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New local travel team takes step forward.

New local travel team takes step forward.

The B-Team, the new 14u travel softball team, got their first wins and first trophy at Saturday's USSSA "Cordele Slam."  To read more, click here.

Church ministry seeking winter coats to give away next season.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church's Outstretched Hands Ministry gives away winter coats and outerwear to those in need. As they recently gave away their last coat, donations of coats, hats, gloves, or other outwear items are sought for next winter. Donations can be left at the church office, 134 Abney Road in Cochran. For more information, call Angie Foley, (757)846-4050.

MGA art faculty shows they're artists also.

MGA art faculty shows they're artists also.

A reception and gallery talk was held for the Middle Georgia State Faculty Art Exhibition Monday. It features pottery, painting, prints, and drawings done by university faculty members John Skelton, Shannon Riddle, Lee Simmons, and Charlie Agnew. The exhibit serves as a demonstration to students that the teachers are also artists. The exhibit will be on display inside Peacock Gallery, located on the first floor of Russell Hall at Middle Georgia State University. Hours are 8 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday, 8 am to noon on Fridays.

Bleckley Retired Educators meeting March 6.

The Bleckley County Retired Educators will hold their monthly meeting March 6 at noon in the main room at the county extension office, 165 E. Peacock St. Please contact Kathy Jones, (478)230-7047, by March 3 to confirm your meal.

Bleckley NAACP membership drive March 2.

The Bleckley NAACP chapter will hold a membership drive at Turner Chapel AME Church from noon to 1 pm. Free hot dog plates will be given away. For more information, contact membership chair Michelle Basby, (478)319-9983. The church is located 163 N. Seventh Street.

Promise of Hope seeking help with supplies for new program.

Promise of Hope men's campus in Cochran are seeking help with household items for a new program. Items needed include twin mattresses, box springs, rugs, pots and pans for the kitchen, paper towel holders, bedside lamps, and rugs for both the bedroom and bathroom. For a complete list of needs or more information, call (478)934-0774 or email admincochran@promiseofhopega.org 

Trying to fill a desperate need.

Trying to fill a desperate need.

With last month’s government shutdown as well as winter weather in many locations, the American Red Cross has a desperate need for blood. Monday, they were trying to fill the need with a drive at the Bleckley County Extension Office. While numbers were low possibly due to it being President’s Day, volunteers appreciated all who donated. The next drive will be April 22.