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A good day at the book sale.

A good day at the book sale.

Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library held their annual spring old book sale benefiting the Tessie W. Norris Library Saturday.  People came to shop, browse, and in some cases read, a variety of old books ranging from $.25 to $3.  Organizers described the turnout as steady and appreciate everyone who stopped by.

Boston Butt sale will benefit church playground renovations.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church is holding a Boston Butt sale to raise funds for new playground equipment. Cost is $30 and pickup will be April 8 from 11 am-1 pm from the church, 134 Abney Road, or at Quick & Easy Lube in Cochran. Sponsored by the New Horizons and Seekers Sunday School classes. Call (478)230-7980 by April 2 to order.

Partying indoors for a good cause.

Partying indoors for a good cause.

Threatening skies forced First Baptist Church to move their chili cook-off and block party into the Fellowship Hall Saturday night.  It didn't prevent atendees from enjoying the different types of chili made and music from the Skylarks.  Donations collected will be split between the 2018 Uganda Mission team and current missionary living in Uganda Sheila "Buffy" Buff.

Dancing on a Saturday afternoon.

Dancing on a Saturday afternoon.

Bikers returning to the parking lot behind the Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce Saturday, , as well as those picking up spaghetti plates sold by Cochran Fire and Rescue, also enjoyed a free concert by the Southbound Nomads.  The music got some out of their seats to dance.

Cochran blood drive meets goal.

Cochran blood drive meets goal.

As of 6:40 pm, 29 people had either donated blood or were about to donate at Monday’s American Red Cross Blood Drive held in the County Extension Office main building. Though that number may not seem high, it exceeded the goal set by the American Red Cross of 22 donations. Organizers noted that with the flu outbreak and storms, blood was needed badly. They also said one donation could help three people. The next blood drive in Cochran will be April 9.

Church opening food bank to local residents February 9.

Faith Temple Precious Faith Ministries located at 383 GA 87 in Cochran will open their food bank to local residents February 9 from 3:30-4:30 pm.  Call Sheri Ligon for more information, (478)298-2844.

"We love you and we're praying for you."

"We love you and we're praying for you."

For the second straight year, Salem Baptist Church fed firemen, law enforcement, and EMS workers with "Serving the Servants" Saturday nights. Firefighters came first, with law enforcement and EMS personnel coming later. Before blessing the meal, Salem Pastor Tony Harmon spoke of how the Bible calls for Christians to serve others. He said the church wanted to do this in appreciation for the service they provided, adding "we love you and we're praying for you." Between meals ate at the church and delivered, organizers said between 115-120 people were served.