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Mobile COVID-19 testing site at Heartland EMS May 29.

The South Central Health District will have a mobile COVID-19 testing site at Heartland EMS in Cochran, 266 Lucas Road, May 29 from 9 am-1 pm.  No appointment  or referral is needed.  Call (478)275-6570 for more information.

They will play: Rec. Department games to happen despite concerns from city, county governments.

While there was talk this week that members of city council sought to prevent the Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department from holding baseball games this weekend, they ultimately had no authority to do so.  Read more by clicking here.

District Teacher of the Year announced at busy BOE meeting.

District Teacher of the Year announced at busy BOE meeting.

Tuesday night's Board of Education meeting was a busy one with special recognition of retirees, Teachers of the Year, plus the surprise announcement of Lori Belflower as District Teacher of the Year. There was also news about the new primary school and more.  Click here for the story.

Cochran Speedway to hold races without fans this weekend.

Cochran Motor Speedway will be holding races May 23 and 24. A post on their website states spectators will not be allowed, only drivers and a maximum of 10 crew members in attendance. Racers will also be asked to stay in their vehicles until asked to exit to the pit gate window. Fans can watch both days races online at speed51.com

BCHS to limit attendance at graduation.

Bleckley County High School announced details for graduation which will be held June 13. Among them is social distancing for graduates, and limiting attendance to those who receive one of the four tickets that will be given to each student.  Click here for more.

 

BCHS defensive back Williams to play for Asa Miami.

Ty Williams, a senior defensive back for the Royals, will continue his football career at Asa Miami College. Williams made the announcement Friday via Twitter. He was an honorable mention on this year's 3-AA All Region Team.

BCHS announces cancellation of prom.

The Class of 2020 have been denied many things due to the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, prom will be one of them. In a letter to students posted on the school website, the administration announced that they felt it was in the best interest to cancel prom due to CDC social distancing guidelines still in place. The letter invites Class of 2020 students back as special guests for next year's prom, March 26, 2021. It goes on to state graduation will take place June 13 at 8 am in Royal Stadium and details will be provided on May 18 by the end of the day.