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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.

Washington County Public Health Ratings in June

Washington County Public Health Ratings in June

See how hotels in your area rate with the Georgia Department of Health. These ratings are from June. (No restaurants were listed as inspected for June online in Washington County.)

  • Days Inn of Sandersville: 98
  • Executive Inn & Suites: 98
  • Motel Clinton: 98

Ladies Self-Defense Workshop

Ladies Self-Defense Workshop

TENILLE, GA--A ladies self-defense workshop is for anyone interested in protecting themselves.

That's on May 7 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Tennille Baptist Church on North Main St. in Tennille.

Goat-Kissing Raises Money for Relay for Life

Goat-Kissing Raises Money for Relay for Life

Would you kiss a goat?  Nine staff and teachers at Ridge Road Elementary School volunteered to have their name placed on a can for students to fill with change.  The teacher that collected the most money at the end of the week would have to kiss a goat at the monthly Pride Program.  At the end of the week, Mrs. Roxanne Rice was the top money raiser and had to “pucker up” and kiss the goat.  Ridge Road Elementary raised a total of $436.71 for Relay for Life.  Teachers and their totals are: Stephanie Sellars ($1.38), Niki Brantley ($4.31), Leah Clark ($14.15), Roxanne Rice ($266.71), Mary Gonder ($1.08), Tyrone Gonder($2.63), Rose Brett ($1.66), Sherry Monroe ($1.79), Darryl Gilbert ($143.00)

YOUR PHOTOS: Photo of the Day

YOUR PHOTOS: Photo of the Day

Thank you to jhutch29 from Sandersville for submitting this photo of the Cherry Blossoms!

We'd like to feature your photos Where You Live. Email your photos that you've taken around Sandersville and the Washington County area to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

Be sure to include your name.


Who to Contact About Injured or Orphaned Animals

Who to Contact About Injured or Orphaned Animals

WASHINGTON COUNTY, GA.--Have you ever found an injured bird, deer or reptile and didn't know who to contact?

The Department of Natural Resources has a complete list for who is certified and who to contact in Washington County.

See who to contact below:

For help with birds, raptors, small mammals, reptiles and deer: 

Lynn Schulp with  Mockingbird Hill Wildlife Rehabilitation at 478-552-1119. Use the same phone number for evening hours.




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.