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TV raffle, corn hole tournament will benefit student ministry trip to conference.

House of Grace Church's Impact Student Ministry has a pair of fundraisers ongoing.   Both will benefit costs of attending a worship/teaching conference in March.  They are selling raffle tickets for a 49' LG 4K Ultra HD Smart TV for $1 each. There will also be a corn hole tournament February 3 from 10 am-1 pm at the church,  133 Jac Arts Road in Cochran.   Cost is $20 per two-person team with the winning team receiving $100. Registration can be done in advance by going here  or that day from 9-9:45 am.  Drawing for the TV will take place at the tournament, concessions will be available. To purchase raffle tickets or for more information on the tournament, call Scott Allen, (478)919-4792.

Cochran Masonic Lodge pancake breakfast January 20.

Cochran Masonic Lodge 217 F&AM will hold a pancake breakfast January 20 from 7-10 am at the lodge, 217 Masonic Drive.  Cost is $5 for all you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, and orange juice.  Uniformed law enforcement officers and emergency personnel eat in for free.  Proceeds benefit the Joe Lassiter Christmas Fund.

Cochran celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cochran celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cold temperatures didn't stop people celebrating the birthday and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Monday.  The annual parade was held followed by a progam at Turner Chapel AME Church.  The theme was "Make it a day on, not a day off' and featured music from the NAACP Youth Choir and a message from guest speaker Devonte Harris.  Harrs is the lead pastor of Salem AME Church and Bethel AME Church in Bronwood, Georgia.

Cochran church serving dinner for those who serve.

Salem Baptist Church will once again host "Serving the Servants," a free dinner for city and county firemen, city and county law enforcement, as well as EMS workers January 27. Firemen are invited to eat at 5 pm, police, sheriff's department, and EMS personnel can come starting at 7 pm. Those attending are asked to call (478)308-4912 to confirm by January 20.

Story Time at the Library January 17.

Story Time at the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library will be January 17 at 10 am.  Presented by the Bleckley County Retired Educators, reader will be Lynne Sanders.

Church missionary society celebrating 52nd anniversary January 14

The Daisy P. Jones Missionary Society of Turner Chapel AME Church will celebrate their 52nd anniversary January 14 at 2 pm. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Stephanie Slocumb, Pastor St. James AME Church. The theme will be "Make God's mission your mission." Dinner to follow service. Turner Chapel is located at 163 N Seventh St in Cochran.

Cochran Martin Luther King Day Parade January 15.

The annual Martin Luther King Day Parade will be held January 15 at 1 pm. It will start on Beech Street, turn onto Eighth, then Thompson Street. The parade will then turn onto Martin Luther King, Jr Drive, onto Johnson Street, before turning onto Seventh Street and ending at Turner Chapel AME Church. A program with guest speaker Rev. Devonte Harris will be held at the church, 163 N. Seventh Street, following the parade. To obtain an application for the parade or more information, call Doris Harris, (478)397-4797.