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A Day for Allie at Dairy Queen.

A Day for Allie at Dairy Queen.

As the story goes, a Cochran Dairy Queen employee went above and beyond to be kind to eight-year old Allie Itson when she and mom Diane were at Dairy Queen a few weeks ago. Following a thank you call, and the restaurant learning of Allie battling moyamoya disease, they decided to hold a fundraising day for her Saturday. Itson got to serve as “manager” that morning, and there were special activities for children. DQ collected donations and donated 20 percent of sales to the family to help with ongoing medical costs.

"Allie's DQ Day" will raise funds for eight-year old battling rare brain disease.

Cochran Dairy Queen Grill & Chill will hold "Allie's DQ Day" February 1.  It's a fundraiser for local resident Allie Itson, reccently diagnosed with moyamoya disease.  The restaurant will donate a portion of all sales to Allie and her family to help with medical expenses.  Activities include face painting, obstacle course, bounce house, and more.  DQ is located at 270 N. Seventh Street.

People brave the cold to honor the dream.

People brave the cold to honor the dream.

Though the weather was again cold with sub-50 temperatures, a variety of people and community groups endured it to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King by participating in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade sponsored by the Cochran-Bleckley NAACP. Following the parade, a program was held featuring Michael J. Walton, pastor of Mt. Cilla Baptist Church in Hawkinsville.

Saying thank you to all who serve or have served.

Saying thank you to all who serve or have served.
 It was a time to say “thank you” to those who served or are serving at a Veterans Day program held on the courthouse square. It featured a performance of the national anthem by Royal Singers member Luke Wrye, the presentation of colors by American Legion Post 107, as well as remarks by county commissioner Bob Brockman and mayor Billy Yeomans. Guest speaker was Bleckley Primary principal Quent Floyd who shared his experience as a veteran of the US Navy and how different people from different areas with different values had to work together for a common goal.

Cochran Veterans Day program November 11.

A Veterans Day program will be held on the Bleckley County Courthouse square November 11 at 11 am.  Guest speaker will be Bleckley Primary principal and Navy veteran Quent Floyd.  In the event of rain, the program will be held in the city auditorium.

Cochran Police Department "Unity in the Community" Family Day November 2.

Cochran Police Department will hold their fourth annual "Unity in the Community" Family Day November 2 from 10 am to 1 pm.  The free event will feature inflatables (bounce houses and slides), rock wall, mechanical bulldog, as well as popcorn and snow cones.

Chamber of Commerce inviting Hometown Heroes to breakfast October 11.

The Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Hometown Heroes breakfast October 11.  All "Hometown Heroes" (IE: law enforcement, fire, EMS personnel) are invited to a drop-in breakfast starting at 7:30 am.  Meal provided by Bethany Baptist Church.