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Girl Scouts ornament decorating class, interest meeting December 17.

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia will hold an ornament decorating class and interest meeting at Bleckley Primary, 259 Peter St, December 17 at 5:30 pm.  Visit www.gshg.org or call (478)254-9210 for more information.

BCHS basketball to hold work day at Huddle House, selling raffle tickets for free meals there.

The BCHS boys basketball team will hold a work day at Huddle House December 16 from 5-8 pm. Team members will be on hand to wait on, clean tables. Twenty percent of sales will go to the team. Also, tickets are being sold to win a year's worth of free meals at the Huddle House for $1. The drawing will be December 19. Contact Garrett Collins, garrett_collins@bleckley.k12.ga.us, or call (478)934-6258 to purchase.

Church Christmas events beginning this weekend.

The Christmas season is in full swing, and several local churches will be holding Christmas activities this weekend. Click here  to view a current listing of events. Remember, your church's event can appear here by emailing BleckleyProgress@aol.com

They came, they saw, they shopped.

They came, they saw, they shopped.

Since Walmart came to Cochran, people have consistently come out the night of Thanksgiving to get a jump on their holiday shopping. This year was no exception as hundreds packed the aisles looking for deals.

Bleckley County Retired Educators meeting December 4.

The Bleckley County Retired Educators will hold their monthly meeting December 4 at noon inside the main building at the County Extension Office, 165 E. Peacock Street. Members should contact Carolyn Mulkin by December 1 to confirm their meal.

Rain ends day early for local travel team.

Local-based 10 u softball team was in Cordele Saturday for the USSSA Fall State Championships.,  They were about to begin bracket play but rain forced cancellation of the tournament.

House of Grace to offer free Thanksgiving meal to needy.

House of Grace Church will offer a free Thanksgiving meal to the homeless or anyone in need November 28 from 11 am-2 pm. Though the meal will be offered at their Hawkinsville campus, 83 Liberty Street, free transportation from Cochran will be offered. Anyone needing a ride should be at the Flash Foods on Second Street at 10:30 am. Call Greshian Humphries, (404)456-5340 for more information. If possible, you are also asked to call if transportation is needed to ensure there will be enough room available.