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Woman proclaims father's sex crimes on billboard


A Cochran woman says she is finding her voice after revealing that she was the victim of sex crimes as a child by her own father.

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Knights baseball swept at Bethel.

Middle Georgia State dropped all three games of their weekend series at Bethel University.  The Knights lost Friday 11-10, and dropped both ends of Saturday's doubleheader 4-2 and 12-3.  MGA hosts Toccoa Falls College April 1 at 3 pm.

Church raises funds for Annie Armstrong fund.

Church raises funds for Annie Armstrong fund.

Bethany Baptist Church in Cochran held "Easter for Annie," dinner theater Saturday night.  Guests enjoyed a dinner featuring chopped steak, potatos and gravy, with strawberry shortcake for desert.  They then went to the main auditorium to hear a night of southern gospel done by the Bethany church choir.

Proceeds from the event will go toward the Annie Armstrong Easter Fund for North American Missions.

Friends of the Library holds Old Book Sale

Friends of the Library holds Old Book Sale

Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library held an old book sale Saturday at the old Bleckley County High School library.  Organizers said traffic had been steady as of that afternoon.  Hundreds of books in categories ranging from cooking to crafts to children's were on sale.  Proceeds will go toward the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library.

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Getting ready to relay in Bleckley County.

Getting ready to relay in Bleckley County.

Bleckley Relay For Life held a community fundraiser on the Chamber of Commerce lawn.  Volunteers collected donations through a boot drive as well as sold hamburger plates.  The theme of this year's relay is "30 Years Strong." It will be held April 24 at 6 pm at the old BCHS track by Bleckley Primary.

A "Knight" of jazz at the Arts Alliance.

A "Knight" of jazz at the Arts Alliance.

The Cochran-Bleckley Arts Alliance was transformed into a coffee house Friday night.  It was "Jazz Knights," featuring music by the Middle Georgia State College Jazz Enesmble.  To complete the coffee house feel, a concession stand in the back featured flavored coffees and teas for sale.

Early offense, pitching, helps BCHS past Crawford County.

Early offense, pitching, helps BCHS past Crawford County.

The Royals scored all their runs in the first three innings and got 12 strikeouts from Landon Anderson as they defeated Craford County 4-1 at home Friday night.  Chance Pittman went 2 for 3 with a double.  Zac Evans was 2 for 3 with 1 RBI.  

BCHS plays at Monticello Tuesday.  Game time is 5 pm and will be played at Jasper County Middle School.