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Jay's Hope to be at Cochran Speedway

Jay's Hope Foundation is Cochran Motor Speedway's charity of the month and members from the Macon chapter will be at the races this Saturday night.  

A 50/50 raffle will be held.  Half the total will go to the winner, the other to Jay's Hope.  Drivers will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for items such as tires.  

Foundation members will be recognized in a special pre-race ceremony.  Gates open at 4 p.m., races begin at 8.

To learn more about Jay's Hope and their efforts to raise money for children battling cancer, visit the website.

Women's group to share ministry at Cochran church

Women's group to share ministry at Cochran church

Potter's House for Women will share their ministry during the 11 am service at Cochran First United Methodist Church on August 31.  

The church is located at 119 East Dykes Street.  For more information on Potter's House for Women, visit their website.

Cochran church to hold outreach on courthouse square

Cochran church to hold outreach on courthouse square

Bethany Baptist Church's mission emphasis group wiill be doing outreach on the Bleckley Courthouse Square August 30 from 10 a.m.-noon.  

They'll be handing out free hamburgers and hot dogs.

Volunteers lend a hand for Miracle Treat Day

Volunteers lend a hand for Miracle Treat Day

For the twelfth strraight year, Cochran's Dairy Queen participated in Miracle Treat Day Thursday.  Started by the national company, the annual event raises funds for Children's Miracle Network.  One dollar of Blizzards sold and ten percent of all other sales Thursday in Cochran will go to the Children's Hospital at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

A variety of community figures lent a hand behind the counter or helped in other ways.  They included Bleckley County High School Principal Trey Belflower and Athletic Director Benjy Rogers, members of both the Cochran Police and Bleckley Sheriff's office, cast members from Princesses with a Purpose, Middle Georgia State College staff as well as the men's soccer team.

Totals are expected next week.

Cochran Masons host pancake breakfast

Cochran Masons host pancake breakfast

Cochran Masonic Lodge #217 F&AM will hold a pancake breakfast August 16 from 7-10 am at the lodge located at 217 Masonic Drive.  Cost is $5 for all you can eat pancakes, sausages, coffee, tea, and orange juice.  Uniformed law enforcement and emergency personel eat in for free.  Proceeds benefit the Joe Lassiter Secret Santa Fund.

BCHS Drama Department to present '50s show

The drama deprtment of Bleckley County High School invites everyone to meet them "At The Bandstand" August 26 and 28 at 7:30 pm.  

Both shows will be held at the high school auditorium.  Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students.  A '50s variety show, proceeds will go toward this year's One Act Play selection Bye Bye Birdie.

"Royal Walk" set for BCHS football home opener

"Royal Walk" set for BCHS football home opener

A "Royal Walk" is planned for Bleckley County High School's regular season football opener August 22 at home versus Dodge County.  

Fans are encouraged to line up by the fieldhouse at 6 pm to cheer on players as they take the field for pregame practice.  Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.