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Bleckley Shotgun Team members receive scholarship.

Bleckley Shotgun Team members receive scholarship.

Two graduating senior members of the Bleckley County Shotgun team were presented with scholarships this past weekend at the team's final competition for the year held at the Forest City Gun Club in Savannah.  Emilee Hutchens and Chandler Peacock received the Seth Stapleton Memorial Scholarship.  The amount of each scholarship was $1,000.

Local girl crowned Miss Hospitality Queen at pageant.

Local girl crowned Miss Hospitality Queen at pageant.

Dollie Rose Greene was crowned "Miss Hospitality Queen" at the 2019 Miss Georgia Forestry Pageant held this past weekend in Tifton.  Dollie Rose's parents are Douglas and DeeAnne Greene.

Red Cross Blood Drive June 17.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the main room of the Bleckley County Extension Office, 165 E. Peacock Street, June 17 from 2-7 pm.  Officials say there is a critical need for "O Negative" blood because of lower than expected donations last month.  Schedule your appointment online by going to redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code "Cochran."  Save up to 15 minutes the day of your appointment bygoing to redcrossblood.org/rapidpass and completing your pre-donation reading and health history questionaire.

Updated district and state schedule for Bleckley All Star teams.

Here's an updated look at when district and state begins for Bleckley all star teams.  12u baseball will begin GRPA district June 10 at Dodge County, weather permitting.  The Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department will host 6 and 8u Dixie Softball state June 14-17.

 

10u softball travels to Manchester for state June 21-24.  Cochran will host pool play for Dixie Baseball 8u state that same weekend.  Bracket play the following weekend.  10u baseball pool play wil be in Cochran July 5-7, bracket play that next weekend.

Cochran Police provide special sendoff for pageant queens headed to state.

Cochran Police provide special sendoff for pageant queens headed to state.

Bleckley County will be well-represented at this weekend's Miss Georgia Forestry State Pageant in Tifton with three queens competing for state.  Teeny Miss Bleckley County Forestry Dollie Rose Greene, Tiny Miss Bleckley County Forestry Avery Beth Mullis, and Little Miss Bleckley County Forestry Colleen Tyner.  Thursday moning Chief of Police Chris Coley and Officer Brittany Slaw escorted a convoy carrying the three queens from Bleckley Pre-K to La Cabana.

Bleckley School Nutrition offering free meals to children.

Bleckley School Nutrition, in conjunction with the USDA, is offering free meals to children throgh the "Summer Food Service Program," to children ages 18 and younger.  Click here to view a list of times and locations.

Music time at VBS.

Music time at VBS.

One of the parts of Vacation Bible School is learning songs for parent's night.  Ruth Baptist Church is doing The Incredible Race as their theme.  Kids would head inside the sanctuary to practice songs with the assistance of a video playing overhead.  Ruth's final night will be June 6.