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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Vacation Bible Schools at local churches starting soon.

School in Bleckley County ends for students tomorrow.  Churches will be starting Vacation Bible School next week with Ruth Baptist Church beginning theirs May 30.  To view more listings, click here.

New trophy case dedicated at BCHS.

New trophy case dedicated at BCHS.

Bleckley County High School has a new place to display its many achievements as well as those of Cochran High School. A trophy case dedication ceremony was held Sunday afternoon. Organized by former coach and administrator Ben Dykes, he collected $25,000 in donations for the $16,000 case. Dykes was also responsible for many of the plaques on display inside. Unbeknownst to him, a small plaque on the front of the case recognizes him as well as former coach Billy Padgett.