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Red Cross Struggling in Rural Counties

They're often the first people to respond when disaster strikes, providing food, shelter, and aid to victims and first responders.

But in Middle Georgia, American Red Cross leaders say they're desperate for help.

In fact, Peggy Bentz, who works at the Dublin branch says thirteen of their counties - Baldwin, Bleckley, Hancock, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Taylor, Telfair, Treutlen, Twiggs, Washington, and Wilkinson have zero volunteers.

Even Bibb County only has two, as does Crawford. Wilcox, Pulaski, Dodge, Wilcox, Jasper, and Johnson each only have one.

That means when fires or other disasters happen in those counties, instead having someone that can quickly get to the scene, they have to rely on the volunteers from Laurens County, which depending on the location, could take hours.

BBQ Chicken Lunch Fundraiser to Benefit American Cancer Society

BBQ Chicken Lunch Fundraiser to Benefit American Cancer Society

A BBQ Chicken Lunch fundraiser will benefit American Cancer Society.

Church Sponsors 12K, 6K, One-Mile Fun Run

Church Sponsors 12K, 6K, One-Mile Fun Run

The run is set for Saturday, February 23  at Kendall Heights Church of God on 829 Jordan Mill Road in Sandersville.

Manufacturing Facility to Reopen in Sandersville

Manufacturing Facility to Reopen in Sandersville

A deep-cycle battery manufacturer has plans to reopen its Sandersville facility doors in early 2014.

According to a new release, hiring for the facility begins in late 2013. 

Initially, the plans involve hiring 70 employees and later increasing to about 110 employees by the end of 2014.

Interactive: Find a Flu Shot Near You

Enter your zipcode below to find a flu shot in your area.

The flu has hit 47 states, including Georgia.

Washington County 4-H Plant Sale

Washington County 4-H Plant Sale

 

Don't forget to place your order for plants/trees from the 4-H office. Deadline to order is January 25th. Orders and payments must be turned in to the Washington County 4-H office. Pick-up is scheduled for Feburary 14th. Please click on link below to access the order form, and please pass this along to your family and friends.  This is the 4-Hers #1 fund-raiser. 

Click for the order form.

Central Georgia Fights Flu Season


It's an early flu season for Georgia, and possibly a severe one.

13WMAZ found out from one parent what she's doing to keep her child safe and well.

We also talked with a Macon pediatrician who says this flu season has kept him busy. Watch the video.