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DDA, former coach helping make downtown beautiful.

DDA, former coach helping make downtown beautiful.

If you've been downtown the past couple of days, you might've seen some of the sidewalks being pressure washed. The Cochran Downtown Development Authority authorized the project to help improve the area. You also might've seen American flags lined up along the sidewalk. Those flags honoring both current and former members of the military are a project started by former BCHS football coach Sam Barrs.

Bleckley Progress needs your help.

Things are very dire financially for Bleckley Progress.  Click here or here for more.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran food bank open tomorrow.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran will open their food bank tomorrow, handing out free pre-packed boxes of food tomorrow from 11 am-2 pm, while supplies last.  It will take place in the church parking lot, 129 East Beech Street.

Local travel team Surge Fastpitch has good return to the field.

Local travel team Surge Fastpitch has good return to the field.

After a near three-month layoff due to COVID-19, Surge Fastpitch returned to the field Saturday at CAMSPORTS-USA’s “The Gizmo” in Gray. The team played four pool games, with only one break between them. Seeded second in the silver bracket, the team defeated Rampage 5-3 to earn a title game berth. They had only 15-20 minutes before facing Georgia Girls 09 in the title game. The team showed clear signs of exhaust, giving up five runs in the first inning. However, they did only give up one more run the rest of the game, including working out a bases loaded, no outs jam one inning.

Local church cancels in-person services for remainder of month after member tests positive for COVID

Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church announced that in-person services would be cancelled for the remainder of June following one of their members testing positive for COVID-19. According to post on the church Facebook page, the member was tested as part of a routine checkup. The individual has been asymptomatic and is quarantining at home for the next 14 days. The post goes on to say while the individual did attend last week’s service, members shouldn’t panic because of social distancing precautions that were observed both during and after the service. Sunday morning services will be streamed via Facebook at 11 am for the next two weeks. In-person services are scheduled to resume July 5.

Mobile Food Pantry in Cochran June 25.

A mobile food pantry will be in Cochran June 25 from 11 am to 2 pm. It'll be set up behind the Chamber of Commerce on Third Street. Supplies are limited, first come, first serve. Drive up, stay in vehicle to pick up food. The pantry is sponsored by Middle Georgia Community Food Bank, Communities in Schools/Family Connection of Cochran-Bleckley County, the Cochran Bleckley Chamber of Commerce, and the Cochran Downtown Development Authority.

Red Cross blood drive a success.

Red Cross blood drive a success.

With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, the need for healthy blood donations remains high. The American Red Cross tried to help fill the need at a drive held Monday at the county extension office. Flyers listed those who shouldn’t donate (IE: anyone who’d traveled to hot spot) and all were required to wear masks. Masks were provided to those without one. Volunteers were happy with the turnout, saying the goal of 30 donors had nearly been met by around 6 pm. The next drive will be August 17.