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Shriners to be at Cochran Motor Speedway September 6.

The Cochran-Bleckley Shrine Club will be at Cochran Motor Speedway September 6.  They'll be giving away free coloring books to children as well as have discounted toys for sale.  A 50//50 raffle will be held and fans can take pictures by the #6 David Ragan Shrine car.  Activites start at 5 pm.  Cochran Motor Speedway is locaed at 241 Jim Wimberly Road.

Lady Royals softball team takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The BCHS softball team took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after Wednesday's practice.   They'd been challenged by the Dodge County Lady Indians softball team.  The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was started by a patient with ALS. It's designed to promote both awareness of the disease as well as raise funds.   While being videoed, people douse themselves with a bucket of ice water.  The video is posted to social media with a challenge to someone else.  That person can either accept the challenge, donate to an ALS Charity, or both.

To find out who the Lady Royals challenged, watch the video.

Cochran Motor Speedway honors Jay's Hope.

Cochran Motor Speedway honors Jay's Hope.

Jay's Hope, the organization that raises funds to battle childhood cancer, was on hand at Cochran Motor Speedway Saturday night.  A table was set up allowing people to make donations as well as pick up items such as T-Shirts and calendars.  There was a 50-50 raffle for fans and several items were raffled off for drivers.

In a pre-race ceremony, children from the organization were recognized and, along with track announcer Pastor Todd Shearin, got to say the famous racing phrase "Gentlemen, Start your engines!"

To learn more about Jay's Hope, visit their website.

Jay's Hope to be at Cochran Speedway

Jay's Hope Foundation is Cochran Motor Speedway's charity of the month and members from the Macon chapter will be at the races this Saturday night.  

A 50/50 raffle will be held.  Half the total will go to the winner, the other to Jay's Hope.  Drivers will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for items such as tires.  

Foundation members will be recognized in a special pre-race ceremony.  Gates open at 4 p.m., races begin at 8.

To learn more about Jay's Hope and their efforts to raise money for children battling cancer, visit the website.

Longtime Cochran businessman to be honored by city and county

Longtime Cochran businessman to be honored by city and county

Longime Cochran businessman Ranny Cannon, along with his wife Rene, will be recognized by both the city and county in recognition of his support and efforts August 29 at 10 a.m. on the courthouse square.  

The public is invited to attend.

MGSC announces scholarship recipients

MGSC announces scholarship recipients

Middle Georgia State College announced Tuesday that over 250 students had received scholarships through the Middle Georgia State College Foundation.  Recipients from Cochran were:

Cochran Dairy Queen raises over $1,000 on Miracle Treat Day

Cochran Dairy Queen raises over $1,000 on Miracle Treat Day

Cochran Dairy Queen owner Ali Momin announced Monday that the restaurant raised $1,383 from donations and sales on Miracle Treat Day held August 14.  

Money raised will go to the Children's Hospital at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.  

Momin thanked everyone who volunteered their time as well all those who donated or stopped by.