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Helping make Cochran beautiful.

Helping make Cochran beautiful.

Saturday was the annual "Cochran Cleanup Day." Volunteers spawned out around the city to pick up trash. Residents could also dispose of old tires at dropoff locations in town. Several groups were involved, including a large number of BCHS HOSA members. All in all, about 40 people volunteered.

Registration open for fall ball at CBRD.

The Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department is holding registration for fall T-Ball, baseball, and softball now through September 25. Cost $55. Children must be age four to participate. If your child would move up in age group this spring, they'll move up now. Register online at cbrdrecreation.com Call (478)934-3225 with any questions

Wi-Fi access downtown getting an upgrade, new health board member appointed.

Cochran City Council voted to endorse a grant application from Middle Georgia State University that will expand wi-fi access downtown at last night's monthly meeting. They also appointed a new member to the Bleckley County Health Department board. Click here for more.

Mobile Food Pantry returning September 17.

The Mobile Food Pantry will be in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot on Third Street September 17 at 10 am.  Firt come, first serve.  Please stay in vehcile upon arrival.  Don't enter from Second or Dykes Street, enter Cherry Street from Eighth Street.

It's sponsored by Middle Georgia Community Food Bank, Communities in Schools/Family Connection of Cochran-Bleckley County, Cochran Bleckley Chamber of Commerce, and the Cochran Downtown Development Authority.  

Cochran Firefighters to walk in memory of 9/11 victims.

Members of the Cochran Fire Department, along with neighboring fire departments, will walk on Friday, September 11 to honor victims of 9/11. The walk will be one mile, beginning at the fire station, ending at Eastgate Plaza, in full gear. The mile is to honor Stephen Siller, the firefighter who walked a mile, to respond to the Twin Towers attack.

Recent BCHS graduate awarded OFTC Foundation Scholarship.

Recent BCHS graduate awarded OFTC Foundation Scholarship.

Bleckley County High School Class of 2020 member Nicholas Chapman was recently awarded the Oconee Fall Line Technical College Foundation Cochran/Bleckley County Scholarship. Awarded to a graduating senior who plans to enroll at OFTC, Chapman was dual enrolled is now enrolled in the school’s welding program. According to a release, applicants for the scholarship must demonstrate a commitment to their field of study, academic excellence, outstanding moral character, and a determination to succeed in life.  Kathy Aaron, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement believes Chapman fits the description saying, “He’s a perfect example of the scholarship criteria.”

MGA Peacock Gallery to stream gallery talk for opening of art exhibit.

Middle Georgia State University’s Peacock Gallery will host a Facebook Live gallery talk for the opening of “Antonio Martinez: Recent Works” September 8 at 6 pm. The talk can be viewed by clicking here. The exhibition will be on display August 31 through October 2 inside Peacock Gallery, located on the first floor of Russell Hall. Gallery hours are 8 am-5:30 pm Monday through Thursday, 8 am to noon on Fridays.