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Cochran church holding Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks Show.

Christ Chapel Cochran, 330 W Dykes St, will hold a fireworks show May 28 at 9 pm.  Bring lawn chairs for seating. Fireworks show as well as music.  Free soft drinks and bottled water, free gifts for children.

Cochran church to honor veterans, graduates May 28.

Turner Chapel AME Church will hold a pair of special services May 28 honoring the memory of those who served as well as graduating seniors.   Deceased veterans will be recognized during the 11 am service.  A baccalaureate service with School Superintendent Steve Smith as guest speaker will take place at 2:30 pm that afternoon.  Call Doris Harris, (478)397-4797, for information on either.  The church is located at 163 N Second St in Cochran.

Vacation Bible Schools at local churches starting week of Memorial Day.

Salem Baptist Church in Cochran will get an early start on Vacation Bible School this yer.  Theirs will be held May 29-June 2.  To read more, and learn when several other local churches will be holding Vacation Bible School, click here.

Upcoming events at the Cochran library.

Story Time at the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran Bleckley Library will be May 17 at 10 am.  Presented by the Bleckley County Retied Eductators, reader will be Dorthy Bland.  Also: registration for the 2017 Summer Reading Program will be May 15-29.  The theme is "Build a Better World."  It's free and open to children in preschool through middle school.  Call the library for more information, (478)934-2904.

Cochran church celebrating Homecoming May 7.

Salem Baptist Church, located 107 Emergency Rd 450R, will celebrate Homecoming during their 11 am service May 7.  Former pastor Billy Todd will be guest speaker.  Lunch to follow in the Fellowship Hall.

Community Day at the Fire Department.

Community Day at the Fire Department.

A community cookout was held Saturday at all Bleckley County Fire Department stations.  Families enjoyed hot dogs and chips, children got to see the trucks, spray water from the firehose, and see other firefighter equipment. Jeol Foskey, Captain of the Salem station, said the department was planning to do one big outreach event each quarter to promote community involvement.

Bleckley Fire Department Community Cookout April 29.

The Bleckley County Fire Department will hold a community cookout at all station loctions (Limestone, Airport, Salem, Cary, Porter) Saturday from 11 am-2 pm.  Free hot dogs and chips will be given away and trucks will be on display for children.  For more information contact Fire Chief Matt Kelly  (478)304-2313, Training Officer Scott Jackson (478)609-1780, or Operations Officer Lynn Hancock (478)308-1445.