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Community Day at the Fire Department.

Community Day at the Fire Department.

A community cookout was held Saturday at all Bleckley County Fire Department stations.  Families enjoyed hot dogs and chips, children got to see the trucks, spray water from the firehose, and see other firefighter equipment. Jeol Foskey, Captain of the Salem station, said the department was planning to do one big outreach event each quarter to promote community involvement.

Good turnout for Spring Buddy Ball.

Good turnout for Spring Buddy Ball.

The eighth annual Spring Buddy Ball game was held in a new location, fields at Middle Georgia State University in Cochran.  Buddies came from the Knights athletic department.  But it didn't seem to matter to about 80 special needs children who got their names announced just like baseball players did, and ran the bases, some with the help of their buddies.  After the medal presentation and group pictures, they enjoyed hamburgers and hot dogs.

Fall Buddy Ball will be October 7 and returns to the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department.

BCHS HOSA, Dairy Queen, teaming up to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis research.

Bleckley County High School HOSA and Cochran DQ Grill & Chill be raising money for the Cystic Fbrosis Foundation's Great Strides walk held in June April 15.  Ten percent of all restaurant sales that day will go toward Cystic Fibrosis research. The restaurant is located at 606 N Second St. 

A good night for prom in Cochran.

A good night for prom in Cochran.

Despite chances of rain and storms, any bad weather had left Cochran by mid morning Friday.  A good thing too as Bleckley County High School held their Junior/Senior Prom that night.  Click here to see walkthrough photos.

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.