16th annual Fall Buddy Ball will be October 6.

Summer Meal Program will offer meals to local children.

Bleckley County School's Nutrition Program will once again participate in the Seamless Summer Meals program and offer meals for children ages 1-18.  It begins May 28 and will run through July 20.  No meals will be served July 2-6.   Breakfast and lunch will be provided at various locations in the community, an evening meal will be served at the Bleckley County Learning Center, 242 East Dykes Street, Monday-Thursday from 5:30-7 pm.

Those interested in having meals provided for their summer program, activity or Vacation Bible School must attend one of two mandatory training sessions May 15 at 2 or 6 pm at the Board of Education offices, 242 North Dykes Street.  Contact Kelli Green for more information, (478)934-2821, kelli_green@bleckley.k12.ga.us