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Prayer walk for Bleckley schools August 3

Prayer walk for Bleckley schools August 3

The annual prayer walk for Bleckley schools will be August 3 at 6 pm.  A brief service will be held at the high school gym.  Afterwards, families can walk the halls of all the schools (BCHS, Bleckley Primary, Elementary, Middle) and pray for the coming school year.  

Campuses will be open until 8 p.m.

Longtime racer, fan, of Cochran Speedway honored at race

Longtime racer, fan, of Cochran Speedway honored at race

Cochran Motor Speedway held the third annual Arlene Pittman Memorial Race Saturday evening.  Pittman was a driver at CMS and the wife of former track owner Phil Pittman.  

Before the races began, the family was presented with a plaque honoring Pittman for being a "loyal, devoted, Fan/Driver/Promoter of Cochran Motor Speedway."  

Track announcer Pastor Todd Shearin, who presented the plaque, said it would be displayed in the VIP booth of the tower.  

Other memorials are displayed there, including one for longtime race reporter April Johnson.

Fresh fish on the menu for Bleckley BOE's upcoming meeting

Fresh fish on the menu for Bleckley BOE's upcoming meeting

The Bleckley Board of Education will enjoy a fish fry before their September 7 meeting.  It'll be done by the FFA.  Fish for the fish fry are being raised now inside the greenhouse behind BCHS.  

There are are two tanks.  Each has fresh water pumped in, both covered with tables.  Advisor Doyle Floyd said the tables were needed to keep the fish from jumping out.

Eastman homeowners could see lower insurance rates

Eastman homeowners could see lower insurance rates

Eastman homeowners could see a savings on their homeowners insurance rates the next time they renew their policy because the Eastman Fire Department was recently evaluated by the Insurance Service Office (ISO) based in New Jersey and received an improvement in public protection class.

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Upcoming readers for Story Time at the Cochran Library

Upcoming readers for Story Time at the Cochran Library

Here's an updated list of readers for story time at the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library.  All are presented by Trinity Episcopal Church and each week's reading starts at 10 a.m.

  • July 23- Lindsay Holloway.  
  • July 30- Joy Fisher.  
  • August 13- Vernon and Joan Wiggins.  
  • August 20- Dale and Kathy Jones.  
  • August 27- Marge Ahearn.

3rd Annual Arlene Pittman Memorial Race scheduled for Cochran Motor Speedway

3rd Annual Arlene Pittman Memorial Race scheduled for Cochran Motor Speedway

By Willis Wombles

Cochran Motor Speedway Owner Chris Martin announces the 3rd Annual  Arlene Pittman Memorial Race is schduled for this Sat. July 26th at His 1/2 mile dirt facility. " We are pleased to host this event in honor of a great lady in stock car racing, that lost Her life due to cancer.

History will be made as We are bringing in Bobby Piper's Southern Outlaw Crate Late Models for Their first ever race at Cochran Motor Speedway,  paying $2,000 to win. We expect a record number of participants, as We will be the only dirt track racing in Middle Ga. this Sat.. Also, We have posted $1,000 to win in Super Street, Bomber, Sportsman, & Pure Stock. In addition We are having the Georgia Legends appear for the first time of the 2014 season along with Power Wheel Racing for the  Kids during intermission.

Bleckley kids show off their talent

Bleckley kids show off their talent

"Bleckley's Got Talent' musc concert was held Friday night at the Cochran city auditorium.  Children from ages 4-13  performed.  They practiced that Thursday and Friday under the direction of Mi Waters and Kelli Greer.  

There were group numbers such as the Jackson 5's ABC as well as several solo acts and a trip doingThe Cup Song."