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Ga. Congressman co-sponsors medical marijuana bill on Capitol Hill

Ga. Congressman co-sponsors medical marijuana bill on Capitol Hill

(WXIA-TV) -- Tenth District Rep. Paul Broun (R) is co-sponsoring a bill introduced Monday on Capitol Hill by Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry (R), that would legalize a form of medical marijuana nationwide.

One Georgia mom who moved her daughter to Colorado for marijuana treatments said that the bill is a step in the right direction, and hopes it will be revised to help even more children.

Her daughter, Haleigh Cox, just turned five years old and is almost seizure-free.

Jeffersonville Elementary School Supply List

Jeffersonville Elementary School Supply List

Have you started school shopping yet?
Jeffersonville Elementary School suggested items your student may need for the upcoming year by grade level.

Print out the full shopping list!

Public input wanted in Georgia's deer management plan

Public input wanted in Georgia's deer management plan

Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants your input in how the state manages the white-tailed deer population.

According to a release, the meetings include an overview of stakeholder recommendations and proposed actions to take for deer management including: population density, seasons and bag limits, hunting methods, hunter access, urban deer management, education and outreach.

You can attend a meeting at Monroe County Library on Wednesday, August 20 at 7 p.m.

AF takes aim at obesity in dependents, retirees

AF takes aim at obesity in dependents, retirees

The Air Force is taking aim at obesity among dependents and retirees through two pilot programs that could eventually go servicewide.

Part of the new Healthcare to Health initiative — H2H for short — the programs target parents of Air Force children as well as spouses and retirees through interactive courses on base, said Kelly Williams, a certified health education specialist who has spent two years developing the initiative.

The first, called 5210 Healthy Military Children, teaches moms and dads how to make consistent, healthy meal and exercise choices at home. The second, Group Lifestyle Balance, focuses on weight management, physical activity and healthy eating for spouses and retirees at risk for weight-related health problems like Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, strokes and heart attacks.

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Unemployment rates up in Metro Macon, Middle Georgia region

Unemployment rates up in Metro Macon, Middle Georgia region

Metro Macon's unemployment rate increased to 8.2 percent in June, up from 7.9 percent in May.

The rate was 9.4 percent in June 2013, according to a Georgia Department of Labor news release.

The unemployment rate for the Middle Georgia region increased also to 8.3 percent in June, the news release states. It was 7.9 percent in May, but it was 9.4 percent in June 2013.

Accounting degrees lead to career advancement

Accounting degrees lead to career advancement

Brandi Wilkinson and Arlisa Whipple thought going back to school would help in their careers, and they were right.

Working full time at Cullen Supply in Dublin with accounting duties such as payroll, accounts payable/receivable, preparing and paying sales taxes, Brandi was a busy worker and a busy mom. She decided to go to college to learn more about her duties and have a better knowledge of what she was doing and why."

“My new associate’s degree in accounting didn’t get me a promotion, but it did help me change my working hours for the better,” explains Brandi. “I now only work part time making as much money as I did working full time and have more time to spend with my daughter."

“It also allows me to start my own business filing income taxes from my home next year to make more money. Going back to school was the best decision I ever made.”

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