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City to allow public attendance at council meetings in May.

As Governor Brian Kemp will be removing limits on public gatherings on April 8, the City of Cochran will begin allowing the public to attend council meetings starting in May. According to a Facebook post, public attendance will be allowed starting with the May 11 meeting. Masks and social distancing will be required to attend. The April 12 meeting will still be closed to the public but streamed via Facebook Live.

News from the first city council meeting of 2021.

Several appointments were made and properties annexed as part of a busy first meeting of the year Tuesday night.  Read more here.

News from Tuesday's city council meeting.

It was another busy Cochran City Council meeting which included an ordinance resolution which will require non-residential properties to tie into city water, as well as a suggestion by one member for a curfew.  Read more here.

City Council sets millage rate, votes against holding Christmas parade this year.

In a very busy meeting held Tuesday night, Cochran City Council set the millage rate, a rollback rate of 10.383 mills. They voted against holding the annual Christmas parade due to COVID-19 concerns, approved a fireworks show that will take place after the October 23 Royals Homecoming football game, and much more.  Read more here.

Wi-Fi access downtown getting an upgrade, new health board member appointed.

Cochran City Council voted to endorse a grant application from Middle Georgia State University that will expand wi-fi access downtown at last night's monthly meeting. They also appointed a new member to the Bleckley County Health Department board. Click here for more.

Early voting for June 9 primary to begin May 18.

Early voting for the June 9 general primary will begin May 18 and run through June 5. Saturday voting will take place May 30 from 9 am to 4 pm. Call (478)934-3200,extension 8, with any questions

Early voting for presidential preference primary to begin March 2.

Early voting for the 2020 Presidential Preference Primary will start March 2 and go through March 20. Hours are 8:30 am-5 pm Monday through friday at the Board of Registrars Office, 112 N. Second Street in Cochran. Voting will be available March 14 from 9 am-4 pm there also.  Call (478)934-3200, ext 8, for more information.