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As Thanksgiving approaches, we’re reminded of what is important in life. Family. Friends. Whatever measure of health we enjoy. A job. A home. Some of us may have a longer list of “thanks” than others, but we can all find something that we value in our lives. As anyone who has been through a flood, […]

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Mother Nature has put on quite the light show in Georgia in recent weeks, with lightning bolts sparking house fires, felling trees and ultimately knocking out power in parts of the state. Although those storms did not result in any fatalities, the same can’t be said in other states, where lightning has recently claimed several […]

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From tornadoes and ice storms to wildfires and earthquakes, it’s been a wild year of weather in the state of Georgia. And with hurricane season still under way, there’s no telling what may occur in the months ahead.  That’s why it’s so critical to take the time to prepare your homes, workplaces and communities for […]

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It’s Small Business Week, which means it’s time to celebrate the entrepreneurs and companies that create most of the jobs in this country. Anyone who has owned or worked for a small business knows how demanding it can be, and important tasks often get put on the back burner in the face of immediate concerns. […]

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Tomorrow is Flood Safety Day in Georgia, and as the Emergency Management Director for Douglas County, I can’t state strongly enough how important being prepared for a flood is for you and your family’s safety. During the record floods that struck Georgia in September 2009, Douglas County was one of the hardest hit counties in […]

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