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Monroe County Health Summit Quarter I Meeting

Monroe County Health Summit Quarter I Meeting

Join us for the Monroe County Health Summit Quarter I meeting:

When: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Where: Welcome Center- Alderman Hall

Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

RSVP: tharper@chwg.org

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 Drive in Forsyth

Blood Drive in Forsyth

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



    3/01/2012: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Gresco Utility Supply Inc., 1135 Rumble Road


Monroe County Animal Control Needs Help

Monroe County Animal Control Needs Help

Monroe County Animal Control in Forsyth is calling for help. The shelter is more than full, and unless some of the dogs and puppies are adopted or rescued, many will be killed in the morning.

Shelter staff hold onto the dogs as long as possible, but when the shelter is full more room has to be made for new arrivals.

Like most government shelters, Monroe County Animal Control is mandated to pick up lost, stray or injured dogs and dogs involved in criminal cases.

The shelter also picks up owner-surrendered dogs, and takes in dogs brought to the shelter by residents.

Because the law requires the shelter to keep certain categories of dogs for a specific number of days, when the shelter gets full, dogs that do not fall in those categories, such as owner-surrenders, must be adopted, rescued or killed to make room.

Central Georgians Asked to Help With Cancer Study

The American Cancer Society is asking for your help to volunteer for a new, nationwide cancer study. Bibb County ranks significantly higher than the state's average in cancer cases, and the American Cancer Society estimates close to 4000 people will be diagnosed with cancer in the county this year.

Mayor Robert Reichert and several other officials from Macon and Warner Robins pledged their support for the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study 3.

The study is the third in their Cancer Prevention Series and will help researchers understand lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer.

Anyone between the ages of 30-65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer can participate. The study requires a one-time blood sample and a lifetime commitment, but American Cancer Society's, Molly Herrin says it's easier than it sounds.

The Longest Night Service at Forsyth United Methodist Church

The Longest Night Service at Forsyth United Methodist Church

Date: December 21, 2011 Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM