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Cochran Cleanup Day April 23.

Cochran Cleanup Day will be held April 23.  Meet behind the Chamber of Commerce at 9 am.  Plastic bags, gloves, and masks will be provided to all those who wish to pick up litter along a road segment.  A scrap tire amnesty will also take place that day from 9 am to noon.  Tires (rimless only) can be dropped off into a dumpster that will be set up behind the police department.

 

For more info, visit cityofcochran.com 

Local church fills a need by sharing.

Local church fills a need by sharing.

It was an opportunity to pick up anything needed as Mt. Calvary Baptist Church held a “share day” Saturday morning. People came to get things such as clothes, furniture, books, amongst numerous items donate by church and community members, all for free. Organizes were extremely happy with the turnout and opportunity to fulfill a need locally. Tomorrow, the church will discuss their vision and plans for the future during “Vision Sunday” at 8:45 and 11 am. A choir hymn sing will be held at 6 pm

Local church seeking to fulfill a need with "share day."

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church will hold a "share day" March 26 from 8 am to 1 pm.  A social media post describes the event as "a yard sale, but it's free."  It further states all are welcomed but the primary goal is to meet unmet needs in the community.  The church is located at 134 Abney Road.  Call (757)848-3492 for more info.

People planning to go bald in support of local girl battling cancer.

People planning to go bald in support of local girl battling cancer.

On February 13, 14 people including Bleckley Primary School Resource Officer Tracy Holder and Principal Dr. Quent Floyd will be getting their heads shaved. It's part of "Bald, Bold, and Beautiful," organized by Holder to show support for Caroline Eckles, a second grader battling neuroblastoma.  Read more here.

Local church collects items for Kentucky tornado victims.

Local church collects items for Kentucky tornado victims.

A group of volunteers from First United Methodist Church collected items for tornado victims in Kentucky Saturday afternoon. Bags and boxes of items such as non-perishable foods, clothing, and baby supplies were dropped. The donated items will be taken to Mayfield, Kentucky, one of the hardest hit areas. WOW Cargo Trailers donated the trailer, truck, and driver for the trip to deliver the items.

Local church collecting donations for victims of recent tornados.

First United Methodist Church is collecting donations for victims of the recent tornados in Kentucky. Items can be dropped off at the church parking lot December 18 from 1 to 3 pm. Things needed include bottled water, hygiene items, non-perishable food items (including hand can openers), diapers, and clothing. Financial donations are also appreciated. Checks, made out to First United Methodist Church with tornado victims in the memo, can be mailed to FUMC, 119 East Dykes Street, Cochran, GA 31014.

Special sendoff for 8u All Stars.

Special sendoff for 8u All Stars.

Today, the Bleckley 8u All Star baseball team is en route to Laurel, Mississippi for the Dixie Youth World Series.  A special sendoff ceremony was held Tuesday night at the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department. After their final practice at home, the team came to the parking lot and heard from Director Andy Brand, board member Chan Jones, and Mayor Billy Yeomans. The team then received a law enforcement escort as they paraded out and down Dykes Street to Farmers Furniture. Bleckley will open play against the host team from Laurel Thursday.