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Murder trial forces change of location for Bible Reading Marathon.

People who've ridden through downtown Cochran the past couple of days may've noticed the Bible Reading Marathon was no longer taking place on the courthouse square.  That's because it was moved to the city auditorium.  BRM Facilitator Jerri Tuck said in an email they had to move because of the Jim Edward Lowery murder trial which was moved to Cochran from Montgomery County.  

Closing ceremonies will be tomorrow at 11:30 am inside the auditorium.  

Cochran community blood drive April 10.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive April 10 from 2-7 pm inside the Bleckley 4-H main building, 165 E. Peacock St.  To make an appointment online, visit redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code "bleckley."

BCHS senior selected for Washington Youth Tour.

Bleckley County High School announced Tuesday that JoAnna Winborn was selected by Ocmulgee EMC to be the district representative for this summer's Washington Youth Tour that will take place June 8-15.  To read more click here.

T-Shirt fundraiser will benefit local woman battling cancer.

T-Shirt fundraiser will benefit local woman battling cancer.

T-Shirts are being sold to raise funds for Sheila Davis, a Cochran woman, battling cancer.  See image for design. Cost is $20 for S-XXL, $22 for 3XL and above.  Orders can be placed by calling or texting (478)230-1904 by March 31.

BCHS athlete has good Saturday.

BCHS athlete has good Saturday.

It was a good day for Bleckley County High School Junior Torenio Davis.  He won the high jump at the Coaches Invitational Track Meet in Atlanta, clearing 6'6".  That night, Davis won the slam dunk contest held as part of the Middle Georgia All Star Classic at Tattnall Square Academy in Macon.

Cochran Rec. Department names Volunteer of the Year.

Cochran Rec. Department names Volunteer of the Year.

The Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department named Brandon Barrs as their 2017 Volunteer of the Year at ceremonies for baseball and softball opening day Saturday.  Barrs was chosen from names submitted by the community.  He was the head coach of last year's 8-u softball team that finished state runner up.  It was the best finish for that division in rec. department history.

BCMS baseball team visits Dublin VA Hospital.

BCMS baseball team visits Dublin VA Hospital.

Set up by the parent of two of the players, the Bleckley County Middle School baseball team visited the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center Monday.  To read Barons head coach Mike Lee's account of the visit, click here.