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City of Cochran holding writing contest as part of 150th birthday celebration.

The City of Cochran will celebrate its 150th anniversary March 17-23.  As part of the celebration, a writing contest is being held for students in grades K-12.  To read more, click here.

JJ Weeks Band at House of Grace January 17.

The JJ Weeks Band will hold a free concert at House of Grace Church January 17 at 7 pm.  House of Grace is located at 133 Jac Arts Road.

Cochran Martin Luther King Day parade January 21.

The Martin Luther King Day Parade, sponsored by Bleckley NAACP, will be January 21 at 1 pm. Lineup is at 11:30 am at Middle Georgia State University in the Gateway Parking Lot. Program to follow the parade at House of Grace, 133 Jac Arts Road, with guest speaker Rev. Randal Paschal. Call (478)397-4797 for parade registration forms or more information.

Second public hearing on urban redevelopment plan January 17.

The City of Cochran will host another public hearing regarding the current urban redevelopment plan January 17 at the Community House, 192 South Third Street., at 5 pm. Downtown businesses owners are encouraged to attend. Topics will include downtown parking, business vacancies, façade improvements, and crosswalks. Representatives from the Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission, who are assisting the city with the plan, will be in attendance. Public comment will be received on downtown issues that could benefit from reinvestment.

Story Time at the Library January 16.

Story Time at the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library will be January 16 at 10 am.  Reader will be Lynne Sanders.  Story Time is presented by the Bleckley County Retired Educators.

Special services upcoming at Cochran church.

Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church, located at 163 N Seventh St, will have special services January 13 and 20. On January 13, the church will hold the 100 Men in Black program at 2 pm. The Rev. Ernest Lawson, Jr. will bring the message. The church will celebrate their mission anniversary January 20 at 3 pm with guest speaker Rev. Stephanie Slocumb, past of Fountain Grove A.M.E. Church in Irwinton.

Cochran church holding gospel sing January 6.

Longstreet Baptist Church, located at 193 Longstreet Church Road, will host a gospel sing January 6 at 4 pm. Call (478)934-3611 or (478)230-6222 for more information.