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Local store raises money for rescue workers

In honor of those who responded to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the local Fred's store sponsored a "Hero Hats" program. Proceeds from the purchase of Hero Hats benefited local first responders.

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63rd Signal Battalion to receive care packages from students

Soldiers serving in Iraq will soon learn they have the love and support of an entire Burke County elementary school. That knowledge will come to the 63rd Signal Battalion deployed from Fort Gordon when they receive their first of many care packages from S.G.A. Elementary School. Along with a banner proclaiming "S.G.A.

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New tag

From left, E.M.T. Cliff Richardson and Jenkins County Tax Commissioner Brenda Mathern display the new Emergency Medical Services vehicle tag available for purchase by E.M.T.'s and paramedics only.

Jenkins County Retired Educators meet

In the unit's first meeting of the 2007-2008 year, the Jenkins County unit of the Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA) heard Executive Director Dr. Bill Sloan urge members to let their state legislators know how they feel about legislation of interest to education and to work as much as possible to increase membership.

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Woodmen rep. receives FIC designation

April A. Green of Millen, a Modern Woodmen of America representative, has attained the Fraternal Insurance Counsellor (FIC) designation.

September is National Preparedness Month

Governor Sonny Perdue recently announced September as National Preparedness Month in Georgia. He encouraged Georgia citizens to take simple steps to make themselves and their families better prepared for emergencies.

The Chatter Box

I was traveling to Burke County last week and was delighted to find that the north and south bound lanes of the divided highway (Savannah River Parkway) between Waynesboro and Millen are now open to traffic at least part of the way. It sure makes traveling on U.S. Highway 25 in that direction a lot more pleasurable.

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