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Cochran church women' group raising funds for conference.

House of Grace Women's Group will hold a donation-only car wash Saturday from 9 am-12:30 pm at Citizens Bank of Cochran, 124 E Dykes St.  Proceeds will go toward their ucpoming women's conference.

Cochran Rec. Department registering children for fall baseball, softball leagues.

The Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department is currently accepting registration for fall baseball and softball leagues. Cost is $55 and is for ages 4-12.  Age control dates (to determine what league the child plays in are) 1/01/17 for softball, 5/01/17 for baseball.  Call (478)934-3225 for more information.  Deadline to register is September 2.

Cochran church opening food bank August 19.

Faith Temple Precious Faith Ministries located at 383 GA 87 in Cochran will open their food bank to local residents August 19 from 4:30-5:30 pm.  Call Sherri Ligon, (478)298-2844, for more information.

Cochran community blood drive August 7.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 2-7 pm in the Bleckley 4-H main office, 169 E Peacock St.  To make an appointment online, go to redcrossblood.org  and use sponsor code "Bleckley."

Bleckley 8-u softball team recognized at board meeting.

Bleckley 8-u softball team recognized at board meeting.

This year's Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department 8-u softball team had a season for the ages.  After winning two of three invitational tournaments, they finished district runner up.  That was a first for 8-u softball.  The team then finished state runner up, capping the best season ever in CBRD history for 8-u softball.

At Monday's monthly rec. board meeting, the team and coaches were recognized by director Andy Brand.  Head coach Brandon Barrs was presented a plaque by Brand to commemorate the season.

Local band reuniting to play at Cochran-Bleckley CountryFest.

Local group the Double Barrell Band has been a longtime favorite of Bleckley residents.  For years, the group entertained at the Chamber of Commerce street dance as part of CountryFest.  Last year, there was no street dance, thus no DBB.

The band announced earlier this year via their Facebook page they were breaking up.  But this week, a post on the page said a big announcement was coming soon.  The announcement, made Saturday on their page, was the DBB's return.  The street dance will be back this October with the Double Barrell Band performing.

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Local church helps Bleckley residents with needed school supplies.

Local church helps Bleckley residents with needed school supplies.

First Baptist Church held their third annual Back to School backpack and school supply at their Hangar building Saturday.  Hundreds came to get backpacks, crayons, binders, and other supplies donated by church members. Volunteers from the church were there to assist, checking grade school supply lists and helping fix backpacks to ensure everyone got what they needed for school.  Organizers say 300 backpacks were given away.