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Bleckley School System Teacher of the Year announced.

Bleckley School System Teacher of the Year announced.

Bleckley Elementary fourth grade teacher Kim Fernandez is the school sytem Teacher of the Year.  The announcement was made during the end of year meeting held May 25.  

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Middle Georgia State expands Bachelors in History to Cochran campus.

Middle Georgia State University announced Monday that students getting a Bachleor of Arts in History would be able to take all the required classes at the Cochran campus.  While core curriculum was available, students would have to travel to other campues to take the upper level classes required.  The change will take place in Spring 2017.

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Public meeting for online school June 28.

A meeting to gauge interest in a K12 Virtual/Online school will be held June 28 at 7 pm in the Bleckley Pre-K cafeteria, 242 E. Dykes St.  It's open to residents of Bleckley and adjoining counties.  The proposed virtual K12 school would offer free online curriculum as well as options for home schooling and dual enrollment.   Particpating students will be eligible for extra curricular activities in Bleckley schools.

For more information, call the Board of Education, (478)934-2821, extension 0.

Local students make OFTC President's, Dean's, Lists.

Oconee Fall Line Technical College announced Thursday the following Bleckley residents made the 2016 Spring Semester President's and Dean's Lists.  To be eligible for the President's List, students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher with a course load of at least 12 credit hours during the term. To make the Dean's List, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and a course load of at least 7 credit hours during the semester.

President's List:David Clark, Spencer Kirkpatrick, Kristopher Knight, Morgan Knight, Martha Newby, Tabitha Skipper, Abbie Smith, Geena Smith, Connie Ward, Chelce Yearty. Dean's List:Alaura Allen, Lena Belflower, Xavier Benjamin, Joel Collins, Samantha Crittenden, Roderick Flagg, Gail Floyd, Mathew Fowler, Caitlin Higgins, Stacy Maddox, Douglas Moon, Ben Newby, Jordan Purser, Ashli Rush, Christina Skipper, Ethan Smith, Holly Tedders, Kristina Tripp, Callaway Turner, Austin Yearty.

Bleckley Beta Club and FFA Day at Dairy Queen June 8.

Come to Cochran Dairy Queen Grill & Chill June 8 and support the Bleckley Beta Club and FFA.  Ten percent of all profits will go toward both clubs to help send state champions to national competitions.

Bleckley School Nutrition program named "One in a Melon."

The Bleckley School Nutrition program received word Friday from the USDA that they were the Georgia winner of the USDA's "One in a Melon" contest. The contest recognizes school nutrition programs for their Farm to School efforts/using locally grown products to prepare meals. Some of the produce came from the elementary school garden. The contest was based upon popular vote. 

A night to learn about snakes.

A night to learn about snakes.

Jason Clark of Southeasten Reptile Rescue was at the Bleckley County High School auditorium to present an educational program on snakes.  Clark had various snakes both poisonous and non, to help educate audience members on the difference.  He also disspelled some myths about identifying snakes (IE: the shape of their eyes.)

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