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Middle Georgia State gets second straight basketball sweep.

Middle Georgia State College picked up a pair of SSAC wins Saturday at College of Costal Georgia.  The women won 66-63, the men prevailed 92-77.  MGA hosts Martin Methodist January 29.  Women tip at 5:30 pm, men 7:30.

BCHS Miss Sweetheart Crowned.

BCHS Miss Sweetheart Crowned.

Bleckley County High School presented the 2015 Sweetheart Courth during halftime of Saturday's boys basketball game versus Macon County.  Dominqiue Johnson was crowned 2015 Miss Sweetheart.  To see pictures of the court, click here.

BCMS falls in region semifinals.

BCMS falls in region semifinals.

Bleckley Middle School had an eight pont lead with less than three minutes to go during Friday's MGMSAA semifinal game versus JR Trippe.  But the Chiefs forced overtime and would get the game winning shot with seven seconds left as BC lost 44-43.  Nykeem Farrow had 21 for the Barons.

BCMS boys basketball team breaks long region tournament losing streak.

BCMS boys basketball team breaks long region tournament losing streak.

The last time a Bleckley County Middle School boys basketball team won in the Middle Georgia Middle School Athletic Association basketball tournament was 2009.  That team featured many future stars for the Royals including Rydealous Taylor, Derrick Farrow, and Ken Hughes.

That long losing streak was broken Thursday night in the first round of this year's MGMSAA tournament being played at BCMS.  The seventh-seeded Barons upended third seed Dublin 36-35 on a Shamar Rouse bucket as time expired.

They'll play for a championship game berth against JR Trippe at 7:45 pm.

Church student ministry trying to "Love on Cochran."

Church student ministry trying to "Love on Cochran."

The student ministry of First Baptist Church in Cochran is partnering with Cochran-Bleckley Communities in Schools and Bleckley County Schools to collect medical supplies for school clinics.  Called "loveoncochran," FBC Minister to Students Jeff Dykes said via email the hope was to not only fulfill this need, but open eyes to needs in the community and opportunities to love on the city.

Donations are being accepted now through February 15.  They can be dropped off at the FBC church office, 101 S. Second Street.

Bleckley BOE seeking input on superintendent hire.

The Bleckley Board of Education announced Tuesday that they were seeking input from employees, parents, students, community members, and other stakeholders as they begin the search for a new superintendent.   A survey for stakeholder input can be found by clicking here.   It'll be avaialable until January 26.  The board will consider responses as they move forward with the search.  A paper copy of the survey is available at all campuses or the Superintendent's Office.  It should be returned to Bleckley County Schools, P. O. Box 516, Cochran, Georgia 31014 by January 26.

Bleckley band members receive honors

Krissy Trioli and JonHolland Jones, members of the Bleckley County High School band, were selected to the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) District 11 Honor Band.  Competition was held December 13.  The district is made up of schools covering a wide swath including Lamar and Upson counties.  Both students made first chair with their instruments (flute, euphonium) and both will be part of the GMEA All State Band Finals that will be held Saturday at Houston County High School.