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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.

Longtime Cochran businessman to be honored by city and county

Longtime Cochran businessman to be honored by city and county

Longime Cochran businessman Ranny Cannon, along with his wife Rene, will be recognized by both the city and county in recognition of his support and efforts August 29 at 10 a.m. on the courthouse square.  

The public is invited to attend.

Cochran church to hold outreach on courthouse square

Cochran church to hold outreach on courthouse square

Bethany Baptist Church's mission emphasis group wiill be doing outreach on the Bleckley Courthouse Square August 30 from 10 a.m.-noon.  

They'll be handing out free hamburgers and hot dogs.

A moving wall: Traveling Vietnam wall in Dublin through Sunday

A moving wall: Traveling Vietnam wall in Dublin through Sunday

The names are all different, but their mission was the same.

Cochran Masons host pancake breakfast

Cochran Masons host pancake breakfast

Cochran Masonic Lodge #217 F&AM will hold a pancake breakfast August 16 from 7-10 am at the lodge located at 217 Masonic Drive.  Cost is $5 for all you can eat pancakes, sausages, coffee, tea, and orange juice.  Uniformed law enforcement and emergency personel eat in for free.  Proceeds benefit the Joe Lassiter Secret Santa Fund.

Funds raised for Bleckley woman battling cancer

Funds raised for Bleckley woman battling cancer

It was an extra busy morning in downtown Cochran Saturday as members of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and other friends of Bleckley resident Tara Raffield raised funds for her.  

They held a bake sale and also stood at traffic lights to collect donations.  Money raised will go toward expenses associated with her fight against cancer.