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Local students make MGA spring semester President's, Dean's Lists.

Click here to see the local students who made the Spring 2021 President's and Dean's Lists at Middle Georgia State University.

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Local church holding "Freedom Fest" July 4.

Christ Chapel Cochran will hold a "Freedom Fest" July 4. There will be just one service starting at 10 am. Following the service, watermelon will be served and there will be giant waterslides for children.

Pair of all star softball teams beginning state play this weekend.

Both the 8 and 10u Bleckley All Star softball teams will begin state tournament play June 25. The 8u team opens state in Roberta at 6 pm versus Perry Junior League. 10u will play state in Cochran and open that night against Perry Junior League at 6 pm. Gate admission is $10 per person.

CountryFest returning October 23.

The Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce announced via Facebook the return of CountryFest October 23. According to the post, it will feature arts and crafts, live entertainment, food, and rides for children as well as the annual street dance and fireworks show (weather permitting.) Two events leading up to CountryFest were announced, a 5K Glow Run as well as Miss Country Fest Pageant.

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New foundation seeking to be a light for change.

New foundation seeking to be a light for change.

A candlelight “Vigil of Remembrance” was held to honor those affected by gun violence Saturday night at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. It was sponsored by the Dre Day Foundation, a newly-formed group who’s stated mission is to “provide a cultivating support system for teens and young adults as an alternative to gun violence.” The foundation was created by family and friends of former Bleckley student Deandre Pitts who was shot to death in February. There was special music, several speakers including a call to action by Mt. Zion Pastor Alton Walker. You can learn more about the Dre Day Foundation by visiting them on Facebook. 

Busy final night of VBS at local church.

Busy final night of VBS at local church.

Thursday was the final night of Vacation Bible School at Bethany Baptist Church. As it had been all week, it was a busy night. Children practiced in the sanctuary for the parents night performance that would take place. There were classes still happening, and some volunteers got an early start on cleanup. This week’s theme was “Destination Dig.”

"Vigil of Remembrance" for those affected by gun violence Saturday.

A "Vigil of Remembrance" for those affected by gun violence will be held June 19 at 7:30 pm on the lawn at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 134 Fifth Street.  Candles will be provided.  The event is sponsored by the Dre Day Foundation, naned in memory of former Bleckley student Denadre Pitts.  Pitts was shot to death in February.