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Bleckley relay team picked a good day for grocery bagging

Bleckley relay team picked a good day for grocery bagging

The Harvey's in Cochran was bustling with activity Saturday afternoon as shoppers picked up last minute items for Easter.  At some of the registers stood members of the 4-H Relay for Life team.  They were there to bag groceries to raise donations for this year's relay.  

It'll be held  May 2 at NeSmith Stadium (Middle Georgia State College Soccer Field) at 7 pm.  This year's theme is "Carnival for a Cure."   The stadium is locted near the bypass just off US 23.  Call relay chair Linda Warren, 478-298-2252, with any questions.

Cochran community blood drive April 14.

There will be a blood drive sponsored by the American Red Cross on April 14 from 2-7 pm in the main room of the County Extension Office on Peacock Street in Cochran.  

"Hamburgers" at the BCHS prom

"Hamburgers" at the BCHS prom

It's been an exciting few weeks for Bleckley County High School senior Hunter Heath.  The well-liked special needs student got to attend when his friend Bryant Trice signed to play baseball with East Georgia College.  

He turned 19 on March 22.

Leading up to his birthday, mom Margaret Spielman created a Facebook page entitled "Hamburgers for Hunter" where people were invited to post photos of themselves holding up two fingers.  It's Hunter's sign for "hamburgers" and he does it when taking a picture.

The page, still active, drew over 1,00 likes and pictures from celebrities including Jason Aldean.  Saturday night, the BCHS prom was held.  Hunter attended with Kadijah Frederick of Hawkinsville.  Both stopped at the walkthrough and of course gave the "hamburger" sign for the picture.

Bleckley resident asking for a sea of red Monday

Bleckley resident asking for a sea of red Monday

Earlier this month, many people donned green in order to avoid being pinched on St. Patrick's Day.  One Bleckley woman is asking people to wear red Monday in support of someone facing a big challenge.

Almost three years ago, Sara-beth Martin had her second heart surgery.  She was just eight years old at the time. Four days before her surgery, a party/community rally was held in her honor.  It was organized by Bleckley Elementary teacher Mi Waters and some friends.

Waters had met Sara-beth and mom Becky Martin (both of Cochran) in early April 2011.  Waters was moved to act after hearing of what Becky was going through not only because of the looming surgery but the previous health issues both Sara-beth and son Michael had endured.

Yard sale to benefit Cochran church missions

Yard sale to benefit Cochran church missions

A yard sale will be held at the caution light in Cary (intersection of Abney Road and GA 112) in Bleckley County April 5 from 7-a.m. noon.  Proceeds from that as well as an ongoing BBQ chicken plate sale will benefit mission projects at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.  

Plates consist of 1/2 a BBQ chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, bread, and homemade pound cake.  They can be picked up at the yard sale from 11 am-1 pm.  

In the event of rain, plates will be available inside the church social hall.  Tickets are $8 each and can be purchased by calling Elaine Bates (478-934-1313) or the church office (478-934-0810.)

Royal Touchdown Club golf tournament May 3

Royal Touchdown Club golf tournament May 3

The Touchdown Club will hold the 24th annual Royal Golf Tournament May 3 at Uchee Trail in Cochran.  

Shotgun start is 9 am for the four-man scramble.  Cost is $60 per person which includes mulligans and lunch as well as entry into the longest drive, most accurate drive, closest to the pin, and bulls eye contests.  

The field is limited to the first 30 paid teams. 

For more information, call touchdown club president Ricky Yearty, 478-230-7172 or Uchee Trail, 478-934-7891. Proceeds beneit the BCHS football team.

BCHS alum, Mercer student, reacts to Bears NCAA appearance

BCHS alum, Mercer student, reacts to Bears NCAA appearance

Last weekend was an exciting time for Mercer.  The fourteenth-seeded Bears upended third seed Duke in the NCAA tournament, making them the talk of the sports world  Though their run would end Sunday against Tennessee, fans still treasured the experience.

That was the feeling of Kristin Mullis.  Mullis is a 2013 graduate of Bleckley County High School and freshman at Mercer.   On the upset and the attention Mercer received she said "It was extremely cool!  I am so proud to be able to say that I go to Mercer and was a part of it all!  It's truly is a great school and I'm  glad that everyone else in America got to see how great it is as well."