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Middle Georgia State Homecoming September 9-12.

Middle Georgia State will celebrate their first Homecoming as a university September 9-12.  Activities are scheduled for all five campuses.  To view the list, click here.  In Cochran, NeSmith Field will host an International Festival September 10 at 4 pm.  Knights football will take on Alabama Prep at 7 pm.  The Homecoming court will be presented that evening.

The Eastman campus will host the Heart of Georgia Air Show September 12 from 10 am-3 pm.  Admission is free. You can find details about the air show by clicking here.

OFTC to offer free civics and government class in Cochran

Oconne Fall Line Technical College will offer a free civics and government class at the Dr. Peyton Williams Learning Center, 142 Thompson Street.

As a part of the Adult Education program, the class will teach key government terms, consumer protection laws, as well as the criminal justice system.  

Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.  

For more information, call (478)934-0223.

Local dance team sponsors help parents with back to school needs.

Local dance team sponsors help parents with back to school needs.

A school supply giveaway was held Monday afternoon at the home of Coretta Basby in Cochran.  She, along with Shermanda Harris are the sponsors of Elite Dancing Diamonds, a competitive dance team.  It was moved to Basby's home late in the day to logistical issues.  Families could come by and pick up notebooks, eraser, and other supplies needed for elementary, middle, and high school students.

The giveaway was a community service project.  They have others scheduled for fall including plans to adopt a family for Thanksgiving.

Local dance team to give away school supplies

Bleckley based Elite Dancing Diamonds (formerly known as Fierce Dancing Divas) will be giving away backpacks and other school supplies August 3 at the Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department gym. They'll have supplies for elementary, middle, and high school students. It starts at 5:30 p.m. and will last until supplies run out.

Dates to remember for parents of Bleckley County school children

Visitation for all Bleckley County schools will be held August 4. Bleckley Pre K will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., all other campuses (primary, elementary, middle, high school, and sucess academy) will be from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The first day of school is August 6. A copy of the school year calendar can be downloaded here.

Bleckley Middle School new student registration August 3

Bleckley County Middle School will hold new student registration for residents of the county August 3 from 9 a.m. -noon and 1 to 4 p.m.  Non resident students may also register on this date, their acceptance will be at the discretion of administrators.

Any student wishing to register should have the following documents with them.

(1)   Proof of residency in Bleckley County (2)   Copy of birth certificate (3)   Copy of social security card (4)   Copy of up-to-date immunization record (form 3231) (5)   Copy of EED (Eye, Ear & Dental) (6)   Latest report card (7)   Contact information for the last school (8)   Copy of additional school records 


Prayer Walk for Bleckley Schools August 2

The annual prayer walk for Bleckley schools will be August 2 at 6 p.m.

A brief service will be held inside the high school gym. People are then invited to span out to the high school, as well as Bleckley Elementary, Primary, and Middle School, to walk the hallways and pray for students, teachers, and administrators.  

Schools will be open until 8 p.m.