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~I~ glin~ g~unf~ ~e~us" Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Page 7 ;s encoura In March, while basket- of blood and plate!et dona- are needed to help ensure ball teams are fighting for tions, the 14- year-old has that the Red Cross can the chance to be crowned returned to the basketball collect more than 13,000 champions, patients bat- court and, more impor- blood and platelet dona- tling cancer and other tantly, beat cancer, tions needed every day for illnesses are fighting for "We are so thankful patients like Olivia. their lives. The American that the blood products Giving blood takes less Red Cross is asking blood were available to Olivia time than it takes to watch donors to help patients re- for the almost two years of a single basketball game. bound by making a lifesav- her treatment. They have Make an appointment to ing donation this spring, made it possible for Oliv- donate blood by download- Middle school basket- ia to regain her strengthing the free Red Cross ball player Olivia Stoy re- and get, back to doing Blood Donor App, visiting ceived blood and platelet the activities she loves," redcrossblood,org or call- tion opportunities are tification are required at available at the Valdosta check-in. Individuals who Blood Donation Center, are 17 years ofagein most located at 2517 Bemiss states (16 with parental Road, Suite A: consent where allowed by Simply dowtiload the state law), weigh at least American RedCrossBlobd 110 pounds and are in Donor App, visit redcro s- generally good health may blood.orgorcalil-800-RED be eligible to donate blood. CROSS (1-800-733-2767) High school students and to make fin appointment Other donors 18 years of or for more information, age and younger also have All blood types are needed to meet certain height and to ensure a reliable supply weight requirements. transfusions during treat- said Megan Stoy, Olivia's ' ing 1-800-RED CROSS for patients. Ablood donorBlood and platelet do- ment for T lymphoblasticmother. (1-800-733-2767). card or driver's license or nors can save time at their lymphoma. With the help Donors ofall blood typesUpcoming blood dona- two other forms of iden-next donation by using RapidPass to complete 0kefen0kee National Wildlife Refuge hosting K Run April 21 theirpre-donationreadingand health history ques- The Okefenokee Nation- The race route will be vb9pt. Race t-shirts are appreciate, and support tionnaire online, on the al Wildlife Refuge is host- along the refuge's Swamponly guaranteed for people your public lands. ing'the Okefenokee Critter Island Drive, where par-who register by Sunday, The Okefenokee NWR Crawl on Saturday April ticipants will also enjoy April 1, 2018. will be offering this event 21 at 8 a.m. for visitors to the refuge landscape andEarth Day 2018, official- at the Main Entrance (Su- come out and get some ex- observe wildlife - gopher ly celebrated on Sunday wannee Canal Recreation ercise and celebrate Earth tortoise, red-shoulderedApril 22, is aiming to end Area) near Folkston. The Day. The Okefenokee Crit- hawks, and red-cockaded plastic pollution. At Oke- Swamp Island Drive is ter Crawl is a 5K or 1-Mile woodpeckers are all possi- fenokee, it is not uncom- one of many attractions at Fun Run organized by the ble wildlife sightings dur- mon to see fishing line by this entrance that visitors Okefenokee National Wild- ing the race. For visitors boat ramps, plastic bottles can enjoy, so plan to come life Refuge and the Oke- who have never been' down floating in the water un- and spend the day, take a fenokee Wildlife League. the Swamp Island Drive derneath the Chesser Is-stroll on the Chesser Is- The refuge would like to and visitors who have driv- land Boardwalk, or plastic land Boardwalk, visit the invite runners and walk- en the drive hundreds ofcups along the refuge en- Chesser Island Homestead, ers alike to come out and times, this race is one you trance road. Do your part t.ake a boat tour with Oke- join refuge staff and volun- don't want to miss. in reducing plastic waste fenokee Adventures, bring teers for this fun and fast To sign up for the race,that pollutes our publica picnic, and visit the Rich- 5K/I-miler. visit http://alturl.com/ lands. Come out and enjoy, ard S. Bolt Visitor Center. Fishing prospects for Georgia,rivers and reservoirs Need fishing tips for says Thorn Litts, Opera-Blue Ridge, Burton, Cart- purchase allows the Georgia Georgia reservoirs and riv- tions Manager for WRD ers, Chatuge, Chehaw, WRD to continue to do im- ers? Look no further than Fisheries Management Sec- Clarks Hill, Goat Rock, portant research, maintain the updated fishing pros- tion. "If you are not check- Hamburg, Hartwell, High and operate public fishing pects on the Georgia De- ing out these prospects for Falls, Jackson, Juliette, La- areas and more? 