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Updated info regarding Bethany Baptist Church's May 3 service.

Bethany Baptist Church has announced some updated information and guidelines for those attending their May 3 service at 11 am. Please use the front doors only for entrance and exit. Hand sanitizer will be available. Please observe social distancing guidelines by not shaking hands or hugging others, sit six feet apart from others attending. There will be no time of fellowship during the service nor will the collection plate be passed around. The plate will be at the door where you may leave tithes and offerings.

Mobile COVID-19 testing unit coming to Cochran.

The South Central Health District will have a mobile COVID-19 testing unit at the Bleckley County Health Department, 152 Eighth Street, April 30 and May 5 from 9 am-1 pm. The unit will be set up in front of a tent at the department. Anyone experiencing even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms (IE: sore throat, fever) can drive up and be tested without a doctor's referral. Call (478)275-6545 for more information.

Lassiter "couldn't be more proud" of Fromm being drafted to NFL.

Of the many people who were cheering when Jake Fromm was drafted by the Buffalo Bills, some of the loudest probably came from his high school coach and friend Von Lassiter.  Click here for more.


Donations sought for signs on courthouse square that will honor BCHS seniors.

With COVID-19 cancelling school and cutting short the year for this year’s BCHS seniors, a group of senior parents are trying to honor the class of 2020. They’re purchasing signs which Commissioner Bob Brockman has said can be placed on the courthouse lawn for a couple of weeks. Donations are sought to help pay for the signs. They can be left in the black mailbox behind the courthouse next to the handicap parking area. You can also contact Paige Baggs, (478)230-2221, to donate or for more information.

Bethany Baptist officially reopening to public May 3.

Bethany Baptist Church will officially open its doors to the public with an in-person service May 3 at 11 am.  Those attending are asked to practice social distancing.  The church is located at 608 GA 26 East in Cochran.

Red Cross tries to keep everyone safe while still filling the need.

Red Cross tries to keep everyone safe while still filling the need.
 The coronavirus pandemic has increased the Red Cross’s need for clean blood donations. Monday afternoon, they group held a second drive inside the main room of the county extension office. Numerous safety protocols were used to protect those working as well as potential donors. Anyone entering had to have their temperature taken by someone who used fresh gloves and a sterilized thermometer each time. All persons entering were given masks to wear. Those collecting blood also had masks. Tables were set further apart for social distancing purposes. You can read more about the steps being taken to ensure both worker and donor safety by going to redcrossblood.org The next drive in Cochran will be June 15.

Another Red Cross Blood Drive in Cochran April 20.

The American Red Cross will hold a second blood drive in Cochran at the county extension office, 165 E. Peacock Street, April 20 from 2-7 pm.  Schedule an appointment online by going to redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code "cochran."  Email Laura Little, littlelh@gmail.com, with any questions.