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Craft fair will benefit church missions.

First Baptist Church of Cochran's Thread Bearers Ministry will hold a Holiday Craft Fair October 20 from 9 am-6 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Proceeds will benefit the Ministry Infrastructure Fund. Donations of homemade goods welcomed. Items sought include: blankets, baked goods, canned sauces, Christmas decor, baby and children's items, and kitchen wares. Items should be left in the Fellowship Hall by October 18. Call (478)230-2044 or (478)397-5131 for more information. First Baptist is located at 101 South Second Street.

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Schools in Cochran to reopen Monday.

Bleckley Schools will resume normal operations tomorrow.  According to a Tweet sent out by the school district Saturday afternoon, power had been restored to all campuses.

BCMS runner wins individual state title.

BCMS runner wins individual state title.

Luke Churchwell, an eighth grade member of the Bleckley County Middle School boys cross country team, placed first overall in the small school division of the Georgia Middle School State Cross Country Championships held Saturday in Cochran.  The boys team finished second.

Cochran-Bleckley CountryFest October 20.

The 2018 Cochran-Bleckley CountryFest, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce will take place October 20.  Most activities will be held on Third and Cherry streets.  New for this year, the annual Wheen 'N For Tots Car Show.  It'll be on Second Street, a registration form can be found here.   Also new, a corn hole tournament to be held in the chamber parking lot on Thrd street at 2 pm.

Festival runs from 10 am-5 pm.  Food, arts and crafts, kids area, more.  Street dance starts at 4 with Mama and Them, followed by Entaraj from 6-9 pm.   Call the chamber for more information, (478)934-2965.

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October 15 BCHS One Act performance cancelled.

Due to the Homcoming football game being moved to October 15, the Bleckley County High School One Act play performance of All Shook Up has been cancelled.  You can catch the show October 14 at 3 pm or October 16 at 7:30 pm.

Middle Georgia State Cochran campus to remain closed tomorrow.

Middle Georgia State University announced that both the Macon and Warner Robins campuses would be open tomorrow and resume normal operations. The Cochran, Eastman, and Dublin campuses will remain closed due to no electricity. According to a statement, the university is working with utilities to get power restored to all three campuses. They anticipate a return to normal operations by October 15.

Bleckley schools closed tomorrow, Homecoming activities rescheduled.

All Bleckley Schools will be closed tomorrow. According to a Tweet by the district, much of the county is without power with no timetable for its restoration.  Tomorrow's Homecoming football game versus East Laurens has been moved to October 14 at 7 pm. The Homecoming dance scheduled for October 13 has been rescheduled for October 19 from 7:30-11 pm.