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Cochran Dairy Queen to hold police community fund day.

Dairy Queen will hold a Cochran Police Department Community Fund day March 14.  DQ will donate a portion of all sales to the fund and CPD officers will work behind the counter part of the day.  The community fund is used to fund projects such as scholarships and providing Christmas for needy families.

Girl Scout Cookie sales at Cochran Walmart March 7.

Girl Scouts will be doing booth sales for cookies at Cochran Walmart March 7 starting at 10 am.  Walmart is located at 366 Highway 26 East.

Cochran church outreach group to hand out coffee and donuts February 28. ***Corrected***

Bethany Baptist Church's Mission Outreach team will be giving away coffee and donuts February 28 from 9-11 am in the parking lot of Fred's Store.  It's located at 1245 East Dykes Street.

Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce holds awards banquet.

Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce holds awards banquet.

The Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce held their annual banquet Thursday night in First Baptist Church's fellowship Hall.  Nate Wickline of SERVPRO was guest speaker.  Andrew Belflower was introduced as this year's STAR Student.  BCHS AP Calculus and Physics teacher Brian Wynne was the STARTeacher.

Organization of the year was the Cochran Bleckley Fire Department.  Chief Glen Lord was recognized for 19 years of service.

Cochran pageant to benefit Jay's Hope Foundation.

The first ever Miss Sparkling Shamrock Pageant will be held March 22 at 5 pm in the Cochran city auditorium.  It's a benefit for Jay's Hope.  Money raised by contestants will be turned in at check in (must be there by no later than 4:30 pm)   Age group ranges are 2-4 (teeny miss) through 17 and up (miss.)  Optional categories include prettiest hair, best dress, and most creative outfit.)  Registration cost before February 21 is $50 ($65 with optionals), cost by March 17 (final deadline) is $60, $75 with optionals.

For more information, contact Mollie Moore, 478-230-2150, or Mandy Tomberlin, 478-2907.  Download a registration form by clicking here.

Cochran community blood drive February 9

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive February 9 from 2-7 pm in the main room of the County Extension Office on Peacock Street.  Appointments can be made online by clicking here and entering sponsor code "cochran."

Black History Month events at Middle Georgia State College.

Middle Georgia State College will celebrate Black History month with a variety of acitivities on all their campuses.   Here are announced events for the Cochran and Eastman campuses.  Black History Month actitivies are sponsored by Middle Georgia State College Office of Student Life, in collaboration with the Multicultural Affairs and Multi-Cultural Association student organizations.  All are free and open to the public.  Contact Dee Lindsey, dee.lindsey@mga.edu for more information.

Cochran campus- African American Museum on Wheels will be in the Presidential Dining Room (Georgia Hall) February 17 from noon-6 pm.  The play "Evolution of a Black Girl" will be presented in Walker Hall audiotirum February 23 at 7 pm.