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Middle Georgia Stat Campus Activities Board collecting donations for communities affected by Dorian.

Middle Georgia State University's Cochran Campus Activities Board is seeking donations of items to be delivered to communities impacted by Hurricane Dorian.  Items needed include cleaning supplies, bug spray, diapers, trash bags, flashlights, toiletries, water, hygiene products, and coloring books.  Items can be dropped off on the first floor of Georgia Hall.  Contact Gernisha.Parnell@mga.edu or Paris.Mitchell@mga.edu for more information.  Donations are due by September 30.

Bethany Baptist Church Wild Game Supper September 21.

Bethany Baptist Church will hold their third annual Wild Game Supper September 21 at 6 pm. Special music by Jess Darsey Band. Message by Bethany pastor Terry Mosley. Free. Call (478)230-5393 or (478)934-7151 for more information.  The church is located at 608 GA 26 in Cochran.

Registration for soccer, fall ball, ongoing at rec. department.

Registration for soccer as well as fall ball (T-ball, softball, and baseball) is happening at the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department now through September 24. Cost is $55 per child and is for ages 4-12. Register for either sport online by going to cbrdrecreation.com Call (478)934-3225 for more info. 

Softball tournament helps kids with back to school shopping.

Softball tournament helps kids with back to school shopping.

Though school is already in session, a couple of local residents decided they wanted to do something to help children purchase clothing and supplies for school. So, Scott Williams and Shane Savant organized a co-ed softball tournament that was also sponsored by Bret Huett and Country Financial, held at the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department Saturday.


It had seven teams, players from Bleckley, Dodge, Pulaski, Laurens, and Bacon Counties. A home run derby was held, won by BCHS Junior Brody Little. Weather did affect the tournament. There was an hour rain delay, the championship game between the Whompers and Benchwarmers was called in the fifth due to lighting. Both teams were declared co-champions. The tournament raised over $1,500.

BCHS softball car wash and bake sale August 26.

The Lady Royals softball team will hold a car wash and bake sale this Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm at Citizens Bank of Cochran, 126 E Dykes St.  Donations welcomed and appreciated.

A good way to honor Mrs. Barbra.

A good way to honor Mrs. Barbra.

The Red Cross held a blood drive in the Bleckley County Extension Office main room. People were asked to come and donate in honor of Barbra Cook. Cook, a local resident and volunteer for over 18 years, missed as she's recovering from a minor stroke. The goal was 26 donations, 36 people showed up. Three people were unable to give, so the final total was 33. The next blood drive is October 21.

Bleckley PTO meeting August 26.

Bleckley PTO will hold their first meeting of the year August 26 at 6 pm in room 4 of the red hall at Bleckley Primary.  The red hall is the first hall on the right as you enter, room 4 is the second door on the left.