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Former BCMS basketball player off to good start as head coach.

Former Bleckley middle and high school basketball player Derrick Farrow is head coach of the BCMS boys team, named to the position last spring. The Barons are off to a 2-1 start, including yesterday's 48-21 home win versus Swainsboro. BCMS has their last game before Christmas December 13 at East Laurens.

Food bank providing food to kids when not in school seeking donations.

Cochran Pediatrician Dr. Bill's Kids operates a food pantry designed to provide food for local children who may not have food when not in school. Donations of non-perishable food items such as peanut butter, crackers, Vienna sausages, pop tarts, would be appreciated. Items can be dropped off at the office, 426 GA 26 E.

City of Cochran to hold public hearing on Urban Renewal Plan December 4.

The City of Cochran will hold a public hearing on an Urban Redevelopment plan December 4 at 6:30 pm in the Community House, 192 S. Third St. According to a post on the city's Facebook page, primary objectives will be to promote housing development and reinvestment while addressing public infrastructure problems as well as unsightly and hazardous private property conditions.

Topics to include down revitalization, blighted areas in the city, and business investment opportunities. The Heart of Georgia Regional Commission is assisting with the plan, and representatives will be on hand at the meeting to receive public comments on areas that could benefit from reinvestment.

From turkey and stuffing to stuffed shopping carts.

From turkey and stuffing to stuffed shopping carts.

People in droves came to Cochran Walmart Thursday night for post-Thanksgiving shopping. Since opening, people flock each year to get deals on clothing, toys, technology, and more. It was also a chance for fellowship as odds were you'd find someone you knew also braving the crowds to shop.

Spooky fun in Cochran.

Spooky fun in Cochran.

Cochran was bustling with acitvity Halloween Wednesday night as people visited houses and fall festivals to celebrate and seek out treats.  To read more, click here.

Hours for trick or treating within the City of Cochran.

The City of Cochran will officially observe trick or treating October 31 from 6-9 pm.

Former BCHS softball player to continue career at UGA.

Former Bleckley and current Gordon State softball player Hannah Coulter has "Committed to the G." Coulter announced via social media Thursday she'll be continuing her career with the University of Georgia in 2019. As a freshman, Coulter hit .312 with 10 doubles, three home runs, and 43 RBI. She was a first team selection to the NJCAA All Region Team.