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Former BCHS baseball player recognized for academic achievement.

Caleb Slaughter was recently announced as a recipient of an NJCAA Academic Studen Athlete Award.  Slaughter, a Bleckley County High School baseball standout and starter the past two seasons for ABAC, received an "Exemplary" award for having a GPA between 3.60-3.79.  Slaughter will be coninuing his baseball career at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

You can see the entire list of award winners here.

Second annual Men's Swing for Hope August 6.

Promise of Hope will present the Second Annual Men's Swing for Hope golf tournament August 6 at Uchee Trail Country Club in Cochran with an 8 am shotgun start.  Cost is $200 per team with proceeds benefiting the men's campus.  There will be a raffle, door prizes, as well as food and drink.  For more information or for sponsorship opportunities call the Cochran office, (478)934-0774. or Steve Brown, (478)279-2221.

Cochran Wendy's possibly affected by hack.

As reported Thursday by 13 WMAZ, several Middle Georgia Wendy's were possibly affected by malware on Point of Sale systems.  According to a release on the Wendy's website, the following payment card data was targeted:  cardholder name, credit or debit card number, expiration date, cardholder verification value, and service code.   The issue of unusual payment card acitvity was first reported in February of this year.   The evidence of malware was discovered in May with more hacks being reported June 9.

Cochran church hosting Revival services June 28-30.

Church of God by Faith will host Central Georgia District Revival June 28-30 at 7:30 pm.  All are invited.  The church is located at 243 Ash St.

Orlando shooting spurs people to help Red Cross.

Orlando shooting spurs people to help Red Cross.

The American Red Cross held a blood drive Monday in the main building of Bleckley 4-H.  With the tragedy in Orlando on the minds of many, it spurred some to action.  Organizers said several new faces came to donate.  One man came over from Eastman and specifically designated his donation to go to Orlando.  Another came from Kathleen.  He said he wanted to ensure his blood went to Orlando because he has the rare blood type O Negative.

To learn more about how you can help the Red Cross, visit redcross.org

Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department seeking volunteers for state tournaments.

The Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department will host Dixie Youh State Coach Pitch 8-u softball as well as state girls T-Ball June 17-19.  They'll host both rounds of the 10-u state baseball tournament July 8-11 and 15-17.  Volunteers are needed to help with both tournaments.  Anyone wishing to help can call Director Andy Brand, (478)934-3225.

Vacation Bible Schools at Bleckley churches listing updated.

With June here, several local churches will be holding Vacation Bible Schools this month.  To view the updated listing, click here.  You can add your church's information by emailing BleckleyProgress@aol.com