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Trying to fill a desperate need.

Trying to fill a desperate need.

With last month’s government shutdown as well as winter weather in many locations, the American Red Cross has a desperate need for blood. Monday, they were trying to fill the need with a drive at the Bleckley County Extension Office. While numbers were low possibly due to it being President’s Day, volunteers appreciated all who donated. The next drive will be April 22.

Turner Chapel AME Church holding pastor appreciation day February 24.

Turner Chapel AME Church, located at 163 N. Seventh Street in Cochran, will celebrate their pastor, the Rev. Lodenia W. Coleman, along with her husband, Rev. Robert Coleman, with "Pastor Appreciation Day" February 24 at 3 pm.  The theme is "A pastor after God's own heart, a 24-hour servant leader."  Guest speaker will be Rev. Charles Hicks, pastor of New Greater Allen Temple AME Church in Byron.  Dinner to follow the service.

Local softball player named MVP at tournament.

Local softball player named MVP at tournament.

Though she plays with another team, Mallory Sears has been helping out with The B-Team, a new travel softball team designed to help local players get better and prepare for the next level of school ball.  Saturday, she picked up with them in their debut at Southern Pines.  Sears was voted by the umpires as tournament MVP.

To read more on the tournament, click here.

Tough weekend at the beach for BCHS.

Bleckley baseball opened their regular season with a pair of games at Edo Miller Park in Brunswick.  Friday, the Royals lost 5-1 to Gainesville.  Saturday, they cut a 6-2 deficit against Savannah Christian to one but lost 7-5.  BCHS plays at West Laurens Februrary 19.  JV at 4 pm, varsity to follow.

Bleckley PTO meeting February 19.

The Bleckley PTO will meet February 19 at 6 pm in the primary school art classroom/gym building located behind the school. Discussion will include the upcoming Father/Daughter dance as well as plans for a Mother/Son night event and Teacher Appreciation week. The meeting is open to all parents and guardians of children in grades Pre-K through fifth.

Nykeem Farrow named 3-AA Player of the Year.

Nykeem Farrow named 3-AA Player of the Year.

Bleckley's Nykeem Farrow was named 3-AA basketball Player of the Year at the postseason coaches meeting held Thursday.  Farrow scored his 1000th career points in a win January 15 at Dublin High School.  All region second team selections for BCHS were Shontavian Manuel and Amarion Blackshear.

Middle Georgia State adding sport management to degree programs.

Students wishing to be involved in the business side of sports can get a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management starting Fall 2019.   To read more, click here.