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Where To Go: National Pill Take-Back Day

Where To Go: National Pill Take-Back Day

On Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time, Americans will be able to drop off their expired, unused, and unwanted pills at sites across the country free of charge, no questions asked.  By doing so, they will be helping prevent drug abuse and theft.   

It's all part of the Third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a Drug Enforcement Administration news release says.

Here is where you can go locally to drop off your pills:

Base Exchange to Undergo Renovations

Base Exchange to Undergo Renovations

 

Robins Air Force Base, Ga. - Exciting changes are coming soon to the Robins shopping community. Starting in January, the BX will be undergoing major renovations, including a name change as part of a rebranding campaign across the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.

Expected completion will be in early July.

There will be new dining options too, but more on that in a minute.

First, the redesign, which will occur in 12 phases starting January 2, will split the store into ‘lifestyle centers.’ Its traditional design of aisles will soon have a ‘V’ shaped walkway, where shoppers can browse through fitness, home and active lifestyle and fashion centers.

 “It will be a center now with little shops inside one big store,” said Anthony Ventura, Robins AAFES general manager.

State Board of Education Public Hearing

State Board of Education Public Hearing

If you want to learn more about public education in Georgia, or have suggestions for Georgia education, this meeting is for you:

Takes place on Thursday, November 10 on Mary Persons freshman campus in Forsyth. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

You will also have a chance to meet Eighth Congressional District State Board of Education Member Wanda Barrs.

The meeting is at 25-A Brooklyn Ave. in Forsyth.

 

Traffic Safety Signs Installed at Schools and Businesses

Traffic Safety Signs Installed at Schools and Businesses

Three local businesses inside Twiggs County teamed up with the Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office and the Friends of the Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office to install traffic safety signs at the exits of all the counties schools and two local businesses. 

Child Safety Seat Event Held at Twiggs Co. Schools

Child Safety Seat Event Held at Twiggs Co. Schools

On October 13th the Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office held a joint teacher, parent, and student education lecture on the child safety and booster seats.  The lecture was conducted by Major Jamie McDaniel and Sgt. Joshua Hasty of the Sheriff’s Office. 

 About 15 parents and teachers attended the first lecture that covered the Georgia child safety seat law, requirements and regulations, the proper install and placement of safety seats, and how to secure your child inside a safety seat.   After the parent, teacher session deputies went from room to room lecturing to the children from grades 1st through 4th on the importance of riding in a safety seat or a booster seat when travelling in any vehicle.  Handouts were given to all the children to take home to their parents.