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Navicent Health to sponsor free breast cancer seminar in Monroe County

Navicent Health to sponsor free breast cancer seminar in Monroe County

The Medical Center, Navicent Health is offering a free breast cancer seminar to Monroe County residents and surrounding areas, as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The free "Breast Health & Breast Cancer'" seminar will be held Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Monroe Regional Medical Complex, located at 102 N. Lee Street in Forsyth.

The seminar will explain risk factors, prevention and treatment of breast cancer, according to a news release.

To register or for more informaiton, please call 478-633-4733 or email rsvp@navicenthealth.org.

 

Hundreds of teens participate in safe driving camp

 

 

Every year, thousands of teenage drivers are injured or killed in car accidents.

Task force to make DFCS head report to governor

Task force to make DFCS head report to governor

(WXIA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal's office is preparing an announcement on changes to organizational structure at the Division of Family and Children Services, sources tell 11Alive's Rebecca Lindstrom.

According to the sources, DFCS will be separate from DHS and the head of DFCS will report directly to the governor instead of the commissioner.

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Many parents and educators across the U.S. are coming to realize the benefits to students of Olympic Sport Fencing.  Sport fencing has been a small but ever present sport in America since the 19th century.  Usually, and erroneously, associated with the privileged class, it has found little place at large in the ball dominate sports arena in America.  However, that view has been changing rapidly over the 25 years.  The U.S. has grown steadily in world prominence including generation of World Champions and Olympic Gold and Silver medalist.  This growth is attributed with broader media coverage but also with a concerted effort by coaches and fencing enthusiast to promote this exciting sport at the middle school and high school levels around the country.  This moves fencing out from the traditional private salles (clubs) and college environments so as to make it accessible to everyone who is interested. 

Monroe County restaurant ratings

Monroe County restaurant ratings

See how Monroe County restaurants rated with the Georgia Department of Health from March 25-April 25:

  • 100-Rum Creek Pizza
  • 99-Wendy's
  • 99-Taco Bell
  • 97-Miss Hattie's Kitchen and Bakery
  • 97-Twila Faye's Tea Room
  • 96-Ann's Deli
  • 96-Grits Cafe
  • 96-Lockett's Country Cooking
  • 96-Subway N. Lee St.
  • 95-Subway in Walmart
  • 95-Dairy Queen
  • 92-Big Chic
  • 92-Captain D's
  • 92-Hong Kong Palace
  • 90-El Tajado
  • 90-Hardee's
  • 90-Waffle House, 444 Tift College Dr.
  • 89-Waffle House, N. Lee Street

Wendy's to freshen up salad line

Wendy's to freshen up salad line

Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY

Wendy's has big plans to return to its salad days.

On Tuesday, the burger chain will announce the March 17 national rollout of two new menu items to its salad lineup: an Asian Cashew Chicken Salad and a BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad. Also, Wendy's will announce plans to add more fresh veggies — cucumbers and red peppers — to its spiffed-up side salads,

Burger King puts lower-calorie fries in Kid's Meal

Burger King puts lower-calorie fries in Kid's Meal

Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY

Burger King is tweaking its Kid's Meals with fries that are less nutritionally naughty.

The burger giant Tuesday announced that its crinkle-cut Satisfries -- with 40% less fat and 30% fewer calories than McDonald's fries -- will immediately become the standard fries served in Burger King Kid's Meals nationally. Although BK charges slightly more for Satisfries with adult meals, it will not charge more for its Kid's Meals.