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Eastman homeowners could see lower insurance rates

Eastman homeowners could see lower insurance rates

Eastman homeowners could see a savings on their homeowners insurance rates the next time they renew their policy because the Eastman Fire Department was recently evaluated by the Insurance Service Office (ISO) based in New Jersey and received an improvement in public protection class.

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Cochran church to give away backpacks

Cochran church to give away backpacks

First Baptist Church of Cochran will give away backpacks August 2 from 2-4 p.m.  They'll be handed out in the parking lot of the church, 101 S. Second St.  

Each of the 200 distributed will be filled with school supplies and the giveaway will be on a first come, first serve basis.

3rd Annual Arlene Pittman Memorial Race scheduled for Cochran Motor Speedway

3rd Annual Arlene Pittman Memorial Race scheduled for Cochran Motor Speedway

By Willis Wombles

Cochran Motor Speedway Owner Chris Martin announces the 3rd Annual  Arlene Pittman Memorial Race is schduled for this Sat. July 26th at His 1/2 mile dirt facility. " We are pleased to host this event in honor of a great lady in stock car racing, that lost Her life due to cancer.

History will be made as We are bringing in Bobby Piper's Southern Outlaw Crate Late Models for Their first ever race at Cochran Motor Speedway,  paying $2,000 to win. We expect a record number of participants, as We will be the only dirt track racing in Middle Ga. this Sat.. Also, We have posted $1,000 to win in Super Street, Bomber, Sportsman, & Pure Stock. In addition We are having the Georgia Legends appear for the first time of the 2014 season along with Power Wheel Racing for the  Kids during intermission.

Krispy Kreme featuring Southern doughnuts

Krispy Kreme featuring Southern doughnuts

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme has rolled out two new doughnuts inspired by popular Southern dishes.

The Southen Summer Classics offerings will be available through Sunday, Aug. 31 at participating locations. They include:

Banana Pudding
A moist shell doughnut filled with banana Kreme filling, topped with a yellow icing that hints of the flavors inside and a vanilla wafer topping

Bleckley teen raising funds for Children's Miracle Network

Bleckley teen raising funds for Children's Miracle Network

Cochran native Rebecca Bunn is currently trying to enter the Miss Warner Robins Pageant that will be July 26 at the Homer J. Walker Civic Center in Warner Robins.  

Rather than pay a $100 entry fee, contestants are required to raise $100 for Children's Miracle Network.  

To learn more or donate in support of Bunn, click here.

Cochran church holding 12-step recovery program

Cochran church holding 12-step recovery program

Described in a news release as a program for people with "hurts, hang-ups and habits”,  Cornerstone Church of Cochran holds Celebrate Recovery each Monday at 7 p.m.  

It's a faith-based 12 step program based upon the Beatitudes as taught by Jesus with the focus that Christ is the "higher power."  

The program is for people with issues such as alcoholism, chemical dependency, sexual addictions, family dysfunction, co-dependency, depression, eating disorders, and various abuses.  

Free nursey provided.  Call Pastor Marshall Johnson, 478-231-3427, for more information.  Cornerstone Church of Cochran is located at 106 West Dykes St. across from Walgreens.

Georgia Writers Museum hosts Amateur Writing Contest

Georgia Writers Museum hosts Amateur Writing Contest

The Georgia Writers Museum is accepting written work for their Creative Writing Contest.

Deadline to enter is August 15.

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