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Bake sale benefiting Bleckley woman battling cancer

Bake sale benefiting Bleckley woman battling cancer

A bake sale benefiting Tara Raffield will be held on August 9 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Cochran Farmer's Market on Second Street.  Raffield is a Cochran resident battling cancer.  

It's sponsored by Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and local businesswoman Carol Denmark.

Longtime racer, fan, of Cochran Speedway honored at race

Longtime racer, fan, of Cochran Speedway honored at race

Cochran Motor Speedway held the third annual Arlene Pittman Memorial Race Saturday evening.  Pittman was a driver at CMS and the wife of former track owner Phil Pittman.  

Before the races began, the family was presented with a plaque honoring Pittman for being a "loyal, devoted, Fan/Driver/Promoter of Cochran Motor Speedway."  

Track announcer Pastor Todd Shearin, who presented the plaque, said it would be displayed in the VIP booth of the tower.  

Other memorials are displayed there, including one for longtime race reporter April Johnson.

Home run derby for Cochran church held

Home run derby for Cochran church held

House of Grace Church in Cochran held their third annual softball home run derby Saturday.  

Proceeds will benefit improvements to the softball field.  John Caleb White won the adult division, hitting five home runs in the final round to do so.  Austin Harris was the youth division winner.  

Both won tickets to the August 31 Atlanta Braves versus Miami Marlins game.

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Bleckley teen raising funds for Children's Miracle Network

Bleckley teen raising funds for Children's Miracle Network

Cochran native Rebecca Bunn is currently trying to enter the Miss Warner Robins Pageant that will be July 26 at the Homer J. Walker Civic Center in Warner Robins.  

Rather than pay a $100 entry fee, contestants are required to raise $100 for Children's Miracle Network.  

To learn more or donate in support of Bunn, click here.

Shared history between Bleckley all star divisions

Shared history between Bleckley all star divisions

The name for GRPA 9-10 division is "Mite," the 11-12 division is called "Midget."  One is pitching machine, the other live pitch.  While there's little similarity between the two divisions, there's a shared history in Bleckley County.

In 2006, Bleckley sent two all star teams to state.  The 9-10 girls and 11-12 girls.  The 11-12 finished state runner up, losing to Jeff Davis in the title game.  Two years previous, the 9-10 girls had won state with an undefeated season.

In 2013, the 11-12 boys finished third in state.  That was the best finish for any Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department team since 2006.  On July 9, the 9-10 girls and 11-12 boys will be going to state.  The first time two Cochran teams went since 2006.

The girls play in Madison at 5 pm versus Heard County and the boys open state in Sylvania at 4 pm versus Irwin County.

MGSC announces President's, Dean's Lists

MGSC announces President's, Dean's Lists

Middle Georgia State College announced spring semester President's and Dean's Lists Thursday.  Students must have a 3.8 GPA to qualify for the President's List, 3.5 for the Dean's List.  Both require a certain number of credit hours.

Students from Cocrhan making the President's List were: Brian  Bergeaux, Jacob Hunter Byram, Alexandria Chester, Christopher Mario Cuneo, Tyler Jackson Davidson, Morgan D Fordham, Joseph Taylor Foskey, Jessica Deanne Francis, Christopher J Giddens, Vickie Lynn Guy, Derek Mark Hankey, Brandi M Holland, Heather Katelin Johnson, Spencer  Kirkpatrick, Sheree Elizabeth Law, Danna Yvonne Matheny, Pamela  Moore, Oleksandra  Popova, Aubri M Rush, Rebecca M Smith, Ashley Brooke Stewart, Steven Wade.