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Bleckley bands Christmas concert December 6.

The Bleckley County middle and high school bands Christmas concert will be December 6 at 7 pm in the high school auditorium.  The sixth grade beginner band will perform first, followed by the seventh and eighth grade band.  Closing out the show will be the BCHS Wind Ensemble.  Admission is free.

Christmas activities at Bleckley churches beginning this weekend.

December is here.  It means Christmas is getting closer.  Several local churches will be holding musicals or special services this weekend.  They include First Baptist Church's children's musical December 4 at 5:30 pm and Salem Baptist Church's "Blue Christmas, A service of hope and remembrance" that same night at 6 pm.

You can view more services (including churches holding Christmas Day worship service) by clicking here.  To submit your church's information, email BleckleyProgress@aol.com

BCHS One Act Christmas Show December 8.

Bleckley County High School One Act Play will present their Christmas variety show December 8 at 7;30 pm in the high school auditorium.  Admission is $3 per person.

Concert will benefit local woman's kidney transplant fund.

A concert benefitting the Wilene Foster Kidney Transplant Fund will be held December 11 at 3 pm inside Russell Auditorium on the Cochran campus of Middle Georgia State University.  It will feature former students as well as colleagues in the professional music field of Wilene and her late husband, Louis.  Tickets are $20 each.  Donations can be made now at Citzens Bank and Trust, 127 Second Street SE.

Winter Wonderland Express pulling into Cochran again.

The Winter Wonderland Express presented by Pilot Club of Cochran will be at the Heartland EMS warehouse, 256 Lucas Rd,  December 3-4, and 9-10 from 6-8 pm.  Ride the trolley to meet your favorite princesses, super heroes and other colorful characters.  Admission is $5 per person.

Cochran church holding Advent service November 27.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church will hold their advent service "Out of Darkness" Sunday at 6 pm. The service will feature scripture and responsive reading, children decorating the tree, singing, and the lighting of the first candle of Advent. The church is located at 128 Abney Rd.

Cochran community blood drive December 5.

The American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive December 5 from 2-7 pm in the county extension office main building, 165 Peacock St.  To schedule an appointment online, visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code "bleckley."