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Cochran Church of Nazarene Harvest Sunday service October 30.

Cochran Church of the Nazarene, 122 Bowman Drive, will have a Harvest Sunday service October 30.  Special music during 10:30 am service by Dayspring Trio.  Lunch served.  Corn hole/horse shoe tournament, horse and pony rides, hay rides, cupcake walk, bobbing for apples, and snow cones are part of the fun scheduled.  Call Tevita Jones for more information, (478)298-9364.

Local farm recognized at Centennial Farm Awards ceremony.

J&W Farms of Cochran was one of 22 farms recognized by the Georgia Historic Preservation Division, Department of Natural Resources at the 24th annual Georgia Centennial Farm Awards Ceremony held in Perry last week. Held on the Georgia National Fair's opening day, the event was hosted by Georgia Historic Preservation Division, Georgia Farm Bureau Federation, Georgia Department of Agriculture, Georgia Forestry Commission, and Georgia National Fair and Agricenter, with support from Georgia EMC and the Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee.  According to a release, more than 500 farm have been recocnigzed through the Georgia Centennial Farm Program since its inception in 1994.

Season ends for BCHS in Sweet 16.

Season ends for BCHS in Sweet 16.

Though Bleckley jumped out to a 3-0 lead Thursday afternoon at Heard County, they left the bases loaded twice in stranding 12 runners over eight innings.  Heard scored one in the eighth to win 4-3.  Landa Dominy was 2 for 4 with a double and 1 RBI.  Faith Harris went 2 for 4.  Taylor Dykes was 1 for 2.

BC finishes the season 22-12.

BCHS misses opportunity to advance to softball championship series.

BCHS misses opportunity to advance to softball championship series.

Bleckley made the long trip to Franklin Wednesday to take on Heard County for a berth in the GHSA State Championship tournament next weekend in Columbus.  The Lady Royals got a game-tying grand slam from Landa Dominy and go ahead two-run home run in game one to rally from 4-0 down and win 10-5.

BC led 6-2 in game two only to see Heard tie the score.  A 7-6 lead was also short lived.   The Lady Braves scored three in the seventh and held off a late rally to force game three 10-9.  Faith Harris homered in the loss.  Bleckley outhit Heard 16-6 but gave up ten walks.

More coverage of the games can be found here.  Game three is today at 4 pm.

Hours for trick or treating within City of Cochran set.

Official hours for trick or treating within city of Cochran as set by the Chamber of Commerce will be October 31 from 5-8 pm.

Annual car show will collect toys for children in community.

The Wheel'N For Tots Car Show will be November 5 at Bleckley County Middle School.  Registration is at 9 am, show from 11 am-2 pm.  Entry fee is one new, unwrapped toy for each car entered.  Hydro dipped rod and piston trophies, dyno competition will be held.  Door prizes and raffles including a professional series Craftman Tool Box.  Admision for spectators free, donations welcomed  Toys and donations will benefit children and families in Bleckley County.  No alchoholic beverages allowed.

To register or for more information, contact Chris Arnold.  (478)308-9257, mapleredta@gmail.com

Local churches holding fall festivals October 30.

A pair of Cochran churches will be holding fall festivals October 30 in the afternoon/evening, replacing the usual Sunday night services.  Mt. Calvary Baptist Church's fall festival will be from 4:30-7 pm.  Children are encouraged to bring their trick or treat buckets.  Games, hot dogs and chilli served, other fun planned.  The church is located at 128 Abney Rd.

Limtestone Baptist Church's fall festival will be from 6-8 pm at the softball field on Limestone Rd.  Activities include giant slide, face painting, live music, hot dog dinner served, cake walk, and bounce house.