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COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/17WfBX4) thatMore >>
About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The unit is made up of soldiers assigned at Fort Benning and medical personnel from throughout the Army.More >>
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By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press BERLIN (AP) - Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs asMore >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.More >>
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Visitors paddling through south Georgia enjoyed a street party in their honor tonight.They gathered in downtown Camilla.Several hundred canoeists and kayakers are taking part in Paddle Georgia 2013. It'sMore >>
Visitors paddling through south Georgia enjoyed a street party in their honor tonight.They gathered in downtown Camilla.More >>
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Some central Albany eyesores are coming down to make way for what leaders hope will be a thriving mixed-income community.The Albany Housing Authority is still working on a plan that could bring up to 30-millionMore >>
Some central Albany eyesores are coming down to make way for what leaders hope will be a thriving mixed-income community.More >>
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Five months after the mysterious murder of a Coffee County woman, people gathered Tuesday night in Douglas to remember her and to launch a community effort to make sure her case isn't forgotten. FriendsMore >>
People gather to bring attention to one of many unsolved murders of women in Coffee County.More >>
Valdosta - Like many senior citizens, Francine Coppage has a growing list of health care concerns. "I think the cost of medications is the main thing," said Coppage.
She needs all the help she can get to keep up with the price tag on prescription drugs. "In the past we could get a 90 day prescription for $15 and now its up to $50 or $75 for that same medication," said Coppage.
Wednesday, she learned about the resources available to her at Valdosta's Senior Citizens Health Fair. "There are a lot of seniors that don't realize all the types of services that are available to them in their local area," said Kelly Hritz, Health Fair Organizer.
From transportation opportunities to nursing home services and financial assistance, more than 20 vendors are on hand to make sure these seniors know what's out there. "They're doing medicare prescriptions, its where they can make cards available so they can have a reduction in the price of medications," said Hritz.
Some are even offering free health screenings to look for things like diabetes and bone density problems. "If you go somewhere, they're gonna charge you for that, she's doing it today for free and its like an osteoporosis check," said Hritz.
Francine is an extremely active senior and plans on staying that way as long as possible. "I want to stay as healthy as I can," said Coppage.
And with the information learned Wednesday, she'll be able to continue living her life to the fullest.