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Local church gives helping hand for new school year

Local church gives helping hand for new school year

Schools in Bleckley County begin August 11.  For the fourth straight year, New Life Church Of God provided a helping hand to families who might be struggling to get backpacks and other needed supplies for their children with "The Esther Project." 

The project serves as church outreach.  Those receiving supplies pre-registered with the church last week.  Saturday, they came to New Life and presented volunteers with a ticket that had a number.  After matching up number and name, the participants would be escorted inside where all the children would get a backpack filled with supplies needed for that grade as well as an optional hair cut/hair wash.  The backpacks and other supplies came from church members and community donations.

Prayer Walk Set for Bleckley High School

 A prayer walk is set to take place August 7 at 6 :30 p.m.

The walk takes place in Bleckley County High School gym.

Relay For Life Planning Committee Interest Meeting

There will be a planning committee interesting meeting for the Bleckley County 2012 Relay For Life on August 11 in the Tessie W Norris Library Conference room at 6:30 pm.   Anyone wanting to help in the fight against cancer is encouraged to attend. 

Dinner will be provided (please rsvp by August 9.) 

To RSVP, please contact American Cancer Society Community Manager Heather Gilbert at 478-743-6391 or at heather.gilbert@cancer.org

Dodge Chamber Upcoming Events

Dodge Chamber Upcoming Events

July and August!

Cochran Community Blood Drive August 1 at County Extension Office

The Bleckley Red Cross and Cochran Masonic Lodge #217 will have a community blood drive August 1 from 2-7 pm in the main room of the County Extension Office.  According to a release, the drive is being done in honor of those who serve the community (County and City Officials, Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, EMT's and "all others who "make our lives, families, and homes safer each and every day." )  The County Extension Office is located on Peacock Street.

Ga. DDS & Salvation Army Team up for Disaster Relief


Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) is pleased to partner with the Salvation Army on a summer fund raising campaign to assist with Storm Disaster Relief efforts throughout the United States.

From June 20th through August 31st, DDS’ customers and team members are able to contribute by signing a “We Care” card for one dollar. “We Care” cards will be displayed in DDS’ centers and administrative offices throughout the State.

DDS has set a $50,000 goal, and team members are eager to meet this challenge. The Salvation Army has been providing meals and other services to survivors and first responders of the recent storms, floods and fires in the United States. Monetary donations are crucial to enable this work to continue.  DDS is proud to be a part of this campaign.

All proceeds collected will benefit the Storm Disaster Relief of the Salvation Army.  

Festival Of Music Comes to Cochran

The Twelth Masonic Distric Presents a "Festival Of Music" July 23 at 7 p.m. and July 24 at 2 p.m. in the Cochran City Auditorium. 

In concert will be Glenwood Tradition, the Walden Ridge Band, and Donna Miles.  Admission is $10. 

Children under 12 admitted free with an adult.  All proceeds go to Masonic Charities.