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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.

First United Methodist Church PlaySchool registration April 12

Cochran First United Methodist Church will hold 2017-18 PlaySchool Registration April 12 from noon until 1:30 pm. For more information, call the church office, (478)934-6942, or Debbie Horton, (478)934-6500.

Cochran church to host Bingo

Strong Tower Ministries located at 186 E Dykes St in Cochran will host Bingo games March 25 starting at 6 pm. Games are free to play, prizes offered and light refreshments served.  Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Church women's ministry offering free breakfast every fourth Sunday.

Turner Chapel AME Church offers a free breakfast for the community every fourth Sunday of the month.  Sponsored by the Women's Ministry, breakfast is served from 9-9:50 am.  Guests are invited to then stay for church school and the 11 am service.  Turner Chapel is located at 163 N Seventh St in Cochran.