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Cochran Masonic Lodge Pancake Breakfast Saturday

Cochran Masonic Lodge #217 F&AM will have a pancake breakfast Saturday morning at the lodge.

The even is from 7-10 a.m. on January 22.  Cost is $5 and covers all you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea and orange juice. 

Uniformed Law Enforcement Officers and Emergency Personel eat in for free. 

All proceeds benefit the Joe Lassiter Secret Santa Fund.

The lodge is located at 217 Masonic Dr. in Cochran.

January Blood Donors Eligible to Win Plane Tickets

There will be a community blood drive for the American Red Cross on January 24 from 2-7 p.m.

Those who donate will be eligible to win a pair of round-trip tickets from Delta Air Lines.

The blood drive will take place at County Extension Office Main Building.

The office is located at 165 Peacock St. in Bleckley.


Gospel Concert Scheduled at Local Church

Redeemed Quartet is scheduled to perform a gospel concert at Cochran United Methodist Church.

There is no admission cost.

The event will begin at 6 p.m.

According to their website, Redeemed Quartet is from Chattanooga, TN.

For more information about the performing group, visit their website: www.redeemedsgquartet.com

Miss Middle Georgia Queen of Hearts Pageant February 12

The 2011 Miss Middle Georgia Queen of Hearts Pageant will be February 12 at 1 p.m. in Walker Hall on the campus of Middle Georgia College. 

Cost is $65 which includes all optionals except photogenic which is $10 extra.  Age groups are from Baby Miss (not walking) through Miss (11-12th grade.) 

Checks, made payable to Lynn Young/Miss Queen of Hearts Pageant, may be mailed with the registration form to 102 Wood Oak Circle, Cochran, GA 31014.  Deadline for applications is February 9.  A minimum of 20 applicants is required for the pageant to make.

A copy of the rules and registration form can be found at www.bleckleyprogress.com

Reschedule Dates for BCHS Drama Department show, High School Basketball Game

The BCHS Drama Department show "Broadway Best's" originally scheduled for January 10 has been moved to January 27. 

Start time is 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium. 

The Bleckley-East Laurens High School basketball game scheduled for January 11 has been moved to Febuary 12 at East Laurens.

Fifth Annual Biking Bleckley Metric 100 Febuary 26

The Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce will host the Fifth Annual Biking Bleckley on Febuary 26. 

The event is designed for families as well as both new and experienced cyclcists. 

Routes will go through southern country roads of Bleckley and surrounding counties. 

Routes of 15, 30, 50, and 62 miles are available. 

All routes are supported with maps, SAG's, and refreshment breaks. 

Registration is $25 before Febuary 16, $30 after February 16..  Registration before Febuary 16 guarantees a T-shirt. 

All fees are non-refundable.

Rides begin at 8:30 a.m. from the parking lot of the Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce. 

The Biking Bleckley Cycling club cordinates the event. 

For more information, e-mail the chamber at cbchamber@comsouth.net or call 478-934-2965. 

Dodge Arts Guild Releases Magnolia Music & Medicine Show Schedule

Dodge Arts Guild Releases Magnolia Music & Medicine Show Schedule

The Dodge Arts Guild recently released a partial schedule of 2011 events for the Magnolia Music and Medicine Show.

On Saturday, January 15, the Magnolia Music and Medicine Show will highlight the talents of The Black Lillies. Born in the rumbling cab of a stone truck and aged in the oak of Tennessee’s smoky night haunts, The Black Lillies have come to the forefront of the Americana scene in little more than a year.