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Cochran book sale organizers say Saturday's was most successful.

Cochran book sale organizers say Saturday's was most successful.

Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library held their annual Old Book Sale Saturday at the old BCHS library. Volunteers said that Saturday's was their most successful.  They attributed it partially to people in town for the middle school state cross country meet coming to shop.

Money raised Saturday will go toward the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library.   To learn more about Friends of the Library, visit them on Facebook.

Dancing in the street on a Saturday night.

Dancing in the street on a Saturday night.

The Cochran-Bleckley CountryFest was capped with the annual street dance Saturday night.  Music was provided by the Bleckley-based Double Barrell Band.  Hundreds came out to listen and dance to songs such as Gimmie Three Steps by Lynard Skynard as well as Darius Rucker's Wagon Wheel.

Curtain rises on BCHS One Act Play performances.

Curtain rises on BCHS One Act Play performances.

Bleckley County High School held the first of four community performances of their One Act Play selection Bye Bye Birdie.  It's a musical comedy about Conrad Birdie who visits Sweet Apple Ohio to deliever "one last kiss" to a fan before going into the Army.  

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Fourth annual Toys for Tots Benefit Car Show November 15.

The fourth annual Toys for Tots car show will be held November 15 in the Bleckley County High School parking lot. Registration is at 10 am with the show starting at noon.  The entry fee is one new, unwrapped toy.  There will be a 50/50 raffle.  Admission is free to spectators.

Contact Chris Arnold, 478-308-9257, mapleredta@gmail.com, for more information.  You can also learn about the car show by visiting it online.

Cochran church to host Women's Conference simulcast.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, located at 134 Abney Road in Cochran, will host a simulcast of the "Women of Faith" tour November 7-8.  Times are 7-9 pm that Friday, 9 am-4 pm Saturday.  The broadcast will feature numerous guest speakers.  Attendance is free, pre-registration is required by November 1.  Lunch to be provided on that Saturday Email Elaine Bates (elainebates09@gmail.com) to register or for more information.  Please include a contact number, and if registering as a group, number of ladies attending and eating lunch.

Bleckley Primary holds literacy kickoff event.

Bleckley Primary holds literacy kickoff event.

Bleckley County Primary School held their second annual literarcy kickoff event Thursday afternoon.  Designed to promote reading and get parents involved with reading to their children, it offered a variety of reading and literacy-based activities.  Children could play word games, shop at the book fair, as well as win books at the Book Walk.

Assistant Principal Andrea Williams said it was important to "create a spark for reading" in children that would carry them through life.  The school plans to hold a celebration of Dr. Seus' birthday in March.

Friends of the Library Old Book Sale October 18.

Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library will hold an Old Book Sale October 18 from 9 am-6 pm at the old BCHS Library located on ninth street.  Selections include thrillers, children's, romance, inspirational, history, biography, and others.  Prices range from $.25 to $5.  Proceeds benefit the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library.  To learn more about Friends of the Library, visit them on Facebook.