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Tenth Annual Biking Bleckley Metric Set for February

The tenth annual Biking Bleckley Metric 100 is set for February 23 starting at 8:30 a.m. behind the courthouse.  The annual bike ride spans through roads in Bleckley and surrounding counties. 

Law enforcement, medical escorts, and refreshment breaks will all be provided.  For more information, contact the Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce at 478-934-2965 or visit their website.

Cochran Community Blood Drive Set For February 11

Cochran Community Blood Drive Set For February 11

A blood drive is scheduled for February 11 from 2-7 pm in the main room of the Bleckley County Extension Office located on Peacock Street. 

An informational flyer states those donating blood or platets will be entered into a contest to win a $1,000 gift card from a home improvement store.

Relay For Life Mixed Set for February 23

Relay For Life Mixed Set for February 23

There will be a mixer benefitting the Bleckley County Relay For Life on February 23 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the President's Dining Room on the Cochran campus of Middle Georgia State College. 

Tickets, limited to the first 75 people, are $20 each and include donation and meal. 

To purchase or for more information call Antonio Simmons at 478-308-4802 or Lynn Young at 478-934-3600.

Promise of Hope to Hold Men's Night of Blessing

Promise of Hope to Hold Men's Night of Blessing

Promise of Hope GA, a faith-based substance abuse rehabilitation facility with campuses for women in Dudley and men in Cochran, will hold their second annual Men's Night of Blessing March 9 from 5-9 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Cochran.  The evening's activities include dinner, a silent and live auction, guest speaker Bob Williamson, as well as testimonies.  Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 if purchased after March 1.  They can be purchased by calling the Cochran campus at 478-934-0774, the Dudley campus at 478-676-4673, or by calling First Baptist Church at 478-934-6356.

Promise of Hope is also raffling off a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 truck with 52,000 miles.  Tickets are $25 and the drawiing will be held March 9.  You do not have to be present to win.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the Cochran or Dublin campuses.

Annual Program Collects Backpacks for Foster Children

Annual Program Collects Backpacks for Foster Children

An annual local program aims to collect backpacks and kid-sized suitcases for foster children in Georgia.

The 11th Annual Totes for Tots happens on Friday, January 18 from 10-2 in Macon and Milledgeville as well as on Thursday, January 17 in Hawkinsville, according to a news release.

Sponsoring the event, Georgia Cancer Specialists, have arranged 24 dropoff locations in Central Georgia. Since the event's inception in 2003, the group has collected over 30K bags.  

To donate a backpack or child-sized suitcase, you can drop them off at any GCS location during the designated times.

In Milledgeville, you can donate at the 624 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive location. 
In Macon, you can drop off bags to their 308 Coliseum Dr. location.
In Hawksinville, the location is at 214 Perry Highway.

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Soccer Registration at Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department to Begin Thursday

Soccer Registration at Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department to Begin Thursday

Registration for 2013 soccer at the Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department runs January 17-February 4. 

Cost is $45 per child, $40 per additional child. 

Age groups (which are subject to change depending upon level of participation) are 4-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-13.  In an email sent out Tuesday announcing the information, the rec. department asks that coaches interested please sign up early. 

For more information, call 478-934-3225.