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Free items available at "Share Day" yard sale.

The second annual "Share Day" free yard sell will be held at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church from 8 am-noon. Items available include clothes of all sizes, toys, household items, and furniture, all free to pick up. Hot chocolate and muffins at 8, hot dogs served at 11 am. Call Angie Foley to donate items or for more information, 757-846-4050. Mt. Calvary is located at 134 Abney Road in Cochran.

Breakfast for law enforcement, fire & rescue, EMS, and Emergency Management personnel October 5.

The Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce will host a "Hometown Heroes" breakfast October 5 at 7:30 am.  Local law enforcement, fire and rescue, EMS, and Emergency Management personnel are invited to drop by 102 North Second Street for a breakfast sponsored by the Chamber and La Cabana Mexican Restaurant.

Many people came together who are "Pulling for Barry."

Many people came together who are "Pulling for Barry."

The command of "pull" followed by shotgun blasts could be heard echoing off Rebie Road in Bleckley County Saturday as clay shoot benefiting Barry Jones was held. Named “Pulling for Barry,” the shoot was to help Jones with the expenses associated with battling cancer. It was organized by Cochran Bank president Mary Ann Young, who knew Jones from his time as an appraiser for the bank. Family members. friends, as well as members of the BC Shotgun Team were also involved. Besides the clay shoot, there was also a bake sale, T-Shirt sale, and gun raffle. Organizers said at least 60 people participated. 

Cochran church opening food bank August 29.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran's Love Center Food Bank will be open August 29 from 11 am-2 pm in the church parking lot, 129 East Beech Street, while supplies last.  A promotional flyer states it's open to "anyone who could benefit from a free box of food and love."

Clay shoot will benefit local man battling cancer.

Some friends who are "Pulling for Barry" have organized a benefit clay shoot that will be held August 25 at 325 Rebie Road in Cochran.  Cost is $80.  Registration is at 8 am, shooting from 9 am-3 pm.  Participants asked to bring their own safety glasses, ear protection, and ammo for 100 rounds.  Ammo should be 7 1/2 shot or smaller, 11/8 loads or smaller.  Meal ticket, water, and snacks will be provided.

Station sponsorships are available for $50, call Cochran Bank, (478)934-4400.  Proceeds from the shoot will benefit Barry Jones, who is battling cancer.  Contact Todd Kirkpatric for more info on the shoot, (478)230-7955.

A good day for Blizzards in Cochran.

A good day for Blizzards in Cochran.

Cochran Dairy Queen was one of thousands of locatons nationwide to participate in the annual corporate fundraiser "Miracle Treat Day."  Benefiting the Children's Miracle Network, a portion of proceeds from all Blizzard treats sold would go to the local area's Children's Miracle Network Hospital.  Funds collected in Cochran will go to the Children's Hospital, Navicent  Health, in Macon.

Backpack giveaway helps children, schools, with supplies.

Backpack giveaway helps children, schools, with supplies.

First Baptist Church held their fifth annual backpack giveaway Saturday at the Hangar. Families registered, then were assisted by church members in getting backpacks and other supplies needed for the school year. Water and cookies were also available during the wait. According to volunteers, 250 supplies for backpacks were given away. Remaining supplies will be given to the schools for extra resources