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Cochran community blood drive December 1.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive December 1 from 2-7 pm in the main room of the county extension office on Peacock Street.  To schedule an appointment, click here and use sponsor code cochran.

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Cochran hires City Manager.

The City of Cochran announced Tuesday the hiring of Richard Newbern as city manager.  He was approved at a special city council meeting held Monday.  Newbern will begin work December 15.  He replaces Ray Gibson who resigned this summer.  To read Newbern's resume, click here.

Gresston cleans up after storms damaged property.


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We're seeing more cleanup from those Sunday night storms that swept through much of Central Georgia, including the Dodge County community of Gresston.

Charidy Parkerson's home was damaged by high winds.

A small shed in her back yard was demolished.

Debris is scattered around her neighbor's property.

Her trampoline was found in pieces.

A camper was flipped over by the wind and rolled several times.

The wind also picked-up the roof of her porch and carried it away.

BCHS Ninth Grade One Act Christmas Variety Show December 4.

The Bleckley County High School ninth grade one act play class will have their Christmas variety show December 4 at 7 pm in the high school auditorium.  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students.

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Former Bleckley football player receives all conference honor.

Former Royal Zack Moe was announced this past Wednesday as an honorable mention to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference All Conference Team.  Moe, a sophmore, played defensive back for the Anderson (Indiana) University Ravens.  This season he had 79 total tackles, including 53 solo tackles, and four interceptions.

***Stats courtesy Anderson University webite***

Cochran church to hold "Fifth Sunday" gospel sing.

Lakeview Baptist Church, located at 203 Lakeview Church Road, will be host to the fifth Sunday gospel sing November 30 at 6 pm.  The performance will feature combined choirs from Lakeview, Bethany, Mt. Calvary, and Salem Baptist churches.

Heartland EMS holding "Cans For Kids" food drive.

Cochran-based Heartland EMS is holding their annual "Cans For Kids" food drive now through December 20. They're seeking donations of canned foods that will go to children and families in Bleckley County.  Donations can be dropped off at the office, 257 Lucas Road.  There are also donation boxes at Bleckley Primary, Walmart, Badcock Home Furnishing, Harvey's Supermarket, and Dollar General Market.  Call 478-934-1133 or 478-308-2788 with any questions.