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Lighting of the tree, Christmas parade, in Cochran December 3.

Pilot Club of Cochran will hold their annual Lite-a-Lite ceremony and lighting of the Christmas tree on the Chamber of Commerce lawn December 3 at 6 pm.  The annual lighted Christmas parade is returning after a one-year absence due to COVID-19 at 7 pm.  

Downtown Development Authority meeting November 29.

The Downtown Development Authority board will meet November 29 at 5:30 pm in the city auditorium. The meeting is open to the public.

BCHS One Act, competition cheerleaders to perform at Landon Padgett Memorial Run.

The Landon Padgett "Run for a Dream" 5K and one-mile fun run will take place December 4 at 9 am at the cross country course. Some of the entertainment that will perform includes the region champion BCHS One Act cast singers as well as the state champion competition cheerleaders. To learn more about the race, go to landonpadgett.org 

Local churches to mark start of advent season with "Hanging of the Green" services.

Three local churches will mark the beginning of the season of advent with "Hanging of the Green" services November 28.  Bethany Baptist Church, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, and Salem Baptist Church will each hold a "Hanging of the Green" service November 28 at 6 pm.

Local church to hand out free Thanksgiving meals.

Lakeview Baptist Church, located at 203 Lakeview Church Road, will hand out free Thanksgiving meal to anyone who needs one November 25 from 11 am to noon. Please call the church office, (478)934-2092 in advance so volunteers can have an accurate number of meals to prepare.

Cochran Dairy Queen holding fundraiser for school employee battling COVID.

It will be "Melissa Laney Day" at Cochran Dairy Queen November 20 from 11 am to 8 pm.  Laney is a Bleckley school employee battling COVID-19, married with children.  She's currently hospitalized in Tampa, Florida awaiting a lung transplant.  A portion of all sales will go toward her expenses (dine in, carry out, drive thru.) There will also be donation buckets set up.

Middle Georgia State president to read excerpts from book at Cochran campus library November 18.

Roberts Library on the Cochran campus of Middle Georgia State University will host "Coffee and conversations with Christopher Blake" November 18 from 10-11:15 am. Blake will read excerpts from his book "Reckless Misfortune: The Century We Inherited from the First World War," and discuss effects still being felt today.