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Lighting of the tree, Christmas parade, in Cochran December 3.

Pilot Club of Cochran will hold their annual Lite-a-Lite ceremony and lighting of the Christmas tree on the Chamber of Commerce lawn December 3 at 6 pm.  The annual lighted Christmas parade is returning after a one-year absence due to COVID-19 at 7 pm.  

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Downtown Development Authority meeting November 29.

The Downtown Development Authority board will meet November 29 at 5:30 pm in the city auditorium. The meeting is open to the public.

BCHS One Act, competition cheerleaders to perform at Landon Padgett Memorial Run.

The Landon Padgett "Run for a Dream" 5K and one-mile fun run will take place December 4 at 9 am at the cross country course. Some of the entertainment that will perform includes the region champion BCHS One Act cast singers as well as the state champion competition cheerleaders. To learn more about the race, go to landonpadgett.org 

GDOT suspending construction-related lane closures for Thanksgiving holiday.

Because of an anticipated increase in holiday traffic, the Georgia Department of Transportation will suspended construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes starting November 24 at 5 am until November 28 at 10 pm. According to a release, similar restrictions will be in place for Christmas and New Year’s. Motorists are reminded to exercise caution as crews may still work near highways, and safety concerns could require some long-term lane closures to remain in place. Also, incident or emergency maintenance lane closures could take place at any time on any route.

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City, county government offices to be closed for Thanksgiving.

Cochran City Hall will close November 24 and 25 in observance of Thanksgiving. The Bleckley County Courthouse will close at noon on November 24 and be closed that Thursday and Friday also. Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department offices will be closed this week in observance of Thanksgiving. Middle Georgia State University will close offices at 2:30 pm Wednesday, reopen the following Monday at 8 am.

Local churches to mark start of advent season with "Hanging of the Green" services.

Three local churches will mark the beginning of the season of advent with "Hanging of the Green" services November 28.  Bethany Baptist Church, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, and Salem Baptist Church will each hold a "Hanging of the Green" service November 28 at 6 pm.

Two BCHS One Act cast members selected to all star cast.

Two BCHS One Act cast members selected to all star cast.

Though BCHS One Act didn't place in the top four at state competition Saturday, cast members Allie Hattaway and DJ Yearty were selected to the all star cast.