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Bleckley STAR Student & Teacher announced at chamber banquet.

Bleckley STAR Student & Teacher announced at chamber banquet.

The Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards banquet Friday night in the Presidential Dining Room at Middle Georgia State University.  Hugh Cairney was named STAR Student.  He chose BCHS English teacher Wes Young as his STAR Teacher.

Weather forces postonment of events

The severe weather in Cochran Thursday impacted both sports and community events.  BCMS basketball at Dublin was rescheduled for February 10 at 4 pm.  Bleckley Elementary WinterFest was postponed, it's been rescheduled for February 11 at 5:30 pm.   Thursday's high school tennis matches at Veterans High School were postponed, makeup info is TBD.  Tonight's home high school soccer matches versus West Laurens were also postponed, makeup info is TBD.

Tickets on sale for Bleckley PTO Father-Daughter dance.

The Bleckley PTO Father-Daughter dance will be February 29 from 6-8 pm at Bleckley County High School.  This year's theme is "Light Up The Night: Daddy-Daughter Glow Dance."  For children in grades Pre-K through fifth, tickets are $25 per couple, $10 for each additional child.  They can be purchased in the front offices of Bleckley Pre-K, Bleckley Primary, and Bleckley Elementary.  Price includes refreshments and one photo from the photo booth.

February breakfast and lunch menus for Bleckley schools.

Click here to view the February menus for all schools.

Bleckley Elementary WinterFest February 6.

Bleckley County Elementary School will hold their annual WinterFest February 6 from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Activities include crazy hair, nail salon, a variety of games, and pizza parlor.  There will be a live auction with auctioneer Sammy Haupt starting at 5:45 pm in the lunchroom.  Participants must register (free) and get a bid card before participating.  Admission is $2 per person.  Game tickets are four for $1 or 25 for $5.

New art exhibition opening in MGA Peacock Gallery January 27.

A gallery talk and opening reception for the "Diversity & Inclusion Art Exhibition" will be held at Middle Georgia State University's Peacock Gallery January 27 at 6 pm. The exhibition will be on display through February 28. Gallery hours are 8 am-5:30 pm Monday through Thursday, 8 am-noon on Fridays. Peacock Gallery is located on the first floor of Russell Hall at MGA's Cochran campus.

BCHS Miss Sweetheart Queen crowned.

BCHS Miss Sweetheart Queen crowned.

Bleckley County High School senior Markayla Jenkins was crowned Miss BCHS Sweetheart Queen during halftime of the boys basketball game versus East Laurens Tuesday night.  Click here to view photos of the court.