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Georgians encouraged to prepare for winter weather

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Gov. Nathan Deal has proclaimed the week of Dec. 1-5 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week. During this week, Georgians are encouraged to prepare for severe winter weather by stocking supplies, making a plan and learning about the different types of winter weather.

“By making a winter weather plan and staying informed, all Georgians can do their part to stay safe as the temperature in our state drops,” said Governor Deal. “During Winter Weather Preparedness Week, an initiative of the Severe Winter Weather Warning and Preparedness Task Force, our citizens will be provided with information to help equip their families and homes with the tools necessary to prevent dangerous winter weather situations before they happen.”

Winter Weather Preparedness Week focuses on a different preparedness topic each day. The Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland security’s (GEMA) Ready Georgia campaign is urging residents to learn about different ways to prepare.

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Love Lights tree lighting is Dec. 1 in Gainesville

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The Love Lights banner is displayed in front of Medical Plaza 1 in Braselton, adjacent to the new hospital which will have its own Love Lights tree lighting in December of 2015.

The Love Lights banner is displayed in front of Medical Plaza 1 in Braselton, adjacent to the new hospital which will have its own Love Lights tree lighting in December of 2015.

As the holiday season nears, consider a special gift that will light up the lives of those time is short.

Donations to The Medical Center Auxiliary’s Love Lights which honor or memorialize friends, family and loved ones, lit up a special Christmas tree on the Northeast Georgia Health System campus in Gainesville, and 100 percent of all donations benefit Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Donations, which are tax-deductible may be made year-round and are celebrated at the annual tree lighting ceremony each December. This year’s ceremony – the 35th lighting of the tree — will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, in the Love Light Garden at the Northeast Georgia Health System North Patient Tower.

A donation of $10 is a Light while a $100 donation is a Star designation. A gift of $500 and above is an Angel designation.

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Rock your Holidays with free workshop

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It’s that time of year – the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us. There is no better time to reach out to your customers, bring new clients in, and boost repeat and referral business.

On Dec. 2, the Hoschton Area Business Alliance, the Jefferson Area Business Association and Constant Contact will co-host a free workshop in the training room, basement level of the Braselton Police and Courts Building entitled “Rock Your Holidays With a Great Promotion.” Tom Murphy of MURCON will be the presenter.  Check-in will be from 9:15-9:30 a.m. with the workshop from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

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Gwinnett Police launches holiday task force on Thanksgiving

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The Gwinnett County Police Department will begin the Holiday Task Force during the evening hours of Thanksgiving Day. This annual operation puts additional officers in shopping districts throughout the county with the purpose of reducing crime against holiday shoppers. 

This year, the Holiday Task Force will operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 31. Continue reading Gwinnett Police launches holiday task force on Thanksgiving

Felony theft charges filed against Maysville man

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The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence located on Pinetree Circle in Maysville on Nov. 11 where a man reported that someone had entered the home, Several items were reported stolen.

During the investigation, some of the items were recovered from the complainant’s residence.

On Nov. 20, the complainant, Jeremiah Darrill Nash of Maysville, was arrested and charged with felony theft by taking. Nash is currently incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail.