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"Royal Family" working to ensure students get fed.

"Royal Family" working to ensure students get fed.

In many Tweets, superintendent Dr. Steve Smith has referenced the "Royal Family." A look at volunteers helping out with school feeding during the COVID-19 shutdown was a demonstration of what he meant. Click here to view photos.

City Hall to have modified hours starting Monday.

Beginning March 30, Cochran City Hall will only be open 10 am to 2 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. In an announcement posted both on the city website and Facebook page, residents are asked to call 911 in the event of an emergency during non-business hours and also says people can leave voicemails at city hall. Messages will be retrieved for staff on the next working day. According to the post, the modified hours will be in effect throughout the currently declared state of emergency or through April 15 at midnight, and could be extended or abbreviated based upon the changing nature of the COVID-19 crisis.

Red Cross Blood Drive April 3.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the main from of the Bleckley County Extension Office, 165 N. Peacock Street, on April 3 from 1 to 6 pm.  Call (478)283-5273 for more information.  Schedule your appointment online by going to redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor keyword "cochran."

Updated State of Emergency declaration for Cochran and Bleckley County.

The City of Cochran and Bleckley County have updated the State of Emergency declared Tuesday. In a resolution posted on the city's Facebook page yesterday, it declares a public health state of emergency until April 15. Gatherings of ten or more people on property owned by the city or county are banned but doesn't prevent people from using designated pedestrian areas as long as there are no gatherings. Businesses such as gyms and nail salons are ordered closed. It closes restaurant dining rooms but does allow for drive through, carryout, or delivery services. Public and private gatherings outside houses are banned though it doesn't prohibit gatherings of people conducting "essential" business as designated by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, designated by the governor as "critical infrastructure", or the provision of medical and health services.

City, county declare April 1 "National Census Day."

Cochran Mayor Billy Yeomans and County Commissioner Bob Brockman signed a joint proclamation Wednesday declaring April 1 as “National Census Day.” 

Promise of Hope sporting clays tournament postponed.

Promise of Hope announced the second annual Aim For Hope sporting clays tournament benefiting the men's facility in Cochran has been postponed due to social distancing guidelines set by the CDC regarding COVID-19. According to an email, the event will be rescheduled when "recommended to do so." The gun raffle for an AR-15 rifle also benefiting the men's facility is ongoing with the winner to be drawn for April 3. Tickets can be purchased by calling (478)934-0774.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran to open food bank as a drive through Thursday.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran will open their food bank this Thursday from 11 am to 2 pm while supplies last. It's open to "anyone needing a free box of food and love." Cornerstone Pastor Stephen White said to ensure safety, it will be conducted as a drive through. Volunteers will pray, fill out paperwork, and hand out pre-packed boxes of food to people while they remain in their cars. The church is located at 129 E. Beech Street.