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Cochran church celebrating Homecoming May 6.

Salem Baptist Church will hold Homecoming services May 6 at 10:30 am.  Guest speaker will be Rev. Charles Asbell.  Music will be led by former Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Worship Leader. Dr. Al Haywood.  The church is located at 107 Salem Church Road.

Ninth annual Spring Buddy Ball game May 5.

The ninth annual Spring Buddy Ball game will be May 5 from 9:45 am-noon at the Cochran-Bleckley Recreation Department.  Buddy Ball is baseball for special needs children who might not normally get to participate in team sports.  These games are for special needs children ages 3-18 from Bleckley, Dodge, and Pulaski counties.  Be there by 9:45 am, games start at 10.  Lunch provided.  Call Danette Rogers, (478)934-2280, or Kathy Simmons, (478)374-6489, for more information.

Rain threat postpones opening round of baseball playoffs for BCHS.

The threat of rain moved Bleckley's home opneing round playoff series against Harlem to tomorrow.  Game one starts at 3:30 pm, game two 30 minutes later.  The *if* game would be Saturday at 2 pm.

New author shares stories at book signing.

New author shares stories at book signing.

Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library held a book signing for Dr Tracie Provost Tuesday night. Provost, a professor of European History at Middle Georgia State University, recently published her first novel "Under the Blood Moon." Besides taking audience questions, Provost also shared various anecdotes, including the fact she handwrites pages before backing them up digitally. "Under the Blood Moon" is available on both Amazon.com and goodreds.com You can learn more about her by visiting her website.

EPA Director Scott Pruitt visits Bleckley Elementary for Earth Day.

EPA Director Scott Pruitt visits Bleckley Elementary for Earth Day.

Following a meeting with Georgia forest and forest production members, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Pruitt visited Bleckley Elementary for Earth Day. He helped students plant a tree, spoke to them about environmental stewardship, and, along with Wanda Barrs, read "The Tree Farmer" to the assembled students. Barrs and husband Earl, owners of Gully Branch Tree Farm, helped coordinate the visit.

Cochran church hosting gospel sing April 28.

Grace Chapel Church of God of Prophecy will hold a gospel sing April 28 at 7 pm. Performing will be Christian/Southern Gospel singer Kevin Lane and trio New Beginnings. Admission is free. The church is located at 269 GA 87 in Cochran.

Making Cochran a cleaner place.

Making Cochran a cleaner place.

The Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce and city government sponsored a cleanup day Saturday.  Volunteers went out to different parts of the city to collect trash.  People could also bring tires and other household waste to dropoff sites including behind the chamber.  Volunteers enjoyed a sack lunch once the work was done.