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Not the beginning of the end but a new beginning for Cochran Pastor of Students.

Not the beginning of the end but a new beginning for Cochran Pastor of Students.

It was the last Monday of the month, so House of Grace church in Cochran held their regular UnAshamed youth service.  Pastor of Students Shane Allen delivered a message.  But this was a special service.  It was the last message spoken by Allen.

But neither he, nor wife Amanda are leaving the church.  She'll be the new Pastor of Students.  She'll be speaking February 15 during the 10:30 am youth  takeover service.  Shane says he'll be pursuing a multitude of ministry opportunities including working with the church's men's ministry, mentoring middle school students, and working toward resuming missionary work.

Baseball and softball registration occurring now at Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department.

Registration for baseball and softball at the Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department is happening now through February 20.  Cost is $45 and is offered for ages 4-14.  Those who register by February 13 will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card.  Call the rec. department office, 478-934-3225, with questions.

Church student ministry trying to "Love on Cochran."

Church student ministry trying to "Love on Cochran."

The student ministry of First Baptist Church in Cochran is partnering with Cochran-Bleckley Communities in Schools and Bleckley County Schools to collect medical supplies for school clinics.  Called "loveoncochran," FBC Minister to Students Jeff Dykes said via email the hope was to not only fulfill this need, but open eyes to needs in the community and opportunities to love on the city.

Donations are being accepted now through February 15.  They can be dropped off at the FBC church office, 101 S. Second Street.

Bleckley Relay For Life team meeting January 22.

Bleckley Relay For Life will be looking to put a "jump start" into 2015 with their first team meeting January 22 at 4:45 pm.  It'll be held inside the Middle Georgia State College cafeteria located in Georgia Hall.  The meeting will also be an opportunity for those wishing to get involved to learn more.  There will also be a booth that evening for Middle Georgia State College's basketball games versus Brewton Parker.

Boston Butt sale to benefit Bleckley man battling cancer.

There will be a Boston Butt sale January 30 at 111 Beech Street (across from the State Bank of Cochran) from 4-6 pm.  Cost is $30 for a fully cooked Boston Butt.  Proceeds benefit Bleckley resident Allen Brantely, who is battling cancer.  To purchase tickets or for more information, call Jan Yearty, 478-230-7171.

Support group for bereaved families of children who died.

The Compassionate Friends is a self help support group for families of children who died at any age.  The Cochran area chapter of Compassionate Friends meets the second Tuesday of each month in the fellowship hall of Empire Pentecotal Holiness Church, 110 Church Street in Empire.  To learn more about the group, visit their website.

Cochran church to simulcast men's conference.

Limestone Baptist Church will simulcast the Johnny Hunt Men"s Conference "Win From Within" January 30-31.  Call the church office, 478-934-7766 or visit their website for more information.