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Local dance team to give away school supplies

Bleckley based Elite Dancing Diamonds (formerly known as Fierce Dancing Divas) will be giving away backpacks and other school supplies August 3 at the Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department gym. They'll have supplies for elementary, middle, and high school students. It starts at 5:30 p.m. and will last until supplies run out.

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Story time at the Cochran Library to be held weekly throughout August

Story Time at the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran Bleckley Library will be held every Wednesday in August starting at 10 am. It's presented by Trinity Episcopal Church.

August 1 Cochran Motor Speedway Results.

***Courtesy Willis Wombles*** With clear skies, the Nesmith Late Model 50-lap race was able to take place in front of a large crowd Saturday night at Cochran Motor Speedway. Ryan King of Seymour, TN won, followed by Ronnie Johnson, Matt Henderson, and Jeremy Faircloth. Keith Edge won Late Model. Jottie Burgamy was your Super Street winner. Jason Floyd won Pure Stock. Jeffery Yates was first in Bomber and Parker Martin won JR. Enduro.

Bleckley Church League Softball tournament champion crowned

Bleckley Church League Softball tournament champion crowned

Bethany Baptist Church won the Bleckley Church League Softball tournament championship Saturday night. After defeating First Baptist Church team one in two games in the Limestone Baptist Church field final, Bethany got a bye based upon runs scored.

They defeated Mt. Calvary Baptist Church 9-2 in the finale. MCB made it to the finals by defeating Lakeview Baptist Church twice during the field finals at Ruth followed by a win versus House of Grace team two, a loss to Bethany, another win versus HOG 2, then defeating Bethany to force a second game. Mt. Calvary played five consecutive games.

To read more from Saturday, click here.

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Rain forces cancellation of events

Two events were affected by the rain that swept through Cochran Friday night.

Friday's Nesmith Crate Late Model Races at Cochran Motor Speedway were cancelled. Races are scheduled for Saturday night, check cochranspeedway.com for the latest information.

The rec. department cancelled what would've been opening day for fall baseball and softball Saturday morning due to wet field conditons. Games will begin Monday at 6 p.m.

Some final fun before going back to school

Some final fun before going back to school

The Bleckley County Health Department held a Back to School bash Friday morning for children in Pre K through Seventh grade. Designed to promote immunizations, children could enjoy free snacks and enjoy activities like a bounce house and face painting. Characters from Princesses with a Purpose were also there to take pictures.

Debbie Martin, a worker there, helped organize Friday's event. She said she wanted to give kids something fun to do before school began and was a part of a Back to School bash hosted by her church, Limestone Baptist Church, last summer. Martin said money for the food, activities and gift bags that contained things like kids meals gift certificates came via donations. The health department thanks everyone who donated for this event.

Local "miracle child" helps out on Miracle Treat Day

Local "miracle child" helps out on Miracle Treat Day

Thursday, Dairy Queen of Cochran was once again part of Miracle Treat Day.  It's an annual fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network where restaurants will donate $1 from every Blizzard and ten percent of all sales.  Proceeds from Cochran will go to the Children's Hospital in Macon.

One person who helped make a few of the Blizzards that night knew first hand just how important Children's Miracle Network is. That was nine-year old Grason Anderson.

Grason, the son of Michael and Noel Anderson of Cochran, has an immune deficency. He is a "miracle child" meaning he benefits from the services of CMN.

For the past eight years, he's received treatments every 21 days. Noel credits the treatments for Grason being able to enjoy a regular life. She said Grason coded twice while up there.  "They saved his life."