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Registration for soccer, fall ball, ongoing at rec. department.

Registration for soccer as well as fall ball (T-ball, softball, and baseball) is happening at the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department now through September 24. Cost is $55 per child and is for ages 4-12. Register for either sport online by going to cbrdrecreation.com Call (478)934-3225 for more info. 

Softball tournament helps kids with back to school shopping.

Softball tournament helps kids with back to school shopping.

Though school is already in session, a couple of local residents decided they wanted to do something to help children purchase clothing and supplies for school. So, Scott Williams and Shane Savant organized a co-ed softball tournament that was also sponsored by Bret Huett and Country Financial, held at the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department Saturday.


It had seven teams, players from Bleckley, Dodge, Pulaski, Laurens, and Bacon Counties. A home run derby was held, won by BCHS Junior Brody Little. Weather did affect the tournament. There was an hour rain delay, the championship game between the Whompers and Benchwarmers was called in the fifth due to lighting. Both teams were declared co-champions. The tournament raised over $1,500.

BCHS softball car wash and bake sale August 26.

The Lady Royals softball team will hold a car wash and bake sale this Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm at Citizens Bank of Cochran, 126 E Dykes St.  Donations welcomed and appreciated.

A good way to honor Mrs. Barbra.

A good way to honor Mrs. Barbra.

The Red Cross held a blood drive in the Bleckley County Extension Office main room. People were asked to come and donate in honor of Barbra Cook. Cook, a local resident and volunteer for over 18 years, missed as she's recovering from a minor stroke. The goal was 26 donations, 36 people showed up. Three people were unable to give, so the final total was 33. The next blood drive is October 21.

Bleckley PTO meeting August 26.

Bleckley PTO will hold their first meeting of the year August 26 at 6 pm in room 4 of the red hall at Bleckley Primary.  The red hall is the first hall on the right as you enter, room 4 is the second door on the left.

ABC Women's Clinic holding desert fundraiser.

ABC Women's Clinic will hold a desert fundraiser benefiting the Cochran location at the Community House, 192 S. Third Street, September 5 from 7 to 8 pm. Please RSVP by August 27 to (478)410-2901, or jennifer@abcwomensclinic.org so they can ensure there will be enough space and food for the event.

Red Cross asking people to give blood to honor longtime volunteer.

The Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the main room of the County Extension Office, 165 E. Peacock Street in Cochran, August 19 from 2 to 7 pm. They're asking the community to donate in honor of local resident and longtime volunteer Barbra Cook. Cook, who helps check in donors among many other duties, will miss the drive as she's recovering from a minor stroke. She's been a volunteer for over 18 years.