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From turkey and stuffing to stuffed shopping carts.

From turkey and stuffing to stuffed shopping carts.

People in droves came to Cochran Walmart Thursday night for post-Thanksgiving shopping. Since opening, people flock each year to get deals on clothing, toys, technology, and more. It was also a chance for fellowship as odds were you'd find someone you knew also braving the crowds to shop.

A day to cheer about in Houston County.

A day to cheer about in Houston County.

Both the BCMS and BCHS competition cheer squads had good debuts at the Middle Georgia Cheer Classic Saturday.  The middle school placed second despite losing eight girls to high school, plus a new head coach in former assistant Liz Brown.  Perry Middle School edged the Barons by one point.

 

BCHS had to bring in a new member Thursday due to numerous injury issues.  Despite that, they had a solid debut and won the AA division.  Both squads will be at the West Laurens Raider Rumble September 22.

BCMS cheerleaders have successful competition debut.

BCMS cheerleaders have successful competition debut.

The BCMS competition cheer squad won the A/AA/AAA division of the Bulldog Invitational hosted by Morgan County High School Saturday.  You can view more photos from the competition here.  Bleckley will be at the Middle Georgia Cheer Classic hosted by Houston County High School September 17.  It starts at 9:45 am with BC going on at 10:15.

Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department seeking volunteers for state tournaments.

The Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department will host Dixie Youh State Coach Pitch 8-u softball as well as state girls T-Ball June 17-19.  They'll host both rounds of the 10-u state baseball tournament July 8-11 and 15-17.  Volunteers are needed to help with both tournaments.  Anyone wishing to help can call Director Andy Brand, (478)934-3225.

New director at Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department.

The Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department board announced Wednesday afternoon that director David Harrell would be resigning effective November 4 to take another job. A letter given to Harrell written by chair Chan Jones on behalf of the rec. board said in part, "While we all will hate to see you leave, take pride in the fact that you have truly left us in better standing because of your tireless work and dedication."

According to the letter, Harrell is considering remaining a board member. Andy Brand moves from athletics director to rec. director.

McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

(USA TODAY)Not too many years ago, this would have been unthinkable:  buying a bag of McDonald’s-branded coffee at the grocery store.

How to get a dozen donuts for 77¢

How to get a dozen donuts for 77¢

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme is preparing for its 77th birthday. To celebrate, it is offering customers a special deal on its signature donut, the Original Glazed.

"Made from a recipe dating back to the 1930's, our uniquely delicious Original Glazed donuts help set Krispy Kreme apart from any other sweet treat retailer," Krispy Kreme chief marketing officer Dwayne Chambers said in a release.

On Friday, July 11, Krispy Kreme customers can buy a dozen Original Glazed donuts for only 77¢ with the purchase of another dozen donuts. The offer is available all day at participating restaurants.