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Vacation Bible Schools at local churches starting week of Memorial Day.

Salem Baptist Church in Cochran will get an early start on Vacation Bible School this yer.  Theirs will be held May 29-June 2.  To read more, and learn when several other local churches will be holding Vacation Bible School, click here.

Upcoming events at the Cochran library.

Story Time at the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran Bleckley Library will be May 17 at 10 am.  Presented by the Bleckley County Retied Eductators, reader will be Dorthy Bland.  Also: registration for the 2017 Summer Reading Program will be May 15-29.  The theme is "Build a Better World."  It's free and open to children in preschool through middle school.  Call the library for more information, (478)934-2904.

Cochran church celebrating Homecoming May 7.

Salem Baptist Church, located 107 Emergency Rd 450R, will celebrate Homecoming during their 11 am service May 7.  Former pastor Billy Todd will be guest speaker.  Lunch to follow in the Fellowship Hall.

Community Day at the Fire Department.

Community Day at the Fire Department.

A community cookout was held Saturday at all Bleckley County Fire Department stations.  Families enjoyed hot dogs and chips, children got to see the trucks, spray water from the firehose, and see other firefighter equipment. Jeol Foskey, Captain of the Salem station, said the department was planning to do one big outreach event each quarter to promote community involvement.

Bleckley Fire Department Community Cookout April 29.

The Bleckley County Fire Department will hold a community cookout at all station loctions (Limestone, Airport, Salem, Cary, Porter) Saturday from 11 am-2 pm.  Free hot dogs and chips will be given away and trucks will be on display for children.  For more information contact Fire Chief Matt Kelly  (478)304-2313, Training Officer Scott Jackson (478)609-1780, or Operations Officer Lynn Hancock (478)308-1445.

14th Annual Bible Reading Marathon starting April 28.

The Cochran-Bleckley Ministerial Alliance presents the 14th Annual Bible Reading Marathon April 28-May 4. Opening ceremonies at 6 pm that Friday on the courthouse square. J. Brian Williams, Pastor of Empire Pentecostal Holiness Church will serve as Master of Ceremonies. National Anthem performance by Ramona Giles. Bleckley Christian Learning Center President Don Giles will be Keynote Speaker. Special music by BCLC Student Keyshon Beck, testimonies by other BCLC students.

First reader will be Micah Ware, son of Terry and Dee Ware. Second reader will be Jackson Bambrough, son of Pastor and Mrs. Chris Bambrough. For more information, contact Jerri Tuck, (478)230-8316.

Story Time at the Library April 19.

Story Time at the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran Bleckley Library will be April 19 at 10 am.  Presented by the Bleckley County Retired Educators, reader will be Oneta Kitchens.