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Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Jacksons Wellness and Nutrition

Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Jacksons Wellness and Nutrition

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting for Jacksons Wellness and Nutrition.

Located at 109 Osigian Blvd, Suite 400, Jacksons Wellness and Nutrition helps you obtain Optimal Health and Wellness through Bio-Energetic testing.  This includes full body scans, EmoTox (Sensitivities) and Emotional CPR.  Craniosacral and Lymphatic Therapy as well as Nutritional Counseling are also available.  

“At Jacksons Wellness and Nutrition, we get to the root of your health issues not chase your symptoms” said owner, Sharon Jackson.  “Our motto is:  If wealth is lost, you've lost nothing.  If health is lost, you've lost everything!”

For more information call Jacksons Wellness & Nutrition at 478.335.8451.

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Burger King Creates Lower-Calorie 'Satisfries'

By Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY

McDonald's fries have always given Burger King heartburn - but watch out Ronald McDonald.

In a move destined to shake up the fast-food industry, Burger King Tuesday will unveil a simple but startling french fry innovation: french fries with 30% less fat and 20% fewer calories than BK's current fries. (And 40% less fat and 30% fewer calories than McDonald's fries.)

They've dubbed the new product Satisfries - not to replace BK's classic fries, but to be sold in addition to them. And they will be crinkle-cut, like old-fashioned fries.

The move comes at a time consumers are increasingly demanding healthier options - even in so-called junk food. The low-cal, low-fat fries will cost 20 cents to 30 cents more per serving (except in Kids Meals, where there will be no price difference). All Burger Kings in North America will begin selling them Tuesday.

Free Flu Vaccine Offered at Houston Co. Schools

Free Flu Vaccine Offered at Houston Co. Schools

Free flu vaccines are being offered to students on Houston County campuses from October 23 through December 10.

Parents are invited to be present at the time of their child's shot, especially for parents of elementary school children, according to a release.

Consent forms will be sent home to parents if you wish for your child to receive the vaccination.

Teachers and staff will also be able to receive the shot and there will be no out of pocket expense for those with Medicaid, Peachcare, Medicare Part B, Wellcare, Amerigroup, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, or a state benefit plan through United Healthcare or Cigna. For more information, call 478-929-7767.

Here's when vaccines will be given at each school:

Elementary Schools

AF: Don't Wait Too Long to Transfer GI Bill Benefits

AF: Don't Wait Too Long to Transfer GI Bill Benefits

Air Force Times

The days of being able to wait until you were close to retirement to transfer your GI Bill benefits are over, and Air Force officials want you to plan ahead so you and your family don’t lose out.

That’s the message from personnel officials who sent a reminder Sept. 12 that transferring your post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to a dependent now requires a four-year service commitment.

“The old reduced service commitment periods expired July 31, and now everyone who applies for transfer of benefits will incur a four-year active duty service commitment,” said Bruce Houseman, education services and benefits chief at the Air Force Personnel Center, in a release.

The post-9/11 GI Bill pays up to 36 months of college tuition, housing and other fees. Eligible airmen can transfer all or part of the benefit, in monthly increments, to one or more family members.

Here’s what you need to know:

Georgia Guardsmen Save Woman's Life on Commercial Flight

Georgia Guardsmen Save Woman's Life on Commercial Flight

Written by Master Sgt. Roger Parsons

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., Sept. 5, 2013—What should have been a routine flight to McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nev., turned into a lifesaving opportunity for three members of the 116th Security Forces Squadron headed to a pre-deployment training exercise at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug 22.

Security forces personnel were traveling on a commercial flight when a passenger passed out and showed no signs of life. As the daughter of the passenger frantically tried to revive her mother, three Airmen from the 116th SFS stepped into action.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgts. Tim White and Dominick Andrews, with the 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, lifted the daughter out of the way and immediately began performing CPR on the mother.

Warner Robins Girls Donate Hair to Charity

Joanna McAfee was born in Warner Robins.

She would have turned 14 in April of this year. A rare and aggressive form of cancer, called Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma, took her life in 2005, after a two-year struggle with the disease.

But that wasn't the end of her story.

Girls who could have been Joanna's classmates donated inches of their hair in honor of her life.
The non-profit charity, Locks of Love, will take hair from girls like freshman Camille Whitson. That hair will be used to make wigs for kids and teens in need.

"I'm really excited to know a child's going to get it," said Whitson. "It's a lot lighter, and I think it will be a lot easier for me, but it makes me most happy that I get to provide to a child that doesn't really have what I have."

Camille said her aunt's death from breast cancer motivated her to donate.

She and three other classmates donated a total of 282 inches in Joanna's name.

Chamber’s Quarterly Forum Spotlights the Affordable Healthcare Act

Chamber’s Quarterly Forum Spotlights the Affordable Healthcare Act

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Affordable Healthcare Act is the topic of discussion at the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce’s September Business Forum; to be held on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the Chamber (1228 Watson Blvd). 

Guest speaker for the forum will be Ryan Mahoney.  Mahoney serves as Vice President of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Center Competiveness, where he leads strategic development and execution of Chamber initiatives in education, health care, transportation and other areas.  Join us as Mahoney gives insight on the impact the Affordable Healthcare Act has on small business. 

The cost of the event is $12.00 for Chamber members and $25.00 for non-members.  To RSVP, please email the Chamber at rsvp@robinsregion.com by 12noon on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.  A lunch will be provided.