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Walk With a Doc program extended in Newnan

Walk With a Doc program extended in Newnan

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Due to its growing popularity, Piedmont Newnan’s Walk With a Doc program will be extended through November. The hospital had planned to hold their last walk of the year on Aug. 23 but, after back-to-back record turnouts, Piedmont made the decision to continue the program.

"This is a huge benefit for our community here in Newnan," said Piedmont Newnan CEO Mike Robertson. "The fact that we had another record turnout during our July walk is just phenomenal and shows that our Coweta County community is serious about healthy living."

'Fat Sick & Nearly Dead 2' coming to metro Atlanta theaters

'Fat Sick & Nearly Dead 2' coming to metro Atlanta theaters

(WXIA) -- A sequel to the popular health documentary Fat Sick & Nearly Dead will be screened at several Atlanta-area movie theaters next month.

Fat Sick & Nearly Dead 2 will play Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

The first film, released in 2010, followed Australian filmmaker Joe Cross in his quest to lose 100 pounds by consuming fruit and vegetable juice. In the second movie, Cross and a team of experts will explore broader themes of diet and health.

Cross credited his juice-based diet with helping him lose a considerable amount of weight and rid his body of a chronic auto-immune disease. He has since founded Reboot with Joe, which supports people in their decision to make positive dietary and lifestyle changes.

Fat Sick & Nearly Dead 2 will be shown at these theaters:

UA North Point 8
6500 North Point Parkway

Piedmont Newnan Hospital to host blood drive

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Piedmont Newnan Hospital and The American Red Cross will host a blood drive on Tuesday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Conference Room 2 of the hospital. The American Red Cross is seeking to increase blood donations during the summer months, a time when donations typically drop, as part of its campaign, “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.”

To give blood, a donor must be: in good health; age 17 years or older; weigh at least 110 pounds; not have donated blood within the last 56 days; and, show a valid photo I.D. It is recommended donors eat a snack or meal within two hours prior to donating blood.

To schedule an appointment for the July 1 blood drive at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, visit redcrossblood.org, click on “Enter a Sponsor Code” located in the left center of the page and enter sponsor code: piedmontnewnan.

Mobile Mammography Center coming to metro Atlanta

Mobile Mammography Center coming to metro Atlanta

(WXIA) -- The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center will make several stops in the Atlanta area this week.

The state-of-the-art screening center will stop by Belk stores to give free mammograms to customers.

Women who are at least 40 years old, have primary care doctors, have no history of breast concerns and have not had mammograms in the last 12 months are encouraged to schedule appointments with the Mobile Mammography Center by calling 855-655-BMMC.

The mammograms are performed by licensed technologists from Charlotte Radiology. After their procedures, participants will be treated to free bra fittings at Belk.

The Mobile Mammography Center will stop at these Belk stores:

McIntosh Plaza, Carrollton
Wednesday, June 18, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Ashley Park, Newnan
Friday, June 20, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Community invited to Walk With a Doc

Community invited to Walk With a Doc

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Members of the Coweta County community are invited to Walk With a Doc on Saturday, June 28 at 8:30 a.m. at Carl Miller Park in Newnan.

The event is part of a series of walks facilitated by Piedmont Newnan Hospital to help the community get active and have better access to physicians. 

The June 28 walk will be led by Garnet Craddock, M.D. of Southern Vein Care located in Newnan and Peachtree City. A member of Piedmont Physicians Group, Dr. Craddock is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Craddock will take a few minutes at the start to talk about a health topic of his choice. During the walk, participants can freely ask Dr. Craddock questions.

'The Day They Hung the Elephant' coming to The Centre

'The Day They Hung the Elephant' coming to The Centre

NEWNAN, Ga. -- The stage adaptation of a chilling true story will grace The Centre's stage this month.

The Day They Hung the Elephant is based on the tale of Mary, a circus elephant who was killed by the angry residents of a Tennessee town after she killed a man.

"It happened one fateful afternoon in September of 1916," Coweta County's Centre for Performing & Visual Arts said in a release:

Mary the Elephant was on her parade route near the railroad building town of Erwin, Tenn. After heated debate as to the best way to kill an elephant, the town made Mary pay for her crime by hanging her from a train derrick.

The story is told through the eyes of a circus clown who trained and worked with Mary, and relives the horrible details of her death every day.

Race this weekend: Goliath Mud Challenge

Race this weekend: Goliath Mud Challenge

TYRONE, Ga. -- A race that past participants have called "awesome" and "the best event ever" will return in 2014.

The Goliath Mud Challenge will be held Saturday, May 31 on property owned by Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Goliath challenges teams to complete 18 obstacles on a 5K course, working together to make it to the end. Runners begin the race in waves, depending on their skill levels.

Registration opens at 7 a.m. It costs $65 to participate; military, first responder and police runners can sign up for only $50. There is also a $25 one-mile option for children.

Visit goliathmudchallenge.com for more information and to sign up.

The Christ Our Shepherd property is located at 411 Palmetto Road in Tyrone.