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Promise of Hope holding canned food drive.

Promise of Hope is seeking donations of canned and non-perishable food for their men's facility in Cochran. Several local churches are participating in the drive, check with them to see about leaving donations. You can also call (478)934-0774 or email admincochran@promiseofhopega.org to schedule a pickup or dropoff of items.

Celebrating the history of Cochran.

Celebrating the history of Cochran.

March 19 was the City of Cochran's "official" 150th birthday.  An event was held in the city auditorium celebrating its history featuring well-wishes from local dignataries as well as an announcement of the essay contest winners.  Click here for more.

26th Annual Bleckley NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet March 23.

The Bleckley NAACP will hold their 26th annual Freedom Fund Banquet March 23 at 6 pm inside the Presidential Dining Room at Middle Georgia State University. Guest speaker will be Tim Chatman, Dublin Chief of Police and pastor of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Ailey. For tickets and more information, contact Doris Harris, (478)397-4797, harr4958@bellsouth.net

Conference will discuss aspects of church growth.

Salem Baptist Church will host the "Go" conference March 22-24. Classes will be on March 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and that Saturday from 9 am to noon. Bart Ponders of 21 Dive Ministries will lead a discussion on aspects of church growth including what it looks like physically when a church is growing, what emotions are felt during both spiritual growth and when one is spiritually dead, as well as things that could prevent church growth and prevent usage of gifts from God. Ponder will preach the March 24 11 am and 6 pm services on going into the world with the gospel. The conference is free and open to all. Salem Baptist is located at 107 Salem Church Road in Cochran.

"Everything must go" at Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale.

Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library will hold their annual spring old book sale featuring discontinued books March 16 from 9 am to 5 pm at the old BCHS Library, 115 SE Ninth Street.  Selections include romance, children's, thrillers, mystery, biography, many more.  Proceeds benefit the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library.  Learn more by visiting the group's Facebook page.

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.