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Take-back event yields 3,800 pounds of drugs

Take-back event yields 3,800 pounds of drugs

ATLANTA -- The third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Oct. 29 was a huge success in Georgia.

Participants turned in about 3,794.35 pounds of unwanted and expired medication for safe disposal at numerous sites across the state.

This amount exceeded the weight of the drugs collected at the second event in April, which was about 3,509 pounds.

"The total number of drugs taken back in Georgia speaks volumes about the problem of unused and unneeded prescriptions, the danger they pose to the community and the communities' commitment to making prescription drug abuse a top priority in the state," John Comer, acting special agent in charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Atlanta Field Division, said in a statement.

Friday night's high school football scores

Friday night's high school football scores:

Flippen Elementary Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Flippen Elementary Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

McDonough -- Flippen Elementary students, parents and staff took the last week in October to reinforce the importance of living a drug free life.   Cindy Adair, Media Specialist, for the school sent us these great pictures and the following press release describing their efforts.  We at 11Alive love these community stories and good news about what our local schools are doing. Please keep them coming and send to us at wxia-datasphere@11alive.com

 

During the last week of October 2011, Flippen Elementary School celebrated Red Ribbon Week. Students participated in a variety of activities designed to help them remember and understand the importance of living a drug free life. 

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Veteran's Day recognition in Hampton

Veteran's Day recognition in Hampton

HAMPTON, Ga. -- Three years ago, a small group of Hamptonians decided to commemmorate the town's deceased veterans by displaying crosses with the names of the soldiers and the wars in which they fought.

The display has now reached over 170 markers, complete with flags.

The Hampton Veteran's Day program will be in the historic Hampton Depot at 11 a.m., on Friday, Nov. 11.

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Hampton resident Bill Dodd will showcase an excellent array of military memorabilia and uniforms on the depot's lower level. The display can be seen before and after the scheduled program.

Anyone who would like to make a donation to the Hampton veterans tribute can do so at City Hall, 17 East Main Street.

Layaways Coming for the Holidays 2011

Layaways Coming for the Holidays 2011

As the holidays come near I figured it was time to let everyone know about the great layaway programs that will be going on this season. This is the time to start getting ready for the holidays and with these great programs you can get your holiday shopping done and be debt free. This is one of the things that I plan on doing to help with the cost of providing my daughter a Christmas.

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Make a 25% down payment, plus a 5% nonrefundable layaway fee. Best Buy requires a minimum purchase of $250, but keep in mind that you can include several items to meet that total. Payments are made every two weeks until the balance is paid in full. Items that are ineligible for layaway include clearance, promotional, closeout and discontinued items.

Henry County Commissioners declare Nov. 6th as Retired Educators Day

Henry County Commissioners declare Nov. 6th as Retired Educators Day

The Henry County Board of Commissioners proclaimed November 6th as Retired Educators Day, issuing the proclamation at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

Dr. Gordon Baker, President of the Henry County Retired Educators Association, accepted the proclamation on behalf of retired educators.

The proclamation read in part, “these retired teachers regularly donate thousands of hours of volunteer service each year, and make invaluable contributions to the welfare of their respective communities across the state…It is appropriate that a day be designated for citizens to express their appreciation for the lasting contributions that retired educators have made and continue to make for the betterment of our own community and for society as a whole”

Warren Holder, District I Commissioner, expressed his gratitude to retired teachers.

“With these retired educators, we entrust the lives of out children to them daily,” he said.