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Bleckley FFA Forestry team wins national title.

Bleckley FFA Forestry team wins national title.

The Bleckley FFA Forestry Team won the National Forestry Career Development Event Friday at the 90th FFA National Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Team members are Blake Bohannon, Tucker Felkins, LeAnn Hearn, and Jacob Smith. Doyle Floyd is advisor. Bleckley had the top three overall individual places, Bohannon first, Felkins second, Smith third. Hearn finished seventh. Bohannon was first in practicum, Felkins first in test. 

"No one is immune."

"No one is immune."

Willie Raines bought his “Combat Bullying Tour” to the Bleckley County Middle School gym Tuesday night. Raines stressed things like parental involvement in the lives of their children and daily positive reinforcement of them. He spoke of the importance of recognizing the signs of depression such as withdrawal and lack of appetite. To demonstrate his point that no one was immune from the effects of depression, Raines shared a story of how he had to eulogize the son of his best friend who committed suicide and how by asking questions and seeing certain words on his oldest daughter’s social media, he was able to get her to admit she was battling depression. Raines closed by taking questions from the audience.

Middle Georgia State President discussing World War I book at student hosted event.

Middle Georgia State University President Dr. Christopher Blake will discuss his new book "And Half the Seed of Europe: A Genealogy of the Great War 1914-1918," October 25 at 6 pm inside Russell Hall Auditorium in Cochran. The event is sponsored by Middle Georgia State's Student History Organization.

BCHS One Act performing at region October 24.

BCHS One Act performing at region October 24.

A sellout crowd jammed the Bleckley County High School auditorium Friday night for the second of two performances of Seussical.  If you missed either, or want to see the show again, the Region 3-AA One Act Play championship will be held October 24 at Washington County High School.  BCHS performs at 4:15 pm.  Note, per GHSA rules, photography and videography are prohibitted during all performances.

Anti-bullying event coming to BCMS.

Willie Raines, leader of The Power Team, and motivational speaker, will bring his "Only You Can Prevent Bullying" event to the Bleckley County Middle School gym October 24 at 6:30 pm.  Parents of all Bleckley students are invited to attend.  Topics to be discussed include anti-bullying, drug and alchohol awareness, academic excellence, and character building.  Light refreshments will follow.

BCMS cheerleaders overcome adversity to win.

BCMS cheerleaders overcome adversity to win.

One of the most jarring, unsettling things that can happen to any cheerleading squad during a competition is to have their music malfunction.  That happpened to the Bleckley County Middle School cheer squad while competing at the Sweet Onion Cheer Classic hosted by Vidalia High School Saturday.  In the middle of their routine, the music just stopped.  However, BC would go on, sticking everything and won first place in the A/AA division.  They return to action October 28 at the Rumble in the Jungle hosted by Swainsboro High School.

Return to the Jungle of Nool with BCHS One Act October 17.

Bleckley County High School One Act Play will hold community performances of this year’s selection, Seussical, October 17 and 20.  It will be the third time BCHS has done the play for their competition piece, winning region the previous two times.  Start times are 7:30 pm that Tuesday, 7 pm on Friday.  Admission is $5 adults, $3 students.