Our network

Business

What's closed for Labor Day?

City and county government offices will be closed September 6 for Labor Day. Banks will be closed, no mail delivery. The Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department board meeting normally held on the first Monday of the month has been moved to September 13 because of Labor Day. While grocery stores will be open, some restaurants may be closed.

City council votes to approve proposed tattoo/body art studio.

City council votes to approve proposed tattoo/body art studio.

At Tuesday night's monthly meeting, Cochran City Council voted 4-2 to issue a permitted use certificate to Shawn Ratley, clearing the way for him to begin the process of opening a tattoo/body art studio. Read more here.

Planning Committee recommends conditional use permit for proposed tattoo, body art studio.

The City Planning Committee made it clear they weren't saying "no" to a proposed tattoo/body art parlor from Shawn Ratley, they just needed more information.  Read more here.

What's closed on Memorial Day?

City and county government offices will be closed May 31 for Memorial Day. Banks will be closed, no mail delivery. While grocery stores will be open, some restaurants may be closed, contact the restaurant for info. Orchard Rise Preschool announced via Facebook they would be closed on Memorial Day.

Cochran Walmart again busy Thanksgiving night.

Cochran Walmart again busy Thanksgiving night.

Walmaart's post Thanksgiving/Black Friday shopping began Thursday night at 6 pm.  At 5:50 pm, the parking lot was rapidly filling up.  By 6 pm, a large crowd had made their way inside to take advantage of the many deals offered.  Walmart was one of the stores who chose to continue being open Thanksgiving night.  Some retailers announced earlier this month their intentions to be closed on Thanksgiving.

Cochran Walmart donates to Middle Georgia State College Food Pantry.

Cochran Walmart donates to Middle Georgia State College Food Pantry.

Cochran Walmart recently donated $250 of food to the Middle Georgia State College SHARE Food Pantry (SHARE stands for Serving Helping and Respecting Everyone.)  A relase states the pantry is being created created to help feed “food insecure” students, faculty and staff.  “Food insecure” means someone who lacks reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food, and a few individuals at the college are in that situation.  Plans are underway to establish food pantries at all five MGA campuses.

Cochran Walmart attracts new shoppers amongst pre Black Friday crowd.

Cochran Walmart attracts new shoppers amongst pre Black Friday crowd.

Many people hit the stores Thursday night in search of deals for their Christmas shopping needs.  Cochran Walmart, in its first year open, provided a place where many came to snag clothes, electronics, and other gifts on sale.

Some of the shoppers were first-timers.  That included Wendi Allen.  She said the only reason she was shopping was because there was a Walmart in Cochran.  Also making their debut were Stephen and Jeanne White.  Though they stood in line for two hours two different times to purchase TV's, Stephen said they were glad to shop locally and keep the tax dollars in Cochran.  Jeanne praised how well it was organized, having a police presence, as well as how friendly everyone had been.  She added that people would leave line to get bottled water or candy and be allowed to return.