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Washington Co. Ranks 76 in Health Study

 

Out of 156 counties in Georgia, Washington County ranks 76, according to a national health study.

Various factors such as mortality, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment go into the ranking.

See how Washington County rates nationally and statewide.

Tomorrow: Coupon for Farmers Market Kick-Off

Tomorrow: Coupon for Farmers Market Kick-Off

The farmers market kicks off tomorrow, Saturday, June 25.

Download and print the coupon. Then at the market, by one item, get one free.

Exclusions are listed on the coupon.

The market will feature fresh vegetables, baked goods, homemade jams and pickles as well as fresh churned ice cream!

The market is open every Tuesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon.

For more information, call 478-247-3613.

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

 

On a typical warm sunny day, you may find yourself driving your car with the windows down while your dog is peering out the window – wind blowing in his face.  This may appear to be harmless however, it is not safe practice.

While we all love to see the shiny nose of a dog sticking out of a car window, the reality is that your pet's eyes could be injured by debris and other dirt in the air. Moreover, a passing squirrel or another dog or cat could prompt your pet to jump out of the window – a serious and often fatal mistake.

Summertime means vacation and road trips with friends and family. Taking your pet along for the ride could make vacation memories all the more special. Here are some tips on traveling with your pet that will help get your vacation off to a great start.

Hot Weather Tips for your Furry Friend

Hot Weather Tips for your Furry Friend

Please follow these guidelines to protect your companion animal when the mercury rises.

*Overheating can kill an animal. Never leave an animal alone in a vehicle, since even with the windows open, a parked car, truck or van can quickly become a furnace. Parking in shade offers only very short term protection, as the sun shifts during the day. When traveling, carry a gallon thermos filled with fresh, cold water.

 *Don't force your animal to exercise after a meal in hot, humid weather. Always exercise him in the early morning or in the evening.

 *In extremely hot weather, don't leave you dog standing on the street, and keep walks to a minimum. He is much closer than you to the hot asphalt, and his body can heat up quickly. His paws can also burn, since they are not protected by shoes.

Rabies Control

Rabies Control

Protect Your Pet and Yourself

Find out how to:
  • Understand Rabies
  • Protect yourself and your pet
  • Keep your neighborhood safe
     
What Is Rabies?

Rabies is a disease caused by a virus. Once introduced into the body of a warm blooded animal (including humans), the virus travels along the nerves to the spinal cord and brain, causing convulsions, paralysis and death. Once symptoms occur the disease is always FATAL.

Learn More on Protecting Air and Water

FACE will hold its Annual Members' Meeting on Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m., and the public is invited to attend.

Join citizens from across Middle Georgia who are interested in learning more about protecting our air and water. The Ogeechee Riverkeeper will give an update on the health of the river.

Free mercury tests will also be available.