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Book sale will benefit church ministry infrastructure fund.

First Baptist Church will hold a book sale September 8 and 15 at their Senior Center, 109 SE Second Street in Cochran, located near the playground from 10 am-2 pm. Authors include Billy Graham, David Jeremiah, Karen Kingsbury, Jan Karon, Francine Rivers, John Grisham, Colleen Coble, and more. Cost is $1.00 for hardcover, $.50 for paperbacks. Proceeds will benefit the church ministry infrastructure fund.

Golf tournament will benefit church youth missions.

The Jimmy Hill Memorial Golf Tournament will be September 15 at the Woods Golf Course, 421 Mac Thompson Road in Cochran. Cost is $10 per person. Hot dogs with all the trimmings served at 4:30 pm. Proceeds will benefit Mt. Calvary Baptist Church youth missions. Call the Woods to register or for more information, (478)934-0731.

Middle Georgia State's Peacock Gallery first art exhibition of fall opening September 4.

Peacock Gallery will hold a gallery talk and opening for their first art exhibit of the fall semester, the Daniel Montoute Art Exhibition, September 4 at 6 pm. It will be on display through September 28. Gallery hours are 8 am-5:30 pm, Monday-Thursday, 8 am-noon Friday. The gallery is located on the first floor of Russell Hall on the Cochran campus.

Many people came together who are "Pulling for Barry."

Many people came together who are "Pulling for Barry."

The command of "pull" followed by shotgun blasts could be heard echoing off Rebie Road in Bleckley County Saturday as clay shoot benefiting Barry Jones was held. Named “Pulling for Barry,” the shoot was to help Jones with the expenses associated with battling cancer. It was organized by Cochran Bank president Mary Ann Young, who knew Jones from his time as an appraiser for the bank. Family members. friends, as well as members of the BC Shotgun Team were also involved. Besides the clay shoot, there was also a bake sale, T-Shirt sale, and gun raffle. Organizers said at least 60 people participated. 

Church opening food bank to local residents tomorrow.

Faith Temple Precious Faith Ministries will open their food bank to local residents tomorrow from 3:30-4:30 pm. Contact Sherri Ligon, (478)298-2844, for more information. The church is located at 383 GA 87 in Cochran.

Cochran church opening food bank August 29.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran's Love Center Food Bank will be open August 29 from 11 am-2 pm in the church parking lot, 129 East Beech Street, while supplies last.  A promotional flyer states it's open to "anyone who could benefit from a free box of food and love."

Christ Chapel holding Back to School Bash August 18.

Christ Chapel Cochran will hold a back to school bash for middle and high school students August 18. Registration is at 3 pm at the Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department. A three-point shot and slam dunk contest is set from 3:30-5. Things then move next door to CHrist Chapel for pizza. Worship starts at 5:20 pm featuring Christian comedian and author Lee McBride.