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Cochran students receive MGA Foundation Scholarships

The Middle Georgia State College Foundation announced Thursday that 191 scholarships had been awarded to about 175 students for the 2015-16 school year.  (Some received more than one award.)  Here are the students from Cochran receiving scholarships as taken from a news release.

Princesses with a Purpose Mother's Day Tea cancelled.

Princesses with a Purpose announced Friday via their Facebook page that this year's Mother's Day Tea scheduled for May 16 at the Cochran Community House has been cancelled.  They hope to reschedule this summer.

Eighth annual Biking Bleckley held.

Eighth annual Biking Bleckley held.

The eighth annual Biking Bleckley Metric 100, sponsored by the Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce, took place Saturday.  There were 59 riders, all but one were from various parts of Georgia, one from South Carolina.  Chamber administrative assistant Donna Rickerson said there was a rider who was 69 years old and would be participating in a ride across Iowa later on.

Meeting for those interested in using Summer Meals Program to be held.

The Bleckley County Schools Nutrition Program will once again be providing summer meals to children through the USDA.  According to a release, meals will be prepared and served at various county and community locations as well as schools and churches.  

Summer programs, activities, and Vacation Bible Schools interested in using the summer meal program should contact either Kathy Peavy (478-934-2821, kpeavy@bleckley.k12.ga.us ) or April Newby (478-934-9094) for more information.  Advanced approval from the USDA is required for all meal sites.

All programs interested in participating must attend a brief, mandatory, training session May 7 at 2 or 6:30 pm at the Bleckley Board of Education office.  

BCHS seniors attend Golden Eagle Awards.

Six Bleckley County High School seniors attended Tuesday's Golden Eagle Awards sponsored by the Macon Telegraph.  The award recognizes outstanding student achievement.  Those receiving nomnations were:  Krissy Trioli- Art. Caleb Wynne- Athletics.  Trevor Barker- Citizenship.  Drew Belflower- Mathematics.  Charity Thompson- Journalism.   Emily Dyal- Drama.

Bleckley Relay For Life raises over $6,000.

Bleckley Relay For Life raises over $6,000.

The 2015 Bleckley Relay For Life was held Friday night at the old high school track.  This year's theme was "30 Years Strong."  Eleven teams participated.  Event chair Lauren Gibbs saidn an email that $6,515.56 was raised.  She expressed her thanks to everyone who helped in this year's event.

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April 18 Cochran Motor Speedway results.

April 18 Cochran Motor Speedway results.

Here are results from April 18 races at Cochran Motor Speedway.  Results are courtesy CMS' Willis Wombles.