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T-Shirt fundraiser will benefit local woman battling cancer.

T-Shirt fundraiser will benefit local woman battling cancer.

T-Shirts are being sold to raise funds for Sheila Davis, a Cochran woman, battling cancer.  See image for design. Cost is $20 for S-XXL, $22 for 3XL and above.  Orders can be placed by calling or texting (478)230-1904 by March 31.

BCMS baseball team visits Dublin VA Hospital.

BCMS baseball team visits Dublin VA Hospital.

Set up by the parent of two of the players, the Bleckley County Middle School baseball team visited the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center Monday.  To read Barons head coach Mike Lee's account of the visit, click here.

Good turnout for concert benefiting Bleckley man's kidney transplant fund.

Good turnout for concert benefiting Bleckley man's kidney transplant fund.

A concert benefiting the Reed Floyd Kidney Transplant Fund was held Saturday night inside Russell Hall on the Cochran campus of Middle Georgia State University.  Organizers say over 100 people attended.  Proceeds from the event will go toward the medical expenses of Floyd, a Cochran native born with one kidney now failing.

Donations can also be made to the Reed Floyd Kidney Transplant Fund at Cochran Bank and Trust on Sixth Street.

Late surge of people lifts Cochran Blood Drive numbers.

Late surge of people lifts Cochran Blood Drive numbers.

The American Red Cross held a blood drive Monday afternoon at the County Extension Office in Cochran. Organizers said it'd been slow going for most of the day.  But around 6 pm, traffic increased.  By 6:20, 45 people had come in to donate.

A flyer sent out by the Red Cross last week stated that there was an emergency need for blood because of several drives across the country being cancelled due to winter storms.  You can learn more abut other drives in Middle Georgia by going here.

Cochran church serves those who protect and serve.

Cochran church serves those who protect and serve.

Local law enforcement, EMT's/First Responders, as well as fire and rescue were the guests of Salem Baptist Church Saturday night for "Serving the Servants."  The church provided meals in their Fellowship Hall as well as delievered plates.  Pastor Tony Deloach said members were inspired to do this based upon a Bible study they're currently doing on Wednesday nights as well as things happening in the community and world. Between meals eaten there and plates delivered, they expected to serve about 200 people.

Martin Luther King Day celebrated in Cochran.

Martin Luther King Day celebrated in Cochran.

A pair of events sponsored by the Bleckley NAACP Chapter highlighted the Martin Luther King Day celebration in Cochran.  The annual parade went through downtown Cochran featuring a number of churches and other local groups.

House of Grace hosted a celebration event entitled "Committment to Excellence in Community Service."  It featured music by the NAACP Youth Choir and remarks by Julius Johnson.  Johnson is the founder of the Newberry Foundation, an African American education and history organization.

Cochran church opens food bank ministry.

Cochran church opens food bank ministry.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran has opened a food bank ministry called the Cornerstone Love Center.  It's appointment based and will provide food to people in need.  To learn more, call coordinator Marsha Hartley, (478)867-3351.