Health care forum defines health care business

THE IN'S AND OUTS OF THE CONFUSING NATIONAL AND STATE MEDICAL SITUATION FOR US WAS THE MAIN TOPIC OF CONVERSATION AT A SPECIAL FORUM AT CENTRAL GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE HERE IN MACON.... OFFICALLY TITLED LICENCE PRACTICAL NURSES PUBLIC FORUM THE GET TOGETHER ATTRACTED STUDENTS---THOSE IN THE MEDICAL FIELD AND LOTS OF SENIORS MOST AFFECTED BY THOSE DECISIONS MADE IN WASHINGTON AND ATLANTA...REPRESENTIVES FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PEOPLE, AGING AGENCIES AND EARILER STATE SENATOR DAVID LUCAS TOLD OF HIS EFFORTS TO GET UPDATED HEALTH CARE IN RURUAL AREAS HE REPRESENTS IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE.....THE HEALTHCARE BUSINESS IS GROWING AND THIS FORUM REMINDS YOUNG PEOPLE THE FUTURE IS UNLIMITED WHEN IT COMES TO CARING FOR OTHERS MEDICAL NEEDS.

Citizen gets action from Reichert in mayors-night-in

MAYBE THE FASTEST GOVERNMENTAL DECISION EVER MADE OCCURED AT MACON CITY HALL---NOW CALLED THE GOVERNMENT CENTER..... MAYORS-NIGHT-IN BROUGHT IN A SCHEDULED DOZEN OR SO CITIZENS TO TALK WITH MAYOR REICHERT. ONE OF THOSE WAS MS. ALICE JACKSON......AFTER A WARM WELCOME FROM HIS HONOR, MS. JACKSON HAD HER GUNS LOADED.....IN THE FORM OF HER COMPUTER LOADED WITH PICTURES OF A RUNDOWN DESERTED HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET FROM HER HOME NEAR PLEASANT HILL AREA CHURCH.....SHE TOLD THE MAYOR THAT SHE HAD A LOT OF PICTURES OF THE PROBLEM THAT HAD BEEN SHOWN TO OTHERS OVER MONTHS OF TRYING TO GET GOVERNMENT ACTION-----MAYOR REIGHERT SAID HE DID WANT TO SEE MORE----TELLING AID DENISE MERCER TO WRITE AN ORDER TO GET RID OF THIS DANGEROUS EYESORE...MS JACKSON SAID WE HAVE TRIED TO FIND THE OWNER----I DONT CARE SAID THE MAYOR---ITS GOT TO GO---AND GO IT WILL....THE MAYOR ADDED HIS DISGUST AT ALL THESE ABANDONED HOUSES WITH THEIR ABSENTEE OWNER GUMMING UP THE WORKS....BUT NOT THIS TIME AS ALICE JACKSON FOUND OUT AT MAYORS NIGHT IN.....

Heavy Monday night rains dump inches of water in mid-state

WHAT A DELUGE MONDAY EVENING AND INTO THE OVER NIGHT HOURS... BUCKETS OF RAIN DUMPED HERE IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.... SO MUCH SO THE STORM SEWERS COULD NOT HANDLE THE WATER.... MANY OF OUR HEAVILY TRAVELED STREETS BECAME CREEKS AND STREAMS. CARS AND TRUCK CREATED THOSE SO-CALLED ROOSTER TAILS AS THEY MADE THEIR WAY THROUGH TOWN..BEST THING TO DO IN THESE SITUATIONS IS NOT TO BE OUT IN IT..BUT IF THAT CAN'T BE AVOIDED SIMPLY SLOW DOWN.. REMEMBER HAVE THOSE HEADLIGHTS ON AND USE EXTREME CAUTION.......

Dogwood Festival blessed with great weather, huge crowds

GREAT WEATHER BROUGHT OUT GREAT CROWDS TO THE 26TH ANNUAL DOGWOOD FESTIVAL IN PERRY....EVEN THOUGH IT IS HELD TO HONOR THE FLOWERING TREE, DOGS, IT SEEMED, WERE THE STAR SUNDAY....DIVING DOGS TRYING TO CATCH A TOY IN MID AIR WHILE JUMPING OFF A DOCK LIKE STRUCTURE IN THE WATER THRILLED HUNDREDS....... VENDORS AND OTHER ATTRACTIONS ENTERTAINED EVERYBODY ON THE OLD COURT HOUSE SQUARE..... A LONG TIME FAVORITE OF OURs, CLIFF PATTON, HELD CENTER STAGE WITH HIS BALLOONS AND OTHER SURPRISES FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES..... CLIFF HAS BEEN DOING HIS SHOWS IN MIDDLE GEORGIA FOR MANY YEARS.

