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Local travel baseball team makes the most of return to the field.

Local travel baseball team makes the most of return to the field.

Because of things like injuries and schedule conflicts, Bleckley-based Heat baseball hadn't gotten to play since last year.  They hadn't even practiced. The team reunited (with some pickup players) for CAMSPORTS-USA's Summer Nationals at Southern Pines this past weekend. Heat made it to the championship game of the 15/16-u division, falling in the finale by one run.

BCHS softball wins scrimmages at Fitzgerald.

BCHS softball wins scrimmages at Fitzgerald.

The Lady Royals won a pair of scrimmage games against Fitzgerald Monday afternoon.  Scores were 3-2 and 5-3.  You can read more coverage here.   Preseason play wraps up today at home against Fullington Academy at 5 pm.

Cochran church helps out with back to school shopping.

Cochran church helps out with back to school shopping.

School in Bleckley County starts August 4.  Saturday, hundreds still needing school supplies came to First Baptist Church's Hangar for their fourth annual backpack and school supply giveaway.  Volunteers from the church armed with supply lists from all schools helped distribute backpacks, colored pencisl, and other things required for class. Over 300 items were given away

Bleckley BOE sets millage rate, hires familiar name as parapro.

The Bleckley County Board of Education set a tentative millage rate of 14.334 mills at a called meeting held Thursday night.  According to board minutes, a final rate will be set at the August 15 monthly meeting.  They also acted on several personnel matters including hiring former BCHS football player Derrick Farrow as a paraprofessional for Bleckley Primary.  Per head coach Von Lassiter's Twitter, Farrow will also be an assistant coach for BCHS football.

Cochran residents enjoy Blizzards for a good cause.

Cochran residents enjoy Blizzards for a good cause.

Cochran Dairy Queen participated in "Miracle Treat" Day held Thursday at locations nationwide.  The event raises money for the Children's Miracle Network.  One dollar from all Blizzards sold in Cochran will go to the Children's Hospital Navicent Health in Macon, the area Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

The "Ugandan" Thunder rolled into Bleckley County last night.

The "Ugandan" Thunder rolled into Bleckley County last night.

The Ugandan Thunder Children's Choir performed at Mt. Calvary Bapitst Church.  Children in the choir are selected from schools and orphanages partnered with Pennies For Posho, a nonprofit that raises money to feed children in Uganda.  Money from a love offering taken will go toward feeding the children.  Audience members saw a video highlighting one of the schools supported, as well as enjoyed songs and dance perfomed by the choir.  To learn more about Ugandan Thunder, click here.

Football registration ongoing at CBRD.

The Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department is enrolling children for fall football now through August 11.  Ages are 4-12 with 4-6 playing flag football, 7-12 regular (tackle) football.   Cost is $55 per child.  Call Andy Brand or Jordy Gray, (478)934-3225, for more information.