T-Shirts are being sold to raise funds for Sheila Davis, a Cochran woman, battling cancer. See image for design. Cost is $20 for S-XXL, $22 for 3XL and above. Orders can be placed by calling or texting (478)230-1904 by March 31.
It was a good day for Bleckley County High School Junior Torenio Davis. He won the high jump at the Coaches Invitational Track Meet in Atlanta, clearing 6'6". That night, Davis won the slam dunk contest held as part of the Middle Georgia All Star Classic at Tattnall Square Academy in Macon.
The Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department named Brandon Barrs as their 2017 Volunteer of the Year at ceremonies for baseball and softball opening day Saturday. Barrs was chosen from names submitted by the community. He was the head coach of last year's 8-u softball team that finished state runner up. It was the best finish for that division in rec. department history.
Set up by the parent of two of the players, the Bleckley County Middle School baseball team visited the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center Monday. To read Barons head coach Mike Lee's account of the visit, click here.
Cochran Bleckley Friends of the Library will hold their annual Spring Book Sale at the old BCHS Library (round building on SE Ninth St) March 24-25. Early sale for members that Friday from 4-6 pm, $15 to join. Sale for public 9 am-5 pm the next day. Variety of books for sale. Proceeds will benefit library programs.
The Bleckley NAACP Freedom Fund Awards Banquet will be March 11 at 6 pm inside the Presidential Dining Room located in Georgia Hall at Middle Georgia State University. Guest speaker will be Julius Johnson, founder of the Hawkinsville-based Newberry Foundation. Call Doris Harris for ticket information, (478)397-4797.