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Protect yourself against mosquitoes, ticks

Protect yourself against mosquitoes, ticks

ATLANTA -- The state's first 2011 case of West Nile Virus (WNV) has been confirmed in a horse in Southeast Georgia.

Now, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) recommends that all Georgians protect themselves from mosquitoes and remove any standing water from their property.

"While this is a non-human case, we recognize that the mosquito and tick season is starting earlier than in previous years," said Dr. Anil T. Mangla, program director of infectious disease & immunization and acting state epidemiologist for the DCH.

LIVE STREAM 12:30-1pm of Clayton County Senior Services Mayfest Celebration

LIVE STREAM 12:30-1pm of  Clayton County Senior Services Mayfest Celebration

 

CLAYTON COUNTY SENIORS

GETTING READY TO MOVE & GROOVE AT ANNUAL MAYFEST CELEBRATION

In Honor of Older Americans Month

(LIVE STREAM OF THIS EVENT FROM 12:30 to 1:30pm) Clayton County Senior Services Department will hold their annual Mayfest celebration on Friday, May 13 from 10am - 2pm at the Clayton County Intrnational Park. Last year’s health and wellness event hosted over 700 area senior citizens who clearly demonstrated that life can still be a party, even during your “golden years”.

Teach your teen the basics of safe driving at the Atlanta Motor Speedway

Teach your teen the basics of safe driving at the Atlanta Motor Speedway

HAMPTON, Ga. – On Saturday, May 7 Safe America will hold its Safe Teen Georgia Driving Academy at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. This event, in its sixth year, is a full-day of fun-filled events that showcase and teach teens the basics of safe driving.

This year, since the even falls on the day before Mother’s Day is themed, “Do It for Mom!” During previous years, students and parents have partaken in activities like:

  • Personal testimonies from parents who share stories of their heartbreak and life-long loss recounting how their teens were killed in car crashes.
  • Teen pullover and sobriety test followed by an arrest and hearing in front of Atlanta Traffic Court Judge Steve Teske.
  • Crash simulation concluding with a teen victim being life-flighted to the nearest trauma center. 
  • Advanced hazard recognition training for drivers at rail crossings provided by Operation Lifesaver.

Adamson students raise funds for Sham-ROCKS for MDA Campaign

RIVERDALE – (submitted by The Daily View) Students, faculty and community members at the school participated in the Clovers of Love Sham-ROCKS for Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Campaign.

Adamson Middle conducted a 10 day Clover drive to raise funds for MDA. The school's goal was to raise at least $500, but school stakeholders went above that amount by raising $831.

MDA serves local families by providing  clinic visits, assistance with the maintenance of wheelchairs and leg braces, and a summer camp program for kids ages 6-17.

Local Top Cosmetic Surgeon Appointed to Lead Local Humanitarian Efforts Serving the Homeless

Local Top Cosmetic Surgeon Appointed to Lead Local Humanitarian Efforts Serving the Homeless

Changing Southwest Development Corporation just named Dr. Nathaniel Johnson, III as co-chairman to lead its initiative to serve Atlanta’s homeless through its grassroots efforts with Heart to Heal, an organization that feeds, clothes and employs the homeless population in the metro-Atlanta area. 

Clayton County Department of Parks and Recreation to offer 2nd Annual Scholarship

Clayton County Department of Parks and Recreation to offer 2nd Annual Scholarship

RIVERDALE -- The Clayton County Department of Parks and Recreation is opening the floor for student input about the Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights through their 2nd Annual Scholarship. The Children’s Bill of Rights was formulated by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association.

The bill lists “a fundamental list of experiences that every child in Georgia would benefit from experiencing before entering high school.”

The Bill of Rights provides that every child should have the opportunity to: discover Georgia’s past, splash in the water, play in a safe place, camp under the stars, explore nature, and learn to swim, play on a team, follow a trail, catch a fish and celebrate their heritage.

Clayton County students are open to apply to the Annual Scholarship, which serves as a supplement to this bill.

Bone Marrow Donor Sought for 24 Year Old Atlanta Woman

Bone Marrow Donor Sought for 24 Year Old Atlanta Woman

ATLANTA – An appeal is being made to members of Georgia’s Asian community to attend a “Cure Sonia” bone marrow donor registration drive in hopes of finding a donor match for 24-year-old Sonia Rai who has acute myelogenous leukemia.

Compatible genetic matches for bone marrow transplants typically are found among members of the same or similar racial or ethnic groups. At present one percent of National Marrow Donor Program registrants are of South Asian heritage. Given Sonia’s genetic profile, which is a hybrid of Southeast Asian and Caucasian, there is a very strong possibility that she will find a match with people from India, Hawaii, Philippines, Pakistan, Burma, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, and Australia.

Between Fri. Jan. 28 and Weds.