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2nd Annual Central Georgia Regional Health Summit

Community Health Works (CHW) will be holding the 2nd Annual Central Georgia Regional Health Summit on Nov. 9 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds (Miller-Murphy-Howard Building) in Perry, GA. Register at www.cgrhs.org. This is an all-day event, beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m.

In October of 2009, CHW convened more than 100 community leaders representing the top minds in health care and health policy, local government, local school districts, faith-based and civic organizations from across 7 counties in central Georgia (Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, and Twiggs). 

The purpose of the summit is to discuss the impact that unhealthy behaviors have on our community with a primary focus on the prevalence of obesity and related chronic diseases, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. 

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Museum of Aviation Holds Poster Contest

The Museum of Aviation Education Department is inviting 4th graders to submit an entry in the 8th Annual Skyscapes Poster Contest.  This year’s theme is “What Can You Do With Red, White and Blue?” in honor of the American Flag’s Colors.  

Individual entries must be delivered to the Education Department by Nov. 5, and judging will take place on Nov. 9.  Entries will be judged on artistic talent and creativity in representing the theme.  Posters will be judged by the Robins Air Force Base Officer’s Spouses’ Club and other community leaders. The top 7 winners will receive prizes, and their artwork will be on display in the Century of Flight Hangar for a year following the contest.

Medical Center of Central Georgia Announces Lung Cancer Disease Site Team

To better serve the residents of Central and South Georgia, The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) has created The Lung Cancer Disease Site Team. This multidisciplinary group of physicians is focused on assessing, planning, monitoring and coordinating the delivery of lung cancer care services to MCCG patients. Each physician involved in the team brings a unique body of knowledge and expertise to the process. The sharing of information and ideas results in a coordinated and comprehensive care plan for patients with input from all specialties. The multidisciplinary team includes lung cancer surgeons, general surgeons, pulmonologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, primary care physicians and other health care providers.

Williams Apologizes to Lee for "Cotton Field" Comment

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. --   Two Warner Robins City Council members, at odds over a comment about a "cotton field," shook hands Monday night.

John Williams publicly apologized to Daron Lee for the exchange that happened two weeks ago during a pre-council meeting.

Lee said he forgives Williams but can't forget the remark.

Speaking to the audience and Lee, Williams said, "Mr. Lee, I apologize for interrupting you. I apologize to America and the people of Warner Robins for my part in it. Nothing racial intended."

Williams told Lee he was "sorry" for a comment he made two weeks ago. During that exchange at the last council meeting, Lee told Williams he wasn't in a "cotton field."

Williams replied, "You should be."

Williams said Monday night, "I'm sorry for it, and I apologize." Then he reached out to shake Lee's hand.

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WRHS Seeks Donations for Demon Dress Drive

Warner Robins High School (WRHS) is holding its fifth annual Demon Dress Drive to collect formal wear for young women.  The Student Council seeks donations of gently used formal wear, bridal wear and semi-formal attire.

Donations may be dropped off at the Warner Robins High front office between the hours of 7:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. through Jan. 21, 2011.  No items will be returned to the donor. 

The dresses will be offered for sale to the public on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the WRHS Rockin’ R Cafe. The prices will be much lower than one might find elsewhere.  Refreshments will also be served.  All proceeds will benefit a Middle Georgia children’s charity. 

Warner Robins Police Investigating Accident

Warner Robins police are investigating an accident involving an overturned truck and another car, at the intersection of Watson Boulevard and Willie Lee Parkway that happened Saturday afternoon, said Tabitha Pugh, Warner Robins Police Department. 

Houston County E-911 said they received the call at 2:30 p.m.

Pugh said the driver of the overturned truck and car were both taken to the hospital.  She said there were no serious injuries.

 

 

8-Year-Old Injured in Warner Robins Hit-and-Run

A Warner Robins girl is in stable condition after police say she was involved in a hit-and-run accident Friday evening.

Warner Robins Police Department spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh says it happened on King Drive just before 7 p.m.

She says 35-year-old Reginald Smith was driving his truck down the road when the girl ran out in front of him.

Pugh says Smith hit the girl, left the scene, and returned an hour later.

She says he was arrested and charged with hit-and-run, leaving the scene, and failing to report an accident with injuries.

Pugh says the 8-year-old is in stable condition at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.