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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.

Cochran Women's Club thanks community for support of service project.

Cochran Women's Club thanks community for support of service project.

As part of a statewide community service project, Cochran Women's Club collected items for victims of domestic abuse at Walmart Saturday. Donations will go toward the Salvation Army safe house in Warner Robins. There were so many donations that shopping carts had to be used for collections. Cochran Women's Club thanks the community for their donations and support.

Ninth annual Spring Buddy Ball game May 5.

The ninth annual Spring Buddy Ball game will be May 5 from 9:45 am-noon at the Cochran-Bleckley Recreation Department.  Buddy Ball is baseball for special needs children who might not normally get to participate in team sports.  These games are for special needs children ages 3-18 from Bleckley, Dodge, and Pulaski counties.  Be there by 9:45 am, games start at 10.  Lunch provided.  Call Danette Rogers, (478)934-2280, or Kathy Simmons, (478)374-6489, for more information.

Cochran church hosting gospel sing April 28.

Grace Chapel Church of God of Prophecy will hold a gospel sing April 28 at 7 pm. Performing will be Christian/Southern Gospel singer Kevin Lane and trio New Beginnings. Admission is free. The church is located at 269 GA 87 in Cochran.