Life jacket station set up by Columbus mom has been removed
Public safety officials were concerned, Ross Horner said, that people were using the life jackets to swim in the rapids, which is prohibited, and that the life jackets aren’t designed to be used in whitewater. Read the full article: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer  Read more
Golfing for a cure: Tournament raises funds to fight cancer
At Stone Creek Golf Club in Valdosta, 60 four-man teams competed not for a trophy but for something much more important — saving lives. The annual American Cancer Society Golf Tournament is this week to raise money for cancer research. Read the full article: Valdosta Daily Times  Read more
Inspector general report details problems at Augusta VA
Nurse training and staffing, leadership and hiring problems plague Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in a new report from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Inspector General. Read the full article: Augusta Chronicle  Read more
5 confirmed Legionnaires’ cases at Atlanta hotel
The Sheraton Atlanta said it could be several weeks before it reopens as officials investigate five confirmed cases, so far, of Legionnaires’ disease. The hotel decided Monday afternoon to close. “We know the hotel is going to be closed for several weeks while the testing is done,” Andrea Braunstein, a representative with... Read more
Georgia ranks fifth for seniors’ car accidents
A new study shows Georgia ranked No. 5 for most car accidents with drivers aged 65 and older per 100,000 people. TheSeniorList.com released a study about Which States Have the Worst Senior Drivers using data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Read the full article: Albany Herald  Read more

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