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Registration open for 18th annual Biking Bleckley.

Registration is open now for the 18th annual Biking Bleckley, sponsored by the Cochran Bleckley Chamber of Commerce.  It will be held March 20 starting behind the chamber on third street.  An opportunity to ride the scenic roads of Cochran and Bleckley County, there are four routes to choose from.  T-Shirts, rest stops, lunch, drinks and snacks, SAG wagons will be part of the experience.


Check in is one hour before each ride begins.  50 and 62.5 mile rides start at 8:30 am, 15 and 30 mile rides start at 9:30.  Cost is $40 per person, increases after March 5.


Register online at www.cochran-bleckley.com or at the chamber office, 102 North Second Street.  Call (478)934-2965, or email info@cochran-bleckley.com for more info.

Volunteers needed for upcoming mobile food pantry.

The mobile food pantry will be in Cochran February 16 at 9:30 am.  Pickup will be at the Cotton Museum Gazebo on Third Street.  Volunteers are needed to assist with things such as distribution starting at 9 am.  Contact Pamela Moore, (478)934-4300, pmoore@bleckleyschools.org, to volunteer.

The last night for the lights.

The last night for the lights.

Saturday night was the final time people could visit Greene Acres Farm to see the Tripp Family Christmas Lights. Those who visited got to enjoy the colorful display along with some new things this year.  Read more here.

Updated listing of Christmas services at local churches.

Click here to view an updated listing of Christmas services including one who cancelled their planned Christmas Eve service due to ongoing COVID issues.

Pilot Club keeps Christmas tradition going.

Pilot Club keeps Christmas tradition going.

While there were no opportunities to take photos with princesses or Santa, Pilot Club of Cochran kept another local Christmas tradition alive, holding their annual “Winter Wonderland Express” at Heartland EMS as a drive through event. Cars drove through an elaborate set of lights, music and colorful characters. They could listen to Christmas music in the car by tuning their radio to a certain station. Organizers said except for the first night when it rained, turnout had been great. Last night was the final time, it ran through the first three weekends of this month.

Christmas events and services at local churches.

Click here to see a current listing of Christmas services and events at local churches.  Email BleckleyProgress@aol.com with any additions.

Final mobile food pantry of the year December 16.

The mobile food pantry will make its last appearance of the year at the Cochran Peanut Museum gazebo on Third Street December 16 from 10 am to noon.  Line up on Cherry Street, stay in your car when arriving.  Sponsored by Middle Georgia Food Bank, Communiites in Schools/Family Connection, Cochran Bleckley Chamber of Commerce, and Cochran Downtown Development Authority.