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Communities in Schools/Walmart collecting school supplies for Bleckley students

Communities in Schools/Family Connection of Cochran-Bleckley County and Walmart of Cochran are collecting school supplies for Bleckley students. Throughout July, a donation bucket will be at the storefront where donations of school supplies can be dropped off.

Those supplies will be collected weekly by employees and distributed to schools before the first day of school on August 6. Please contact Regina Smith, 478-934-4300, for more information.

Cochran cleanup day June 6

The City of Cochran will hold a cleanup day June 6.  It's from 9 a.m. - noon, those particpating are asked to meet behind the police station on Third Street at 9 a.m.  

Gloves and bags will be provided with the goal being to span out and pick up trash and litter along city streets.

Groups (IE: clubs and organizations) are asked to participate.

Cochran Walmart raising money for Children's Miracle Network

Cochran Walmart began a fundraising campaign for Children's Miracle Network May 1.  

CMN is a top charity supported by both Walmart and Sam's Club. The Cochran fundraising will last through June 14. Efforts have included selling hamburger and hot dog plates for lunch the past two weeks, as well as a donation box in the front of the store.

On the table with the box is a picture of Grason Anderson. The son of Michael and Noel Anderson of Cochran has an immune deficincey and has served as the unoffical "poster child" for their efforts said store organizers.  

Friday and Saturday, associates from the store will be at the intersection of Second and Dykes Streets collecting money for CMN. The drives will last each day from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cochran pays tribute to those who served

Cochran pays tribute to those who served

A memorial day celebration was held Monday morning on the Bleckley Courthouse Square.  

It included remarks by county commissioner Bob Brockman, and the presentation of colors by American Legion Post 107. Post chaplain Charlie Tuck read the list of fallen soliders from Bleckley County.

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Johnnie Barton was guest speaker and Becky Smith of Cochran provided special music. It was a simple end to the solemn event with the playing of "Taps."

BCHS cheeerleader receives Positive Athlete award

BCHS cheeerleader receives Positive Athlete award

Bleckley County High School senior Logan Nobles was named thie 2014-15 Positive Athlete Georgia Most Positive Cheerleading Athlete.  

BCHS was first informed Monday. Nobles was one of 65 cheerleaders nominated. In total, over 2100 athletes in 27 sports from 40 counties across Georgia received nominations.

Nobles was a member of the competition, football, and basketball squads this season.

BCHS hosts Tri County Olympics

BCHS hosts Tri County Olympics

The Tri County Olympics were held Tuesday at Bleckley County High School's track.  

Independently funded by organizers, including over $2,500 raised by Bleckley Elementary, the Tri County Olympics were track events for special needs students from Bleckley, Dodge and Pulaski Counties. Events included the standing and running long jump, wheelchair race and softball toss.

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Good turnout for Spring Buddy Ball.

Good turnout for Spring Buddy Ball.

The sixth annual Spring Buddy Ball was held Saturday at the Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department.  Special needs children from Bleckley, Dodge, and Pulaski Counties got to enjoy a game of baseball with a "buddy," a volunteer who offered a helping hand.  Volunteers included coaches from the middle and high school as well as baseball and softball players.  There were 50 children participating according to Danette Rogers.  After the game, everyone enjoyed hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch.