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Central Georgia Blood Drives This Weekend

Central Georgia Blood Drives This Weekend

Being a hero doesn’t require special powers or even a special set of skills.  It can be as simple as helping a neighbor in need.  You can become an Everyday Hero in your community by donating blood this Fourth of July season.

13WMAZ and the American Red Cross are teaming up to help ensure blood is available when patients need it.  Blood drives will be held on July 5th and 6th at the following locations:
 

GALLERIA MALL  |  2950 Watson Blvd., Centerville, Ga. 31028     :  Friday & Saturday, 12 – 5pm                       

MACON BLOOD DONATION CENTER  |  3755 Bloomfield Rd., Suite 12B, Macon, Ga. 31206    Friday & Saturday, 12 – 5pm

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Soggy Ducks

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Soggy Ducks

Even the ducks are sick of the rain!

Doraine says they're much happier today!

Share your "sick of the rain" photos with us by emailing whereyoulive@13wmaz.com 

Prescription Drug Sales, Overdoses Increase

The drug squad that raided Officer Toomer's and Wise's home found both marijuana and pills.

Their news release says the pills were "of undetermined origin."

When you think of illegal drugs, you probably think first of marijuana and cocaine, but prescription drugs can be just as addicting and lethal. 

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, prescription drug abuse has gone up and so has the number of deaths caused by overdose.

"Xanax is probably the most popular one that has lead to the drug overdose. And when I say overdose, you've got to understand a lot of this is accidental overdose," says GBI agent Marc Mansfield.

Of the top five illegally sold, four of them are pain relievers. 

Mansfield says people turn to pill mills for easy access to these kind of drugs. 

Census: Minority Population Growing

Census: Minority Population Growing

Baldwin County's minority population reached 46 percent last year, according to Census Bureau statistics and USATODAY research. That is the percentage of the population in the county who is another ethnicity other than white non-hispanic.

By Greg Toppo and Paul Overberg, USATODAY (Click for the full, interactive map)

Robins Federal Credit Union Gives Over $51K to the American Cancer Society

Robins Federal Credit Union Gives Over $51K to the American Cancer Society

Warner Robins, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union recently held fundraisers in branches across the mid-state in order to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Robins Federal Credit Union branches in Baldwin, Bibb, Houston, Jones, Monroe and Peach Counties created teams, raised funds and participated in their county’s Relay for Life events. Over 100 employees participated in the events in their respective counties, and $51,319.02 was raised for the American Cancer Society.

“We are proud to support the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Our staff really enjoys the three month fundraising drive each year. It allows them to work together, and have fun while doing something great in our community.  We value our partnership with the American Cancer Society, and could not be more pleased with the result of this year’s fundraising drives” says John Rhea, President/CEO. 

Fishing Rodeo for Kids

Fishing Rodeo for Kids

 

Georgia Cancer Support is hosting a fishing rodeo for kids with cancer and their families in Jones County.

That's on May 25 from 9 a.m. until noon.

Professional fishermen will be there to teach kids how to fish. That's at 141 Salem Church Road.

The event is free.

Last year they had over 100 cancer patients there.

Tim Tebow's Mother to Speak at Dublin Church

Tim Tebow's Mother to Speak at Dublin Church

NFL star Tim Tebow's mother Pam Tebow is scheduled to speak at a Dublin church in May.

She speaks at First Baptist Church in Dublin on May 2 to benefit SAV-A-LIFE Ministry of Dublin.

Pick up free tickets at the following places:
-ABC Women's Clinic in Dublin
-Olive Branch in Dublin
-First Baptist Church in Dublin
-Cochran Eye Center in Cochran
-Piddlin Peddler-Eastman
-Jet Corporate Office- Sandersville

For more information, call 478-275-9455.