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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.

Starbucks to raise prices on drinks, bagged coffee

Starbucks to raise prices on drinks, bagged coffee

NEW YORK (CBS) - Starbucks is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting next week, and customers can also soon expect to pay $1 more for the packaged coffee it sells in supermarkets.

The Seattle-based chain also raised prices on some of the drinks sold in its cafes a year ago. The latest hikes don't seem to be driven purely by the surging bean costs that have pressured other coffee sellers to raise prices, however, since Starbucks has said it already locked in its coffee contracts for the rest of this fiscal year and much of the next.

In March, CEO Howard Schultz said during an interview with Fox Business that Starbucks had no intentions of raising its prices.

Going Screen-Free: Put Down that Screen and Walk Away

Going Screen-Free: Put Down that Screen and Walk Away

Spring Fling Day 22: Pet Supplies

Spring Fling Day 22: Pet Supplies

Today let’s fling Fido and Fluffy’s stuff.  It’s time to fling those too small collars and bowls, treats that the cat just will not eat and the frayed leashes. If you have supplies from a long gone pet, like an aquarium or a hamster habitat, today is the day to let those go.

 

Now go flinging!  Please come back and tell me how many pet supplies you were able to fling today.