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Jazz event at Cochran-Bleckley Arts Alliance tonight.

The Cochran-Bleckley Arts Alliance and Middle Georgia State University will host a Jazz music event tonight at the Arts Alliance Building, 113 E. Dykes St.  Doors open at 7:30 pm, music starts at 8.  Admission free, coffee bar available.  Park behind Chamber of Commerce on Third St.

Bleckley Fire Department Community Cookout April 29.

The Bleckley County Fire Department will hold a community cookout at all station loctions (Limestone, Airport, Salem, Cary, Porter) Saturday from 11 am-2 pm.  Free hot dogs and chips will be given away and trucks will be on display for children.  For more information contact Fire Chief Matt Kelly  (478)304-2313, Training Officer Scott Jackson (478)609-1780, or Operations Officer Lynn Hancock (478)308-1445.

BCHS Royal Singers Spring Concert April 30.

The Bleckley County High School Royal Singers will hold their Spring Concert April 30 at 3 pm in the high school auditorium.  Besides the choir show, it will also include performances by JonHolland Jones (third at state literary, boys solo), as well as the girls trio and boys quartet (both state runner up.)  Admission $5 adults, $3 students.

14th Annual Bible Reading Marathon starting April 28.

The Cochran-Bleckley Ministerial Alliance presents the 14th Annual Bible Reading Marathon April 28-May 4. Opening ceremonies at 6 pm that Friday on the courthouse square. J. Brian Williams, Pastor of Empire Pentecostal Holiness Church will serve as Master of Ceremonies. National Anthem performance by Ramona Giles. Bleckley Christian Learning Center President Don Giles will be Keynote Speaker. Special music by BCLC Student Keyshon Beck, testimonies by other BCLC students.

First reader will be Micah Ware, son of Terry and Dee Ware. Second reader will be Jackson Bambrough, son of Pastor and Mrs. Chris Bambrough. For more information, contact Jerri Tuck, (478)230-8316.

Eggs rained from the sky at the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department.

Eggs rained from the sky at the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department.

The Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department hosted and co-sponsored a community Easter event with Christ Chapel Cochran Saturday.  There were games, a bounce house, pictures with the Easter Bunny, as well as free bottled water to help keep everyone hydrated.

At 2:30 pm, a helicopter dropped approximately 4,000  plastic, candy-filled eggs onto the football/soccer fields.  It was in addition to the 13,000 eggs already laid out.  Children were then called out by class group (IE: third-fifth graders) to collect the eggs.

To read more about Saturday Easter events in Cochran, click here.

Car wash will benefit BCHS Beta Club students trip to nationals.

Bleckley County High School Beta Club will hold a car wash at Citzens Bank of Cochran, 124 E Dykes St, this Saturday from 9 am-2 pm.  Proceeds will go toward expenses of students going to Nationals in Nashville, TN this June.

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.