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Rib plate sale will benefit Bleckley woman's medical expenses

The family and friends of Debbie Tillman are selling BBQ rib plates to help offset medical costs from her upcoming heart transplant.  

Plates are $8, and include ribs, coleslaw, baked beans, chips, and a drink. They'll be available for pickup September 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Walmart in Cochran. 

Purchase tickets by calling (478)230-1970, (478)230-7727 or (478)230-0430.  

Variety show will benefit BCHS One Act Play.

Bleckley County High School's One Act Play class will hold a variety show entitled "An Evening With The Stars" August 20 at 7:30 pm in the high school auditorium.  Admission is $5 adults, $3 for students and children.  Proceeds will go toward this year's selection Into The Woods.

Cochran community blood drive August 10

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the main building of the county extension office August 10 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

To schedule an appointment online, visit redcrossblood.org and type in sponsor code: Cochran.

Some final fun before going back to school

Some final fun before going back to school

The Bleckley County Health Department held a Back to School bash Friday morning for children in Pre K through Seventh grade. Designed to promote immunizations, children could enjoy free snacks and enjoy activities like a bounce house and face painting. Characters from Princesses with a Purpose were also there to take pictures.

Debbie Martin, a worker there, helped organize Friday's event. She said she wanted to give kids something fun to do before school began and was a part of a Back to School bash hosted by her church, Limestone Baptist Church, last summer. Martin said money for the food, activities and gift bags that contained things like kids meals gift certificates came via donations. The health department thanks everyone who donated for this event.

Prayer Walk for Bleckley Schools August 2

The annual prayer walk for Bleckley schools will be August 2 at 6 p.m.

A brief service will be held inside the high school gym. People are then invited to span out to the high school, as well as Bleckley Elementary, Primary, and Middle School, to walk the hallways and pray for students, teachers, and administrators.  

Schools will be open until 8 p.m.

Bleckley Health Department Back to School Bash July 31

The Bleckley County Health Department will hold a Back to School Bash from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. July 31.

It's designed to promote vaccines for back to school. Activites include face painting, popcorn, snow cones, a bounce house, as well as Princesses with a Purpose characters. Open to children in Pre-K through seventh grade.

For more inforation, call Debbie Martin, (478) 934-6590, or email Debbie.martin@dph.ga.gov. The health department is located at 152 N. 8th Street in Cochran.

Cochran church holding backpack, school supply giveaway July 25

First Baptist Church will hold their second annual backpack and school supply giveaway July 25 from 2 p.m. until supplies run out. They will also have copies of school supply lists to help parents with required supplies for each grade.  

The drive is sponsored by First Baptist, Macedonia, Ruth and Union Hill Baptist Churches. First Baptist is located at 101 S. Second St.