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Eachhoochee, Chattooga, Cona- georgiawildlife.wordpress. if you have used the annual fishing prospect guide in- sauga, Coosa, Coosawhttee; com. Fishing Prospects in the cludesbest bets, technique Etowah, - Flini, Ochlock- past, you are in for a treat tips, target recommenda-onee, 0cmulgee, Oconee, for 2018 - each prospect is tions and contact informa- Ogeechee, Oostanaula, Sa- now connected to an inter tion. . tilla, Savannah, St. Marys, acti al prov lling Lake: . prospects include Suwannee and Toccoa riv, layer of information to this l foona, Andrews, Bar- ers. already excellent resource," tlett's Ferry, Blackshear Douglas GA's Find showtlmes and purchase advance tickets online: (912)384J880 ,We've got fresh seafood! . Best steaks in town! Allofour'specialties'-hogsheadcheese, BBQ sauces, baked potato topper, pimento cheese No need to cook- we have it alreadyprepared daily Call us about catering your event! MEATS & SEAFOOD Georgia anglers support fisheries conservation. Did you know that your license Need Business Cards? Need Advertising? Ordernew business cards and receive a FREE Ad in The Clinch County News! Great selection of business card styles to choose from! Call (912) 487-5337 or Stop In. 14 PLANT AVENUE. HOMERVILLE. 487-5822 day of their donation, be- fore arriving at the blood drive. To get started, fol- low the instructions at NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that onMamh 19, 2018, a public hearing as required by Sec- tion 147(0 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 will be held by Clinch County, Georgia (the "County") with respect to the. proposed plan of finance for the issuance by the Housing Authority of Macon-Bibb County of its revenue bonds in an aggregate principal amount not expected to exceed $65,000,000 (the "Bonds"). The proceeds of the Bonds will be lent to Hallmark-GA GP LLC (the "Borrower") and its af- filiates, to be used for the purpose of providing funds to: (a) make certain improvements to the Borrower's multifamily housing communities located throughout the State of Georgia, (b) fund certain reserves, and (c) pay certain costs associated with the issuance of the Bonds. Two of the facilities being financed by a portion of the proceeds of the Bonds are (1) a 55-unit residential rental housing community, located at 888 Carswell Street in Homerville, Georgia and (2) a 41-unit residential rental housing community, located at 962 Carswell Street in Homerville, Georgia. The facilities will be Owned and operated by the Borrower or one of its affiliates. THE BONDS SHALL NOT EVER REPRESENT OR CONSTITUTE A DEBT OR PLEDGE OF THE FAITH AND CREDIT OR THE TAXING POWER OFTHE COUNTY OR ANY OTH- ER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION AND SHALL SOLELY BE SECURED AND PAYABLE FROM COLLATERAL PROVIDED BY THE BORROWER. The hearing will commence at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard and will be held at 22 Court Square, Homerville, Georgia 31634. Interested persons wishing to express their views on the issuance Of the Bonds or on the nature or location of the facility may attend the public hearing or, prior to the time of the hearing, submit written comments to l the County Clerk at 22 Court Square, Suite B, Homerville, Georgia 31634. Clinch County, Georgia I I I redcrossblood.org/Rapid- Pass or use the Blood Do- nor App. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional sup- port to victims of disas- ters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides inter- national humani tarian aid; and supports military members and their fami- lies. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volun- teers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. 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