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Laurens County woman rescues bald eagle

Laurens County woman rescues bald eagle

By Kristen Swilley

Dudley church feeds needy in Dublin

Dudley church feeds needy in Dublin

While many people are preparing for Thanksgiving members of Dudley Baptist Church gathered today to help those less fortunate make this time of year a little easier.

Donald Fuller has been homeless since 2010. A bad knee keeps him from his regular job, building cabinets for local businesses. He says times are hard year round but especially around the holidays.

And it's people like Fuller, Billy Daws is trying to help.

Market on Madison serves up Foodie Freshness for Thanksgiving

Market on Madison serves up Foodie Freshness for Thanksgiving

Tired of the same ol' turkey and dressing?

Liven up your Thanksgiving table and get the family foodies counting their blessings with a visit to Dublin's farmers market at Market on Madison on Wednesday, November 26 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission is free, and we've even searched tasty recipes to make your menu pop!

Honey Roast turkey: http://www.bhg.com/recipe/turkey/honey-roast-turkey/

Kale salad with roasted pumpkin, cranberries, and goat cheese: http://heatherchristo.com/cooks/2013/11/05/kale-salad-with-roasted-pumpkin-cranberries-and-goat-cheese/

Turnip or rutabaga puff: http://www.kitchenparade.com/2006/11/turnip-puff.php

Savannah Hosts Veterans' Mental Health Conference

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities is hosting a conference in Savannah focusing on promoting trauma recovery needs for Georgia veterans and their families.

The conference, titled "Unspoken Wounds: Breaking the Silence" started Sunday and runs through Oct. 22. Organizers say the program is sponsored by the department's jail diversion and trauma recovery program.

Organizers say department Commissioner Frank Berry, state Department of Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens and Department of Veterans Services Assistant Commissioner Dan Holtz are among more than a dozen educators, care professionals and advocates who will be on hand for the conference.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Help Navigating through the Health Insurance Marketplace

Since the healthcare marketplace opened last week with the advent of the Affordable Healthcare Act, there have been many problems with navigating through the website, most of them caused by high volume.  For other people, all the options are overwhelming once they actually get to create that account.

More than 200 of you were able to talk to UGA's Healthcare Navigators during 13WMAZ's phone bank Thursday.

Southwest Laurens Goes Pink for Teacher

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At Southwest Laurens Elementary School, one of their own, second grade teacher Sandra Dykes, is battling that type of cancer.

Everyone at the school - students, teachers, and faculty - had on pink in honor of Mrs. Dykes.

"There is not a student here that doesn't know Miss Dykes, that wasn't impacted by Miss Dykes. She is one of those that's just loved by students," said Kelland Waldrep, principal at Southwest Laurens Elementary.

Dykes' grandson, Luc Bennett, is a second grader at Southwest Laurens Elementary.

"It makes me happy because everybody in second grade loves my Nana," said Luc Bennett.

And Dykes' daughter, Dee Bennett, is also a teacher at Southwest Laurens, and she said the amount of support from her school community helps her mother keep going.