Photo from Cochran’s Facebook page
Bradley Justin Cochran was out on bond for child molestation when he kidnapped and assaulted women before hanging himself.
A man authorities say hung himself after kidnapping and sexually assaulting women in south Georgia was a former PHS student also facing child molestation and drug charges in Pickens County.
Bradley Justin Cochran, 40, had been released on bond from the Pickens County Adult Detention Center last September. Under conditions of his bond in a 2017 child molestation case, Cochran was required to enroll in a program at Journey to Sober Living, a “recovery residence” in Statesboro, Ga.
Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) has been appointed by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle to serve as Chair of the Senate Study Committee on Evaluating the School Year Calendar of Georgia Public Schools.
“As we celebrate Labor Day each year as the unofficial end of summer, most of our public schools have been back in full swing for nearly a month,” said Sen. Gooch. “Additionally, August is typically the hottest time of year when energy bills reach their peak and student athletes’ safety is a big concern. I
Laughs all around - The Tater Patch comedy, The Second Time Around, is sure to make you smile a little and laugh a lot.
The delightful comedy, The Second Time Around, by Henry Denker, opens this Friday for nine shows. The performances are September 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at the theater at 95 Philadelphia Lane. The eight cast members have been working hard to prepare and are ready to make you smile a little and laugh a lot. There is a dress rehearsal on Thursday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m.
PHS seniors will soon choose what type of graduation gown they will wear at their spring commencement ceremony as the previous green for boys and white for girls will change to a single color.
Superintendent Carlton Wilson said Friday afternoon that seniors will pick from one of three designs. Jostens, the company from whom seniors purchase their graduation gowns, will provide PHS with a selection of three different green gowns. One is all green with a white P logo on it, one is green with white stripes around the sleeves and another one that, while primarily green, will incorporate some white.
See statement from Principal Chris Wallace at the end of this story.
Katy Baxter (left) receives Piedmont Mountainside Hospital’s Promise 360 Champion of the Year award from hospital CEO Denise Ray.
Mammographer Katy Baxter was recently recognized as Piedmont Mountainside Hospital’s Promise 360 Champion of the Year.
Baxter, described by hospital CEO Denise Ray as “the most selfless individual I’ve ever met” was recognized as the hospital’s employee of the year for going above and beyond for her patients.
Baxter was nominated for the award after a patient came in for a standard mammogram. While