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Front Page Jul 4th, 2020 - 20:01:06


Community Sports
Fans enjoy the fourth at the Battlefield.




Cochran Motor Speedway, aka the Battlefield, was the last venue to host a sporting event with fans almost four months ago. This weekend, they were the first to have fans at an event since the COVID-19 outbreak with the "Fourth of July Sparktacular." Despite the heat, fans enjoyed races in several divisions, along with a fireworks show. Races are scheduled to return July 19.

Jul 4, 2020, 19:53

Community News
Church news and notes.

Dr. Lane Collins will be making his official return as pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church tomorrow morning at 11am. Collins, a former pastor there, was chosen as the new pastor in May. Limestone Baptist Church will continue to hold morning services at their softball field for the foreseeable future. Their newsletter stated plans to return to meeting at the church had been put on hold "due to recent events." Services are streamed via YouTube and Facebook. Ruth Baptist Church announced via Facebook evening services would be reuming July 12.
Jul 4, 2020, 12:33

High School Sports
GHSA to allow intra-squad scrimmages when workouts resume.

Following a meeting of the Sports Medicine Council this week, the GHSA annoounced several changes to voluntary conditioning that will be in effect starting July 6. Groups of 50 may be regrouped if it can be done so safely. Intrasquad scrimmages are allowed. Athletes are allowed to refill their water bottles during practices. Face coverings are encouraged to be worn during practices, and football equipment (IE helmets, shoulder pads) is still not allowed to be worn.
Jul 3, 2020, 23:29

Community News
City resuming cutoff of utilities on delinquent accounts July 23.

The City of Cochran announced yesterday disconnection of utilities on delinquent accounts would resume July 23. Cutoffs had been suspended since March due to COVID-19. A post on the city Facebook page states payment arrangements may be considered on a case by case basis.
Jul 3, 2020, 11:04

Community News
School district announces plans for start of year.

In a letter sent home to parents as well as posted on the school website, the Bleckley County School District announced preliminary plans for starting the school year. They include a distance learning option, enhanced sanitation procedures, as well as making maks and hand sanitizer readily available. Click the view the release as well as the school supply list and current 2020-21 calendar.
Jul 2, 2020, 20:22


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High School Sports
GHSA to allow intra-squad scrimmages when workouts resume.
GHSA to increase number of students allowed in conditioning groups, allow usage of sports-specific equipment.
BCHS track athlete to continue career at Brewton Parker College.
Middle School Sports
BCMS softball tryouts next week.
Middle school competition cheer squad tryouts June 16.
Barons rout Dublin in return to the diamond.
Community News
Church news and notes.
City resuming cutoff of utilities on delinquent accounts July 23.
School district announces plans for start of year.
Community Sports
Fans enjoy the fourth at the Battlefield.
Cochran Speedway to hold races with fans in attendance this weekend.
Crew baseball bring home another trophy.
Schedules
Barons baseball to play two at East Laurens.
BCHS baseball schedule updates.
Barons baseball game versus Swainsboro postponed.
Forms
Registration form for BCHS boys basketball instructional camp.
"Run for a Dream" will raise funds for scholarships, low-income children with heart defects.
Volunteers sought for 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade.
Directions
Lady Royals headed to Heard County for round two of playoffs.
Directions to Telfair County High School.
Directions to Fitzgerald High School baseball and softball fields.
Links
Links to tryout material for BCHS competition, football cheerleading squads.
Link to school district infectious disease preparedness survey.
Another good night for distance runners at Baldwin meet.
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