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Cochran church to host bluegrass band

Bethany Baptist Church will welcome Jess Darsey and the Cabin Point Bluegrass Band October 26 at 6 pm. Bethany is located at 608 Highway 26 East in Cochran.

Story time at the Cochran Library October 15.

Story Time at the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library will be October 15 at 10 am.  Anette Townsend will be guest reader.  The event is presented by the Bleckley County Reitred Educators.

Youth rally to be held at Hillside Family Campgrounds.

"Friday Night Light," a community youth rally, will be held October 3 at Hillside Family Campground, 592 Georgia 87 Business District, in Cochran.  Services last from 7-8:30 pm with a bonfire planned from 8:30-10.  Worship will be led by Cochran native Zack Phinazee and the Christ Chapel Warner Robins youth band.  The message will be brought by Jeremy Ikner, youth pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Dublin.

Faith-based Girls Club meets at Hillside Family Campgrounds.

"Keepers of the Faith" girls club is a Bible-based club for girls ages 7-17.  They meet on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Hillside Family RV Park, 592 Georgia 87 in Cochran.  According to a release from the group, girls are taught skills such as scripture memorization, crafts, and "to develop a servant’s heart through learning how to love others by serving."

For more information, call Helen Cueno, 770-973-2089.

Fall Buddy Ball set for October 4

The twelveth annual Fall Buddy Ball game is set for October 4 at the Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department.   It's open to special needs children ages 3-16.  Buddy Ball is a game of baseball for special needs children who normally wouldn't get to participate in team sports.

It lasts from 9:30 am-noon.  Participants are asked to be there by 9:45 to get their shirts.  Games start at 10 am with lunch to follow.

Promise of Hope celebrates National Recovery Month.

Promise of Hope celebrates National Recovery Month.

September is National Recovery Month.  Promise of Hope, the faith-based substance abuse program for both women and men, held an event Saturday on the Bleckley courthouse square.  People could participate in a "Walk of Hope" in honor or memory of someone who had battled addiction.  Serving also as a fundraiser, volunteers were stationed on the corners of Second and Dykes Streets to collect donations.  Items such as red ribbons and T-Shirts were for sale.

There was also free face painting.  To learn more about Promise of Hope, visit their website.

Story time at the Cochran Library September 17

The next story time at the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library will be September 17 at 10 am.  Guest readers will be Dale and Kathy Jones.