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Bleckley cross country teams the top of their class at the clash.

Bleckley cross country teams the top of their class at the clash.

It was battles within battles as middle and high school cross country teams competed at the annual Clash of the Classes Saturday in Cochran. Runners from each grade competed against each other (IE: all sixth graders, all Juniors.) For Bleckley, it was a clean sweep as all middle and high school teams placed first in their class. The high school travels to Panama City Beach, Florida for the Bay Invitational September 8. Both the middle school and JV will be at the Warner Robins Invitation September 11. The course is located at Huntington Mills Middle School.

BCHS holds off comeback attempt by Telfair County.

BCHS holds off comeback attempt by Telfair County.

The Royals appeared to be on their way to an easy win in their home opener Friday night against Telfair County, leading 28-0 at the half.  A furious second half rally by the Trojans cut the lead to single digits, but Bleckley held them off.

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Midgame storm postpones softball game at Dodge County.

It was 3-1 Dodge in the fourth inning of Thursday's Lady Royal softball game against the Lady Indians Thursday afternoon when it began to rain.  By the fifth, the floodgates opened.  Following an Abbey Sims two-out RBI single, play was stopped.  The game was eventually postponed.  It'll be made up September 17 at 5:30 pm in Eastman.  BCHS hosts Southwest September 4 at 5:30 pm.

Book sale will benefit church ministry infrastructure fund.

First Baptist Church will hold a book sale September 8 and 15 at their Senior Center, 109 SE Second Street in Cochran, located near the playground from 10 am-2 pm. Authors include Billy Graham, David Jeremiah, Karen Kingsbury, Jan Karon, Francine Rivers, John Grisham, Colleen Coble, and more. Cost is $1.00 for hardcover, $.50 for paperbacks. Proceeds will benefit the church ministry infrastructure fund.

Former BCHS football players in action this weekend.

Several former Royals playing college football will be in action starting tomorrow and on Saturday.  To read more, including how you can see them on TV or live, click here.

Golf tournament will benefit church youth missions.

The Jimmy Hill Memorial Golf Tournament will be September 15 at the Woods Golf Course, 421 Mac Thompson Road in Cochran. Cost is $10 per person. Hot dogs with all the trimmings served at 4:30 pm. Proceeds will benefit Mt. Calvary Baptist Church youth missions. Call the Woods to register or for more information, (478)934-0731.

Middle Georgia State's Peacock Gallery first art exhibition of fall opening September 4.

Peacock Gallery will hold a gallery talk and opening for their first art exhibit of the fall semester, the Daniel Montoute Art Exhibition, September 4 at 6 pm. It will be on display through September 28. Gallery hours are 8 am-5:30 pm, Monday-Thursday, 8 am-noon Friday. The gallery is located on the first floor of Russell Hall on the Cochran campus.