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Heartland EMS holding "Cans For Kids" food drive.

Cochran-based Heartland EMS is holding their annual "Cans For Kids" food drive now through December 20. They're seeking donations of canned foods that will go to children and families in Bleckley County.  Donations can be dropped off at the office, 257 Lucas Road.  There are also donation boxes at Bleckley Primary, Walmart, Badcock Home Furnishing, Harvey's Supermarket, and Dollar General Market.  Call 478-934-1133 or 478-308-2788 with any questions.

Cochran church to hold community Thanksgiving service.

First Baptist Church of Cochran will hold a community Thanksgiving service November 23 at 6 pm.  Ryan Vargas, Pastor of Union Hill Baptist Church, will be guest speaker.  Special music will be provided by Ryan Carnes, Pastor of New Life Church of God, and the First Baptist Church choir.  FBC is located at 101 S. Second Street.

Fourth annual Toys For Tots Car Show held.

Fourth annual Toys For Tots Car Show held.

The fourth annual Toys For Tots Car Show was held Saturday at Bleckley County High School.  Started by Cochran resident Chris Arnold, the event has been used to collect toys for children in the local community.  According to a release, 100 vehicles entered and just under 500 toys were collected that will go to children in Cochran and Bleckley County.

To learn more about the car show, visit their website.

Cochran church to serve as Operation Christmas Child Drop Off Location.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church located at 134 Abney Road will once again serve as a drop off location for Operation Christmas Child.  OCC involves filling shoeboxes with gifts for children including school supplies, toys, and non-liquid hygiene supplies.  The boxes are carried to a distribution center then delivered to children overseas.  It's done by Christian outreach group Samaritan's Purse.

Dates items can be dropped off are November 17-21, 23 from 4-8 pm.  November 22, 24 8 am-noon.  For more information on Operation Christmas Child, visit www.samartianspurse.org

Cochran Veterans Day Parade held.

Cochran Veterans Day Parade held.

The first Cochran Veterans Day parade was held Monday evening downtown.  Organized by Cochran Police Sergant Jeff Trawick, the event was to show appreciation for the sacrifices made by veterans and their families.

Cochran, Eastman, campuses of MGSC to hold Veterans Day programs.

Middle Georgia State College released a schedule of Veterans Day events that will be held on their various campuses Tuesday.  In Cochran, a gathering will be held at noon in Alderman Hall that will include remarks and a reception.  Contact Scotty Rainwater, scotty.rainwater@mga.edu for more information.  The Eastman campus will hold a gathering at 1 pm that will include the presentation of colors, remarks, and a reception.  Contact Kristy Faulk, kristy.faul@mga.edu for more information. 

Register for the 2014 Cochran Lighted Christmas Parade.

The Cochran Lighted Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, will be held December 5 at 7 pm.  Registration forms are being accepted now through November 28.  To download one, click here.  Call the Chamber office, 478-934-2965, for more information.