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Doctors: Waitress, patron fine after kidney transplant


ATLANTA – A Roswell, Ga. Hooters restaurant waitress and a longtime patron of the establishment are both doing well after a successful kidney transplant on Friday.

Hooters waitress donates kidney to longtime customer


5/29 UPDATE:
Both Don Thomas and Mariana Villarreal are out of surgery. Doctors said it was a great success. They are in post-op recovering. They are expected to be OK.

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Don Thomas is a longtime regular at the Hooters in Roswell.

But it's not the beer or the chicken wings that bring him back. Instead, it's the generosity of one of the waitresses.

"Mariana had only been here a short time," Thomas said. "I just barely knew her when she made the offer."

The offer was the gift of life. Thomas lost both his kidneys.

Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend begs to see her

Nick Gordon hasn't given up badgering and begging to see Bobbi Kristina Brown, his erstwhile girlfriend still lingering in a Georgia rehab facility after suffering severe brain damage.

Gordon issued a statement Monday through his lawyer, Randall Kessler of Atlanta, that once again expressed his frustration at being blocked by her relatives from seeing her.

Bobbi Kristina, 22, the daughter of the late Whitney Houston, was found unresponsive and face down in a bathtub in the Roswell, Ga., home she shared with Gordon on Jan. 31, and has been in a coma for most of the last three months.


Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- SNAP-Ed Food Talk sessions offered by Fulton County Cooperative Extension are designed to teach healthy eating on a budget for low-income parents (and other low-income individuals) who receive SNAP benefits. As the cornerstone of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition assistance programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plays a vital role in helping to improve nutrition in the Nation among low-income individuals.

The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

Deal reached in Bobbi Kristina Brown guardianship

ROSWELL, Ga. -- A deal has been reached in the legal battle over guardianship of Bobbie Kristina Brown.

The court appointed her father, Bobby Brown, and her aunt Pat Houston as co-guardians.

They will be jointly responsible for making decisions about her care and medical needs, officials said.

"We are appreciative of the manner in which Judge Jeryl Debra Rosh handled this matter," the legal council said in a statement on behalf of Brown and Houston.

Bobbi Kristina was placed in a medically induced coma in January after being found unconscious in her Roswell home.

She is the daughter of the late musician Whitney Houston.

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s annual celebration of Older Americans Month includes an open invitation for seniors, their families and members of the community to participate in Community Days.

Each facility will host a Community Day as a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month, which is recognized in May.

The theme of this year’s celebration, “Get into the Act,” focuses on encouraging older adults to take charge of their health, engage in their communities, and have a positive impact on the lives of others. By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can “Get into the Act.”

Fulton County kicks off Federal Older Americans Act

Fulton County kicks off Federal Older Americans Act

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County will begin its annual celebration of Older Americans Month with a proclamation which will be presented during the Board of Commissioners meeting at 10 a.m. on May 6, in the Assembly Hall of the Fulton County Government Center at 141 Pryor Street.

The proclamation is a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month and the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Older Americans Act.  This national legislation was signed in July 1965 by President Johnson in order to establish services for older Americans.