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Concert will benefit local man's kidney transplant fund.

A concert benefiting the Reed Floyd Kidney Transplant Fund will be held February 25 from 5:30-8:30 pm inside Russell Hall auditorium on the Cochran campus of Middle Georgia State University.  Floyd is a Cochran native born with one kidney currently failing.  Local entertainment includes The Six Strings Band,  Sara Faulk, BCHS freshman Anna Cathryn Brown, and Jess Darsey's Bluegrass Experience amongst others.  Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door.

Late surge of people lifts Cochran Blood Drive numbers.

Late surge of people lifts Cochran Blood Drive numbers.

The American Red Cross held a blood drive Monday afternoon at the County Extension Office in Cochran. Organizers said it'd been slow going for most of the day.  But around 6 pm, traffic increased.  By 6:20, 45 people had come in to donate.

A flyer sent out by the Red Cross last week stated that there was an emergency need for blood because of several drives across the country being cancelled due to winter storms.  You can learn more abut other drives in Middle Georgia by going here.

Pork chop plate, other fundraisers, will benefit local woman battling cancer.

A pork chop plate sale as well as bake sale and baked goods auction will be held at Cochran First Baptist Church February 18 from 11 am-3 pm.  Plates include grilled pork chop, potato salad, baked beans, roll, and desert.  Baked goods auction starts at noon and will be done by auctioneer Sammy Haupt.  Cost of plates and bake sale items is donation.  Limited number of plates available.  Donations are sought for the bake sale and auction, they can be left at the church that day any time after 8 am.  Proceeds will benefit the medical expenses of Sheila Davis, recently diagnosed with cancer.  The church is located at 101 S Second St.

Cochran Chamber holds annual banquet.

Cochran Chamber holds annual banquet.

The Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce held their annual banquet and silent auction Thursday night in the Presdential Dining Room on the campus of Middle Georgia State University.  It featured recognition of the past and current board as well as several special presentations including the annual STAR Student and Teacher.

Miss BCHS Sweetheart crowned at basketball game.

Miss BCHS Sweetheart crowned at basketball game.

Senior Fellisia Young was crowned 2017 Miss Bleckley County High School Sweetheart during halftime of Tuesday's home basketball game versus Veterans High School.  To view this year's court, click here.

Church moving service locations, another church opening campus in Cochran.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran will begin holding 10:45 am morning services inside the Bleckley County High School auditorium February 5.  According to a release from the church, work continues on their new location, 129 Beech St.  Call Dr. Stephen White, (478)697-4122 for more information, "like" Cornerstone Church of Cochran on Facebook, or visit their website.

Christ Chapel, a nondenominational church based out of Zebulon will be opening a campus in Cochran.  It will be located at 330 W. Dykes Street, the former Living Waters Fellowship building.  The campus will be staffed by pastors Richard and Faith Hulsey.  First service will be February 5 at 10:30 am.  The public is invited to come early for donuts, pastries, coffee, and orange juice.

Cochran church serves those who protect and serve.

Cochran church serves those who protect and serve.

Local law enforcement, EMT's/First Responders, as well as fire and rescue were the guests of Salem Baptist Church Saturday night for "Serving the Servants."  The church provided meals in their Fellowship Hall as well as delievered plates.  Pastor Tony Deloach said members were inspired to do this based upon a Bible study they're currently doing on Wednesday nights as well as things happening in the community and world. Between meals eaten there and plates delivered, they expected to serve about 200 people.