Black Friday shopping gets under way - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Black Friday shopping gets under way

Here is the crowd of people filing into Macy's in Baton Rouge when the store opened its doors. Here is the crowd of people filing into Macy's in Baton Rouge when the store opened its doors.

Some serious shoppers hit stores early in Baton Rouge for Black Friday.

There was a midnight rush at Macy's as bargain hunters hoped to snag some of the first deals of the season.

Store manager Stuart Bailey said all went smoothly.

It's the second year the store opened at midnight.

However, for many shoppers, it wasn't their first stop.

"We've only been at this mall since, I guess we've been here about 45 minutes or so," said one shopper. "We started out at 7:30 last night." 

"I've been up since 8:00 last night shopping," said another shopper. "I didn't plan on coming this early. I was actually forced."

One of the longest lines some saw Friday morning was for new Air Jordan Retros released at 8 a.m.

Copyright 2012 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Keesler Medical Center wins prestigious award

    Keesler Medical Center wins prestigious award

    Saturday, February 24 2018 3:04 PM EST2018-02-24 20:04:11 GMT

    In Biloxi, employers at Keesler Medical Center are celebrating a big win for the Air Force's Hospital of the Year award.

    More >>

    In Biloxi, employers at Keesler Medical Center are celebrating a big win for the Air Force's Hospital of the Year award.

    More >>
  • Seabee Base hosts high school students with a love for STEM

    Seabee Base hosts high school students with a love for STEM

    Saturday, February 24 2018 2:35 PM EST2018-02-24 19:35:20 GMT
    Students get a chance to assemble part of a diesel-hydraulic engine (Source: WLOX)Students get a chance to assemble part of a diesel-hydraulic engine (Source: WLOX)

     "On a scale from 1 to 10, it was like 2,000." That is how one student described the STEM field trip to the Seabee Base in Gulfport. 

    More >>

     "On a scale from 1 to 10, it was like 2,000." That is how one student described the STEM field trip to the Seabee Base in Gulfport. 

    More >>
  • Sonic boom shakes Jackson County

    Sonic boom shakes Jackson County

    Saturday, February 24 2018 2:22 PM EST2018-02-24 19:22:06 GMT
    The sonic boom caused a loud noise heard throughout Jackson County. (Photo source: WLOX)The sonic boom caused a loud noise heard throughout Jackson County. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Authorities believe a sonic boom is to blame for the loud boom heard throughout Jackson County Saturday morning.

    More >>

    Authorities believe a sonic boom is to blame for the loud boom heard throughout Jackson County Saturday morning.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly