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Former inmate, now prison ministry founder, shares music, message.

Former inmate, now prison ministry founder, shares music, message.

Celebrate Recovery at Cornerstone Church of Cochran welcomed Eddie B. for a special concert Saturday night. Eddie, founder of Conviction for Christ ministries, shared his story of how he was able to break away from a life of gangs, drug addiction, and prison, through faith. He, along with wife Sandi, founded Conviction for Christ ministries, a prison ministry with 39 missionaries, reach out to prisons across America. An accomplished songwriter, Eddie shared his testimony and music with the audience. Celebrate Recovery, a ministry designed to help people overcome their "hurts, hangups, and habits," meets at Cornerstone Mondays at 7 pm. The church is located at 129 East Beech Street.

Lakeview Baptist wins Bleckley County Church Softball League tournament.

Lakeview Baptist wins Bleckley County Church Softball League tournament.

Lakeview Baptist Church had a perfect run in this weekend's 14-team Bleckley County Church Softball League postseason tournament, winning the title with a 9-4 victory over Bethany Baptist Church.  To read more, click here.

Bleckley Board of Education sets tentative millage rate.

The Bleckley Board of Education set a tentative millage rate of 14.286 at a called meeting held Thursday.  It's a rollback rate, down from 14.338 and, according to board documents, will result in an  increase of property taxes assessed amounting to approximately $28,103.

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A good day for Blizzards in Cochran.

A good day for Blizzards in Cochran.

Cochran Dairy Queen was one of thousands of locatons nationwide to participate in the annual corporate fundraiser "Miracle Treat Day."  Benefiting the Children's Miracle Network, a portion of proceeds from all Blizzard treats sold would go to the local area's Children's Miracle Network Hospital.  Funds collected in Cochran will go to the Children's Hospital, Navicent  Health, in Macon.

Back to School Prayer Walk August 5.

The Back to School Prayer Walk for Bleckley County will be August 5 at 6 pm in the BCMS gym.  Following a short prayer service, the assembly will be dismissed to all schools so they can walk the halls and pray.  Sponsored by the Bleckley Christian Learning Center.

Provision in Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will allow students in Bleckley to receive free meals.

If you have a child who attends Bleckley County Learning Center (Pre K), Bleckley Primary, Elementary, or the Success Academy, they'll receive free breakfasts and lunches this year, regardless of family economic status.  That's because of a provision in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act passed in 2010.

The act contains a Community Eligbiility Provision which allows for free breakfasts, lunches, and snacks (for children in an eligible afterschool program)  to be provided to all schools if 40 percent of students in the schools receive either SNAP (Supplimental Nutritonal Assistance Program) benefits or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.  Students at the eligble schools can receive the free meals (if they're consumed on campus) without any additional paperwork.

Conviction for Christ Ministries Eddie B coming to Celebrate Recovery Cochran.

Eddie B, founder of Conviction for Christ Ministry, will be in concert at Celebrate Recovery Cochran August 4 at 7 pm. Celebrate Recovery Cochran is a ministry of Cornerstone Church of Cochran, the church is located at 129 East Beech Street.