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Former BCHS football coach leading effort to honor those who serve.

Former BCHS football coach leading effort to honor those who serve.

Former Bleckley County High School head football coach was the guest speaker at yesterday's Memorial Day program held on the courthouse square.  He spoke about a project to help honor servicemen, both past and present. While on a trip to Ringgold, he saw American flags that wood bases that display the name and branch of service for both current and veterans of the military.  Barrs was inspired to have the same done in Cochran. So, he got approval from city council and began selling the flags here.

He said he wanted to do this to show appreciation to all who serve and have served, adding he makes no money off the flags. Each flag is $100 and will be displayed by the city the week before and after July 4 and Veterans Day. Flags will be placed along West Dykes and Second Streets. The deadline to order for July 4 is June 1, October 1 for Veterans Day. Call city hall, (478)934-6346, for more information.

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Bleckley School System Teacher of the Year announced.

Bleckley School System Teacher of the Year announced.

Lesley Brown was announced as System Teacher of the Year at the Bleckley School System end of year meeting held Friday.  Brown was selected by an independent panel who observed all TOTY candidates while they were in class.  She is a teacher at Bleckley Primary.

Sports holding summer camps for kids in Bleckley this June.

Parents in Bleckley County with children who play boys basketball, softball, football, or soccer will have a place for their child to go for a week during the summer as different groups are hosting summer camps for all of them.  To read more, click here.

Memorial Day program in Cochran Monday on courthouse square.

A Memorial Day program will be held this Monday, May 28 at 11 am on the Bleckley County courthouse square. In the event of rain, it will be in the city auditorium.

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Cochran Fire & Emergency Services holding smoke alarm blitz.

Cochran Fire and Emergency Services have teamed with the American Red Cross for a smoke alarm blitz. On June 2, members of both groups will begin at 8:30 am installing smoke alarms for people in the community. Anyone in need of a smoke alarm is asked to call Fire Station 1, (478)934-3233, option 1 by May 29 at 5 pm in order to ensure they have enough to install. The only requirement to receive an alarm is living within the city limits.

 

GDOT to restrict lane closures for Memorial Day weekend.

The Georgia Department of Transportation will make it a bit easier for people on the road this Memorial Day weekend. They announced yesterday the suspension of construction-related lane closures on Interstate highways from noon May 25 through 5 am May 29. They will also limit lane closures on state routes that directly serve major tourists and recreation centers. The DOT reminds motorists that crews still may work in proximity to highways and safety concerns may require long-term lane closures to remain in place. Lane closures could also take place due to incident or emergency maintenance management.

Cochran Library will be "rocking" with reading program starting in June.

The Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library will start their summer reading program "Libraries Rock" in June. Programs will be held on June 4 at 1 pm, then June 13, 21 and 27 at 10 am. Each program will have a different theme. Call (478)934-2904 for more information.