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Bleckley NAACP to sponsor Back to School bash

The Bleckley NAACP will sponsor a Back to School Bash at the Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department August 9 from 6-10 pm.  It's for students in grades 5-12.  Food, music, games, etc.  The event will be fully chaparoned.  Call 478-934-7624 for more information.

Visitation for Bleckley schools August 5

Visitation for Bleckley schools August 5

Parent/student visitation for all Bleckley schools will be August 5.  As stated on the school website, it's an opportunity for parents to meet their children's teachers for the 2014-15 school year.  

The schedule is as follows.  

  • Bleckley Primary, elementary, middle, and high school: 3-6 p.m.  
  • Bleckley Success Academy 3:30-6 p.m.  
  • Bleckley Pre-K, 1-6 p.m.

Fresh fish on the menu for Bleckley BOE's upcoming meeting

Fresh fish on the menu for Bleckley BOE's upcoming meeting

The Bleckley Board of Education will enjoy a fish fry before their September 7 meeting.  It'll be done by the FFA.  Fish for the fish fry are being raised now inside the greenhouse behind BCHS.  

There are are two tanks.  Each has fresh water pumped in, both covered with tables.  Advisor Doyle Floyd said the tables were needed to keep the fish from jumping out.

Royal Kingsmen hold band camp performance

Royal Kingsmen hold band camp performance

The BCHS Royal Kingsmen have been holding band camp this week to prepare for football season.  

Thursday, parents got a small preview of what this year's show would look like in a performance held at the practice field. This year's show will be entitled "Movie Toons."  

Fans can see it in it's entirety August 15 when the Royals will host Irwin County in a scrimmage at 7:30 p.m.

Cochran church to give away backpacks

Cochran church to give away backpacks

First Baptist Church of Cochran will give away backpacks August 2 from 2-4 p.m.  They'll be handed out in the parking lot of the church, 101 S. Second St.  

Each of the 200 distributed will be filled with school supplies and the giveaway will be on a first come, first serve basis.

School supply lists for Bleckley schools

School supply lists for Bleckley schools

Children in Bleckley county return to school August 7.  

To find out what school supplies teachers require for Bleckley Primary, Bleckley Elmentary, and Bleckley County Middle School, click here.

Auburn quarterback cited for marijuana in Reynolds, Taylor counties

Auburn quarterback cited for marijuana in Reynolds, Taylor counties

Auburn University quarterback Nick Marshall was cited for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana in Reynolds, Taylor County.

According to Police Chief Lonnie Holder, the former Wilcox County High School standout was pulled over at 1:19 p.m. Friday for having a tinted windshield.

He was driving east on Georgia Highway 96 on the east side of Reynolds -- a town of about 1,000 people, halfway between Macon and Columbus.