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Cochran church to hold fifth Sunday gospel sing

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church will hold a fifth Sunday gosepl sing August 30 at 6 p.m. inside the fellowship hall. Performing will be the combined choirs of Mt. Calvary, Bethany, Lakeview and Salem Baptist churches.

Cochran Bleckley Friends of the Library book signing August 25

Cochran Bleckley Friends of the Library will hold a book signing with author Tina Whittle August 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran Bleckley Library conference room.  

Whittle, a Cochran native, is the creator of the Tai Randolph mystery series. She will gladly autograph any of the four books from the series:The Dangerous Edge Of Things, Darker Than Any Shadow, Blood, Ash, & Bone, and Deeper Than The Grave

To learn more about Tina Whittle, visit TinaWhittle.com

Church to host Bible Institute class

House of Grace Church in Cochran will hold Bible Institute classes starting August 22 in conjuction with Oral Roberts University.  

Call (478)230-3417 for more information.

Variety show will benefit BCHS One Act Play.

Bleckley County High School's One Act Play class will hold a variety show entitled "An Evening With The Stars" August 20 at 7:30 pm in the high school auditorium.  Admission is $5 adults, $3 for students and children.  Proceeds will go toward this year's selection Into The Woods.

Cochran community blood drive August 10

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the main building of the county extension office August 10 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

To schedule an appointment online, visit redcrossblood.org and type in sponsor code: Cochran.

Local dance team sponsors help parents with back to school needs.

Local dance team sponsors help parents with back to school needs.

A school supply giveaway was held Monday afternoon at the home of Coretta Basby in Cochran.  She, along with Shermanda Harris are the sponsors of Elite Dancing Diamonds, a competitive dance team.  It was moved to Basby's home late in the day to logistical issues.  Families could come by and pick up notebooks, eraser, and other supplies needed for elementary, middle, and high school students.

The giveaway was a community service project.  They have others scheduled for fall including plans to adopt a family for Thanksgiving.

Some final fun before going back to school

Some final fun before going back to school

The Bleckley County Health Department held a Back to School bash Friday morning for children in Pre K through Seventh grade. Designed to promote immunizations, children could enjoy free snacks and enjoy activities like a bounce house and face painting. Characters from Princesses with a Purpose were also there to take pictures.

Debbie Martin, a worker there, helped organize Friday's event. She said she wanted to give kids something fun to do before school began and was a part of a Back to School bash hosted by her church, Limestone Baptist Church, last summer. Martin said money for the food, activities and gift bags that contained things like kids meals gift certificates came via donations. The health department thanks everyone who donated for this event.