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Cochran church to hold fifth Sunday gospel sing

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church will hold a fifth Sunday gosepl sing August 30 at 6 p.m. inside the fellowship hall. Performing will be the combined choirs of Mt. Calvary, Bethany, Lakeview and Salem Baptist churches.

Cochran Bleckley Friends of the Library book signing August 25

Cochran Bleckley Friends of the Library will hold a book signing with author Tina Whittle August 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran Bleckley Library conference room.  

Whittle, a Cochran native, is the creator of the Tai Randolph mystery series. She will gladly autograph any of the four books from the series:The Dangerous Edge Of Things, Darker Than Any Shadow, Blood, Ash, & Bone, and Deeper Than The Grave

To learn more about Tina Whittle, visit TinaWhittle.com

What I learned at (music) camp

What I learned at (music) camp

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church held a performance of their children's music camp Friday night.  Entitled "The Amazing Grace Race: In HIS steps, in my shoes,"

The play was about running the "race" of life and following in the steps of Jesus. Children were in the choir with youth taking some of the speaking roles. 

A finger food fellowship was held afterward.


New management, same great sounds at Bleckley County Jamboree

New management, same great sounds at Bleckley County Jamboree

The Bleckley County Jamboree was started by Josh Lucas in 2010.

For the past six years, people from Cochran and surrounding counties have come to the Oak Grove Community Center on Georgia 126 each Friday night to hear classic country and gospel music.

It's now being managed by Sonny and Jewell Hinson. Sonny said Lucas had to give it up about a year ago because of health issues but he will occassionally come by and visit. The Hinsons are keeping the Jamboree going each Friday night with music from the Faulk and Foskey famlies. Singing begins at 7 pm.

Concessions are available, donations welcomed.  For more information, contact Sonny Hinson, 478-308-4559.

Grease was the word Friday night

Grease was the word Friday night

Bleckley Theatre Summer Camp held the first of three community performances of this year's selection, Grease, Friday night at the city auditorium.

The cast was made up of campers who had been working hard under the direction of Mi Waters and Kelli Greer for the past week and a half.

To see more photos from Friday, click here.

Bleckley Theatre Summer Camp to perform Grease.

Bleckley Theatre Summer Camp will have performances of Grease June 12 and 13 at the Cochran city auditorium. Showtime is 7 pm both days with a 2 pm matinee that Saturday. Admission is $5 adults, $3 for children 10 and under.

BCHS Ninth Grade One Act to present High School Musical

Bleckley County High School's Ninth Grade One Act class will present High School Musical May 17 and 18 in the high school auditorium.  Showtimes are 3 and 7 p.m.  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students.