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Bleckley Health Department hosting Emergency Preparedness Drill June 21.

The Bleckley County Health Department will host an emergency preparedness drill June 21 at Heartland EMS, 256 Lucas Road, from 10 am-1 pm.  Designed to simulate an emergency situation, residents can drive through, hand over head of household forms (available here) that will include medical information for all people in the household.  They'll receive more information and bottles of water.

Cochran Women's Club yoga event May 10.

Cochran Women's Club will host a "Chair Yoga Day" at the Community House, 190 3rd St at 2:30 pm.  Guest speaker/trainer will be Beth Daugherty of Lifespan Yoga in Jacksonville, FL.  She will teach low impact exercises that can be done from a chair.  Free, refreshments provided.

Bleckley Health Department Back to School Bash July 31

The Bleckley County Health Department will hold a Back to School Bash from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. July 31.

It's designed to promote vaccines for back to school. Activites include face painting, popcorn, snow cones, a bounce house, as well as Princesses with a Purpose characters. Open to children in Pre-K through seventh grade.

For more inforation, call Debbie Martin, (478) 934-6590, or email Debbie.martin@dph.ga.gov. The health department is located at 152 N. 8th Street in Cochran.

Cochran church to hold New Year's communion service.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran will hold a New Year's Eve candelight communion service Wednesday at 7 pm. The church is located at 106 W. Dykes St.

Hospice seminar to be held at Cochran city auditorium.

A Hospice educational seminar will be held at the Cochran city auditorium November 13 at 5:30 pm.  It'll be hosted by Dr. Kevin G. Moore, Bereavement Coordinator with Pruitt Health Hospice of Cordele.  Moore will discuss hospice options that may be needed by your family or friends as well as "Camp Cocoon," a service that helps children ages 6-17 deal with the loss of a loved one.  Admission is free.  Refreshments will be served.

To learn more about Pruitt Health, visit their website.

Bleckley School System honored at State Capitol for Farm to School Achievements.

Bleckley School System honored at State Capitol for Farm to School Achievements.

Bleckley County Schools received the Golden Radish Award Monday at the State Capitol.  They were one one of 30 school systems to be recognized for "outstanding leadership of school representatives building comprehensive farm to school programs."  Districts were evaluated on their work in ten different activities of farm to school. 

Recognition was done by State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge, Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, Public Health Commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, and Georgia Organics Board Chair Mandy Mahoney.  Bleckley County was recognized at the Silver Level for their accomplishments during the 2013-14 school year which included:

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.