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Books, old yearbooks, available at third Friends of the Library book sale.

Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library will hold a thrid spring book sale May 11 from 9 am-2pm at the old BCHS Library, 115 SE Ninth St.  Variety of books available, softbacks for $.25, hardbacks $1.00.  Also available are old high school yearbooks from 2001, 2003, 2009, 2012, 2013, & 2014.  To learn more about the group, visit them on Facebook.

Salem Baptist Church Homecoming May 5.

Salem Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming May 5 at 11 am. Special music by Jess Darsey. Guest speaker will be Rev. Robert Woodall.  Meal to follow service.   Salem Baptist is located at 107 Salem Church Road in Cochran.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church children's musical May 5.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church children will perform "Soul on Fire" May 5 at 6 pm. Following the play, a taco fellowship fundraiser will be held by the youth to benefit their upcoming trip to Super Wow. The church is located at 134 Abney Road in Cochran.

Military Night at Bleckley County Success Academy cancelled.

Tomorrow's military night event sponsored by Bleckley County Success Academy has been cancelled.

Helping keep Cochran beautiful.

Helping keep Cochran beautiful.

As part of the national Keep America Beautiful project, the City of Cochran and Chamber of Commerce hosted a cleanup day. Volunteers spanned out across the city, Dykes Street, downtown, Porter Road, Limestone, and all areas in between, picking up trash. People could also bring trash and old tires to dropoff locations in town as well as behind the chamber. Organizers said 46 people participated. After working to help make Cochran beautiful, they came back to the chamber for a hot dog lunch.

Celebrating the Bible.

Celebrating the Bible.

Hundreds gathered on the courthouse square Friday night for opening ceremonies of the 16th annual Bible Reading Marathon. Emceed by former Cochran First United Methodist Church Pastor and current U.S. Army Family Life Chaplain Wyne Hutchings, several local community leaders spoke including mayor Billy Yeomans, county commissioner Bob Brockman, and sheriff Kris Coody.

 

Following remarks by state representative Danny Mathis, children from First United Methodist Church Playschool and Orchid Rise Child Enrichment Center sang and were presented Bibles by Gideons International member Sammy Haupt. First readers were Kennedy McWhorter and Carter Peacock. Readings will continue nightly on the courthouse square through May 1. Closing ceremonies will be May 2, the National Day of Prayer, at 11:45 am.

Bleckley Retired Educators meeting May 1.

Bleckley County Retired Educators will hold their final monthly meeting until fall May 1 at noon in the main room of the county extension office, 165 E Peacock Street.  Contact Kathy Jones, (478)230-7047,  by April 28 to confirm your meal.