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Pipkin to retire from Bleckley School Superintendent post.

The Bleckley Board of Education accepted the retirement of school superintendent Dr. Charlotte Pipkin at Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting.  According to the minutes, she will retire no later than June 30, 2015. Pipkin has been superintendnet since 2010.

Dancing in the street on a Saturday night.

Dancing in the street on a Saturday night.

The Cochran-Bleckley CountryFest was capped with the annual street dance Saturday night.  Music was provided by the Bleckley-based Double Barrell Band.  Hundreds came out to listen and dance to songs such as Gimmie Three Steps by Lynard Skynard as well as Darius Rucker's Wagon Wheel.

Fourth annual Toys for Tots Benefit Car Show November 15.

The fourth annual Toys for Tots car show will be held November 15 in the Bleckley County High School parking lot. Registration is at 10 am with the show starting at noon.  The entry fee is one new, unwrapped toy.  There will be a 50/50 raffle.  Admission is free to spectators.

Contact Chris Arnold, 478-308-9257, mapleredta@gmail.com, for more information.  You can also learn about the car show by visiting it online.

Cochran church to host Women's Conference simulcast.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, located at 134 Abney Road in Cochran, will host a simulcast of the "Women of Faith" tour November 7-8.  Times are 7-9 pm that Friday, 9 am-4 pm Saturday.  The broadcast will feature numerous guest speakers.  Attendance is free, pre-registration is required by November 1.  Lunch to be provided on that Saturday Email Elaine Bates (elainebates09@gmail.com) to register or for more information.  Please include a contact number, and if registering as a group, number of ladies attending and eating lunch.

Middle Georgia State College announces hiring of campus director.

Middle Georgia State College announces hiring of campus director.

Middle Georgia State College announced Tuesday that Henry C. Whitfield had been hired as the director of both the Cochran and Eastman campuses.  Whitfield will oversee the day to day operations of both and serve as a liasion between the institution and the community.

Whitfield most recently served as director of Georgia Southern University’s Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah. He also served as the interim assistant dean for Continuing Education and Public Service at Georgia Southern.  He holds a master of Business Administration from Mercer University and a bachelor's in Business Administration from what is now Georgia Southwestern State University.

Cochran church to hold four-player golf scramble.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran will hold a four-man golf scramble at the Woods Golf Course October 25.  Start time is 9:30 am.  Cost is $25 per player.  Lunch will be served and prizes will be awarded.  Contact Jack Wright, 478-231-0585 for more information.  Proceeds benefit the Cornerstone Church Building Fund.

Travel softball team to hold tryouts.

The Base Invaders, an 8 and under travel softball team, will hold tryouts at the Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department October 18.  Registration is at 12:30 pm with tryouts at 1 pm for girls who turn 7 or 8 by January 1, 2015.  For more information, call Scott Bowman, 478-278-1874.