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Special motivation before the big games.

Special motivation before the big games.

The Bleckley 8 and 10u all star basebtall teams had one final gathering Tuesday night at the rec. department before each heads to the world series this weekend.  It was a family affair as much of it is with the two teams.  Two coaches work with both the 8 and 10u.  Many 10u players have a younger brother on the 8u team.

 

Players heard video well wishes from Zac Brown Band member Coy Bowles, UGA head baseball coach Scott Stricklin, as well as former BCHS and current Clemson baseball player Carter Raffield.  Two special guests spoke, Royals head baseball coach Brad Davis and state representative Danny Mathis.

 

The 8u opens world series play July 27 at 10:30 am in Ruston, Louisiana.  10u will be in Lumberton North Carolina, their first game is July 26 at 10:30 am.

Promise of Hope seeking participants, sponsors for annual golf tournament.

Promise of Hole will hold the fifth annual "Men's Swing Fore Hope" benefiting the men's facility in Cochran August 3 at Uchee Trail.  Shotgun starts of 8 am or 1 pm.  Cost is $200 per team.   Food, drinks, snacks, provided.   Hole sponosrships are available for $100.  Other sponsorships also available.  Prizes for top three teams in both flights.  

 

A registration form is avaialable here.  Call (478)934-0774, (478)279-2221 for more information.

Bleckley 6u softball team selling pork chop, chicken plates.

The 6u all star softball team is holding a pork chop and chicken quarter plate sale to raise funds for their upcoming trip to the world series in Eufaula, Alabama.  Plates are $9 each, each comes with green beans, macaroni and cheese, plus drink.  Plates will be availabe for pickup from BW's BBQ, 246 North Second Street, on July 22 from 4 to 8 pm.  Players and coaches will be there to greet fans.  Plates must be preordered.  Do so by stopping by the restaurant, or by calling (478)298-3125. (478)308-9197.

BCHS football, competition cheerleaders selling Little Caesars Pizza Kits.

The Bleckley County High School football and competition squad cheerleaders are selling Little Caesars Pizza Kits as well as bread and desert items.  Click here for more.

Bleckley Fire Department purchases washer & dryer, to hold ribbon cutting for new station.

Thanks to a safety grant applied for by the county, the Bleckley County Fire Department recently purchased a washer and dryer. According to a post on the group's Facebook page, the appliances will be used to wash and dry turnout gear after fires to limit the number of carcinogens emitted during a fire that firefighters are exposed to.

Also, a ribbon cutting for the Antioch Fire Station located at 493 Antioch Road will be held July 15 from 5-9 pm. Representative Danny Mathis will speak. County Commissioner Bob Brockman will also be in attendance. Bounce house for children, hamburgers and hots will be available. The Shaved Ice Place "Sno Mobile" will also be there.

Faith Temple opening food bank to local residents July 16.

Faith Temple Precious Faith Ministries will open their food bank for local residents July 16 from 3 to 4 pm.  For more information, call (478)298-2844.  The church is located at 383 GA-87 in Cochran.

Donations of supplies sought for August 2 Back to School Bash.

A community Back to School bash will be held August 2 at Eastgate Plaza in Cochran.  School supplies for all students will be given out at the event. To find out what's needed and how you can help, click here.