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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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Seamless Summer Nutrition Program ongoing in Cochran,

The Seamless Summer Nutrition Program is currently underway in Cochran, operated by Bleckley County School Nutrition.  Funded by the USDA, it provides free meals to children ages 18 and under.  Meals are provided on site and must be eaten at that location (no takeouts allowed.)  Locations include:  Turner Chapel AME Church, First Baptist Church, The Hangar (FBC Building on Beech Street), Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and the city auditorium.  The program will also make stops at places in the county including Peacn Point and Pecan Grove Apartments.

For other sites or more information, Call April Newby or Kelli Green at (478)934-2821.

Weather cooperates for BCHS graduation.

Weather cooperates for BCHS graduation.

There was a fear much of the week that Saturday's Bleckley County High School graduation would have to be moved indoors.  Forecasts called for anywhere between a 60 and 80 percent chance of rain.  But the chances faded away by Friday, and ceremonies were held in Royal Stadium Saturday morning.

Bleckley 21st Century Summer Camp May 30-June 24.

Bleckley 21st Century will offer a summer day camp for local students in kindergarten through eighth grade May 30-June 24 from 8 am-1 pm.  The camp will offer a variety of math and literacy activities to help promote retention of past year school knowledge as well as promote new skills to help prepare students for the upcoming school year. There will also be fun acitivities offered including, music, fishing, and basketball camp.

Space is limited.  Transportation available through BOE school buses.  Breakfast and lunch served daily.  For more information, call Sheila Brantley, (478)934-4300, extension one, or Pamela Moore, (478)934-4300, extension two.

BCHS Graduation Ceremonies May 21.

Bleckley County High School will hold graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2016 May 21 at 9 am inside Royal Stadium.  It's located at 242 E. Dykes St.

Royal Singers senior concert May 17.

The BCHS Royal Singers will hold their senior concert May 17 at 7:30 pm in the high school auditorium.  It will feature music from senior choir members.  Admission is $3 for all.

Bleckley FFA Forestry teams finish first and second at state.

Bleckley FFA Forestry teams finish first and second at state.

The Bleckley FFA Junior and Senior Forestry teams attended state competition in Swainsboro Wedneday.  The Junior team finished first.  Those placing in events were as follows:  Hunter Harper:  First- TSI.  Justin Peacock:  First-  Reforestation.  Summer Martucci: Second-  Land Measurement.  Evan Thomas:  Third-  Tree Identification.  Chase Floyd:  Third-  Hand Compass.  Other members are:  Lizzy Parks, Gracee Boston, Ben DeLoach, Jayshon Gardner, Seth Hall, Mika Floyd.