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Cochran church hosting Revival services June 28-30.

Church of God by Faith will host Central Georgia District Revival June 28-30 at 7:30 pm.  All are invited.  The church is located at 243 Ash St.

Orlando shooting spurs people to help Red Cross.

Orlando shooting spurs people to help Red Cross.

The American Red Cross held a blood drive Monday in the main building of Bleckley 4-H.  With the tragedy in Orlando on the minds of many, it spurred some to action.  Organizers said several new faces came to donate.  One man came over from Eastman and specifically designated his donation to go to Orlando.  Another came from Kathleen.  He said he wanted to ensure his blood went to Orlando because he has the rare blood type O Negative.

To learn more about how you can help the Red Cross, visit redcross.org

Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department seeking volunteers for state tournaments.

The Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department will host Dixie Youh State Coach Pitch 8-u softball as well as state girls T-Ball June 17-19.  They'll host both rounds of the 10-u state baseball tournament July 8-11 and 15-17.  Volunteers are needed to help with both tournaments.  Anyone wishing to help can call Director Andy Brand, (478)934-3225.

Vacation Bible Schools at Bleckley churches listing updated.

With June here, several local churches will be holding Vacation Bible Schools this month.  To view the updated listing, click here.  You can add your church's information by emailing BleckleyProgress@aol.com

Local students make OFTC President's, Dean's, Lists.

Oconee Fall Line Technical College announced Thursday the following Bleckley residents made the 2016 Spring Semester President's and Dean's Lists.  To be eligible for the President's List, students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher with a course load of at least 12 credit hours during the term. To make the Dean's List, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and a course load of at least 7 credit hours during the semester.

President's List:David Clark, Spencer Kirkpatrick, Kristopher Knight, Morgan Knight, Martha Newby, Tabitha Skipper, Abbie Smith, Geena Smith, Connie Ward, Chelce Yearty. Dean's List:Alaura Allen, Lena Belflower, Xavier Benjamin, Joel Collins, Samantha Crittenden, Roderick Flagg, Gail Floyd, Mathew Fowler, Caitlin Higgins, Stacy Maddox, Douglas Moon, Ben Newby, Jordan Purser, Ashli Rush, Christina Skipper, Ethan Smith, Holly Tedders, Kristina Tripp, Callaway Turner, Austin Yearty.

Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day.

Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day.

Bleckley County held their annual Memorial Day program Monday morning on the courthouse square.  It featured a Memorial Roll Call by American Legion Post 107 members Charlie Tuck and Johnnie Barton.  A wreath was placed at the Eternal Flame memorial honoring those who served in both World War I and II.  Following a special message by Ruth Baptist Church Pastor Todd Bishop, the crowd stood solemnly as Taps was played.

This bake sale's goal was to reach people, not profits.

This bake sale's goal was to reach people, not profits.

Strong Tower Ministires in Cochran held a "free bake sale" Saturday morning.  The event was designed to get people to stop by so they could learn about the church while picking up free goodies.  Strong tower is located at 186 E. Dykes St.  Call (478)271-0311 or visit them on Facebook for more.