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An evening focused on common faith, music, and history.

An evening focused on common faith, music, and history.

As part of Cochran’s 150th anniversary celebration, a community gospel sing was held Thursday night in First Baptist Church’s sanctuary sponsored by the Bleckley Christian Learning Center. Focusing on the 1860’s, the choir and audience members sang one hymn from each year. Don Giles and Jed Evans served as narrators, providing details of not only significant events but also background of the songs. The celebration concludes Saturday with the Founders’ Day Festival, Street Dance, and fireworks display. 

26th Annual Bleckley NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet March 23.

The Bleckley NAACP will hold their 26th annual Freedom Fund Banquet March 23 at 6 pm inside the Presidential Dining Room at Middle Georgia State University. Guest speaker will be Tim Chatman, Dublin Chief of Police and pastor of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Ailey. For tickets and more information, contact Doris Harris, (478)397-4797, harr4958@bellsouth.net

Story Time at the Library March 20.

Story Time at the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library will be March 20 at 10 am.  Presented by the Bleckley County Retired Educators, reader will be Laura Bowen.

Donations of candy, plastic eggs, sought for Bleckley Elementary "dozen day."

Bleckley Elementary is seeking donations of plastic eggs and individually wrapped candy for their annual "dozen day" March 29, an event designed to ensure all school children get to enjoy Easter egg hunts. Items can be left in the main office of BCES. Please have all donations in by March 27.

Conference will discuss aspects of church growth.

Salem Baptist Church will host the "Go" conference March 22-24. Classes will be on March 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and that Saturday from 9 am to noon. Bart Ponders of 21 Dive Ministries will lead a discussion on aspects of church growth including what it looks like physically when a church is growing, what emotions are felt during both spiritual growth and when one is spiritually dead, as well as things that could prevent church growth and prevent usage of gifts from God. Ponder will preach the March 24 11 am and 6 pm services on going into the world with the gospel. The conference is free and open to all. Salem Baptist is located at 107 Salem Church Road in Cochran.

"Everything must go" at Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale.

Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library will hold their annual spring old book sale featuring discontinued books March 16 from 9 am to 5 pm at the old BCHS Library, 115 SE Ninth Street.  Selections include romance, children's, thrillers, mystery, biography, many more.  Proceeds benefit the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library.  Learn more by visiting the group's Facebook page.

City of Cochran celebrating 150th anniversary March 18-23.

The City of Cochran will celebrate their 150th anniverary with a variety of community events March 18-23.  To read a complete schedule, click here.