More than 100 of the state’s mayors, city council members and city officials donned their sneakers early Monday morning, June 23, at the Active Georgia Walk to highlight the importance of physical activity among Georgians. The event was sponsored by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) along with University of Georgia Extension’s Walk Georgia, The Coca-Cola Company, Grady Healthcare and Local Government Risk Management Services, Inc., and was part of the annual GMA conference, held last weekend in Savannah. “Georgia’s city administrators are a key partner in promoting health and wellness statewide,” said Dr. Deborah Murray, associate dean for Extension and Outreach. “Their participation in the Georgia Municipal Association’s Active Georgia Walk shows their deep commitment to combating obesity in the state. Through implementation of Walk Georgia in their communities, as both a worksite wellness program and a community-wide initiative, it’s our hope that we can work together to make Georgians more physically active.” The three-mile Active Georgia Walk started on River Street and led city administrators in a loop along Bay and River streets. Area 4-H volunteers with Walk Georgia, along with volunteers from sponsoring agencies and organizations, also took part in the event by registering event participants and guiding them along the course. Walk Georgia, run jointly by UGA Extension and the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences, is a free, Web-based program that allows Georgians to track their physical activity. Because local Extension agents in Georgia’s counties administer Walk Georgia, the program reaches state residents at the most local level. Through a $1 million, three-year gift from The Coca-Cola Foundation, Walk Georgia aims to reach 100,000 Georgians and to decrease the number of physically inactive people in all of Georgia’s counties by 5 percent over the next few years. Walk Georgia will debut an updated version of its website this fall, complete with customizable profiles, goal-setting capabilities, personalized calendars and the ability to join groups. The website should open at www.WalkGeorgia.org beginning this September. If you’re interested in being part of this summer’s pilot phase of Walk Georgia, visit pilot.WalkGeorgia.org beginning July 1. For more information on Walk Georgia, visit www.WalkGeorgia.org or visit the program’s blog at blog.extension.uga.edu/walkgeorgia/. For more information on the UGA Obesity Initiative, see obesity.ovpr.uga.edu.
Advertisement Comment Arsenal, Liverpool and Man Utd all tracking West Brom teenager Jovan Malcom Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Unai Emery may be battling it out for a West Brom youngster (Picture: Getty Images)A host of Premier League clubs have been alerted to the talents of West Brom teenager Jovan Malcom after a string of impressive performances for the under-18 side.The 16-year-old striker has been catching the eye of the biggest sides in the country with his goal-scoring prowess for the Baggies’ youth teams.Malcom scored four goals in a 6-3 win for West Brom under-18s over their Liverpool counterparts at the weekend, and has now netted seven times in five games this season.While scouts will been aware of the young forward before, that haul against the Reds will have confirmed his place as one of the brightest talents outside of the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityLiverpool are one of the clubs thought to be interested in signing him, with Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City all also well aware of his talents.The teenager is yet to make a senior appearance for West Brom, but could already be tempted away to one of the biggest clubs in the land.The Baggies are having a great season on the pitch, sitting top of the Championship, losing just once in 16 games under Slaven Bilic.MORE: Thierry Henry impressed by Matteo Guendouzi at ArsenalMORE: Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger lands new job as FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 13 Nov 2019 8:39 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link183Shares Advertisement
Walter Hudepohl, 94 years old, of Milan passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 at his home with family by his side. Walter was born Monday, October 13, 1924 in Mt. Healthy, Ohio; the son of Herman and Clara (Wurzelbacher) Hudepohl. He married Margaret “Peggy” Duffy on May 17, 1947 and she preceded him in death July 8, 2017. He was a devout member of St. Charles Catholic Church, a contractor and founder of Hudepohl Construction Company, and was awarded Conservation Farmer of the year in 1984. His greatest passion was his wife and family.Walter is survived by children: Vincent (Sylvia) Hudepohl; Jean (Bill) Hicks; Rosemary (David) Carter; John (Hollis) Hudepohl; Theresa (Victor) Ferneding: Jenny (Chuck) Day; Thomas (Kathi) Hudepohl; Nancy (Dan) Denhart; Lois (Greg) Bogenschutz Kremer; Walter (Anne) Hudepohl; Virginia (Robert) Sinkhorn; brothers: Art (Rita) Hudepohl and David (Janie) Hudepohl; sister: Mary McIntosh; sister-in-law: Nancy Hudepohl; brother-in-law: Howard Niehaus. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, sisters: Rita Niehaus, Ann Griesser and Ed Griesser (brother in law) and brother: Herman Hudepohl. He had over 100 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Join us for the rosary at 9:30 AM and Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM on Saturday February 9, 2019 at St. Nicholas Church, 6461 East St. Nicholas Drive, Sunman, IN 47041. Burial will follow in St. Charles Cemetery in Milan. Family will receive guests at Walter’s Celebration of Life reception following the burial 12 to 3 PM at St. Charles Catholic Church Hall, 201 W. Ripley Street, Milan IN 47031. Memorials can be made to the St. Charles Endowment Fund, St. Charles Right to Life, (address above) or charity of choice. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan IN is entrusted with arrangements. (812) 654-2141. Box 243 Milan, IN 47031.