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What's on the menu when school starts back in Cochran?

Students return to school today in Cochran.  To find out what the nutrition staff is preparing at each campus for the first day (as well as the rest of the month), click here.

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Cochran community blood drive August 13.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the county extension office main building August 13 from 2-7 pm.  To schedule an appointment onine, go to redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code "Cochran."  The Extension Office is located at 165 Peacock Street.

Former inmate, now prison ministry founder, shares music, message.

Former inmate, now prison ministry founder, shares music, message.

Celebrate Recovery at Cornerstone Church of Cochran welcomed Eddie B. for a special concert Saturday night. Eddie, founder of Conviction for Christ ministries, shared his story of how he was able to break away from a life of gangs, drug addiction, and prison, through faith. He, along with wife Sandi, founded Conviction for Christ ministries, a prison ministry with 39 missionaries, reach out to prisons across America. An accomplished songwriter, Eddie shared his testimony and music with the audience. Celebrate Recovery, a ministry designed to help people overcome their "hurts, hangups, and habits," meets at Cornerstone Mondays at 7 pm. The church is located at 129 East Beech Street.

Lakeview Baptist wins Bleckley County Church Softball League tournament.

Lakeview Baptist wins Bleckley County Church Softball League tournament.

Lakeview Baptist Church had a perfect run in this weekend's 14-team Bleckley County Church Softball League postseason tournament, winning the title with a 9-4 victory over Bethany Baptist Church.  To read more, click here.

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Bleckley Board of Education sets tentative millage rate.

The Bleckley Board of Education set a tentative millage rate of 14.286 at a called meeting held Thursday.  It's a rollback rate, down from 14.338 and, according to board documents, will result in an  increase of property taxes assessed amounting to approximately $28,103.

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A good day for Blizzards in Cochran.

A good day for Blizzards in Cochran.

Cochran Dairy Queen was one of thousands of locatons nationwide to participate in the annual corporate fundraiser "Miracle Treat Day."  Benefiting the Children's Miracle Network, a portion of proceeds from all Blizzard treats sold would go to the local area's Children's Miracle Network Hospital.  Funds collected in Cochran will go to the Children's Hospital, Navicent  Health, in Macon.

Back to School Prayer Walk August 5.

The Back to School Prayer Walk for Bleckley County will be August 5 at 6 pm in the BCMS gym.  Following a short prayer service, the assembly will be dismissed to all schools so they can walk the halls and pray.  Sponsored by the Bleckley Christian Learning Center.