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Bleckley prom goes smoothly

He was the first in his hometown of Cochran and perhaps in Georgia to ask permission to take a same sex partner to prom and have his school allow it.

By JULIE HUBBARD

COCHRAN - Bleckley County High School senior Derrick Martin made history Saturday when he arrived at his high school prom on the arm of another boy.

About 7:45 p.m., couples started to arrive at the high school in a line of stretch limos, a bus, a John Deere tractor and even carriage and buggy, and afterward walked through a crowd of parents and friends who snapped photos.

When Martin, 18, and his boyfriend Richard Goodman, also 18, stepped onto a makeshift red carpet and their names were announced, a few parents whispered but many in the crowd gave him a loud cheer. No one yelled out in protest.

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