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Red Cross blood drive a success.

Red Cross blood drive a success.

With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, the need for healthy blood donations remains high. The American Red Cross tried to help fill the need at a drive held Monday at the county extension office. Flyers listed those who shouldn’t donate (IE: anyone who’d traveled to hot spot) and all were required to wear masks. Masks were provided to those without one. Volunteers were happy with the turnout, saying the goal of 30 donors had nearly been met by around 6 pm. The next drive will be August 17.

Seniors get a moment to shine downtown.

Seniors get a moment to shine downtown.

Though school is out, a group of senior parents have been holding activities as part of a "senior week" for the Class of 2020. Thursday night, seniors paraded through downtown Cochran as a good crowd was on hand to congratulate them on making it through what was a trying year. Click here to view photos.

Boston Butt sale will benefit Mt. Calvary WOM mission projects.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church's Women on Mission is holding a Boston Butt sale. Cost is $35 for a fully-cooked 10-12 pound Boston Butt. Pickup will be June 28 either at Mt. Calvary following the 11 am service or at Quick and Easy Lube from 11 am to 1 pm. Call (478)230-7980 or (478)934-0810 by June 17 to order. Proceeds will benefit church women's ministry mission projects.

Red Cross Blood Drive June 15.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive inside the main room of the Bleckley County Extension Office June 15 from 2-7 pm.  Schedule your appointment online by going to redcrossblood.org and using the sponsor code "cochran."  Streamline your appointment and save up to 15 minutes by going to redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran to hold joint parking lot prayer service with Be A Doer Church.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran and Be A Doer church will hold a joint prayer service in the Cornerstone parking lot June 7 at 6 pm. Participants can sit in their cars, bring folding chairs, or stand behind their cars. You're asked to social distance.  The church is located at 129 East Beech Street.

Success Academy celebrates seniors with pickup parade.

Success Academy celebrates seniors with pickup parade.

Bleckley County Success Academy celebrated their seniors with a pickup parade Thursday morning. Faculty were on hand with congratulatory signs as graduates arrived to pick up their caps and gowns as well as draw for their seating assignment for graduation. They also received a box of Daylight Donuts paid for by the office of Dr. Lynn Mullis. Success Academy Graduation will be held June 13 at 10 am inside the high school auditorium. Admittance will be limited to those with tickets.

BCHS boys basketball team holding car wash June 6.

The BCHS boys basketball team will hold a car wash in the Citizens Bank of Cochran parking lot June 6 from 9 am to noon.  Cost is donation, proceeds will go toward expenses for the coming season.  State guidelines will be followed.