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Empire Pentecostal Holiness Church to offer food bank for area residents.

Empire Pentecostal Holiness Church will offer a food bank for residents of Bleckley, Dodge, and Pulaski Counties on the fourth Friday of each month at the church's family life center from 4 to 5 pm. Valid ID required, offering is on a first come, first serve basis. While primarily for those receiving government assistance, no one in need will be turned away. Call (706)-340-2670 for more information. Empire Pentecostal Holiness Church is located at 101 Church Street in Cochran.

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Intersection in Cochran to close July 22.

The intersection of Porter Road and Westside School Road will close July 22 for the repair of storm water drain pipes on Westside School Road. Travel on Porter will not be affected according to the Cochran Police Department. Work is expected to be completed by August 2.

Annual prayer walk for Bleckley School system July 28.

The prayer walk for Bleckley County schools will be held July 28 at 6 pm.  A brief prayer service will be held in the middle school gym.  Following the service, all campuses will be open for people to walk the halls and pray for the upcoming school year.

Bleckley Fire Department celebrates opening of new station.

Bleckley Fire Department celebrates opening of new station.

The Bleckley County Fire Department celebrated the opening of the seventh fire station with a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration.  Attended by firefighters, families, plus other special guests, the new station is located on Antioch Road.  

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Bleckley 6u softball team selling pork chop, chicken plates.

The 6u all star softball team is holding a pork chop and chicken quarter plate sale to raise funds for their upcoming trip to the world series in Eufaula, Alabama.  Plates are $9 each, each comes with green beans, macaroni and cheese, plus drink.  Plates will be availabe for pickup from BW's BBQ, 246 North Second Street, on July 22 from 4 to 8 pm.  Players and coaches will be there to greet fans.  Plates must be preordered.  Do so by stopping by the restaurant, or by calling (478)298-3125. (478)308-9197.

Bleckley 10u baseball wins Dixie Youth State Title.

Bleckley 10u baseball wins Dixie Youth State Title.

The 10u all star baseball team won the Dixie Youth Division II state title Sunday afternoon in Cochran, edging Taylor County 12-11. They head to Lumberton, North Carolina for the world series and will open play against Virginia July 25 at 10:30 am.

Bleckley's Cranford named USTFCCA State Coach of the Year.

Boys assistant track coach Shelly Cranford was named Thursday as the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association state track and field coach of the year. Cranford served as distance coach and assisted in other events on the boys team that won the first state title in school history. As a state winner, he'll be in consideration for the national coach of the year award that will be announced later this month.   Click here for more.