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State Officials Set to Discuss Childhood Obesity

 

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Children's Advocacy Network is hosting a panel discussion aimed at reducing childhood obesity.

Organizers say the panel discussion July 25 is scheduled to feature Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, Bobby Cagle, physical activity coordinator for the Georgia Department of Public Health, Kelly Mattran and others.

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning spokesman Reg Griffin has said the state ranks 49th in terms of childhood obesity rates.

The event is being hosted in the Ann Cramer room of the Loudermilk Center in downtown Atlanta.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Soggy Ducks

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Soggy Ducks

Even the ducks are sick of the rain!

Doraine says they're much happier today!

Share your "sick of the rain" photos with us by emailing whereyoulive@13wmaz.com 

New Health Care Law Requires Most Insurers to Tackle Obesity

By Nancy Hellmich, USA TODAY

Census: Minority Population Growing

Census: Minority Population Growing

Washington County's minority population reached 55.8 percent last year, according to Census Bureau statistics and USATODAY research. That is the percentage of the population in the county who is another ethnicity other than white non-hispanic.

By Greg Toppo and Paul Overberg, USATODAY (Click for the full, interactive map)

Car Wash to Raise Funds for Sickle Cell Patients at Ronald McDonald House

Car Wash to Raise Funds for Sickle Cell Patients at Ronald McDonald House

A community car wash will show its support for children with Sickle Cell.

That's on Saturday, June 15  starting at 8 a.m..

A car wash will cost $10 and a truck or SUV will cost $15.

The proceeds will support children with Sickle Cell at the Ronald McDonald House.

Tim Tebow's Mother to Speak at Dublin Church

Tim Tebow's Mother to Speak at Dublin Church

NFL star Tim Tebow's mother Pam Tebow is scheduled to speak at a Dublin church in May.

She speaks at First Baptist Church in Dublin on May 2 to benefit SAV-A-LIFE Ministry of Dublin.

Pick up free tickets at the following places:
-ABC Women's Clinic in Dublin
-Olive Branch in Dublin
-First Baptist Church in Dublin
-Cochran Eye Center in Cochran
-Piddlin Peddler-Eastman
-Jet Corporate Office- Sandersville

For more information, call 478-275-9455.

Pollen Count 'High' in the Macon Area

Pollen Count 'High' in the Macon Area

Some mixed news for allergy sufferers:

While the tree pollen count is still high at 1420, that's down from last Wednesday's 3,600 count, according to Dr. Plaxico's Allergy and Asthma Clinic in Macon.

Weeds and grass pollen count is now in the moderate range. That count is up from last week when the weed pollen was absent and the grass count was observed as low.