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Turkey Fryer Safety Tips

Turkey Fryer Safety Tips


During the holiday season, the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department would like to identify some turkey fryer hazards and offer some fire safety tips to ensure that you and your family have a fun and safe holiday.


Turkey Fryer Hazards

• Many units easily tip over, spilling the hot oil from the cooking pot.

• If the cooking pot is overfilled with oil, the oil may spill out of the unit when the turkey is placed into the cooking pot. Oil may hit the burner or flames, causing a fire to engulf the entire unit.

• Partially frozen turkeys placed into the fryer can cause a spillover effect. This too may result in an extensive fire.

• With no thermostat controls, the units also have the potential to overheat the oil to the point of combustion.

• The lid and handles on the sides of the cooking pot get dangerously hot, posing severe burn hazards.


Important Turkey Fryer Safety Tips

Day of Hope 5K, Fun Run to Benefit Save a Pet

Day of Hope 5K, Fun Run to Benefit Save a Pet

Get your running shoes ready! Oh, and maybe stretch those legs for an upcoming 5K/fun run!

The Second Annual Day of Hope 5K & Fun Run, benefitting Save a Pet of Monroe County, is set for Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.

You have the option of running a 5K or running the one-mile fun run. 

By participating, you'll support Save a Pet, the organization "dedicated to rescuing and restoring abused, neglected and abandoned animals."

That's at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center at 1000 Indian Springs Drive. 

Print out the details and registration form.

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

The Supreme Court upheld the health care law today in a splintered, complex opinion that appears to give President Obama a major victory.

What questions remain in your mind regarding the Supreme Court's decision? 

We are working to explore how this affects you. 

Comment below in the Comment Section to share your thoughts.  

Red Cross in 'Emergency Need' for Blood Donations

The American Red Cross says they're at emergency levels in their blood supply.

According to a news release, nationwide they project 50,000 fewer donations in June than they expected.

The Central Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross says there are half as many blood products in inventory as there was this time last year.

They attribute that to unseasonably warm weather letting people start their summer activities earlier, and officials says people aren't taking to time to give blood and platelets.

The Red Cross says all blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B Negative and A negative.

Because of the shortage, the Red Cross is extending hours at donations center and encouraging all eligible donors to take time to give.

To make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcross.org.

Monroe County Public Health Ratings in June

Monroe County Public Health Ratings in June

See how restaurants in your area rate with the Georgia Department of Health. These ratings are from June.

  • Taco Bell: 95
  • Hardee's: 92
  • Waffle House at 286 N. Lee St.: 81
  • Shoney's: 73



Woman Dies after Falling Out of Car on I-75

Woman Dies after Falling Out of Car on I-75

A Macon woman is dead after investigators say she fell out of car on Interstate 75 in Monroe County.

A news release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Department says it happened Sunday around 2:15 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the interstate near mile marker 185.

Jeanette Coleman, 60, died later that day at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

The sheriff's office says they're investigating how Coleman fell out of the car, but foul play is not suspected.

Allison Selman-Willis of the sheriff's department says Coleman was sitting in the back seat of a Ford Explorer. There were two other people in the vehicle, including the driver.



'The Scrub Team' to Perform for Relay for Life

'The Scrub Team' to Perform for Relay for Life


The Monroe County Hospital’s Relay for Life Team is proud to announce the much anticipated performance of the local favorite, “The Scrub Team.”  

The concert will be April 28th at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Auditorium starting at 7 PM.

This year’s “Scrubs Team” is comprised the musical talents of Drs. Craig Caldwell, Michael Dawson, Bob Fountain, Jeremy Goodwin, and J. Ray Grant.  New to the ensemble are Dr. Dana Peterman, Monroe Co. Physical Therapy, and Tammy Barnett, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.  

The “Scrub Team” band brings together the talents of Wes deVries, Jason Fountain, Terry McClellan, and Bob Fountain.

Rounding out this evening’s musical  performances will be Allen Ralph and Bob Fountain (aka “Doc N’ Not Doc”)  and  “It’s a Trap”  featuring the vocal talents of Robbi Fountain backed up by the” Scrub Team” Band.