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ABC Women's Clinic holding desert fundraiser.

ABC Women's Clinic will hold a desert fundraiser benefiting the Cochran location at the Community House, 192 S. Third Street, September 5 from 7 to 8 pm. Please RSVP by August 27 to (478)410-2901, or jennifer@abcwomensclinic.org so they can ensure there will be enough space and food for the event.

Red Cross asking people to give blood to honor longtime volunteer.

The Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the main room of the County Extension Office, 165 E. Peacock Street in Cochran, August 19 from 2 to 7 pm. They're asking the community to donate in honor of local resident and longtime volunteer Barbra Cook. Cook, who helps check in donors among many other duties, will miss the drive as she's recovering from a minor stroke. She's been a volunteer for over 18 years.

Photos from Back to School Bash.

To view photos from the Bleckley Back to School Bash held Friday, click here.

Bleckley FFA alum finalist for national agribusiness award.

Hadden Powell, a 2018 graduate of Bleckley County High School and American FFA Degree recipient, is a finalist for the American Star in Agribusiness award. He’s one of four finalist for the award. Powell is currently enrolled at UGA and owns Powells & Company Florists in Montrose. Besides receiving an American FFA Degree (the organization’s highest level of student accomplishment, other requirements include demonstrating top management skills and completing key agricultural education, scholastic, as well as leadership requirements. A panel of judges will interview all finalists at the FFA National Convention October 30-November 2 in Indianapolis. The winner will be announced November 1.

Bleckley Extension Agent recognized for 4-H service.

Bleckley Extension Agent recognized for 4-H service.

Bleckley County Extension Agent Brandi McGonagill was recently named 4-H Extension Agent of the Year as well as recipient of the William H. Booth Award which recognizes Extension Agents in the 4-H program.  Click here for more.


Salem Baptist Church hosting Biblical worship workshop August 10.

Salem Baptist Church will host the Associational Biblical Worship Workshop August 10 from 9 am to noon. Sponsored by the Pulaski-Bleckley Baptist Association, Dr. Jon Duncan of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board and music ministry will lead a discussion of what is Biblical worship as opposed to worship styles and choices. The event is free and open to all. Salem Baptist Church is located at 107 Emergency Road 450R in Cochran.

Lakeview Baptist repeats as church softball tournament champions.

Lakeview Baptist repeats as church softball tournament champions.

Lakeview Baptist Church went undefeated throughout the Bleckley County Church Softbal League postseason tournament, holding off First Baptist team two in the title game, to win a second striaght title.  To read more, click here.