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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.

Over $9,000 raised to help "bust" local man's cancer.

Over $9,000 raised to help "bust" local man's cancer.

Saturday's "Busting Cancer for Brian" Smith clay shoot raised over $9,000 that will go toward medical and travel expenses for Smith in his battle with cancer.  The Smith family thanks the Bleckley County community for their outpouring of love and support.

Breast, prostate cancer awareness at October 6 BCHS home football game.

The October 6 Washington County at Bleckley home football game will be Breast and Prostate cancer awareness night.  BCHS Hosa will be holding a cake raffle, offering face painting, and selling Great American Cookie cake slices to raise money for people in the area battling both diseases.  At 7:15 pm, balloons honoring survivors as well as in remembrance of those lost to both diseases will be released into the air.  If you are a survivor of breast or prostate cancer, or have lost a family member to either disease, you are invited to participate.  Please meet on the field near the player's gate at 7:15. 

Clay shoot hopes to help "bust" local man's cancer.

"Busting Cancer for Brian Smith" is a benefit clay shoot that will be held October 14 at 235 Rebie Road in Cochran. Registration at 8 am, shoot from 9 am-3 pm. Cost is $65. Please bring own safety glasses, ear protection, ammo for 100 rounds. 7.5, 8, and 9 shot shells only, one ounce limit. Meal ticket, water, snacks, provided. Prizes to be given away. Station sponsors available for $50. Proceeds will go toward the medical expenses of Brian Smith as he battles cancer. Contact Deidra Tompkins (478)278-5726, or Amy Caffey (478)230-9331, for more information.