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BCHS has final tuneup for football season.

BCHS has final tuneup for football season.

It was a last chance to work on things before the season kicks off as Bleckley traveled to Dexter for a scrimmage against West Laurens.  Varsity played three quarters, JV one.  To read more, click here.

Cochran church opening food bank August 18.

Faith Temple Precious Faith Ministies located at 383 GA 87 will open their food bank to local residents August 18 from 4:30-5:30 pn.  Financial donations welcomed.  Call Sherri Ligon for more information, (478)298-2844.

Community donations sought for BCHS One Act Play class.

Attending this weekend's 70's and 80's concert that will be held in the high school auditorium will support the Bleckley County High School One Act Play competition class.  However, they are need of nearly $6,000 for expenses associated with putting on the play.

To read about those expenses, how you can help, and be recognized for doing so, click here.

Cochran Rec. Department offering adult flag football, coed softball leagues.

The Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department is starting an adult flag football and coed softball league. Cost of each is $225 per team with all games played at the rec. department. Both will include a single elimination postseason tournament. Registration for football runs through September 15, softball September 22. Softball teams must provide own balls. For more information, call (478)934-3225. 

Longtime Bleckley teacher comes out of retirement to help friend battling cancer.

Longtime Bleckley teacher comes out of retirement to help friend battling cancer.

When school started this past Friday in Cochran, Elaine Bates was teaching at Bleckley County Middle School.  After being retired for two years, Bates didn't see herself there.  But in her words "God had a different plan."  That plan involved her returning to the classroom to help out her former student, coworker, and friend Jeannie Allen, who was diagnosed this summer with cancer.

To read more, click here.

Cochran community blood drive August 14.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the Bleckley 4-H/County Extension Office main building August 14 from 2-7 pm.  To make an appointment online, visit redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code "Bleckley."

Bleckley Schools to dismiss later August 21 due to solar eclipse.

The Bleckley County School District announced via Twitter Friday that all schools would dismiss 30 minutes later August 21 due to the solar eclipse.  According to the tweet, the move is a safety precaution, especially for younger eyes.