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Church VBS collects donations for Appalachian mission.

Church VBS collects donations for Appalachian mission.

Cochran FIrst United Methodist Church held Vacation Bible School this past week.  Their theme was "Fixer Upper: Wait 'til you see what God can do."  For their mission project, supplies and cash were collected that will go to the Red Bird Mission in Appalachia, Kentucky.

Cochran Police provide special sendoff for pageant queens headed to state.

Cochran Police provide special sendoff for pageant queens headed to state.

Bleckley County will be well-represented at this weekend's Miss Georgia Forestry State Pageant in Tifton with three queens competing for state.  Teeny Miss Bleckley County Forestry Dollie Rose Greene, Tiny Miss Bleckley County Forestry Avery Beth Mullis, and Little Miss Bleckley County Forestry Colleen Tyner.  Thursday moning Chief of Police Chris Coley and Officer Brittany Slaw escorted a convoy carrying the three queens from Bleckley Pre-K to La Cabana.

Donations of candy, plastic eggs, sought for Bleckley Elementary "dozen day."

Bleckley Elementary is seeking donations of plastic eggs and individually wrapped candy for their annual "dozen day" March 29, an event designed to ensure all school children get to enjoy Easter egg hunts. Items can be left in the main office of BCES. Please have all donations in by March 27.

Church ministry seeking winter coats to give away next season.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church's Outstretched Hands Ministry gives away winter coats and outerwear to those in need. As they recently gave away their last coat, donations of coats, hats, gloves, or other outwear items are sought for next winter. Donations can be left at the church office, 134 Abney Road in Cochran. For more information, call Angie Foley, (757)846-4050.

City of Cochran celebrating 150th anniversary March 18-23.

The City of Cochran will celebrate their 150th anniverary with a variety of community events March 18-23.  To read a complete schedule, click here.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran opening food bank February 12.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran will open their Love Center Food Bank February 12 from 11 am to 2 pm while supplies last.  According to promotional materials, it's for "anyone who could benefit from a free box of food and love." Distribution will take place in the church parking lot, 129 E. Beech Street.

Cochran residents brave the weather to honor the dream.

Cochran residents brave the weather to honor the dream.
Temperatures below 50 degrees didn't prevent Dr. Martin Luther King from being honored Monday afternoon. There was the annual parade featuring churches and other community groups. It was followed by a program at House of Grace where the NAACP Youth Choir performed and guest speaker Rev. Randy Paschal, Pastor of Calvary Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Irwinton, delivered a message entitled "Don't let the dream die.