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Cochran church hosting gospel sing April 28.

Grace Chapel Church of God of Prophecy will hold a gospel sing April 28 at 7 pm. Performing will be Christian/Southern Gospel singer Kevin Lane and trio New Beginnings. Admission is free. The church is located at 269 GA 87 in Cochran.

Making Cochran a cleaner place.

Making Cochran a cleaner place.

The Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce and city government sponsored a cleanup day Saturday.  Volunteers went out to different parts of the city to collect trash.  People could also bring tires and other household waste to dropoff sites including behind the chamber.  Volunteers enjoyed a sack lunch once the work was done.

Cochran Women's Club collecting items for domestic violence victims April 28.

Cochran Women's Club will join other women's clubs in statewide Day of Service event by collecting items for victims of domestic violence April 28. Members will be in front of Walmart from 10 am-1 pm. According to a release, items sought include diapers, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, hair brushes, paper towels, trash bags, feminine hygiene products, shavers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and women's and children's underwear. Donations will go to the Salvation Army Safe House in Warner Robins.

Cochran Cleanup Day April 21.

As part of the Great American Cleanup, a cleanup Cochran Day will be held April 21 from 9 am-noon.  Meet behind the Chamber of Commerce on third street to receive cleaning supplies and locations.  Lunch will be provided there once completed.  For more information, call the chamber, (478)934-2965.

Help Bleckley's first state Special Olympics athlete "Domi-NATE" at state.

Help Bleckley's first state Special Olympics athlete "Domi-NATE" at state.

Bleckley County High School Sophomore Nate "The Great" Johnson is the first Special Olympics athlete to make it to state. He'll be competing at the Atlanta Invitational April 13 and the state finals May 18-19 at Emory University. Help support Nate by purchasing a "Domi-NATE" T-Shirt. Costs are $15 for youth X-Small through adult X-Large, $17 for adult 2 XL and up. Orders can be placed by emailing Libby DeLoach, ldeloach@bleckley.k12.ga.us, or Chelsea Tyner, ctyner@bleckley.k12.ga.us. Checks can be dropped off in the main office of Bleckley Primary. Orders are due by April 30.

Michigan couple visiting fish fry a regular at Cochran bluegrass park.

Michigan couple visiting fish fry a regular at Cochran bluegrass park.

Cochran Masonic Lodge 217 held a fish fry to raise funds for the charities they support.  Many ate inside, some came to pick up their plates.  One couple who was seated at a table had come from Grand Blanc, Michigan.  Doug and Darleine Liley were in town for the bluegrass festival that will be held at Hillside RV Park.  Former park manager Jean Holland, who was with the couple, said they'd began visiting 20 years ago, and "became family."

Cochran Rec. Department announces Volunteers of the Year.

Cochran Rec. Department announces Volunteers of the Year.

The Cochran-Bleckley Recreation Department named Chris and Brittany Foskey as their Volunteers of the Year during opening day ceremonnies for baseball and softball.  Both are longtime supporters of the department and have hosted a benefit golf tournament for it the past two years.

To read more on opening day, click here.