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Backpack giveaway helps children, schools, with supplies.

Backpack giveaway helps children, schools, with supplies.

First Baptist Church held their fifth annual backpack giveaway Saturday at the Hangar. Families registered, then were assisted by church members in getting backpacks and other supplies needed for the school year. Water and cookies were also available during the wait. According to volunteers, 250 supplies for backpacks were given away. Remaining supplies will be given to the schools for extra resources

Bleckley NAACP hosting backpack giveaway, back to school event, August 4.

The Bleckley NAACP will hold a backpack giveaway and back to school bash at the Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department, 250 West Dykes Street, August 4.  Backpaacks will be given away from 5-6 pm, and is open to children in grades 1-12.  The back to school bash is from 6-9:30 pm, and is for upcoming fifth through twelfth graders.  Activities include free food, music, face painting, giant slide, and a free throw shooting contest.

South Georgia Quartet performing at Cochran church July 29.

The South Georgia Quartet will be in concert at Limestone Baptist Church July 29 at 6 pm.  Admission is free, a love offering will be taken.  Refreshments will follow in Fellowship Hall.  Limestone Baptist is located at 874 GA 257.

Church holding fifth annual backpack and school supply giveaway July 28.

First Baptist Church of Cochran will hold their fifth annual backpack and school supply giveaway at the Hangar, 130 East Beech Street, July 28.  It starts at 2 pm and will last until all supplies are given away.  Volunteers will have lists to assist with supplies are needed for each grade.  Children must be present to receive supplies.

Cochran church opening food bank to "anyone who could benefit from a free box of food and love."

Cornerstone Church of Cochran will open their Love Center Food Bank July 25 from 11 am-2 pm in the parking lot of the church, 129 East Beech Street.  According to a promotional flyer, it's open to "anyone who could benefit from a free box of food and love."

Cochran church celebrating Homecoming July 22.

Macedonia Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming July 22 at 10:30 am. Pastor Brad Dowdy will be the speaker, music by the Fortress family. Lunch to follow, please bring a covered dish. The church is located at 1100 Macedonia Church Road.

Job Training Unlimited handing out school supplies at "Back to School Bash."

Job Training Unlimited located at 137 East Beech Street in Cochran will hold a "Back to School Bash" from 10 am-6:30 pm.  Free boxes of school supplies will be handed out the event.  For more information, call (912)-739-7158.