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Jay's Hope to be at Cochran Speedway

Jay's Hope Foundation is Cochran Motor Speedway's charity of the month and members from the Macon chapter will be at the races this Saturday night.  

A 50/50 raffle will be held.  Half the total will go to the winner, the other to Jay's Hope.  Drivers will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for items such as tires.  

Foundation members will be recognized in a special pre-race ceremony.  Gates open at 4 p.m., races begin at 8.

To learn more about Jay's Hope and their efforts to raise money for children battling cancer, visit the website.

Women's group to share ministry at Cochran church

Women's group to share ministry at Cochran church

Potter's House for Women will share their ministry during the 11 am service at Cochran First United Methodist Church on August 31.  

The church is located at 119 East Dykes Street.  For more information on Potter's House for Women, visit their website.

Longtime Cochran businessman to be honored by city and county

Longtime Cochran businessman to be honored by city and county

Longime Cochran businessman Ranny Cannon, along with his wife Rene, will be recognized by both the city and county in recognition of his support and efforts August 29 at 10 a.m. on the courthouse square.  

The public is invited to attend.

MGSC announces scholarship recipients

MGSC announces scholarship recipients

Middle Georgia State College announced Tuesday that over 250 students had received scholarships through the Middle Georgia State College Foundation.  Recipients from Cochran were:

Cochran Dairy Queen raises over $1,000 on Miracle Treat Day

Cochran Dairy Queen raises over $1,000 on Miracle Treat Day

Cochran Dairy Queen owner Ali Momin announced Monday that the restaurant raised $1,383 from donations and sales on Miracle Treat Day held August 14.  

Money raised will go to the Children's Hospital at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.  

Momin thanked everyone who volunteered their time as well all those who donated or stopped by.

Volunteers lend a hand for Miracle Treat Day

Volunteers lend a hand for Miracle Treat Day

For the twelfth strraight year, Cochran's Dairy Queen participated in Miracle Treat Day Thursday.  Started by the national company, the annual event raises funds for Children's Miracle Network.  One dollar of Blizzards sold and ten percent of all other sales Thursday in Cochran will go to the Children's Hospital at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

A variety of community figures lent a hand behind the counter or helped in other ways.  They included Bleckley County High School Principal Trey Belflower and Athletic Director Benjy Rogers, members of both the Cochran Police and Bleckley Sheriff's office, cast members from Princesses with a Purpose, Middle Georgia State College staff as well as the men's soccer team.

Totals are expected next week.

Local groups presented with grants at Walmart event

Local groups presented with grants at Walmart event

Cochran's Walmart held an associate appreciation event Monday evening.  Store associates brought their families in for a tour of the store.  There was a DJ and food.  During the presentation, several local groups were presented with grants as part of Walmart's community outreach.  

They included: Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce, Cochan Masonic Lodge #217, Boy Scout Troop 53, Princesses with a Purpose, Cochran-Bleckley Communities in Schools/Family Connection Inc, Cochran Police Department, Bleckley Sheriff's Office, and the Cochran-Bleckley Fire Department.

Walmart opens for business August 13.  The ribbon cutting is at 7:30 a.m.