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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.

26th Annual Bleckley NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet March 23.

The Bleckley NAACP will hold their 26th annual Freedom Fund Banquet March 23 at 6 pm inside the Presidential Dining Room at Middle Georgia State University. Guest speaker will be Tim Chatman, Dublin Chief of Police and pastor of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Ailey. For tickets and more information, contact Doris Harris, (478)397-4797, harr4958@bellsouth.net

Conference will discuss aspects of church growth.

Salem Baptist Church will host the "Go" conference March 22-24. Classes will be on March 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and that Saturday from 9 am to noon. Bart Ponders of 21 Dive Ministries will lead a discussion on aspects of church growth including what it looks like physically when a church is growing, what emotions are felt during both spiritual growth and when one is spiritually dead, as well as things that could prevent church growth and prevent usage of gifts from God. Ponder will preach the March 24 11 am and 6 pm services on going into the world with the gospel. The conference is free and open to all. Salem Baptist is located at 107 Salem Church Road in Cochran.

"Everything must go" at Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale.

Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library will hold their annual spring old book sale featuring discontinued books March 16 from 9 am to 5 pm at the old BCHS Library, 115 SE Ninth Street.  Selections include romance, children's, thrillers, mystery, biography, many more.  Proceeds benefit the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library.  Learn more by visiting the group's Facebook page.