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Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show to Benefit Valery Garey

Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show to Benefit Valery Garey

GRAY, GA.--A car, truck and motorcycle show will benefit Valery Garey, who was a school bus driver until she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung and brain cancer in December.

 The event is set for Saturday, April 28 at Wells Elementary School.

The Cure Starts Now Foundation

The Cure Starts Now Foundation

The Cure Starts Now Foundation is an IRS 501C(3) non-profit charity dedicated to educating, aiding and funding the search for a cure for brainstem glioma and other forms of pediatric brain cancer in hopes of curing all cancers.  Our fight begins with children, typically ages 5-7, who are most commonly afficted with this debiltating disease.  Their prognosis is considered "dismal" by cancer experts with less than 1-10% of all confirmed victims living beyond 18 months from diagnosis.  Sparing their cognitive abilities, brainstem glioma slowly robs children of their motor functions resulting in partial paralysis, loss of voice and sight and finally ending with an inability to eat and breath.  It is both heart-wrenching and painful as they are fully aware of their decline often until their last day.  The Cure Starts Now...

Gray Fire Department Collects Cans to Benefit Burn Foundation

Gray Fire Department Collects Cans to Benefit Burn Foundation

GRAY, GA.--The City of Gray Fire Department is helping raise funds for the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation, a SFBF news release says.

They're doing this by collecting aluminum cans for the "Can-It!' collection.

The funds help families of burn patients at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Drop off your aluminum cans at the can wagon at the fire department's headquarters at  111 James Street in Gray

For more information, contact Bobbie Jo Gainey at 1-800-650-BURN or Chief Max Wood at 478-390-6700.

See more information about the Burn Foundation.

Jones County Relay for Life Fundraiser 'Purple Potty' Tuesday

Jones County Relay for Life Fundraiser 'Purple Potty' Tuesday

The Relay for Life team of the New Damascus Baptist Church, Gray, GA, will kick off its "Purple Potty" fundraiser Tuesday at 4 p.m. by "Flushing" Jones Co. Commissioner Chap Nelson, a New Damascus Baptist Church release says.

The release says the event is in honor of all New Damascus Cancer Survivors and in memory of those members lost to cancer.

 

If a Jones Co. resident gets a visit from the Purple Potty, contact one of the following people for potty removal: Rev. Craig Moore 478.232.3045, Galisha Ward at 478.936.0115, or Katrina Greene at 478.234.1079.

The Purple Potty will be removed within 48 hours. The "Purple Potty" will visit residences throughout Jones County in hopes of collecting donations to fight Cancer. 

Pet Tips: Choosing a Dog

Pet Tips: Choosing a Dog

If you are planning to adopt a pet (and we hope you will adopt and not buy your new friend), take some time to do a little research, first.

Many breeds have specific traits. Dachshunds are often diggers, because they were bred to dig up and kill badgers and other burrow-living animals. Herding dogs such as Australian shepherds and cattle dogs, like to herd things. This may include your children or your other pets!

Working breeds need a job to keep them busy, whether fetching the newspaper and your slippers or showing their stuff on an agility course.

Basset hounds and beagles often bay rather than bark, and they do so quite loudly.

Many of the active breeds will not be happy spending hours every day in a crate, and are unlikely to want to become couch potatoes. Look for calmer breeds if you live a sedentary lifestyle.

Ga. House Bill 879: School Staff to Train in Diabetes Care

A bill is making its way through the Georgia House of Representatives that would require all public schools to have at least two personnel trained in diabetes care.

State House Bill 879 was drafted in response to rising percentages of students with Type 2 diabetes.  The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta says around 13 thousand people under 20 are diagnosed nationwide each year.

Under the bill, non-medical staff members would receive basic skills training to help them recognize diabetic emergencies and help administer medications and insulin to students.

On Eyewitness News Mornin' Wednesday, Stephanie Susskind and Randall Savage shared comments from Democratic State Representative James Beverly of Macon on why he supports the legislation. 

Blood Drives in Jones County

Blood Drives in Jones County

American Red Cross holds blood drives at the following dates and locations:

 

 

  • 4/09/2012: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Tri County Emc, 310 West Clinton St.