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Cochran Women's Club collecting items for domestic violence victims April 28.

Cochran Women's Club will join other women's clubs in statewide Day of Service event by collecting items for victims of domestic violence April 28. Members will be in front of Walmart from 10 am-1 pm. According to a release, items sought include diapers, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, hair brushes, paper towels, trash bags, feminine hygiene products, shavers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and women's and children's underwear. Donations will go to the Salvation Army Safe House in Warner Robins.

Help Bleckley's first state Special Olympics athlete "Domi-NATE" at state.

Help Bleckley's first state Special Olympics athlete "Domi-NATE" at state.

Bleckley County High School Sophomore Nate "The Great" Johnson is the first Special Olympics athlete to make it to state. He'll be competing at the Atlanta Invitational April 13 and the state finals May 18-19 at Emory University. Help support Nate by purchasing a "Domi-NATE" T-Shirt. Costs are $15 for youth X-Small through adult X-Large, $17 for adult 2 XL and up. Orders can be placed by emailing Libby DeLoach, ldeloach@bleckley.k12.ga.us, or Chelsea Tyner, ctyner@bleckley.k12.ga.us. Checks can be dropped off in the main office of Bleckley Primary. Orders are due by April 30.

"We love you and we're praying for you."

"We love you and we're praying for you."

For the second straight year, Salem Baptist Church fed firemen, law enforcement, and EMS workers with "Serving the Servants" Saturday nights. Firefighters came first, with law enforcement and EMS personnel coming later. Before blessing the meal, Salem Pastor Tony Harmon spoke of how the Bible calls for Christians to serve others. He said the church wanted to do this in appreciation for the service they provided, adding "we love you and we're praying for you." Between meals ate at the church and delivered, organizers said between 115-120 people were served.

Cochran celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cochran celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cold temperatures didn't stop people celebrating the birthday and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Monday.  The annual parade was held followed by a progam at Turner Chapel AME Church.  The theme was "Make it a day on, not a day off' and featured music from the NAACP Youth Choir and a message from guest speaker Devonte Harris.  Harrs is the lead pastor of Salem AME Church and Bethel AME Church in Bronwood, Georgia.

Cochran Christmas traditions continue.

Cochran Christmas traditions continue.

As it was the first Friday in December, Cochran Christmas traditions continued with the Pilot Club Lite-a-Lite ceremony and Lighted Christmas parade.  To see photos from both, click here.

Fish fry will benefit local man battling cancer, needy family during Christmas.

First Baptist Church  of Cochran will hold a benefit fish fry December 7 at 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $20 donation. Plates will have fish, french fries, hush puppies, coleslaw. Door prizes, items for auction including Glock 42, Yeti Hopper, fishing accessories, and cakes. Money raised will go toward Brian Smith, a local man battling cancer, as well as a needy family during Christmas. Only 250 tickets will be sold. Call Shane Savant, (478)217-0139, or Brad Davis, (478)697-4044, to purchase. Sponsored by FBC Brotherhood Outdoor Ministries.  The church is located at 102 S Second St.

Rallying for the Lady Royals.

Rallying for the Lady Royals.

A community rally was held for the BCHS softball team in preparation of their trip to Columbus this week for the elite eight Monday night at the field.  Players were introduced indiidually, with biographcal information read about each one.  Bleckley will open play in Columbus against Monticello Thursday at 3 pm.  Directions can be found here.