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Bake sale benefiting Bleckley woman battling cancer

Bake sale benefiting Bleckley woman battling cancer

A bake sale benefiting Tara Raffield will be held on August 9 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Cochran Farmer's Market on Second Street.  Raffield is a Cochran resident battling cancer.  

It's sponsored by Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and local businesswoman Carol Denmark.

Prayer walk for Bleckley schools August 3

Prayer walk for Bleckley schools August 3

The annual prayer walk for Bleckley schools will be August 3 at 6 pm.  A brief service will be held at the high school gym.  Afterwards, families can walk the halls of all the schools (BCHS, Bleckley Primary, Elementary, Middle) and pray for the coming school year.  

Campuses will be open until 8 p.m.

Home run derby for Cochran church held

Home run derby for Cochran church held

House of Grace Church in Cochran held their third annual softball home run derby Saturday.  

Proceeds will benefit improvements to the softball field.  John Caleb White won the adult division, hitting five home runs in the final round to do so.  Austin Harris was the youth division winner.  

Both won tickets to the August 31 Atlanta Braves versus Miami Marlins game.

Royal Kingsmen hold band camp performance

Royal Kingsmen hold band camp performance

The BCHS Royal Kingsmen have been holding band camp this week to prepare for football season.  

Thursday, parents got a small preview of what this year's show would look like in a performance held at the practice field. This year's show will be entitled "Movie Toons."  

Fans can see it in it's entirety August 15 when the Royals will host Irwin County in a scrimmage at 7:30 p.m.

Cochran church to give away backpacks

Cochran church to give away backpacks

First Baptist Church of Cochran will give away backpacks August 2 from 2-4 p.m.  They'll be handed out in the parking lot of the church, 101 S. Second St.  

Each of the 200 distributed will be filled with school supplies and the giveaway will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Upcoming readers for Story Time at the Cochran Library

Upcoming readers for Story Time at the Cochran Library

Here's an updated list of readers for story time at the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library.  All are presented by Trinity Episcopal Church and each week's reading starts at 10 a.m.

  • July 23- Lindsay Holloway.  
  • July 30- Joy Fisher.  
  • August 13- Vernon and Joan Wiggins.  
  • August 20- Dale and Kathy Jones.  
  • August 27- Marge Ahearn.

Bleckley kids show off their talent

Bleckley kids show off their talent

"Bleckley's Got Talent' musc concert was held Friday night at the Cochran city auditorium.  Children from ages 4-13  performed.  They practiced that Thursday and Friday under the direction of Mi Waters and Kelli Greer.  

There were group numbers such as the Jackson 5's ABC as well as several solo acts and a trip doingThe Cup Song."