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Community News Dec 16th, 2017 - 23:52:05

Community News
Sharing the light of the Christmas story.

Macedonia Baptist Church held their sixth annual living nativity Saturday night. The theme was “Share the Light.” Church members, with the help of animal experts who provided the animals, re-enacted the story of Jesus from the prophesying of his birth by Isaiah, the Christmas story, and his crucifixion and resurrection. To learn more about the activities at Macedonia Baptist Church, visit

Dec 16, 2017, 23:40

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Curtain closes on 2017 One Act season.

BCHS One Act closed out the 2017 season with something a little different. As opposed to the usual variety show, they performed (at the student's request said director Kelli Greer during the welcome) Elf, Jr. Elf is the story of Buddy, a human who snuck into Santa's bag as a child, winds up at the North Pole, and is raised by Elves. With Santa's blessing, he heads to New York to find his real father. Following the final play, there was a senior slideshow and gifts presented to Greer and assistant director Penny Spivey.

Dec 16, 2017, 22:10

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Midyear update on Bleckley Schools

Superintendent Steve Smith provides an update on the school system including student achievement and plans for the future.
Dec 15, 2017, 15:33

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Another great year for cross country celebrated.

Head coach Shelly Cranford hugs Jahnaria Brown following poems read by her and Hadden Powell honoring him.
Three out of the four cross country teams (middle and high school) won region titles. The high school girls repeated as state champions, the boys placed third. Those were just some of the highlights of another great cross country season for both BCMS and BCHS. Runners and families came to the high school auditorium Thursday night to celebrate the year.

Dec 14, 2017, 23:59

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Local students attending OFTC receive scholarships.

(Photos courtesy contributor.) Three Bleckley students attending Oconee Fall Line Technical College were selected by the OFTC Foundation-South to receive scholarships. Mary Beth Gibbs Malcolm was selected for the Bleckley Memorial Hospital Allied Health Scholarship. Funded by Bleckley Memorial, it’s for a full-time student enrolled at OFTC in a diploma or degree Allied Health Program. Malcolm is in the Respiratory Care program.

Matthew Fowler received the Stoy Family Scholarship. Established by the family of Dr. Michael W. Stoy, the scholarship is full-time students enrolled in a diploma or degree program. Fowler is studying to become a Pharmacy Technician. Jacob Lanfear was chosen for the Pilot Club of Cochran Scholarship. Also for a full-time student enrolled in a diploma or degree program, Lanfear is studying Electronics Technology. He received the $500 scholarship at the Club’s Christmas party held Monday night.

Dec 13, 2017, 22:37

Latest Headlines
High School Sports
BCHS sweeps season series from Hawkinsville. ***Revised***
Another tough visit to Washington County.
Girls break mini skid in sweep of FPD.
Middle School Sports
Girls roll, boys struggle, against East Laurens.
BCMS split season series with Wilkinson County.
Basketball teams split with Wilkinson County.
Community News
Sharing the light of the Christmas story.
Curtain closes on 2017 One Act season.
Midyear update on Bleckley Schools
Community Sports
Winter soccer registration ongoing at rec. department.
Tough end to fall season for Crush.
Getting ready for the final race.
Schedule for BCHS at 2017 Houston County Bear Brawl.
Start times for MS soccer playoffs announced. ***Updated December 5***
Middle school basketball schedule available for download.
Chamber of Commerce Tour of Trees will benefit Masonic Lodge Secret Santa program.
Pilot Club Lite-a-Lite will benefit scholarship fund for local students.
BCHS Tip-Off Club seeking members, donors for 2017-18.
Directions to Brad Henderson Stadium.
Directions to Hamburg State Park.
Directions to Washington County High School.
Links to news and other sites of interest. ***Updated October 22, 2017***
Cross country teams have final tuneup before region.
Good finish to season for middle school cross country.
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