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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

Hundreds get food, prayer, from church food bank.

Hundreds get food, prayer, from church food bank.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran opened their Love Ministry Food Bank yesterday.  People came, registered and received tickets, met with church members who prayed for them, then waited for their number to be called to receive boxes of food containing both meats and fruits.  According to ministry volunteers, over 250 boxes of food were handed out to families, feeding over 750 people.

Church holding fifth annual backpack and school supply giveaway July 28.

First Baptist Church of Cochran will hold their fifth annual backpack and school supply giveaway at the Hangar, 130 East Beech Street, July 28.  It starts at 2 pm and will last until all supplies are given away.  Volunteers will have lists to assist with supplies are needed for each grade.  Children must be present to receive supplies.

Cochran church opening food bank to "anyone who could benefit from a free box of food and love."

Cornerstone Church of Cochran will open their Love Center Food Bank July 25 from 11 am-2 pm in the parking lot of the church, 129 East Beech Street.  According to a promotional flyer, it's open to "anyone who could benefit from a free box of food and love."

Former BCHS football coach leading effort to honor those who serve.

Former BCHS football coach leading effort to honor those who serve.

Former Bleckley County High School head football coach was the guest speaker at yesterday's Memorial Day program held on the courthouse square.  He spoke about a project to help honor servicemen, both past and present. While on a trip to Ringgold, he saw American flags that wood bases that display the name and branch of service for both current and veterans of the military.  Barrs was inspired to have the same done in Cochran. So, he got approval from city council and began selling the flags here.

He said he wanted to do this to show appreciation to all who serve and have served, adding he makes no money off the flags. Each flag is $100 and will be displayed by the city the week before and after July 4 and Veterans Day. Flags will be placed along West Dykes and Second Streets. The deadline to order for July 4 is June 1, October 1 for Veterans Day. Call city hall, (478)934-6346, for more information.