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Bleckley splits playoff games with Berrien.

Bleckley splits playoff games with Berrien.

After winning the opener of their second round softball playoff series at Berrien High School 6-2, the Lady Royals stranded nine in losing the second game 6-0.  Read more here.  Game three is today in Nashville at 4:30 pm.

Book signing at Cochran Library October 24.

Melanie Dempsey, author of "To Catch the Sun," will hold a book signing October 24 inside the conference room at the Tessie W Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library.   It's sponsored by Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library and the Cochran Women's Club.

Over $9,000 raised to help "bust" local man's cancer.

Over $9,000 raised to help "bust" local man's cancer.

Saturday's "Busting Cancer for Brian" Smith clay shoot raised over $9,000 that will go toward medical and travel expenses for Smith in his battle with cancer.  The Smith family thanks the Bleckley County community for their outpouring of love and support.

Literacy Night, Fall Festival, at Bleckley Primary October 21.

Bleckley Primary will hold Literacy Night October 21 from 4-6 pm.   Book Fair will be open.  Win books at the Book Walk, swap old book at the Book Swap.  Lieracy games, parents can learn reading secrets from teachers.  First 50 students attending get a prize.  Ten $10 Book Fair gift certificates for students will be drawn.   Games, giant slides, bounce house at the old baseball field behind the school from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Free showings of It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown at 6:45 and 7:30 pm.  Purchase tickets for games and activities, concessions available.

Local travel team does well in season debut.

Local travel team does well in season debut.

Bleckley-based Crush 04 made their season debut at the USSSA Pink Out played at Southern Pines in Dublin.  They officially were now a 14-u team after playing one 14-u tournament last season.  After going undefeated during the day, Crush's lone loss came in the title game against Middle GA Impact.  Trailing 5-4 in the final inning, Impact scored four runs with two outs to seal the game.

BCMS cheerleaders overcome adversity to win.

BCMS cheerleaders overcome adversity to win.

One of the most jarring, unsettling things that can happen to any cheerleading squad during a competition is to have their music malfunction.  That happpened to the Bleckley County Middle School cheer squad while competing at the Sweet Onion Cheer Classic hosted by Vidalia High School Saturday.  In the middle of their routine, the music just stopped.  However, BC would go on, sticking everything and won first place in the A/AA division.  They return to action October 28 at the Rumble in the Jungle hosted by Swainsboro High School.

BCHS football gets past East Laurens.

BCHS football gets past East Laurens.

Though Bleckley missed several scoring opportunities in their game Friday night at East Laurens, they were never in danger of trailing against the winless Falcons and prevailed 29-0.  Read more on the game here.