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Clay shoot will benefit local man battling cancer.

Some friends who are "Pulling for Barry" have organized a benefit clay shoot that will be held August 25 at 325 Rebie Road in Cochran.  Cost is $80.  Registration is at 8 am, shooting from 9 am-3 pm.  Participants asked to bring their own safety glasses, ear protection, and ammo for 100 rounds.  Ammo should be 7 1/2 shot or smaller, 11/8 loads or smaller.  Meal ticket, water, and snacks will be provided.

Station sponsorships are available for $50, call Cochran Bank, (478)934-4400.  Proceeds from the shoot will benefit Barry Jones, who is battling cancer.  Contact Todd Kirkpatric for more info on the shoot, (478)230-7955.

Cochran community blood drive August 13.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the county extension office main building August 13 from 2-7 pm.  To schedule an appointment onine, go to redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code "Cochran."  The Extension Office is located at 165 Peacock Street.

Lakeview Baptist wins Bleckley County Church Softball League tournament.

Lakeview Baptist wins Bleckley County Church Softball League tournament.

Lakeview Baptist Church had a perfect run in this weekend's 14-team Bleckley County Church Softball League postseason tournament, winning the title with a 9-4 victory over Bethany Baptist Church.  To read more, click here.

A good day for Blizzards in Cochran.

A good day for Blizzards in Cochran.

Cochran Dairy Queen was one of thousands of locatons nationwide to participate in the annual corporate fundraiser "Miracle Treat Day."  Benefiting the Children's Miracle Network, a portion of proceeds from all Blizzard treats sold would go to the local area's Children's Miracle Network Hospital.  Funds collected in Cochran will go to the Children's Hospital, Navicent  Health, in Macon.

Backpack giveaway helps children, schools, with supplies.

Backpack giveaway helps children, schools, with supplies.

First Baptist Church held their fifth annual backpack giveaway Saturday at the Hangar. Families registered, then were assisted by church members in getting backpacks and other supplies needed for the school year. Water and cookies were also available during the wait. According to volunteers, 250 supplies for backpacks were given away. Remaining supplies will be given to the schools for extra resources

Hundreds get food, prayer, from church food bank.

Hundreds get food, prayer, from church food bank.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran opened their Love Ministry Food Bank yesterday.  People came, registered and received tickets, met with church members who prayed for them, then waited for their number to be called to receive boxes of food containing both meats and fruits.  According to ministry volunteers, over 250 boxes of food were handed out to families, feeding over 750 people.

"Small-town"girl shines on a big stage.

"Small-town"girl shines on a big stage.

Upcoming BCHS freshman Libby McClure is 14 years old.  Though she loves to sing, McClure's only performed pulicly for three years.  That didn't stop her from being chosen to perform the national anthem at the July 20 Macon Bacon home game.

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