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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.

Military Night at Bleckley County Success Academy April 30.

Bleckley County Success Academy will host recruiters from various branches of the military (IE: Army, Georgia National Guard, Air Force) April 30 at 6 pm inside the middle school cafeteria.  Each will present info on opportunities to serve in their respective branches.  Local current and veteran members of the military will also be on hand to share experiences.  Call (478)934-1685 for more information.

Cochran cleanup day April 27.

The Chamber of Commerce and city of Cochran are sponsoring a cleanup day April 27 from 9 am to noon.  Volunteers are asked to meet behind the chamber on third street at 9, cleaning locations and supplies will be distributed.  Come back at noon for lunch.  Bulk waste can also be dropped off during that time at the Peyton Williams Learnng Center, the old Piggly Wiggly on Dykes Street, the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department, and at Beech Street Plaza.

 

For more information, call (478)934-2965 or (478)934-6346.

Look at the eggs falling from the sky.

Look at the eggs falling from the sky.

Christ Chapel Cochran held their annual helictopter egg drop Saturday at the Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department.  The eggs were dropped onto the back fields were football and soccer games are played.   Kip McGuire, member of Christ Chapel, rode along in the helicopter to deliver the eggs that were quickly collected by children.

Opening ceremonies for 16th annual Bible Reading Marathon April 26.

Opening ceremonies for the 16th annual Bible Reading Marathon will be held April 26 at 6 pm on the Bleckley courthouse square. Maj. Wyne Hutchings, U.S. Army Family Life Chaplain will serve as emcee. State Representative Danny Mathis will be guest speaker. Readings start at 7 pm, marathon continues through May 2. Call (478)934-4778 for more information.