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Cochran church youth group seeking donations for creation of teen hangout.

House of Grace Church's UnAshamed youth group is seeking donations of genly used couches, foosball and ping pong ball tables, and video game consoles.  Their goal is to create a place for students in Bleckley County to hang out.  To donate or for more information, contact student pastor Amanda Allen, 478-230-7680, or amandaallenromans116@yaoo.com

Bleckley Elementary student was Principal of the Day.

Bleckley Elementary student was Principal of the Day.

Fifth grader Darci Dillard got to be Principal of the Day Monday at Bleckley County Elementary School.  She got the opportunity by having the highest bid at the school's recently held WinterFest.  Darci enjoyed spending the day with principal Janet DeLoach and experienced the "life of a school princopal,' according to an article relased by the school.  This was her second time enjoying  the opportunity.  Darci is the daughter of Mike and Amanda Dillard.

Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce holds awards banquet.

Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce holds awards banquet.

The Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce held their annual banquet Thursday night in First Baptist Church's fellowship Hall.  Nate Wickline of SERVPRO was guest speaker.  Andrew Belflower was introduced as this year's STAR Student.  BCHS AP Calculus and Physics teacher Brian Wynne was the STARTeacher.

Organization of the year was the Cochran Bleckley Fire Department.  Chief Glen Lord was recognized for 19 years of service.

Bleckley Relay For Life team meeting February 26.

The next Bleckley Relay For Life team meeting will be February 26 at 6:30 pm in the Middle Georgia State College Presidential dining room.  It's located inside Georgia Hall (look for the purple balloons.)  Teams are asked to turn in any money collected at the meeting.

Story Time at the Cochran Library February 18.

Story time at the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran Bleckley Library will be February 18 at 10 am.  Guest readers will be Dale and Alice Mullis.  Story time is presented by the Bleckley County Retired Educators.

Cochran pageant to benefit Jay's Hope Foundation.

The first ever Miss Sparkling Shamrock Pageant will be held March 22 at 5 pm in the Cochran city auditorium.  It's a benefit for Jay's Hope.  Money raised by contestants will be turned in at check in (must be there by no later than 4:30 pm)   Age group ranges are 2-4 (teeny miss) through 17 and up (miss.)  Optional categories include prettiest hair, best dress, and most creative outfit.)  Registration cost before February 21 is $50 ($65 with optionals), cost by March 17 (final deadline) is $60, $75 with optionals.

For more information, contact Mollie Moore, 478-230-2150, or Mandy Tomberlin, 478-2907.  Download a registration form by clicking here.

Brothers by blood and on the baseball field.

Brothers by blood and on the baseball field.

Dusty and Austin Jones of Cochran are brothers who share a common interest.  Both love and are good at baseball.  While both came through the Bleckley school system and played for both the Barons and Royals,  the only time they were ever on the field at the same time was during a JV game.

The brothers are reunited again.  Both are members of the Middle Georgia State baseball team.  Dusty is a Junior, Austin is a redshirt freshman.  Dusty says it's pretty good to have Austin on the team with him.