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White a positive influence on and off the mat for BCHS.

White a positive influence on and off the mat for BCHS.

Bleckley County High School competition cheerleader Calli White in many ways is like other members of the squad. She loves her family, hanging out with friends, and has a boyfriend.  But White had to overcome an obsticle most don't to become a cheerleader.

She made the squad as a freshman with just one eye.  White lost her right eye due to cancer almost 11 years ago. Despite that loss, she made the squad and went from being an alternate to on the mat.  White also has a heart for others, especially those who may be different.

Wednesday, she won the statewide Positive Athlete Georgia Most Positive Cheerleading Athlete Award.  To read more about her, including thoughts from her head coach Heather Davis, click here.

BCHS Cheerleader named Most Positive in Middle Georgia.

BCHS Cheerleader named Most Positive in Middle Georgia.

Bleckley County High School Cheerleder Calli White was named Positive Athlete Georgia's Most Positive Cheerleading Athlete in Middle Georgia.  She was informed of the award Thursday night via email.  White, nominated by head coach Heather Davis, was amongst over 4,700 student athletes and coaches nominated for awards.

To read more, click here.

Cochran native shares his vision for helping women.

Cochran native shares his vision for helping women.

Cochran native Sam Haupt spoke at the monthly Cochran Women's Club meeting Tuesday afternoon.  Haupt is the Executive Director of Sacred Roots Farm in Gainesville, an organization seeking to establish a working, sustainable farm for trafficked women and children.  He shared how his work in missions gave him inspiration for starting the project, services that will be offered for abused women (IE: drug counseling) and where things currently stand in terms of financial support.  To learn more, visit www.sacredrootsfarm.org

The Cochran Women's Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Community House, 193 Third St.

Murder trial forces change of location for Bible Reading Marathon.

People who've ridden through downtown Cochran the past couple of days may've noticed the Bible Reading Marathon was no longer taking place on the courthouse square.  That's because it was moved to the city auditorium.  BRM Facilitator Jerri Tuck said in an email they had to move because of the Jim Edward Lowery murder trial which was moved to Cochran from Montgomery County.  

Closing ceremonies will be tomorrow at 11:30 am inside the auditorium.  

Cochran community blood drive April 10.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive April 10 from 2-7 pm inside the Bleckley 4-H main building, 165 E. Peacock St.  To make an appointment online, visit redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code "bleckley."

BCHS senior selected for Washington Youth Tour.

Bleckley County High School announced Tuesday that JoAnna Winborn was selected by Ocmulgee EMC to be the district representative for this summer's Washington Youth Tour that will take place June 8-15.  To read more click here.

T-Shirt fundraiser will benefit local woman battling cancer.

T-Shirt fundraiser will benefit local woman battling cancer.

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.