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Former BCHS football coach leading effort to honor those who serve.

Former BCHS football coach leading effort to honor those who serve.

Former Bleckley County High School head football coach was the guest speaker at yesterday's Memorial Day program held on the courthouse square.  He spoke about a project to help honor servicemen, both past and present. While on a trip to Ringgold, he saw American flags that wood bases that display the name and branch of service for both current and veterans of the military.  Barrs was inspired to have the same done in Cochran. So, he got approval from city council and began selling the flags here.

He said he wanted to do this to show appreciation to all who serve and have served, adding he makes no money off the flags. Each flag is $100 and will be displayed by the city the week before and after July 4 and Veterans Day. Flags will be placed along West Dykes and Second Streets. The deadline to order for July 4 is June 1, October 1 for Veterans Day. Call city hall, (478)934-6346, for more information.

Cochran Fire & Emergency Services holding smoke alarm blitz.

Cochran Fire and Emergency Services have teamed with the American Red Cross for a smoke alarm blitz. On June 2, members of both groups will begin at 8:30 am installing smoke alarms for people in the community. Anyone in need of a smoke alarm is asked to call Fire Station 1, (478)934-3233, option 1 by May 29 at 5 pm in order to ensure they have enough to install. The only requirement to receive an alarm is living within the city limits.


Cochran Library will be "rocking" with reading program starting in June.

The Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library will start their summer reading program "Libraries Rock" in June. Programs will be held on June 4 at 1 pm, then June 13, 21 and 27 at 10 am. Each program will have a different theme. Call (478)934-2904 for more information.

Vacation Bible Schools at local churches starting soon.

School in Bleckley County ends for students tomorrow.  Churches will be starting Vacation Bible School next week with Ruth Baptist Church beginning theirs May 30.  To view more listings, click here.

Cochran church opening food bank May 18.

Faith Temple Precious Faith Ministries will open their food bank to local residents May 18 from 4-5 pm. For more information, call Sherri Ligon, (478)298-2844. The church is located at 383 GA 87. 

BCHS seniors affirm their commitment to teaching.

BCHS seniors affirm their commitment to teaching.

The Bleckley County High School Media Center has hosted many signings, all of them athletic. Tuesday afternoon, a different kind of ceremony was held. As part of Georgia Future Educators Signing Day held at local school systems, a signing ceremony took place for five BCHS seniors who plan to go into education. Attendees including family, friends, school officials, as well as representatives from both Middle Georgia State University and Georgia College and State University.  Each signed a letter committing themselves to teach. The ceremony was organized by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Andrea Williams. 

Quality games of baseball with buddies.

Quality games of baseball with buddies.

Saturday's sixth annual Spring Buddy Ball at the Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department wasn't as well attended as some.  Approximately 40 special needs children participated.  But Danette Rogers made the point that the important thing was the kids having fun.  Which they appeared to do based upon the cheers heard from them, as well as parents and others watching.   The 16th annual Fall Buddy Ball will be October 6.