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Clay shoot hopes to help "bust" local man's cancer.

"Busting Cancer for Brian Smith" is a benefit clay shoot that will be held October 14 at 235 Rebie Road in Cochran. Registration at 8 am, shoot from 9 am-3 pm. Cost is $65. Please bring own safety glasses, ear protection, ammo for 100 rounds. 7.5, 8, and 9 shot shells only, one ounce limit. Meal ticket, water, snacks, provided. Prizes to be given away. Station sponsors available for $50. Proceeds will go toward the medical expenses of Brian Smith as he battles cancer. Contact Deidra Tompkins (478)278-5726, or Amy Caffey (478)230-9331, for more information.

Fall baseball, softball, T-Ball registration ongoing at Cochran Rec. Department.

Registration for fall baseball, softball, and T-Ball leagues at the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department is going on now through September 15. Cost is $55 and open to children ages 4-12. (4-6 play T-Ball, 7-12 baseball or softball.) If your child would move up in the spring, they would move up in age group now. Opening Day October 21. Call (478)934-3225 for more information.

Golf tournament will benefit church youth missions.

The Jimmy Hill Memorial Golf Tournament will be held September 16 at the Woods Golf Course in Cochran.  Cost is $10 per person for the four-person scramble with proceeds benefitting Mt. Calvary Baptist Church youth mission projects.  Tournament will be nine holes.  Meal at 4:30 pm, golf starts at 5:30.  Call the church office, (478)934-0810, or Charlie Thompson at the Woods, (478)934-0731, for more information.

Cochran Rec. Department offering adult flag football, coed softball leagues.

The Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department is starting an adult flag football and coed softball league. Cost of each is $225 per team with all games played at the rec. department. Both will include a single elimination postseason tournament. Registration for football runs through September 15, softball September 22. Softball teams must provide own balls. For more information, call (478)934-3225. 

Local travel baseball team makes the most of return to the field.

Local travel baseball team makes the most of return to the field.

Because of things like injuries and schedule conflicts, Bleckley-based Heat baseball hadn't gotten to play since last year.  They hadn't even practiced. The team reunited (with some pickup players) for CAMSPORTS-USA's Summer Nationals at Southern Pines this past weekend. Heat made it to the championship game of the 15/16-u division, falling in the finale by one run.

Football registration ongoing at CBRD.

The Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department is enrolling children for fall football now through August 11.  Ages are 4-12 with 4-6 playing flag football, 7-12 regular (tackle) football.   Cost is $55 per child.  Call Andy Brand or Jordy Gray, (478)934-3225, for more information.

Local travel team does well at USFA World Series.

Local travel team does well at USFA World Series.

Crush 04 played in the 12-u Class C USFA World Series last week in Panama City Beach, Florida.  They won both pool games and won four bracket games, before being eliminated July 21.  Crush finished tied for ninth and was the final team frrom Georgia to be eliminated.