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Making the Most of a Southern Snow Day

While the northern half of the United States has been blanketed with snow this winter, South Carolina keeps escaping unscathed. Some reports said we’d have snow flurries or freezing rain Wednesday afternoon, but the white stuff never materialized. Still, there’s nothing like being prepared — and there’s still plenty of time left in winter for snow to […]

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5 Things to Remember While Crossing the Tracks

Halloween is just around the corner, and many trick-or-treaters will be scouring their neighborhoods for candy. It’s important to remember railroad safety tips during this time, especially in the dark! A topic occasionally overlooked, rail accidents (either trespassing or at a crossing) account for more than 700 deaths in the U.S. each year. In order […]

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3 Things You Need to Know About Cyber Security to Protect Yourself

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, so we, along with SingleHop, a provider of Cloud hosting services, wanted to share a few security tips on protecting sensitive information and financial information online. We have more and more information on the internet these days. We shop online, bank online, maintain our lives on the internet. […]

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Weekend Events for Kids {October 24, 25, 26}

** October has lots of Halloween activities for the kids. Find a complete list here.** Friday, October 24 Hands on Art Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess! Ages 3-5. Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Location: Richland Library Northeast, Northeast Meeting Room, 7490 Parklane Road, Columbia 29223 Spooky Science! Enjoy creepy […]

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Halloween Safety Tips :: Have a Spooky and Safe Halloween

Hard to believe it’s already almost Halloween! An interesting fact about the holiday: the top six pumpkin-producing states are Illinois, California, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan. According to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, in 2011, those six states harvested $113 million dollars’ worth of pumpkins. Wow. Halloween can be a really fun and enjoyable […]

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Keeping Your Child Safe in a Car Seat

Last month I wrote about my journey from car seat safety novice to car seat safety aficionado. When my son was born, I assumed I was using his car seat correctly … but I wasn’t. When I learned my mistake, I vowed to learn everything I could about car seat safety, so I’d never again […]

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Where Were You? Remembering 9/11

Thirteen years ago… It’s hard to believe it’s been thirteen years. On September 11, 2001, I was a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force, stationed at Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo, TX. The thought of war was far, far from my mind. We didn’t do that any more. Right? You could still take […]

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Keeping Kids Safe Online :: Child Predators

We recently talked about a common danger found online, cyberbullying. Unfortunately, that isn’t the whole story. There are several other dangers your children might encounter when surfing the web or playing game consoles that feature video and chat options. The topic of online child predators was one that I wasn’t even fully prepared for when I […]

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