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Mobile Food Pantry returning September 17.

The Mobile Food Pantry will be in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot on Third Street September 17 at 10 am.  Firt come, first serve.  Please stay in vehcile upon arrival.  Don't enter from Second or Dykes Street, enter Cherry Street from Eighth Street.

It's sponsored by Middle Georgia Community Food Bank, Communities in Schools/Family Connection of Cochran-Bleckley County, Cochran Bleckley Chamber of Commerce, and the Cochran Downtown Development Authority.  

Cochran Firefighters to walk in memory of 9/11 victims.

Members of the Cochran Fire Department, along with neighboring fire departments, will walk on Friday, September 11 to honor victims of 9/11. The walk will be one mile, beginning at the fire station, ending at Eastgate Plaza, in full gear. The mile is to honor Stephen Siller, the firefighter who walked a mile, to respond to the Twin Towers attack.

USDA Farmers to Families produce box pickup returning to BCMS.

The USDA Farmers to Families produce box pickup will return September 4 at Bleckley County Middle School.  It begins at 9:30 am.  Those wishing boxes should line up on Country Club Road.

"Royal Scramble" will benefit BCHS baseball team.

The Royal Dugout Club will hold the "Royal Scramble" September 19 at Uchee Trail Golf Club. Shotgun start time of 8 am. Cost is $200 per team for the four-person scramble. Registration limited to first 32 teams. Call (478)934-7891 to enter.

MGA Peacock Gallery to stream gallery talk for opening of art exhibit.

Middle Georgia State University’s Peacock Gallery will host a Facebook Live gallery talk for the opening of “Antonio Martinez: Recent Works” September 8 at 6 pm. The talk can be viewed by clicking here. The exhibition will be on display August 31 through October 2 inside Peacock Gallery, located on the first floor of Russell Hall. Gallery hours are 8 am-5:30 pm Monday through Thursday, 8 am to noon on Fridays.

"Stars under the Stars" at Limestone softball field August 22.

Limestone Baptist Church in Cochran will have "Stars under the Stars" August 22 with a showing of the movie "Dolphin Tale." It starts at 7:30 pm and will be held at the church softball field.

Red Cross Blood Drive August 17.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the main building of the Bleckley County Extension Office, 165 East Peacock Street, August 17 from 2-7 pm.  All donors will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies, results will be available in 7-10 days via the Red Cross app, and redcrossblood.org  Schedule an appointment by going to redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code "Cochran," or call 1-800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767.)  Volunteers are sought for the drive, email Laura Little, littlelh@gmail.com for more.