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Turner Chapel AME Church holding pastor appreciation day February 24.

Turner Chapel AME Church, located at 163 N. Seventh Street in Cochran, will celebrate their pastor, the Rev. Lodenia W. Coleman, along with her husband, Rev. Robert Coleman, with "Pastor Appreciation Day" February 24 at 3 pm.  The theme is "A pastor after God's own heart, a 24-hour servant leader."  Guest speaker will be Rev. Charles Hicks, pastor of New Greater Allen Temple AME Church in Byron.  Dinner to follow the service.

Story Time at the Library February 20.

Story Time at the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library will be February 20 at 10 am.  Presented by the Bleckley County Retired Educators, readers will be Alice and Dale Mullis.

American Red Cross Blood Drive in Cochran February 18.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the county extension office main building, 165 E. Peacock Street, February 18 from 2-7 pm.  Schedule your appointment online by going to redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code "Cochran."  Up to 15 minutes can be saved the day of your appointment by going to redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and completing your pre-donation reading and health history questions.

Non-winter festival fun at Bleckley Elementary.

Non-winter festival fun at Bleckley Elementary.

Though the weather Thursday night was far from winter, Bleckley Elementary held their annual Winter Festival.  It offered a variety of fun activities for both kids, and adults.  To see more photos, click here.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran opening food bank February 12.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran will open their Love Center Food Bank February 12 from 11 am to 2 pm while supplies last.  According to promotional materials, it's for "anyone who could benefit from a free box of food and love." Distribution will take place in the church parking lot, 129 E. Beech Street.

The Diplomats at Empire Pentecostal Holiness Church February 10.

Pastor Brian Williams and the congregation of Empire Pentecostal Holiness Church invite you to come February 10 for a free concert by the Diplomats quarter starting at 11 am.  The church is located at 101 Church Street.

Bleckley County Retired Educators meeting February 6.

The Bleckley County Retired Educators will have their montly meeting on February 6 at noon in the main building of the County Extension Office, 165 E. Peacock Street.  Contact Kathy Jones, (478)230-7047 by February 3 to confirm your meal.