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Promise of Hope men's facility holding fall canned food drive.

Promise of Hope is holding a canned food drive for their men's facility in Cochran.  Donations of canned and non-perishable food items are needed for the residents.  Call (478)934-0774 for drop-off info or to schedule a pickup.

Bleckley Retired Educators meeting October 2.

The Bleckley County Retired Educators will hold their monthly meeting in the main building at the County Extension Office, 165 E. Peacock Street, October 2 at noon. Guest speaker will be Mike Davis of Davis Propane. Members wishing to eat should contact Carolyn Mulkin by September 29 to guarantee their meal.

Local pediatrician seeking food donations for backpack project.

Local pediatrician Dr. Bill's Kids is seeking donations of non-perishable food items for their "backpack project" which provides food to children who otherwise might not have anything to eat when not in school. Items sought include vienna sausage, packs of crackers, snack items. Donations can be dropped off at the office, 426 GA 26 in Cochran. Call (478)934-2874 for more information.

Promise of Hope to hold proclamation signing in honor of National Recovery Month September 17.

Promise of Hope will hold a proclamation signing in honor of National Recovery Month September 17 at 7 pm.  The signing will take place at the Cochran Community House, 192 South Third St.

Cochran Fire Department pays tribute to 9/11 heroes.

Cochran Fire Department pays tribute to 9/11 heroes.

On 9/11, firefighter Stephen Siller, despite being off duty, attempted to answer the call once hearing about a plane hitting the north tower of the World Trade Center. He reached the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel but it'd been closed for security purposes. Stiller would walk one mile with his equipment to aid fellow firefighters, losing his life in the process. It was that selfless act that motivated Cochran Fire Chief Brock Wilicher to organize an event honoring him, and all those who responded on 9/11. He and fellow firefighter walked one mile from the station to Eastgate Plaza. Escorts include a fire truck, Cochran Police as well as emergency personnel from Heartland EMS.

Middle Georgia Stat Campus Activities Board collecting donations for communities affected by Dorian.

Middle Georgia State University's Cochran Campus Activities Board is seeking donations of items to be delivered to communities impacted by Hurricane Dorian.  Items needed include cleaning supplies, bug spray, diapers, trash bags, flashlights, toiletries, water, hygiene products, and coloring books.  Items can be dropped off on the first floor of Georgia Hall.  Contact Gernisha.Parnell@mga.edu or Paris.Mitchell@mga.edu for more information.  Donations are due by September 30.

Bethany Baptist Church Wild Game Supper September 21.

Bethany Baptist Church will hold their third annual Wild Game Supper September 21 at 6 pm. Special music by Jess Darsey Band. Message by Bethany pastor Terry Mosley. Free. Call (478)230-5393 or (478)934-7151 for more information.  The church is located at 608 GA 26 in Cochran.