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Clay shoot hopes to help "bust" local man's cancer.

"Busting Cancer for Brian Smith" is a benefit clay shoot that will be held October 14 at 235 Rebie Road in Cochran. Registration at 8 am, shoot from 9 am-3 pm. Cost is $65. Please bring own safety glasses, ear protection, ammo for 100 rounds. 7.5, 8, and 9 shot shells only, one ounce limit. Meal ticket, water, snacks, provided. Prizes to be given away. Station sponsors available for $50. Proceeds will go toward the medical expenses of Brian Smith as he battles cancer. Contact Deidra Tompkins (478)278-5726, or Amy Caffey (478)230-9331, for more information.

Cochran Police Department National Night Out October 3.

The Cochran Police Department will once again be a part of National Night Out, the iniative designed to build community-police partnerships.  A street party will be held October 3 from 5-8 pm on the lawn in front of the police station, 102 N Second St.  Food, bounce house, dunking booth, child ID kits, firearms safety, rock wall, Neighborhood Watch info, and more. Call (478)934-4282 for more information.

BCHS crowns Homecoming Queen, first ever Homecoming King.

BCHS crowns Homecoming Queen, first ever Homecoming King.

Jahnaria Brown was crowned 2017 Bleckley County High School Homecoming Queen during halftime of Friday's football game versus Northeast.  At the afternoon pep rally, Curtis Conyer, a special needs student, was crowned the school's first ever Homecoming King.

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Fund set up for Cochran man battling cancer.

A benefit fund has been set up to assist with the medical expenses of Brian Smith, recently diagnosed with cancer. Donations can be dropped off at Cochran Bank, 127 Sixth St SE.

Longtime Bleckley teacher comes out of retirement to help friend battling cancer.

Longtime Bleckley teacher comes out of retirement to help friend battling cancer.

When school started this past Friday in Cochran, Elaine Bates was teaching at Bleckley County Middle School.  After being retired for two years, Bates didn't see herself there.  But in her words "God had a different plan."  That plan involved her returning to the classroom to help out her former student, coworker, and friend Jeannie Allen, who was diagnosed this summer with cancer.

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Cochran church helps out with back to school shopping.

Cochran church helps out with back to school shopping.

School in Bleckley County starts August 4.  Saturday, hundreds still needing school supplies came to First Baptist Church's Hangar for their fourth annual backpack and school supply giveaway.  Volunteers from the church armed with supply lists from all schools helped distribute backpacks, colored pencisl, and other things required for class. Over 300 items were given away

Cochran residents enjoy Blizzards for a good cause.

Cochran residents enjoy Blizzards for a good cause.

Cochran Dairy Queen participated in "Miracle Treat" Day held Thursday at locations nationwide.  The event raises money for the Children's Miracle Network.  One dollar from all Blizzards sold in Cochran will go to the Children's Hospital Navicent Health in Macon, the area Children's Miracle Network Hospital.