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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.

Many pray for Pulaski County Schools

Many pray for Pulaski County Schools

 

 

Local groups to benefit from opening of Cochran Walmart

Local groups to benefit from opening of Cochran Walmart

People in Cochran will be able to enjoy the convenience of Walmart begining August 13.  That's when the new store, located at 366 Highway 26 will open.  A ribbon cutting ceremony is set for 7:30 a.m. with the store opening to follow.  Regular hours will be 6 a.m.-midnight seven days a week.

As part of the grand opening, Walmart will be giving $8,000 in grants to local groups.  Those groups are: Boy Scouts of America, Bleckley County Sheriff’s Office, Cochran Police Department, Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce, Communities in Schools of Cochran/Bleckley Co. & Family Connection Community Partnership Inc., Pilot Club of Cochran, Princesses with a Purpose Inc. and St. Michael Commandery #43. 

A news release states that the store will hold "A Big Family Welcome" August 16 from noon-3 pm at the store. Customers can meet store manager Archie Swain and enjoy fun, games, as well as free food samples while supplies last.