TWO MIDDLE GEORGIA VETERINARIANS ARE GETTING THEIR OWN SHOW ON NAT GEO WILD
Two Middle Georgia veterinarians are getting their own reality TV show on National Geographic.
The show focuses on Vernard Hodges and Terrence Ferguson, who operate Critter Fixer Veterinary Hospital in Byron and Bonaire.READ MORE
MERCER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE TO EXPAND TO FULL FOUR-YEAR CAMPUS IN COLUMBUS
Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce formally announced the expansion of the School’s two-year Columbus campus to a full four-year campus.
“This important initiative originated with leaders in the Columbus community, who successfully carried it to fruition by garnering the support of the State of Georgia and Mercer University. The new campus will provide desperately needed physicians for the entire state, but especially Columbus and Southwest Georgia. We are proud to partner with Columbus and the State to address this need,” said Mercer President William D. Underwood.
The expansion is backed by operational funding from the state, as well as generous support from the Columbus community that will allow renovations to begin later this year on a downtown facility housing new classrooms, labs, and office space.
MUSM has begun recruitment of new faculty and scientists for the expanded medical school campus, which is scheduled to enroll its inaugural class of the first-year Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) students in August 2021.READ MORE
FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY AND GEORGIA POWER ANNOUNCE SOLAR INITIATIVE
Fort Valley State University (FVSU) announced that Georgia Power will develop and construct an 11 megawatts (MWac), fixed-tilt solar generation facility located on the FVSU campus. It will serve as a living laboratory for FVSU professors and students who will help to build Georgia’s energy future. The solar farm will cover approximately 107 acres of land owned by the university, controlled by the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents and leased by Georgia Power. A demonstration facility will be modeled after the larger scale solar generation facility, comprised of photovoltaic solar panels that convert light into energy.
The project will benefit the public by enhancing education, training, research, economic development, and stewardship of community sustainability. FVSU will also leverage its expertise in energy education programs to partner with Georgia Power to provide students with hands-on experience during project development and operation.READ MORE
EMS REGION 5 TO HOST EMS FOR CHILDREN COOKOUT
ON THE LAWN OF COLISEUM NORTHSIDE HOSPITAL TUESDAY
Central Georgia Region 5 EMS for Children will host the 2019 EMS For Children Cookout on Tuesday, May 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the lawn of Coliseum Northside Hospital in Macon. The picnic will include a hero meet and greet, games, clowns, music, safety activities, and hot dogs. Ambulances, firetrucks, SWAT response vehicles and more will be onsite. Weather permitting, Air Evac and Air Life Georgia helicopters will land.
Families are encouraged to attend this free event. No reservations are required. For more information, call (478) 288-0708.
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