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Eighth annual Biking Bleckley held.

Eighth annual Biking Bleckley held.

The eighth annual Biking Bleckley Metric 100, sponsored by the Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce, took place Saturday.  There were 59 riders, all but one were from various parts of Georgia, one from South Carolina.  Chamber administrative assistant Donna Rickerson said there was a rider who was 69 years old and would be participating in a ride across Iowa later on.

Meeting for those interested in using Summer Meals Program to be held.

The Bleckley County Schools Nutrition Program will once again be providing summer meals to children through the USDA.  According to a release, meals will be prepared and served at various county and community locations as well as schools and churches.  

Summer programs, activities, and Vacation Bible Schools interested in using the summer meal program should contact either Kathy Peavy (478-934-2821, kpeavy@bleckley.k12.ga.us ) or April Newby (478-934-9094) for more information.  Advanced approval from the USDA is required for all meal sites.

All programs interested in participating must attend a brief, mandatory, training session May 7 at 2 or 6:30 pm at the Bleckley Board of Education office.  

BCHS seniors attend Golden Eagle Awards.

Six Bleckley County High School seniors attended Tuesday's Golden Eagle Awards sponsored by the Macon Telegraph.  The award recognizes outstanding student achievement.  Those receiving nomnations were:  Krissy Trioli- Art. Caleb Wynne- Athletics.  Trevor Barker- Citizenship.  Drew Belflower- Mathematics.  Charity Thompson- Journalism.   Emily Dyal- Drama.

Bleckley Relay For Life raises over $6,000.

Bleckley Relay For Life raises over $6,000.

The 2015 Bleckley Relay For Life was held Friday night at the old high school track.  This year's theme was "30 Years Strong."  Eleven teams participated.  Event chair Lauren Gibbs saidn an email that $6,515.56 was raised.  She expressed her thanks to everyone who helped in this year's event.

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April 18 Cochran Motor Speedway results.

April 18 Cochran Motor Speedway results.

Here are results from April 18 races at Cochran Motor Speedway.  Results are courtesy CMS' Willis Wombles.

Bleckley farmer named Conservationist of the Year.

Bleckley farmer named Conservationist of the Year.

Chris Hill was named the Central Georgia Soil and Water Conservation District Conservationist of the Year at their 53rd annual awards ceremony held at First Baptist Church in Cochran.  Hill works his famiy's land, Roland Hill Farms.  He's been farming since 1999, and is the fifth generation to work the land that dates back to 1905.

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Different name, same success, for Bleckley residents involved in travel softball.

Different name, same success, for Bleckley residents involved in travel softball.

For many years, Bleckley-based Motion Fastpitch was a staple of the travel softball world.  Founded by Shane Coulter, the team had several Bleckley players come through their ranks.  Two of those players were Coulter's daughter Hannah and Taylor Dykes, daughter of Lee Dykes, a coach in the organization.

This past summer, Firecrackers fastpitch, a national softball organization, approached them about joining.  So Motion closed, and Firecrackers 16U Powell(16 and under team named for coach Payton Powell of Roberta, who was also a coach for Motion) was born.  Coulter and Dykes both play, Lee Dykes is a coach, and Shane Coulter serves as an advisor.  The Firecrackers have played in showcase events and tournaments throughout the southeast.