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What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

The Supreme Court upheld the health care law today in a splintered, complex opinion that appears to give President Obama a major victory.

What questions remain in your mind regarding the Supreme Court's decision? 

We are working to explore how this affects you. 

Comment below in the Comment Section to share your thoughts.  

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.

Agri-Tourism Meeting To Be in Hawkinsville

Agri-Tourism Meeting To Be in Hawkinsville

Hawkinsville-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce and Pulaski County Archway Partnership are hosting a tourism workshop for those interested in Agri-Tourism Friday June 15, 2012 at 11a.m. at the Steak House Restaurant.

Jonathan's Ark Holds Sale, Donates Care Packs to Hospital

Jonathan's Ark Holds Sale, Donates Care Packs to Hospital

Local charity to have yard sale

Jonathan's Ark, Inc.  will hold a "Charity Yard Sale" Saturday, June, 2 2012, 8:00 am until 1:00 pm at Southside Market in Eastman.  If you would like to donate items, call Robin at 478-231-8928.  All proceeds go toward helping families of critically ill children.

Jonathan's Ark was founded by Stephen and Robin Cook in memory of their son Jonathan who died from a serious illness in 2001 when he was 23 months old.  The group's mission is to give spiritual, emotional, and financial support to families of seriously ill children.

Give Blood, Possibly Win $1000 Gift Card

Give Blood, Possibly Win $1000 Gift Card

The American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive on June 4 from 2-7 pm inside the Bleckley County Extension Office main room. 

According to an informational flyer, those who donate blood or platlets will be registered in a drawing for one of three $1,000 gift cards. 

Bleckley Memorial Hospital Partners with Smartphone App

Bleckley Memorial Hospital Partners with Smartphone App

iTriage®, an app that allows users to search symptoms, conditions, and find treatment, is now a partner of Bleckley Memorial Hospital.  According to a news release, the app allows users to answer the questions "What could be wrong?" and "Where should I seek treatment."  It is available for free from both the iPhone® and Android™ markets as well as from any Internet-enabled device at www.iTriageHealth.com

The app, created by two ER phycisians and distributed by the Schumacher Group, provides detailed information about Bleckley Memorial Hospital such as services and specialties.  It also provides information on things like symptoms, diseases, medical procedures, and medications. 

To download the app, go to the Google play store or iTunes app store.