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Cochran blood drive has good day.

Cochran blood drive has good day.

The American Red Cross held their quarterly blood drive Monday afternoon at the county extension office. Organizers said 35 people had donated around 5:30 pm, with more arriving. Those donating could pick up a "Game of Thrones" themed poster. The next drive is June 17.

Cochran cleanup day April 27.

The Chamber of Commerce and city of Cochran are sponsoring a cleanup day April 27 from 9 am to noon.  Volunteers are asked to meet behind the chamber on third street at 9, cleaning locations and supplies will be distributed.  Come back at noon for lunch.  Bulk waste can also be dropped off during that time at the Peyton Williams Learnng Center, the old Piggly Wiggly on Dykes Street, the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department, and at Beech Street Plaza.


For more information, call (478)934-2965 or (478)934-6346.

Look at the eggs falling from the sky.

Look at the eggs falling from the sky.

Christ Chapel Cochran held their annual helictopter egg drop Saturday at the Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department.  The eggs were dropped onto the back fields were football and soccer games are played.   Kip McGuire, member of Christ Chapel, rode along in the helicopter to deliver the eggs that were quickly collected by children.

New Occupational Therapy graduate degree approved for Middle Georgia State.

The Board of Regents approved a new master's degree program that will make it easier for practicing occupational therapy assistants to get their master's degrees. Click here for more.

Opening ceremonies for 16th annual Bible Reading Marathon April 26.

Opening ceremonies for the 16th annual Bible Reading Marathon will be held April 26 at 6 pm on the Bleckley courthouse square. Maj. Wyne Hutchings, U.S. Army Family Life Chaplain will serve as emcee. State Representative Danny Mathis will be guest speaker. Readings start at 7 pm, marathon continues through May 2. Call (478)934-4778 for more information.

BCHS spring sports update.

Royals baseball won their regular season finale yesterday at Emanuel County Institute 8-3.  They open the state playoffs at home April 24 against Metter.  Game one starts at 4 pm, game two to follow 30 minutes later.  The *If* game is scheduled for April 25 at 5:30 pm.


Soccer split their regular season finale at Dublin High School last night with the girls winning 9-1 and boys losing 3-1.  The girls are second seed for the upcoming state playoffs and host Toombs County in round one April 25 at 5 pm.  Both boys and girls tennis will play sweet 16 matches at home April 22.  The boys play Johnson-Atlanta at 2 pm.  It'll be followed by girls action against Screven County.


BCHS track will be at the 3-AA meet hosted by Northeast High School April 22 and 24.  Field events and qualifying start at 10 am that Monday with all finals on Wednesday.  The meet takes place at Thompson Stadium.


Royal Singers spring concert April 25.

The BCHS Royal Singers will hold their spring concert April 25 at 7:30 pm. Admission is $4 adults, $2 students.