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Low Country Boil at FUMC to Benefit Relay For Life

Low Country Boil at FUMC to Benefit Relay For Life

Eat in or take out, but get your Low Country Boil dinner at Forsyth United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Saturday, March 19 for a $10 donation for adults and $5 for children 12 & under.

There will also be a hot dog option available for the chlidren.

The event lasts from 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please purchase your tickets by Wednesday, March 16th at the FUMC church office.

Woman Escapes Structure Fire

Monroe County Emergency Services was dispatched to a house fire in Culloden Wednesday night around 11 p.m.

That's according to a Monroe County Emergency Services news release.

First arriving Culloden volunteer firefighters reported smoke and fire coming from the windows at the back side of the house. 

The house, located on Knoxville St., was home to an elderly female who escaped without injury.

Monroe County Fire Investigator, Captain Jason Lott said the cause of the fire was an "AC window unit that had overheated and caught fire."  

Monroe County Fire Investigator, Captain Jason Lott says the cause of the fire possibly from an AC window unit that had overheated and caught fire.

It was determined that 50% of the house was destroyed by fire and smoke damage.

Sen. Tolleson Offers Mechanism to Fund Water Projects

Sen. Ross Tolleson (R-Perry) has introduced a bill that creates new options for financing water projects in communities throughout the state. 

That is according to a Senate Press Office news release.

The Georgia Public/Private Water Supply Act of 2011 (Senate Bill 122) will allow state and local governments to voluntarily partner with private investors on the construction of reservoirs and other water infrastructure projects.

Monroe County Schools February Lunch Menu

Monroe County Schools February Lunch Menu

February is American Heart Month, Sweet Potato Month and National Hot Breakfast month, the calendar reads.

To see the full menu, click here.

Local Business Hosts Blood Drive, Donors Entered into Airline Ticket Drawing

Gresco Utility Supply, Inc. is sponsoring a Blood Drive in the multi-purpose room of their facility.

The blood drive is scheduled for February 9 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

All participants that donate blood or platelets will be entered into a drawing to win one of "Two Paris of Roundtrip Delta Air Lines Tickets."

Gresco Utility Supply, Inc. is located at 1135 Rumble Road in Forsyth.

For more information call 478-315-0850.

 

Monroe County Health Summit Meeting Scheduled for January

Community Health Works (CHW) of Macon announces the Central Georgia Regional Health Summit Quarter I meeting for Monroe County is scheduled for January 27.

The meeting is free and open to the public and will be held from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Forsyth Welcome Center.

A light lunch will be served.

The Central Georgia Regional Health Summit is a multi-year initiative led by Community Health Works in Bibb County and the six contiguous counties: Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, and Twiggs.

This initiative commenced in January 2010, following the inaugural Health Summit held in October of 2009.

The purpose of the Health Summit is to lead regional and county-specific discussions of the impact that unhealthy behaviors have on our communities, with a particular focus on addressing the impact of tobacco use, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle, as significant contributors to a number of chronic diseases.

Central Georgia Affiliate Susan G. Komen to Accept Grant Applications

Komen Central Georgia announced this week a request for grant applications that focus on Central Georgia’s medically underserved population. The Affiliate will provide grants to breast cancer specific projects which focus on screening and education.

Applications must be received by the Affiliate by Jan. 24, 2011.  A downloadable application and additional information can be found at Komen Central Georgia’s website, www.komencentralga.org.

The Affiliate’s goal is to provide medically underserved women with the resources and services they need to detect breast cancer early and increase their chances of survival. Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s grantee programs aid women who are historically underserved including ethnic and racial minorities, those at an economic or cultural disadvantage, young women and survivors.