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Groundbreaking held for new primary school.

Groundbreaking held for new primary school.

Though work began this summer on the new primary school, an official groundbreaking for the project was held Tuesday afternoon. District faculty, Board of Education members, representatives from Construction Manager JCI Contractors, as well faculty from Bleckley Primary and a few community members were among in attendance. After brief remarks from Superintendent Dr. Steve Smith, he along with board members and JCI President Lyndy Jones officially “broke ground” on the project. Pictured L-R: in both are JCI Contractors President Lyndy Jones, Emily Bryant, Quent Floyd, Dr. Trey Belflower, Diane Lester, Shana Evans, Amy Williams, Mike Sasser, Kim Wright, and Dr. Steve Smith.

Rec. Department to host Dixie Softball 2022 6, 8u World Series.

The Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department announced via Facebook they had been selected by Dixie Softball to host the 2022 Sweet Tees (6u) and Dixie Softball Darlings (8u) world series. It will mark the second and third world series hosted by CBRD, the 1994 Dixie Bells Slowpitch World Series was held in Cochran. To volunteer, call (478)934-3225.

Helping make Cochran beautiful.

Helping make Cochran beautiful.

Saturday was the annual "Cochran Cleanup Day." Volunteers spawned out around the city to pick up trash. Residents could also dispose of old tires at dropoff locations in town. Several groups were involved, including a large number of BCHS HOSA members. All in all, about 40 people volunteered.

Cochran Firefighters to walk in memory of 9/11 victims.

Members of the Cochran Fire Department, along with neighboring fire departments, will walk on Friday, September 11 to honor victims of 9/11. The walk will be one mile, beginning at the fire station, ending at Eastgate Plaza, in full gear. The mile is to honor Stephen Siller, the firefighter who walked a mile, to respond to the Twin Towers attack.

DDA, former coach helping make downtown beautiful.

DDA, former coach helping make downtown beautiful.

If you've been downtown the past couple of days, you might've seen some of the sidewalks being pressure washed. The Cochran Downtown Development Authority authorized the project to help improve the area. You also might've seen American flags lined up along the sidewalk. Those flags honoring both current and former members of the military are a project started by former BCHS football coach Sam Barrs.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran food bank open tomorrow.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran will open their food bank tomorrow, handing out free pre-packed boxes of food tomorrow from 11 am-2 pm, while supplies last.  It will take place in the church parking lot, 129 East Beech Street.

Seniors get a moment to shine downtown.

Seniors get a moment to shine downtown.

Though school is out, a group of senior parents have been holding activities as part of a "senior week" for the Class of 2020. Thursday night, seniors paraded through downtown Cochran as a good crowd was on hand to congratulate them on making it through what was a trying year. Click here to view photos.