Buzz: Honors for Floyd County Juvenile Court Judge Greg Price. Called Wednesday meeting for development authority. World Blood Donor Day is Thursday.

Buzz: Honors for Floyd County Juvenile Court Judge Greg Price. Called Wednesday meeting for development authority. World Blood Donor Day is Thursday.

Pictured, left to right, Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias, Niki Vaughn, Georgia Bar CPA Section, Judge price, Seletha Butler; Ira Foster ; and Bar President Buck Rogers.

 

Floyd County Juvenile Court Judge Greg Price was awarded the State Bar of Georgia’s “Lovett Award” by the Bar’s Child Protection and Advocacy Section at the Georgia Bar’s Annual Meeting at Amelia Island, Florida on June 8. The Lovett Award is given annually to the Juvenile Judge/Attorney who has a history of dedication to advocacy for children, children’s rights, or child protection; who  exemplifies excellence and professionalism as an attorney or judge; who has been active in bar activities or professional associations; and also has been active in non-law related community service organizations.  The Award was presented to Judge Price by Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias, State Bar President Buck Rogers and Niki Vaughn, Chair of the State Bar Child Protection and Advocacy Section.


Specially called meeting of the Development Authority or Floyd County on Wednesday: The 8 a.m. meeting wil take place at the offices of McRae, Smith, Peek, Harman & Monroe at 111 Bridgepoint Plaza, third floor.


World Blood Donor Day is June 14 and is a day to honor all the people who selflessly give blood to save lives in their communities. It is also a day to remember how important blood donation is to all the patients in community hospitals who count on blood donors to supply life-saving products.

Summer is an especially difficult time for blood banks due to increased usage and less donations. Many people are traveling and do not come as often during the summer as they would at other times of the year. Schools are also out during the summer and unable to host drives. That is why Blood Assurance asks that anyone who is in town and able to give, please do so.

To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 18 years old (16 and 17 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids — avoiding caffeine — and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating. To schedule an appointment at a donor center or blood drive near you, please visit www.bloodassurance.org, call 800-962-0628 or text ‘BAGIVE ‘ to 444999.


 

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