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Former Lady Royal has good game in Middle Georgia State win.

Former Lady Royal has good game in Middle Georgia State win.

Former BCHS basketball player Tia Troup had 12 points, six rebounds, and four assists as Middle Georgia State College moved to 4-0 on the season with an 81-55 home victory Wednesday night.  MGA hosts Bethel University Saturday at 2 pm.

Cochran church to serve as Operation Christmas Child Drop Off Location.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church located at 134 Abney Road will once again serve as a drop off location for Operation Christmas Child.  OCC involves filling shoeboxes with gifts for children including school supplies, toys, and non-liquid hygiene supplies.  The boxes are carried to a distribution center then delivered to children overseas.  It's done by Christian outreach group Samaritan's Purse.

Dates items can be dropped off are November 17-21, 23 from 4-8 pm.  November 22, 24 8 am-noon.  For more information on Operation Christmas Child, visit www.samartianspurse.org

Bleckley Elementary art teacher featured in new children's book.

Bleckley Elementary art teacher featured in new children's book.

Bleckley Elementary School art teacher Donna Cooper Smith is one of 30 art teachers from across the globe featured in the new children's book If Picasso had a Christmas tree  Authored by Eric Gibbons, the collaberative effort with teachers such as Smith came via Facebook.

According to a release, each teacher emulated an artist of their choosing and included a Christmas tree that honored that artist.  Smith selected Vincent Van Gough.  The poem that accompnies her work reads:

If Vincent Van Gogh had a Christmas tree,

Are these the colors and shapes you’d see?

Swirls in the sky of stars up in space,

Making this painting a beautiful place.

The stars wrap the tree in holiday light,

Making it colorful all through the night.

Though Vincent was troubled all through his life,

His work helped him handle the strife.

So if you feel sad, lonely, or blue,

Cochran church to hold "Concert of Prayer."

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, located at 128 Abney Road, will hold a "Concert of Prayer" in the Fellowship Hall Thursday evening at 6:30 pm.  A statement describes the event as "a special time of prayer and worship."

Former Lady Royal has good college debut for MGSC.

Tia Troup, a former region player of the year for BCHS, made her regular season debut for the Middle Georgia State College Lady Knights in their home opener versus Cumberland University Tuesday evening.  Troup had seven rebounds and five assists in MGSC's 60-58 win.  Their next game is November 11 at Thomas University.

***Info courtesy mgaknights.com***

A circle of support at CBRD "Pink Out."

A circle of support at CBRD "Pink Out."

The purple, gold, and white fall baseball and softball uniforms worn by players at the Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department had a new color added Thursday, pink.  That's because it was "pink out" night for brest cancer awareness.  It gave one team a chance to honor a couple of mothers who are battling the disease.

Lisa Dixon and Kim Fernandez have sons on the 13-14 boys baseball team.  Both are battling breast cancer.  But they were there to watch Parker (Dixon's son) and Jack (Fernandez's son) play.  The team wore pink shirts and signs of support were hung on the dugout.

CBRD officials hope to make next year's pink out bigger.

Pipkin to retire from Bleckley School Superintendent post.

The Bleckley Board of Education accepted the retirement of school superintendent Dr. Charlotte Pipkin at Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting.  According to the minutes, she will retire no later than June 30, 2015. Pipkin has been superintendnet since 2010.