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Central Georgians Asked to Help With Cancer Study

The American Cancer Society is asking for your help to volunteer for a new, nationwide cancer study. Bibb County ranks significantly higher than the state's average in cancer cases, and the American Cancer Society estimates close to 4000 people will be diagnosed with cancer in the county this year.

Mayor Robert Reichert and several other officials from Macon and Warner Robins pledged their support for the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study 3.

The study is the third in their Cancer Prevention Series and will help researchers understand lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer.

Anyone between the ages of 30-65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer can participate. The study requires a one-time blood sample and a lifetime commitment, but American Cancer Society's, Molly Herrin says it's easier than it sounds.

New Outdoor Recreation Pass Needed in Some Wildlife Areas

The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division now requires a recreation pass for some wildlife areas.

That's according to a Department of Natural Resources news release.

Eastman-Dodge Chamber Celebrates Building Hope Opening

Eastman-Dodge Chamber Celebrates Building Hope Opening

Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of Building Hope Products & Services with new member Community Service Board of Middle Georgia with a ribbon cutting at the new MR Service Center in Eastman last week.

Located at 1441 Morgan Creek Drive, the new center provides training to developmentally challenged clients in Dodge County.

“We welcome Community Service Board of Middle Georgia, and celebrate their continued dedication to this community,” stated Eastman-Dodge County Area Chamber of Commerce Vice Chair of Economic Development Dusty Pruett.

Health Department Hosts School Flu Clinics

Health Department Hosts School Flu Clinics
  • The Dodge County Health Department will be hosting a flu clinic for school-aged children on Tuesday, November 15 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
  • The Bleckley County Health Department will be hosting school flu clinics for school-aged children on Thursday, November 17 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Monday, November 21 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
  • The Pulaski County Health Department will be hosting a flu clinic for school-aged children on Monday, November 21 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Wear Pink Day: Send Us Photos!

Wear Pink Day: Send Us Photos!

Are you wearing pink today for Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

We want proof! Send us your photos to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

Rhine Holds Meeting On Proposed Sewer Project

Rhine Holds Meeting On Proposed Sewer Project

A community town hall meeting was held in the town of Rhine on Tuesday evening, September 20, 2011, with over 125 citizens in attendance.

The meeting was held to discuss the proposed funding for a wastewater management system for the town of Rhine. Representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), engineers from Rindt-McDuff Associates, Inc. and citizens from the concerned citizens group of Rhine were in attendance to provide information at the meeting.