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United Hospice Joins Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce

United Hospice Joins Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce

On Tuesday, July 12, 2011, the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce presented a membership plaque to Kathy Bennett of United Hospice, who provides dedicated quality hospice care to the Dodge County community.

“The service you provide to the families of Dodge County is immeasurable. Thank you for supporting our community and the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce,” stated Phil Bearden, Chairman of the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce.

For more information regarding the services provided by United Hospice, contact Christy Bozeman at 1-800-288-8466.

For more information on the benefits of membership or to join the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce, call 478-374-4723 or visit www.eastman-georgia.com.

MGC Listed Among Public Four-Year Schools with Lowest Tuition Rate

MGC Listed Among Public Four-Year Schools with Lowest Tuition Rate

(Cochran, GA) – Middle Georgia College has been included among the U.S. Department of Education’s list of public, four-year institutions with the lowest tuition among the 16 Southern Regional Education Board states, as well as the list of the lowest net price tuition increase from 2008 to 2010.  The list was included on the US DOE’s College Affordability and Transparency Report in an effort to be open about higher education.

Between 1994 and 2011, the average tuition increase in the University System was 5 percent at two-year colleges, 7 percent at comprehensive universities, and 8 percent at research universities. Since state support has dropped $1 billion over the last decade, state support per student decreased to $3,000. But, tuition has increased only $2,316 per student on average. In addition, Georgia ranked seventh lowest in tuition and mandatory fees for public four- year institutions in 2009-2010.

How Pulaski Co. Ranks Healthwise

Out of 156 counties in Georgia, Monroe County ranks 88, according to a national health study.

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

See how Pulaski County rates nationally and statewide.

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.

Heat Advisory for Central Georgia Wednesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for all of Central Georgia until 5am Thursday.

Dangerously hot conditions are expected all across the area today. Temperatures will soar into the upper 90s with a few spots even hitting the century mark. There is also lots of humidity in place, so that will make it feel even hotter. Heat index values will range from 105 to 110.

Make sure that you take it easy in the heat! Be sure to drink plenty of fluids, especially water. Stay out of the direct sunlight and if possible stay in the air conditioning. Keep a close eye on the elderly, young children, and people with heart conditions as they are the most susceptible to extreme heat.

And don't forget about your pets! Keep them inside if possible, but if not then make sure they have a shady place along with plenty of cool, fresh water.

Help for GA Farmers Suffering from Drought

Farmers in nearly 50 south Georgia counties can apply for financial aid from the Small Business Administration.

The administration is now offering loans to help farmers who have suffered from the drought that they say started December of last year.

Randy Dodson, a farmer from Pulaski County, says he has had trouble keeping his crops growing with such little rainfall.

He says, "We have had rainfalls, and we would get two tenths, which is enough to just sprout that seed and then in dry out and not emerge."

Farmers can apply for loans up to $2 million with interest rates between three to four percent.

Dodson says he hopes the loans will help help farmers stay in business for another year.

For more information, you can contact the Small Business Administration at 800-659-2955.