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Saying thank you to all who serve or have served.

Saying thank you to all who serve or have served.
 It was a time to say “thank you” to those who served or are serving at a Veterans Day program held on the courthouse square. It featured a performance of the national anthem by Royal Singers member Luke Wrye, the presentation of colors by American Legion Post 107, as well as remarks by county commissioner Bob Brockman and mayor Billy Yeomans. Guest speaker was Bleckley Primary principal Quent Floyd who shared his experience as a veteran of the US Navy and how different people from different areas with different values had to work together for a common goal.

Cochran Veterans Day program November 11.

A Veterans Day program will be held on the Bleckley County Courthouse square November 11 at 11 am.  Guest speaker will be Bleckley Primary principal and Navy veteran Quent Floyd.  In the event of rain, the program will be held in the city auditorium.

Cochran Police Department "Unity in the Community" Family Day November 2.

Cochran Police Department will hold their fourth annual "Unity in the Community" Family Day November 2 from 10 am to 1 pm.  The free event will feature inflatables (bounce houses and slides), rock wall, mechanical bulldog, as well as popcorn and snow cones.

Chamber of Commerce inviting Hometown Heroes to breakfast October 11.

The Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Hometown Heroes breakfast October 11.  All "Hometown Heroes" (IE: law enforcement, fire, EMS personnel) are invited to a drop-in breakfast starting at 7:30 am.  Meal provided by Bethany Baptist Church.

Local pediatrician seeking food donations for backpack project.

Local pediatrician Dr. Bill's Kids is seeking donations of non-perishable food items for their "backpack project" which provides food to children who otherwise might not have anything to eat when not in school. Items sought include vienna sausage, packs of crackers, snack items. Donations can be dropped off at the office, 426 GA 26 in Cochran. Call (478)934-2874 for more information.

Cochran Fire Department pays tribute to 9/11 heroes.

Cochran Fire Department pays tribute to 9/11 heroes.

On 9/11, firefighter Stephen Siller, despite being off duty, attempted to answer the call once hearing about a plane hitting the north tower of the World Trade Center. He reached the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel but it'd been closed for security purposes. Stiller would walk one mile with his equipment to aid fellow firefighters, losing his life in the process. It was that selfless act that motivated Cochran Fire Chief Brock Wilicher to organize an event honoring him, and all those who responded on 9/11. He and fellow firefighter walked one mile from the station to Eastgate Plaza. Escorts include a fire truck, Cochran Police as well as emergency personnel from Heartland EMS.

Middle Georgia Stat Campus Activities Board collecting donations for communities affected by Dorian.

Middle Georgia State University's Cochran Campus Activities Board is seeking donations of items to be delivered to communities impacted by Hurricane Dorian.  Items needed include cleaning supplies, bug spray, diapers, trash bags, flashlights, toiletries, water, hygiene products, and coloring books.  Items can be dropped off on the first floor of Georgia Hall.  Contact Gernisha.Parnell@mga.edu or Paris.Mitchell@mga.edu for more information.  Donations are due by September 30.