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Dodge Ranks 126 in Health Study

 

Dodge County ranks 126 out of 156 counties in Georgia, according to a national health study.

A multitude of factors such as mortality, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment go into the rating.

See how Dodge County rates nationally and statewide.

Bleckley Co. Ranks 82 in Health Study

 

Bleckley County ranks 82 out of 156 counties in Georgia, according to a national health study.

A multitude of factors such as mortality, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment go into the rating.

See how Bleckley County rates nationally and statewide.

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.

Relay for Life of Dodge County Raises Over $32K

Relay for Life of Dodge County Raises Over $32K

EASTMAN, GA (May 18, 2011) – Nearly 600 Dodge County residents, including at least 75 cancer survivors, converged at the Dodge County High School Track on April 15 and 16 to take part in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. To date, they have raised more than $32,000, greatly exceeding the goal of $20,000. And funds are still coming in.

Last year, Dodge County did not have an official Relay event but raised $16,000 in a softball tournament. This year, residents wanted to restart Relay For Life in their county.

“This year’s Relay For Life is exceeding all goals, thanks to everyone in Dodge County who participated in Relay this year and helped to make the event such a success,” said Relay Chair Zandra Smith. “Everyone in Dodge County has been touched in some way by cancer, so this is a fight that the entire community can get behind. Relayers are literally taking steps to fight this disease that takes so many of our loved ones every year.”

Phone Bank for Disaster Relief Today on WMAZ

Today 13WMAZ joins the Red Cross to raise money for disaster relief after the tornadoes in the South.

During newscasts at Midday, a special one-hour newscast at 5 p.m. and again at 6 p.m., you will be able to call a phone bank in our studio, where Red Cross volunteers will be ready to take your pledges of support.

Third Annual Visit With a Veteran Car and Bike Show

Pulaski County will be hosting Relay for Life on Friday, May 6th at the Hawkinsville High School Football Field.

Opening Ceremonies will begin at 6 p.m. on May 6.

There will be food, entertainment and fun for the kids.

See more information.