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Cochran churches to have special music during evening services.

A pair of Cochran churches will have special music during upcoming 6 pm worship services.  The contemporary gospel group Mercy's Well will be at Betnany Baptist Church September 21 at 6 pm.  Bethany is located at 608 Highway 26 East.

On September 28 a "Gaither style" gospel sing will be held at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church from 6-8 pm.  It'll feature the combined choirs of Mt. Calvary, Salem Baptist, Lakeview, and Bethany Baptist Churches, as well as an advertised "surprise guest."  Mt. Calvary is located at 128 Abney Road.

Bleckley County Bands, MGSC band to host marching exhibition.

Bleckley County Bands and the Middle Georgia State College Band of Knights present the first annual Castle City Jamboree September 20 at 7 pm.  The marching exhibtion will be held at Royal Stadium, 242 NE Dykes Street in Cochran.  Besides performances from the Royal Kingsmen Band and Band of Knights, Dodge County, Hawkinville, Northside (Warner Robins), Veterans, and Jones County High School bands will also perform.

Tickets are $10 both in advance and the day of.  Email director@royalkingsmen.org for more information.

BCHS Drama Department to present '50s show

The drama deprtment of Bleckley County High School invites everyone to meet them "At The Bandstand" August 26 and 28 at 7:30 pm.  

Both shows will be held at the high school auditorium.  Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students.  A '50s variety show, proceeds will go toward this year's One Act Play selection Bye Bye Birdie.

Royal Kingsmen hold band camp performance

Royal Kingsmen hold band camp performance

The BCHS Royal Kingsmen have been holding band camp this week to prepare for football season.  

Thursday, parents got a small preview of what this year's show would look like in a performance held at the practice field. This year's show will be entitled "Movie Toons."  

Fans can see it in it's entirety August 15 when the Royals will host Irwin County in a scrimmage at 7:30 p.m.

Upcoming readers for Story Time at the Cochran Library

Upcoming readers for Story Time at the Cochran Library

Here's an updated list of readers for story time at the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library.  All are presented by Trinity Episcopal Church and each week's reading starts at 10 a.m.

  • July 23- Lindsay Holloway.  
  • July 30- Joy Fisher.  
  • August 13- Vernon and Joan Wiggins.  
  • August 20- Dale and Kathy Jones.  
  • August 27- Marge Ahearn.

Bleckley kids show off their talent

Bleckley kids show off their talent

"Bleckley's Got Talent' musc concert was held Friday night at the Cochran city auditorium.  Children from ages 4-13  performed.  They practiced that Thursday and Friday under the direction of Mi Waters and Kelli Greer.  

There were group numbers such as the Jackson 5's ABC as well as several solo acts and a trip doingThe Cup Song."

Cochran churches to hold free concerts

Cochran churches to hold free concerts

A pair of Cochran churches will hold free concerts the weekend of July 25-27.  Emmaus Road Quartet, a Southern Gospel Group from Dalton, will be at Cochran First United Methodist Church on July 26 at 6 p.m.  Admission is free, a love offering will be taken.  Learn more about the group by clicking here.

Christian group Mercy's Well will be at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church July 27 at 6 p.m.  

Admission is free.  Cochran native Dustin Simmons is a member of the group.  

Visit the band's website to learn more about them.