WR police department career day termed successful

THE WARNER ROBINS POLICE CAREER EXPO COULD BE TURNING OUT TO BE SUCCESSFUL. THE DEPARTMENT OPENED UP ITS GREAT NEW LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER TO SHOW OFF TO POTENTIAL RECRUITS ….WORD WE GET IS THAT THE TURN OUT COULD PRODUCE THE 12 NEW RECRUITS THE DEPARTMENT NEEDS....IT WAS BELIEVED ONCE THOSE INTERESTED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SAW THE GREAT WORKING CONDITIONS AND THE DETAILS OF A COMPLETE BENEFITS PACKAGE PAID FOR BY THE CITY------IT WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD GET PLENTY OF MEN AND WOMAN TO SIGN UP—IF THEY QUALIFY.........

Drowning reported at McRae's Little Ocmulgee

A BRANTLY COUNTY MAN DROWNED IN THE LAKE AT LITTLE OCMULGEE STATE PARK NEAR McRAE.....62 YEAR OLD FRED DRURY'S BODY WAS PULLED FROM THE RESORT LAKE SEVERAL HOURS AFTER BEING REPORTED LOST FROM A CAPSIZED BOAT HE AND WIFE ELIZABETH WERE USEING. MRS DRURY WAS ABLE TO SWIM TO SAFETY.... AUTHORITYS INDICATE THIS IS THE FIRST DROWNING EVER AT LITTLE OCMULGEE STATE PARK.

Fans enjoy weather, sopa box derby

ABOUT THE SAME TIME THAT CEREMONEY IN WARM SPRINGS WAS BEING HELD—HERE IN MACON THE 6TH ANNUAL MOGNOLIA STREET SOAP BOX DERBY WAS BEING HELD … THOUSANDS TURNED OUT FOR THE EVENT ON MAGNOLIA HILL AT WASHINTON PARK....THE RACES BRING IN COMPETITIORS FROM BUSINESSES, CHURCHES AND INDIVIDUALS....... BEST OF THE SHOW THIS YEAR GOES TO ANOTHER “LITTLE” THIS MORNING. ITS THE LITTLE BIG HOUSE...A MINATURE VERSION OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND MUSEUM ON VINEVILLE AVENUE....ALL IN ALL ANOTHER GREAT SOAP BOX DERBY DAY---MACON STYLE WITH A LOT OF THANKS TO THE GREAT WEATHER....

Four injured in Sunday night wreck

THE BIBB SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT REPORTS FOUR PEOPLE ARE BEING TREATED FOR INJURIES THIS MORNING FOLLOWING A SMASH UP ON THOMASTON ROAD LATER LAST NIGHT. THE REPORTS INDICATES A CAR PULLING OUT OF THE NORTHWOODS APARTMENT COMPLEX DRIVEN BY 22 YEAR OLD JONATHON ROZIER PULLED INTO THE PATH OF A WEST BOUND CAR DRIVEN BY 65 YEAR OLD RONNIE BRADDY ….BOTH DRIVERS AND TWO PASSENGERS IN THE ROZIER VEHICAL WERE TAKEN FOR TREATMENT.

Gen McMahon to head up new C-17 Field Operations for Boeing

Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Robert McMahon has been selected to lead Boeing's new C-17 Field Operations organization, which is located on Robins Air Force Base. He recently announced that he will be leaving his position as CEO of 21st Century Partnership effective May 4th. At the time, he stated that he could not say what his future plans were, but that he would not be leaving the Warner Robins area. According to a news release sent last night to Register Communications by Boeing Vice-President and C-17 Program Manager Gus Urzua, Gen. McMahon will serve as director of C-17 Field Operations and will also serve as the executive site lead over C-17 GISP work and employees at Robins.

Deceiving sign hurting local restaurant, owner says

THE ONLY COMMERCIAL BUSINESS IN THE ROAD CONSTRUCTION AREA NEAR ALEXANDER TWO SCHOOL IS CONTINUING TO SUFFER GREAT FINANCIAL LOSS BECAUSE OF IMPROPERLY PLACED ROAD CLOSURE SIGNS. THE BEARS DEN DINER OWNER KRISTY LYLES TOLD MACON TELEGRAPH PHOTOGRAPHER—REPORTER GRANT BLAKENSHIP THE SIGN NEAR THE FIRE STATION IS ALMOST A MILE AWAY FROM THE BEARS DEN AND THE ROUND ABOUT BEING BUILT WAY UP THERE AT COLLEGE AND OGLETHROPE....BUT IT STRONGLY INDICATES THAT NOBODY BUT LOCAL TRAFFIC IS BEING ALLOWED ON OGLETHROPE WHICH LEADS TO THE BEARS DEN......THE GOOD FOOD RESTAURANT IS LOSING MOST OF ITS CUSTOMER BASE THINKING THEY ARENT ALLOWED TO TRAVEL ON OGLETHROPE UNLESS THEY LIVE IN THAT AREA.....THE SIGN IS NOT NESSESSERY SO FAR AWAY FROM THE JOB SITE, SAYS MS LYLES---BUT ITS NOT BEING CHANGED BY THE CITY AND IN THE PROCESS HURTING A VERY WELL RUN LOCAL BUSINESS IN THE PROCESS.....

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