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State Officials Set to Discuss Childhood Obesity

 

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Children's Advocacy Network is hosting a panel discussion aimed at reducing childhood obesity.

Organizers say the panel discussion July 25 is scheduled to feature Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, Bobby Cagle, physical activity coordinator for the Georgia Department of Public Health, Kelly Mattran and others.

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning spokesman Reg Griffin has said the state ranks 49th in terms of childhood obesity rates.

The event is being hosted in the Ann Cramer room of the Loudermilk Center in downtown Atlanta.

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Tim Tebow's Mother to Speak at Dublin Church

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NFL star Tim Tebow's mother Pam Tebow is scheduled to speak at a Dublin church in May.

She speaks at First Baptist Church in Dublin on May 2 to benefit SAV-A-LIFE Ministry of Dublin.

Pick up free tickets at the following places:
-ABC Women's Clinic in Dublin
-Olive Branch in Dublin
-First Baptist Church in Dublin
-Cochran Eye Center in Cochran
-Piddlin Peddler-Eastman
-Jet Corporate Office- Sandersville

For more information, call 478-275-9455.