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2nd Annual Central Georgia Regional Health Summit

Community Health Works (CHW) will be holding the 2nd Annual Central Georgia Regional Health Summit on Nov. 9 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds (Miller-Murphy-Howard Building) in Perry, GA. Register at www.cgrhs.org. This is an all-day event, beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m.

In October of 2009, CHW convened more than 100 community leaders representing the top minds in health care and health policy, local government, local school districts, faith-based and civic organizations from across 7 counties in central Georgia (Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, and Twiggs). 

The purpose of the summit is to discuss the impact that unhealthy behaviors have on our community with a primary focus on the prevalence of obesity and related chronic diseases, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. 

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Perry Man Dies After Motorcycle Crash

A Perry man died after his motorcycle collided with a vehicle Tuesday morning.

The Houston County sheriff's department says the accident was on Highway 127 at Broken Arrow Trail.

The sheriff's department says 35-year-old Eddy Leon Brown of Perry was driving a 1996 Honda Shadow and as he approached the intersection a 2005 Toyota Sequoia driven by Laurie Mullis, age 47, of Perry, pulled into the path of his motorcycle.

Brown was thrown from the bike into the road, where he was hit by a pickup truck.

Brown was taken to Medical Center of Central Georgia, where he died on the operating table, according to Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.

Police say nobody else was hurt.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Deputy Brandon Miller at 478-542-2010.

Museum of Aviation Holds Poster Contest

The Museum of Aviation Education Department is inviting 4th graders to submit an entry in the 8th Annual Skyscapes Poster Contest.  This year’s theme is “What Can You Do With Red, White and Blue?” in honor of the American Flag’s Colors.  

Individual entries must be delivered to the Education Department by Nov. 5, and judging will take place on Nov. 9.  Entries will be judged on artistic talent and creativity in representing the theme.  Posters will be judged by the Robins Air Force Base Officer’s Spouses’ Club and other community leaders. The top 7 winners will receive prizes, and their artwork will be on display in the Century of Flight Hangar for a year following the contest.

Medical Center of Central Georgia Announces Lung Cancer Disease Site Team

To better serve the residents of Central and South Georgia, The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) has created The Lung Cancer Disease Site Team. This multidisciplinary group of physicians is focused on assessing, planning, monitoring and coordinating the delivery of lung cancer care services to MCCG patients. Each physician involved in the team brings a unique body of knowledge and expertise to the process. The sharing of information and ideas results in a coordinated and comprehensive care plan for patients with input from all specialties. The multidisciplinary team includes lung cancer surgeons, general surgeons, pulmonologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, primary care physicians and other health care providers.

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I-75 South of Perry Reopen After Fire

The Georgia State Patrol says I-75 south of Perry is now reopen, after a fire closed the highway overnight.

A tanker truck fire had closed Interstate 75 south of Perry near mile marker 129, according to a dispatcher with the Houston County Fire Department.

It had the interstate shut down in both directions between mile markers 127 and 134.

Houston County EMA Director Jimmy Williams says a tractor trailer carrying Hexane caught on fire.

Toddler Killed in Kathleen Driveway Accident

A 21-month-old toddler in Kathleen was killed after deputies say she was run over by her grandfather's truck.

Michael Crean, age 52, was working outside the family's home at 200 Martin Terrace Thursday when he decided to move his 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche, according to Captain Robert West.  

West said Crean was unaware that his granddaughter, Lily Elizabeth Crean, had come outside. He said the toddler was killed accidentally when her grandfather backed up his sports utility vehicle and ran her over.

Authorities say Lily Crean was killed immediately.

West said the 911 call came at 9:42 a.m. and by 10 a..m., police were on the scene but the toddler was already dead.

No charges are expected against Michael Crean, according to West.

Suspicious Object Found at Houston High

Right now, police and fire crews are gathered at Houston County High School, where someone found a suspicious object.

Spokeswoman Beth McLaughlin says the object was found outside the school and classes are proceeding as normal.

She wouldn't describe the object, but she says emergency crews are examining it and investigating.

Check back with 13WMAZ.com for updates on this story today.