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Fish fry will benefit local man battling cancer, needy family during Christmas.

First Baptist Church  of Cochran will hold a benefit fish fry December 7 at 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $20 donation. Plates will have fish, french fries, hush puppies, coleslaw. Door prizes, items for auction including Glock 42, Yeti Hopper, fishing accessories, and cakes. Money raised will go toward Brian Smith, a local man battling cancer, as well as a needy family during Christmas. Only 250 tickets will be sold. Call Shane Savant, (478)217-0139, or Brad Davis, (478)697-4044, to purchase. Sponsored by FBC Brotherhood Outdoor Ministries.  The church is located at 102 S Second St.

Shop for gifts, visit Santa, and more at the Cornerstone Market.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran will hold the Cornerstone Market December 2 from 9 am-5 pm at the Cochran Bleckley Arts Alliance, 113 E Dykes St.  Gift wrapping, jewelry, crafts, clothes, food, hot coco, and more will be available.  Visit with Santa from 2-4 pm.

Hop aboard the Winter Wonderland Express November 30.

Ride a train into the world of Christmas at the Winter Wonderland Express November 30, December 2, 8-9 at Heartland EMS, 256 Lucas Road in Cochran from 5-8 pm.  Take pictures with your favorite fairy tale characters, write letters to Santa, and more. Admission $5 per person, children under 1 free. Sponsored by Princesses with a Purpose, hosted by Pilot Club of Cochran.

Local church holding fall festival Saturday.

Bethany Baptist Church will hold a fall festival November 11 from 5-7 pm. Activities include a barrel train ride, hay ride, face painting, cupcake walk, and more. The church is located at 608 Highway 26 E across from Bleckley County Middle School.

Math and Science night at Bleckley Elementary November 2.

Bleckley County Elementary School will host Math and Science Night November 2 from 5:30-7 pm.  A partnership between Bleckley Elementary staff, BCHS, and Middle Georgia State University, the event will feature a variety of activities including Tower Building, Lego Challenge, Multiplication Twister, Place Value Yatze, and more.

Encore community performance of Seussical October 30.

Though picking up several awards at Tuesday's 3-AA One Act Play competition held at Washington County High School, BCHS again finished region runner up.  However, due to the overwhelming turnout at both community performances, they will have an encore performance of this year's show, Seussical.  It will be October 30, 7 pm, inside the high school auditorium.  Admisssion $5 adults, $3 students and children.

"No one is immune."

"No one is immune."

Willie Raines bought his “Combat Bullying Tour” to the Bleckley County Middle School gym Tuesday night. Raines stressed things like parental involvement in the lives of their children and daily positive reinforcement of them. He spoke of the importance of recognizing the signs of depression such as withdrawal and lack of appetite. To demonstrate his point that no one was immune from the effects of depression, Raines shared a story of how he had to eulogize the son of his best friend who committed suicide and how by asking questions and seeing certain words on his oldest daughter’s social media, he was able to get her to admit she was battling depression. Raines closed by taking questions from the audience.