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Fish fry will benefit local man battling cancer, needy family during Christmas.

First Baptist Church  of Cochran will hold a benefit fish fry December 7 at 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $20 donation. Plates will have fish, french fries, hush puppies, coleslaw. Door prizes, items for auction including Glock 42, Yeti Hopper, fishing accessories, and cakes. Money raised will go toward Brian Smith, a local man battling cancer, as well as a needy family during Christmas. Only 250 tickets will be sold. Call Shane Savant, (478)217-0139, or Brad Davis, (478)697-4044, to purchase. Sponsored by FBC Brotherhood Outdoor Ministries.  The church is located at 102 S Second St.

Rallying for the Lady Royals.

Rallying for the Lady Royals.

A community rally was held for the BCHS softball team in preparation of their trip to Columbus this week for the elite eight Monday night at the field.  Players were introduced indiidually, with biographcal information read about each one.  Bleckley will open play in Columbus against Monticello Thursday at 3 pm.  Directions can be found here.

Over $9,000 raised to help "bust" local man's cancer.

Over $9,000 raised to help "bust" local man's cancer.

Saturday's "Busting Cancer for Brian" Smith clay shoot raised over $9,000 that will go toward medical and travel expenses for Smith in his battle with cancer.  The Smith family thanks the Bleckley County community for their outpouring of love and support.

Breast, prostate cancer awareness at October 6 BCHS home football game.

The October 6 Washington County at Bleckley home football game will be Breast and Prostate cancer awareness night.  BCHS Hosa will be holding a cake raffle, offering face painting, and selling Great American Cookie cake slices to raise money for people in the area battling both diseases.  At 7:15 pm, balloons honoring survivors as well as in remembrance of those lost to both diseases will be released into the air.  If you are a survivor of breast or prostate cancer, or have lost a family member to either disease, you are invited to participate.  Please meet on the field near the player's gate at 7:15. 

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.

To see pictures of the court, click here.