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BCHS CTSOs holding annual canned food drive at Christmas parade.

Bleckley County High School's FBLA, HOSA, FCCLA, and Work Based Learning will once again hold the "Parade Pantry" canned food drive at the Cochran Christmas Parade December 7. The groups ask people bring canned or other non-perishable food items to donate. Members will be pushing lighted shopping carts. Food will be donated locally.

Financial aid meeting for BCHS senior parents December 3.

A financial aid meeting for parents of Bleckley County High School seniors will be held December 3 from 3:30-6 pm in the media center. Representatives from the Georgia Student Finance Commission will be on hand to assist in filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid.) Contact Angie Knighton with any questions, (478)934-6258.

What's happening with BCMS, BCHS sports this week.

With school starting back tomorrow. sports resume for both Bleckley County Middle School as well as BCHS. Though there was a non-region basketball game before Thanksgiving, middle school soccer is still ongoing.

Monday, teams will travel to Hazlehurst to take on Jeff Davis. Tuesday will be eighth grade recognition against Swainsboro. Games start at 3:30 pm. Both the girls and boys teams are 4-1.

Basketball will resume for the Royals and Lady Royals November 27 with a three-game homestand. That Tuesday will be the home opener against Montgomery County. Westside-Macon comes to Cochran November 30. Bleckley hosts Perry High School December 1. Varsity games start at 6 pm.

Bleckley Board of Education adopts new safety and security policy.

The Bleckley County Board of Education approved safety and security policy GAMB at Tuesday's monthly meeting.  In brief, it allows certain school personnel access to weapons while in the performance of their normal duties.  To read more, click here.

Talk held for new exhibition inside MGA's Peacock Gallery.

Talk held for new exhibition inside MGA's Peacock Gallery.
Artists Bryan Beck and Yen-Ting Chiu visited Middle Georgia State University's Peacock Gallery to discuss their exhibition on display and answer student questions. It will be at the gallery, located on the first floor of Russell Hall through January 11, 2019. Hours are 8 am-5:30 pm Monday through Thursday, 8 am to noon on Friday.

Middle Georgia State enrollment numbers up.

Middle Georgia State Univeristy had a fall enrollment of 7,802 students, an increase of 6.36 percent from last year.  According to the University System of Georgia, it's the second highest increase amongst all USG schools.  

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Bake sale will benefit Honors, AP, class trip.

The Bleckley County High School Honors Physics, AP Calculus, and AP Environmental Science classes will hold their annual Pre Thanksgiving bake sale November 20 from 8 am-2 pm in the Pre K parking lot, 242 East Dykes St. Items include cakes, pies, brownies, and cookie platters. Proceeds will benefit an upcoming educational class field trip. Call or text Brian Wynne to order in advance, (478)501-0002.