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Registration open for 18th annual Biking Bleckley.

Registration is open now for the 18th annual Biking Bleckley, sponsored by the Cochran Bleckley Chamber of Commerce.  It will be held March 20 starting behind the chamber on third street.  An opportunity to ride the scenic roads of Cochran and Bleckley County, there are four routes to choose from.  T-Shirts, rest stops, lunch, drinks and snacks, SAG wagons will be part of the experience.

 

Check in is one hour before each ride begins.  50 and 62.5 mile rides start at 8:30 am, 15 and 30 mile rides start at 9:30.  Cost is $40 per person, increases after March 5.

 

Register online at www.cochran-bleckley.com or at the chamber office, 102 North Second Street.  Call (478)934-2965, or email info@cochran-bleckley.com for more info.

Local church holding drive-through food bank Friday.

Faith Temple Precious Faith Ministries located at 383 GA 87 will hold a drive through food bank for local residents February 19 from 3:30-4 pm.

Seniors recognized, Sweetheart Queen crowned, at basketball game.

Seniors recognized, Sweetheart Queen crowned, at basketball game.

Senior basketball players, basketball squad cheerleaders, as well as cross country runners, were recognized during Friday night's home basketball games versus Monticello.  See photos here.

 

Also at the game, Molly Sims was crowned 2021 Miss BCHS Sweetheart.  Photos of the court can be found here.

Volunteers needed for upcoming mobile food pantry.

The mobile food pantry will be in Cochran February 16 at 9:30 am.  Pickup will be at the Cotton Museum Gazebo on Third Street.  Volunteers are needed to assist with things such as distribution starting at 9 am.  Contact Pamela Moore, (478)934-4300, pmoore@bleckleyschools.org, to volunteer.

Red Cross blood drive February 15.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the main building of the Bleckley County Extension Office, 165 East Peacock Street, February 15 from 2-7 pm.  Schedule your appointment online by going to redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code "Cochran."  Streamline your donation day experience and save up to 15 minutes by going to redcrossblood.org/rapidpass the day of your appointment to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions.  Social distancing will be utilized, masks welcomed.  Do not attend if not feeling well or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the past 30 days.

Squads, fans enjoyed a chance to be at home.

Squads, fans enjoyed a chance to be at home.

The first ever "Battle at the Kingdom" provided something the BCMS and BCHS cheer squads as well as their fans hadn't gotten to enjoy very much. A chance to perform and watch the squads perform, at home.  Read more here.

Volunteers needed for upcoming mobile food pantry.

The mobile food pantry will be returning to Cochran January 19 at 9:30 am.  Volunteers are needed to assist with tasks such as unloading and distribution.  Contact Pam Moore, (478)934-4300, pmoore@bleckleyschools.org, to volunteer.