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Bleckley NAACP hosting backpack giveaway, back to school event, August 4.

The Bleckley NAACP will hold a backpack giveaway and back to school bash at the Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department, 250 West Dykes Street, August 4.  Backpaacks will be given away from 5-6 pm, and is open to children in grades 1-12.  The back to school bash is from 6-9:30 pm, and is for upcoming fifth through twelfth graders.  Activities include free food, music, face painting, giant slide, and a free throw shooting contest.

South Georgia Quartet performing at Cochran church July 29.

The South Georgia Quartet will be in concert at Limestone Baptist Church July 29 at 6 pm.  Admission is free, a love offering will be taken.  Refreshments will follow in Fellowship Hall.  Limestone Baptist is located at 874 GA 257.

Cochran church celebrating Homecoming July 22.

Macedonia Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming July 22 at 10:30 am. Pastor Brad Dowdy will be the speaker, music by the Fortress family. Lunch to follow, please bring a covered dish. The church is located at 1100 Macedonia Church Road.

Job Training Unlimited handing out school supplies at "Back to School Bash."

Job Training Unlimited located at 137 East Beech Street in Cochran will hold a "Back to School Bash" from 10 am-6:30 pm.  Free boxes of school supplies will be handed out the event.  For more information, call (912)-739-7158.

Vacation Bible School helps with back to school shopping.

Vacation Bible School helps with back to school shopping.

Empire Pentecostal Holiness Church held vacation bible school commencement Friday night. The theme was “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus.” Parents got to view a slideshow of the week and hear a few of the songs learned. Children received a certificate for a Junior Frosty from Wendy’s as well as a bag of school supplies. Supplies were matched to upcoming grades based upon registration information.

Award winning country gospel singer to perform at Cochran church July 15.

Country Gospel singer Allen Frizzell will perform at Cornerstone Church of Cochran July 15 at 6 pm. Frizzell has won several awards including the Agape Outstanding Artist Achievement Award, the Texas International Country Gospel Music Association Male Artist of the Year, Agape Male Vocalist Award, and the 2012 ICGMA Living Legend Award. Admission is free, a love offering will be taken. The church is located at 129 East Beech Street.

Bleckley Summer Theatre Camp performing Annie July 13-15.

Bleckley Summer Theatre Camp will hold performances of this year's selection "Annie, jr" July 13-15 at House of Grace Church, 133 Jac Arts Road. Showtimes are at 7 pm on Friday, 2 and 7 pm on Saturday, and 3 pm on Sunday. Admission is $5 adults, $3 for children 10 and under.