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State Officials Set to Discuss Childhood Obesity

 

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Children's Advocacy Network is hosting a panel discussion aimed at reducing childhood obesity.

Organizers say the panel discussion July 25 is scheduled to feature Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, Bobby Cagle, physical activity coordinator for the Georgia Department of Public Health, Kelly Mattran and others.

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning spokesman Reg Griffin has said the state ranks 49th in terms of childhood obesity rates.

The event is being hosted in the Ann Cramer room of the Loudermilk Center in downtown Atlanta.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Soggy Ducks

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Soggy Ducks

Even the ducks are sick of the rain!

Doraine says they're much happier today!

Share your "sick of the rain" photos with us by emailing whereyoulive@13wmaz.com 

Local Church Offers Free Health Clinic

Local Church Offers Free Health Clinic

Census: Minority Population Growing

Census: Minority Population Growing

Jones County's minority population has reached 27.5 percent, according to Census Bureau statistics and USATODAY research.

By Greg Toppo and Paul Overberg, USATODAY (Click for the full, interactive map)

Robins Federal Credit Union Gives Over $51K to the American Cancer Society

Robins Federal Credit Union Gives Over $51K to the American Cancer Society

Warner Robins, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union recently held fundraisers in branches across the mid-state in order to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Robins Federal Credit Union branches in Baldwin, Bibb, Houston, Jones, Monroe and Peach Counties created teams, raised funds and participated in their county’s Relay for Life events. Over 100 employees participated in the events in their respective counties, and $51,319.02 was raised for the American Cancer Society.

“We are proud to support the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Our staff really enjoys the three month fundraising drive each year. It allows them to work together, and have fun while doing something great in our community.  We value our partnership with the American Cancer Society, and could not be more pleased with the result of this year’s fundraising drives” says John Rhea, President/CEO. 

Jones Elementary Students Experience Farm Life

Jones Elementary Students Experience Farm Life

Pre-K and kindergarten students at Jones Elementary School took part recently in Farm Day.

Guests Naomi Davis of Davis Farms in Roberta and Amy Bean of The Little Farm in Gray shared stories with students about life on a farm. Students had the opportunity to partake in a semi-farm experience with baby chicks, and fruit and vegetable planting.

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled at the Bibb-Jones County Line

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled at the Bibb-Jones County Line

Mosquito spraying happens tonight in the Shirley Hills and Wood Valley areas as well as in south Bibb County.

That's from 7-11 p.m. in these areas:

 

SHIRLEY HILLS/WOOD VALLEY

Bound by the following streets, roads, landmarks or bodies of water.

BORDERS:                

  • NORTH--the Bibb Co./Jones Co. line.
  • WEST--a line from the Ocmulgee River past the Masonic Home north to the Bibb Co./Jones Co. line past Upper River Rd.
  • SOUTH--I-75 north of the I-16 interchange south to I-16 to Spring St.
  • EAST--North Ave. to Gray Hwy. to the Bibb Co./Jones Co. line.

and in South Bibb County:

 

Bound by the following streets, roads, landmarks or bodies of water.

BORDERS: