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Free McDonald's coffee for two weeks

Free McDonald's coffee for two weeks

If you like to start your morning off with a cup of coffee, you can get one for free for the next couple of weeks.

McDonald's is offering customers nationwide a free small cup of McCafe coffee for two weeks.

The promotion starts today at participating locations.

Customers can only get the free coffee during regular breakfast hours.
The offer from McDonald's comes as fast food competitor Taco Bell rolled out its first breakfast menu last week.

GBI searches records at Davisboro City Hall

GBI agents served a search warrant Wednesday to collect financial records at Davisboro City Hall in Washington County.

That's according to Todd Lowery, special agent in charge of the GBI's Eastman office.

He said they were acting upon complaints of misconduct passed along by District Attorney Heyward Altman of the Middle Georgia Judicial District.

Lowery would not describe the complaints, saying, "We may find out that there's something wrong, or we may not."

We could not DA Altman for comment, and nobody answered the phone at Davisboro City Hall.

The city's population is about 1,500.

Free pancakes at IHOP today

Free pancakes at IHOP today

Flip for flapjacks today!

Why? Because it's IHOP's annual National Pancake Day and they're free.

In return for a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes, guests are asked to consider leaving a donation for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals or other designated local charities.

National Pancake Day has raised nearly $13 million to support charities, since 2006.

How are you celebrating the day? Show us what you're eating at Your Take.

Sandersville florist makes orders with no power, heat

A Washington County florist prepared her Valentine's Day deliveries Thursday night with no electricity.

Mickie Hobby, owner of the Enchanted Florist store on Malone Street, didn't let the weather stop her from making her Valentine's Day orders at her shop of 11 years.

She says she had to ask one of her customers to bring several large buckets of water so that she could finish the arrangements.

Hobby says the only companion she had was her cat while she worked with no light and no heat.

Delivery woman Missy Smith says her boss worked tirelessly, and even got sick making sure her customers were satisfied.

"She has been here overnight and for the last couple of days working with candlelight and no heat and trying to do her best to fulfill all the orders that have come in. She likes to please her customers," Smith said.

Washington Co. Copes with Ongoing Outages

Michae Bridges has lived in Sandersville for 39 years, but says no storm compares to last night.

"This is the worst I've ever seen it. I've never seen it like this," Bridges said.

For nearly three days, her childhood home has been without power and water.

"It's been crazy here. We're not prepared for weather like this. We normally have a little bit of ice, little rain, little bit of snow every so often, but we're not prepared for this kind of weather. This was really bad," said Bridges.

Washington County hard-hit by ice storm

Crews are still working to restore power to thousands of people in Washington County after the ice storm sent trees toppling onto power lines.

The Emergency Management Director, Fire Chief Russell Riner, said "it'll be a few days before everyone's restored."

Multiple crews, many from out of town, are working to restore power lines.

"Every yard has limbs," said Riner. "Big ones, not little ones."

Ex-NFL player gives toys to 200 kids in Washington Co.

Santa made a list, he checked it twice, and now more than 200 children in Washington County have a few more presents under the Christmas tree.

Except in this case, Santa was a former NFL football player.

Families celebrated the third annual Takeo Spikes Toy Giveaway at the World of Life Church in Sandersville.

More than 200 children sat quietly in their chairs waiting to hear their name to redeem a Christmas present.

Takeo Spikes arrived with his family to pass out toys to other families in Washington County.