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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.

Paying tribute to spring sports seniors.

Paying tribute to spring sports seniors.

With spring sports cancelled, senior athletes were denied their final moments to shine, as well as any final recognition. To help that, lights were turned on at the tennis court, baseball field, and football stadium. Signs and banners adorned the areas to recognize spring sports athletes from the Class of 2020. Click here to view photos.

Donations sought for signs on courthouse square that will honor BCHS seniors.

With COVID-19 cancelling school and cutting short the year for this year’s BCHS seniors, a group of senior parents are trying to honor the class of 2020. They’re purchasing signs which Commissioner Bob Brockman has said can be placed on the courthouse lawn for a couple of weeks. Donations are sought to help pay for the signs. They can be left in the black mailbox behind the courthouse next to the handicap parking area. You can also contact Paige Baggs, (478)230-2221, to donate or for more information.

Lights to be turned on to honor BCHS spring sports seniors.

Though seniors participating in spring sports didn’t get to complete their seasons, something will be done to recognize them. Royal Stadium, the baseball field, and tennis courts will be lit up to honor this year’s soccer, tennis, baseball, and track seniors . According to a statement by athletic director Von Lassiter, lights at those locations will be on from 7 pm May 9 until the next morning. Parents and coaches may place signs or banners on the outside gates, but no one is allowed to enter any of the facilities. You’re also asked not to congregate at the locations, per social distancing guidelines.

T-Shirt fundraiser will benefit local businesses impacted by COVID-19.

T-Shirt fundraiser will benefit local businesses impacted by COVID-19.

MGA Fitness and Naptime Graphics are selling T-Shirts to support local businesses impacted by COVID-19.  The shirts read "BC hometown Strong" in heather, purple, or heather purple for $17.  Sizes youth X-Small through adult 4XL.  Orders can be placed by clicking here, select the business you wish to donate to via the drop-down menu.  Orders are due by April 24.  Note, in the interest of full disclosure, Bleckley Progress is one of the businesses on the list.