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Missing men rescued from Ocmulgee River

Missing men rescued from Ocmulgee River

Sergeant Tony Fox from the department of resources says, Two men were rescued      around 11 p.m. last night, after being stranded in the Ocmulgee River.

Fox says the boat they were on may have had motor issues.

Bleckley Relay for Life seeking input on name

Bleckley Relay for Life seeking input on name

The Bleckley Relay For Life is seeking suggestions for the name of 2014's relay.  

It will be carnival-themed.  People are invited to visit the Bleckley Relay Facebook  page and post their ideas.  

A name will be announced in early 2014.

Help Navigating through the Health Insurance Marketplace

Since the healthcare marketplace opened last week with the advent of the Affordable Healthcare Act, there have been many problems with navigating through the website, most of them caused by high volume.  For other people, all the options are overwhelming once they actually get to create that account.

More than 200 of you were able to talk to UGA's Healthcare Navigators during 13WMAZ's phone bank Thursday.

Bleckley Cancer Awareness Event Raises Near $2,300

Bleckley Cancer Awareness Event Raises Near $2,300

Crystal Bambrough, organizer of this year's Streak Your Hair, Show You Care event said Tuesday that approximately $2,300 was raised. 

The money will go toward people in Bleckley County battling cancer and their families.  Bambrough also said that remaining event T-Shirts on sale and that she would accept donations through the end of September. 

Call her at 478-934-0706 to purchase a shirt or make a donation.

Church Youth Group Presenting Series on Depression

Church Youth Group Presenting Series on Depression

The Cornerstone Church of Cochran Youth Group, the Rock, is currently doing a three-part series on depression during their Monday meetings.  It began with "Un-Masking Your Depression" on September 9. 

An informational flyer says the next two parts of the series will be "Swallowed Hole" on September 16 and "Facing Your Depression" on Septmeber 23.  Both programs start at 7 pm. 

Cornerstone Church of Cochran is located at 106 West Dykes Street.

Glitz Pageant to Raise Funds for Ronald McDonald House of Atlanta

Glitz Pageant to Raise Funds for Ronald McDonald House of Atlanta

Applications are available now through Jennifer Kirkley Spires jenspires07@yahoo.com or Facebook. This is a Charity event for Ronald McDonald House of Atlanta. We encourage everyone to make get well cards for either boy or girl.

The cards will be judged and the winner will receive a HUGE trophy.

Anyone can enter the card contest. Not just contestants.  The cards will be sent to the creative coordinator at RMH of ATL. Thanks so much!

 

Prescription Assistance Program Available For Uninsured Residents

Prescription Assistance Program Available For Uninsured Residents

The Prescription Assistance Program, sponsored by the Middle Georgia Community Action Network and Heart of Georgia Commuity Action  Council can help obtain prescription medications free of charge for uninsured residents who qualify.  Counties served through Middle Georgia Action  include:  Houston, Jones, Lamar, Monroe, Peach, Twiggs and Upson.  Through Heart of Georgia:  Bleckley, Dodge, Laurens, Pulaski, Telfair, Treutlen, Wheeler and Wilcox. 

A release states the program is for long-term medications only and not an immediate needs program.  For guidelines and and more information, call 478-328-0333 or 1-800-422-9063 and ask for Ponda Bell or Amanda Farmer.