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Organization Announces Pulaski County as State's Newest "Community for Opportunity"

 

Assistant Commissioner for the Department of Community Affairs Saralyn Stafford will announce Pulaski County’s designation as the state’s newest Communities of Opportunity (Co-Op).

That's according to an Archway Partnership news release.

The Pulaski County Board of Education and City of Hawkinsville will host the event Tuesday, June 21 at 3 p.m.

Pulaski County Commissioner Brooks Bailey and City Commissioner Shelly Berryhill will sign the contract recognizing formal designation.  

Priority efforts to reduce teen pregnancy by 25% in Pulaski County by the year 2013 will begin under this program.

The news release says that each day in Georgia, 62 teenage girls find out they are pregnant.

Fewer than 50 percent of teen mothers graduate from high school and less than 2 percent earn college degrees. 

Children of teen mothers are more likely to be born prematurely and at low birth weight. 

Georgia Peach Festival Continues

Today, Tuesday, as part of the Festival, you can attend the  Spaghetti & Jazz, Austin Theater in downtown Fort Valley at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets $10 per plate, take-outs available

Wednesday:

7 a.m.: Khoury’s Walk for Health, Peach County Courthouse

7 p.m.: Peach Idol and Big Peach Dance Crew competition, Austin Theater in downtown Fort Valley, tickets $5 at the door

Thursday, you can attend Picnic in the Park with live music at Everett Square, presented by Everett Square Neighborhood Association and Ace Hardware. That starts at 7 p.m.

Friday8 p.m.: Karaoke and dance music featuring DJ Bucky Helms at the Bandstand downtown Fort Valley

Saturday, June 11 

7 a.m.: 5K Road Race and Fun Run, Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast, Fort Valley First Methodist Church

Georgia Ranked in Top 5 for Film & TV Production: Will You Watch?

 

Where is the Best Ice Cream?

We want to know where you think the Best Ice Cream is Where You Live.

Tell us by commenting on this post through Wednesday!

If you have photos of you and your friends or family at a local ice cream shop, we want to see them. E-mail them to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com.

You may just see them posted here with our next ice cream post.  :)

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.

Who are you remembering?

It's Memorial Day and many families have someone or even a handful of people in mind they are remembering.

Whether that someone has served in the military, or has gone to war.

Towns hold memorial services at courthouses or cemeteries and try to remember everyone who has ever sacrificed in one form or fashion for America.

Who is on your mind this Memorial Day weekend and how are you remembering them?

"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened." --Billy Graham