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City, county declare April 1 "National Census Day."

Cochran Mayor Billy Yeomans and County Commissioner Bob Brockman signed a joint proclamation Wednesday declaring April 1 as “National Census Day.” 

City, county, declare State of Emergency, impose curfew.

The City of Cochran and Bleckley County have declared a State of Emergency starting today until further notice. In declarations posted on the Bleckley County Emergency Management Agency Facebook page Tuesday afternoon, both include a curfew from 10 pm to 6 am. Both note while no COVID-19 cases have yet been diagnosed, the noves are being done to protect both citizens and employees. Exceptions to the curfew are made for people traveling to work, as well as fuel, food, and medicine pickup and delivery. Following the announcement by the city yesterday that city hall and the police department would be closed to the public until further notice, Commissioner Bob Brockman made a similar announcement concerning the county courthouse as well as law enforcement. He asked citizens to call (478)934-3200 and the appropriate extension if needing assistance.

Promise of Hope sporting clays tournament postponed.

Promise of Hope announced the second annual Aim For Hope sporting clays tournament benefiting the men's facility in Cochran has been postponed due to social distancing guidelines set by the CDC regarding COVID-19. According to an email, the event will be rescheduled when "recommended to do so." The gun raffle for an AR-15 rifle also benefiting the men's facility is ongoing with the winner to be drawn for April 3. Tickets can be purchased by calling (478)934-0774.

City Hall, police department to be closed to public starting tomorrow.

The City of Cochran announced Monday afternoon that access to both city hall and the police department would be restricted to employees only starting tomorrow until further notice due to the coronavirus crisis. In an announcement posted both on the city's website and Facebook page, it stated doors to both city hall and police department lobby will be locked. Residents are asked to utilize the outside drop box or make payments online as well as use phone or email for any concerns. Contact info for city hall is (478)934-6346, info@cityofcochran.com The police department phone number is (478)934-4282.

School district moves to drive-through meal distribution during coronavirus shutdown.

The Bleckley County School District announced today would be the last day of meal delivery via buses. Starting Monday, all five campuses would be used as drive-through sites for meals. Click here to learn more.

If school, sports ban ends, extracurricular activities could resume before April 13.

At a very busy board meeting which covered numerous subjects including the rental of modular units for Pre-K students while the new primary school is being constructed, the board indicated a willingness to amend it's order stopping all extracurricular activities should schools be allowed to resume through April 13, the date students would return from spring break. Click here for more.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran to open food bank as a drive through Thursday.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran will open their food bank this Thursday from 11 am to 2 pm while supplies last. It's open to "anyone needing a free box of food and love." Cornerstone Pastor Stephen White said to ensure safety, it will be conducted as a drive through. Volunteers will pray, fill out paperwork, and hand out pre-packed boxes of food to people while they remain in their cars. The church is located at 129 E. Beech Street.