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Geico Road Race to Benefit Special Olympics

Geico Road Race to Benefit Special Olympics

A benefit for the Georgia Special Olympics, The Geico 5K Road Race, is set for Saturday, March 3rd. 

The fun starts at 9 a.m.

For more information, call Becky Pruitt at 478-986-6809.

Special Olympics serves Baldwin, Crawford, Jasper, Jones, Monroe, Putnam, Twiggs, Upson and Wilkinson Counties.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The thunderstorm warning for Monroe County is in effect until 11:30 a.m

That's according to the National Weather Service.

Healthy Habits Program Gets Local Footing

Healthy Habits Program Gets Local Footing

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) received a grant from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) to implement a nutrition and physical activity program in Central Georgia, a Bright from the Start news release says.

Through the “Caregivers Promoting Healthy Habits: Implementing Wellness Policies in Child Care Centers in Georgia,” Bright from the Start will provide 38 early care and education centers in 42 middle Georgia counties with assistance in developing and implementing wellness policies that encourage healthy eating and physical activity for children ages zero to five years.

The selected centers will receive up to $3,000 in the form of sub-grants to support wellness activities.

Monroe County Well Water Update

Monroe County Well Water Update

 

From the Monroe County Extension Office:

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, December 20th. Well water samples to be tested for uranium will be accepted from 5:30 - 6:00 pm at a cost of $15.00.  At 6:00 the workshop will begin with Jake Mowrer from the University of Georgia and Dana Lynch with Monroe County Extension as the speakers.  Please pass the word to friends and families who might be interested in this informative meeting.  The upcoming workshop will be held at the Old School House located at the corner of Church Street and Lockett Streets in Culloden, GA.

Where To Get A Flu Shot In Forsyth

Where To Get A Flu Shot In Forsyth

 

  • You can get a flu vaccine at the following locations in Forsyth, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

     

    180 N Lee St, Forsyth, GA 31029-2122(877) 279-3588Daily 9-7
  •  430 TIFT COLLEGE DRIVE, FORSYTH, GA, 31029(478) 994-0193M-F 8a-9p, Sa 9a-6p, Su 10a-6p

Trick or Treat on the Square

Trick or Treat on the Square

Little ghouls and goblins will be able to trick or treat on the square on Halloween-- Monday, October 31 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Children up to fifth grade are invited to trick or treat from business to business on the square.

Children are required to be with a supervising adult and in costume.

For more information, call Forsyth Better Hometown at 994-7747.

Where To Go: National Pill Take-Back Day

Where To Go: National Pill Take-Back Day

On Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time, Americans will be able to drop off their expired, unused, and unwanted pills at sites across the country free of charge, no questions asked.  By doing so, they will be helping prevent drug abuse and theft.   

It's all part of the Third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a Drug Enforcement Administration news release says.

Here is where you can go locally to drop off your pills: