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Top 5 Reasons Why I Chose Georgia College

Top 5 Reasons Why I Chose Georgia College

As parents and students are often made aware, choosing the right college can be a daunting task because of the amount of thought and dedication that must be given to the decision.  For me as a student with a disability, choosing Georgia College was nearly a no-brainer. And here's why:

The people, in the Georgia College and Milledgeville communities, are fantastic. Coming from a relatively small suburb of Atlanta and growing up in what most would call a "bubble," I am quite accustomed to knowing everything about everyone with whom I associated. When I came to Milledgeville for the first time as a high school junior, I immediately understood that Milledgeville wasn't just Georgia's antebellum capitol, but it was also a community, a home, and a resting place. 

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

The Supreme Court upheld the health care law today in a splintered, complex opinion that appears to give President Obama a major victory.

What questions remain in your mind regarding the Supreme Court's decision? 

We are working to explore how this affects you. 

Comment below in the Comment Section to share your thoughts.  

Red Cross in 'Emergency Need' for Blood Donations

The American Red Cross says they're at emergency levels in their blood supply.

According to a news release, nationwide they project 50,000 fewer donations in June than they expected.

The Central Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross says there are half as many blood products in inventory as there was this time last year.

They attribute that to unseasonably warm weather letting people start their summer activities earlier, and officials says people aren't taking to time to give blood and platelets.

The Red Cross says all blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B Negative and A negative.

Because of the shortage, the Red Cross is extending hours at donations center and encouraging all eligible donors to take time to give.

To make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcross.org.

Oconee Center Offers Free HIV Testing for National HIV Testing Day

Oconee Center Offers Free HIV Testing for National HIV Testing Day

The Oconee Center in Milledgeville offers free HIV testing Wednesday in participation of National HIV Testing Day, Oconee Center's Semika Roach says. 

 

This year marks the 19th National HIV Testing Day, which is organized every  year by the National Association of People with AIDS with support from  CDC and AIDS.gov

You can get tested at Oconee Center. They'll use a fingerstick test that gives results in 15 minutes. The testing is free.

The Oconee Center does offer free HIV testing daily if you can't make it Wednesday.

The Oconee Center is located at 430 North Jefferson St. in Milledgeville.

Central Georgians Graduate from First Responder Training

Central Georgians Graduate from First Responder Training

From the Medical Center of Central Georgia: 

After 13 weeks of learning the basics of how to be an emergency medical responder, 19 Baldwin County residents graduated from the First Responder Training Class hosted by Emergency Medical Services of The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG).

These new volunteers for Baldwin County Rescue Department and Georgia College and State University are armed with training in basic first aid and CPR, immobilization of patients with traumatic injuries, oxygen administration, and even deliver of a baby. These volunteers, with Baldwin County Fire Rescue Department and Georgia College and State University, can respond to 9-1-1 calls in their county for persons needing medical assistance.

The class was funded by a competitive grant from the Georgia Trauma Commission through the Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services. Baldwin County was selected because of its highly rural setting.

Grilled Nuggets Kids Meal Among Top Five Least Healthy

Grilled Nuggets Kids Meal Among Top Five Least Healthy

 

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- A Chick-fil-A kids meal is among the five worst fast food kids meals that claim to be healthy, according to a new report released Thursday.

The report, which was commissioned by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, says Chick-fil-A's Grilled Nuggets Kids Meal contains the same amount of cholesterol as a McDonald's Big Mac.

Baldwin Firefighters Earn First Responder Training

Baldwin Firefighters Earn First Responder Training

Baldwin County Fire Rescue is proud to annouce that 20 firefighters completed  Emergency Medical First Responder training and are in-service and ready to respond.  

This course was funded by a grant from the Georgia Trauma Commision and Georgia association of EMS through the Medical Center of Central Georgia.  

The funds provided students a text book, a stocked jump kit and a safety vest at an estimated cost of $175.00 each, along with providing pay for the instructor.  

We are very appreciative of these firefighters who attended this 52 hour course over a 13 week period on top of the 8 hours a month firefighters attend monthly.  

We have a group of dedicated volunteer firefighters through out the county that serve our communitty anytime the need arises.