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Local churches holding fall festivals October 30.

A pair of Cochran churches will be holding fall festivals October 30 in the afternoon/evening, replacing the usual Sunday night services.  Mt. Calvary Baptist Church's fall festival will be from 4:30-7 pm.  Children are encouraged to bring their trick or treat buckets.  Games, hot dogs and chilli served, other fun planned.  The church is located at 128 Abney Rd.

Limtestone Baptist Church's fall festival will be from 6-8 pm at the softball field on Limestone Rd.  Activities include giant slide, face painting, live music, hot dog dinner served, cake walk, and bounce house.

Gun raffle will benefit local man's kidney transplant fund.

The "Share Your Spare" group in Cochran is selling chances on a Savage Axis II Rifle/Scope combo.  Tickets are $20 each for the eight caliber rifle with wood stock and 3x9x40 scope.  Proceeds will benefit the Reed Floyd Kidney Transplant Fund.  Tickets can be purchased by calling Jenele Floyd, (478)230-1821.  Drawing will be held December 15.

Groups take advantage of extra people in town to raise funds.

Groups take advantage of extra people in town to raise funds.

Cochran was a busy place Saturday.  Thousands came to Bleckley Elementary from across the state for middle school state cross country.  Downtown, many came to check out CountryFest put on by the Chamber of Commerce.

The extra traffic served as an opportunity for some to raise funds.  At the old high school library on Southeast Ninth Street, Friends of the Library held their annual Old Book Sale.  Proceeds will go toward the Tessie W. Norris Library.

First Baptist Church held a "Crafts for Christ" craft fair.  It was done to raise funds for church missions as well as supplies for the recently formed Sewing Ministry.  The ministry meets on Mondays from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Gathering Place located next to FBC on Second Street.

Homecoming Queen crowned at BCHS.

Homecoming Queen crowned at BCHS.

Bleckley County High School celebrated Homecoming Friday night.  Hanna Dykes was crowned 2016 Queen.  You can view the entire court by clicking here.

Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department gym to serve as hurricane shelter.

The Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department announced via their Facebook page that Opening Day for fall baseball and softball had been cancelled.  The gym will serve as a shelter for people displaced by Hurricane Matthew.

Bleckley Relay For Life discontinued.

Relay For Life in Bleckley County is no more.  In an email sent out to committee members, the decision to discontinue the event was announced by the American Cancer Society because of "declining revenues" and "declining community engagement."  The email did note that people could still hold third party fundraisers for the American Cancer Society.

For people wishing to get involved in relay events in other counties, visit relayforlife.org

Co-ed benefit softball tournament postponed until spring.

Co-ed benefit softball tournament postponed until spring.

At the "Share a Spare with Reed" fundraiser held Thursday at Cochran Dairy Queen to raise funds for his kidney transplant, the group spearheading all fundraising announced  the planned co-ed softball tournament set for October 22 has been postponed until Spring 2017.  You can make donations to the fund by going to Citizen's Bank and Trust on S Sixth St.