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Local travel team Crush works out with Middle Georgia State softball.

Local travel team Crush works out with Middle Georgia State softball.

Crush 04 recently changed their name to Middle GA Crush 04 to help differentiate themselves from numerous travel softbal teams with the name "Crush."  This week, players got some valuable experience, working out for three nights with the Middle Georgia State Knights softball team.  "It was a great experience for our girls," said head coach Kevin Wimberly.  The team will be in action Saturday at the USSSA Cordele Slam.

Frightfully good fun in Cochran.

Frightfully good fun in Cochran.

The area around Second Street in Cochran was abuzz with Halloween activity Tuesday night.  People going door to door for treats, First Baptist Church had a fall festival, and other things in the area, including an old school freak show.  Click here to view pictures.

Cochran church announces additions to ministry staff.

Strong Tower Ministries annnounced Monday they had added a pair of Associate/Worship Pastors as well as a Director of Student Ministries.  To read more, click here.

Checking out the books for sale.

Checking out the books for sale.

Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library held their annual Fall Old Book Sale at the old Bleckley County Hig School Library Saturday.  Proceeds from the event will go toward the Tessie W Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library. Friends of the Library, along with the Cochran Women's Club, will host a book signing with Cochran native Melanie Dempsey Tuesday at 7 pm in the Tessie W Norris Library conference room.

Local travel team does well in season debut.

Local travel team does well in season debut.

Bleckley-based Crush 04 made their season debut at the USSSA Pink Out played at Southern Pines in Dublin.  They officially were now a 14-u team after playing one 14-u tournament last season.  After going undefeated during the day, Crush's lone loss came in the title game against Middle GA Impact.  Trailing 5-4 in the final inning, Impact scored four runs with two outs to seal the game.

"Every little bit helps."

"Every little bit helps."

American Red Cross workers said turnout was slow at yesterday's blood drive held at the Bleckley County Extension Office.  They attributed it to the Columbus Day holiday.  However, they were grateful to all who gave, stating one donation could help three people.

To learn more about Red Cross blood drives, visit redcrossblood.org

Fund set up for Cochran man battling cancer.

A benefit fund has been set up to assist with the medical expenses of Brian Smith, recently diagnosed with cancer. Donations can be dropped off at Cochran Bank, 127 Sixth St SE.