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2211, 2017

Local organization helping military and first responder families

(WRDW/WAGT) -- A one-of-a-kind organization is easing the pain of separation for military and first responder families. They call themselves…Operation Teammate. "We support the children, specifically during separation, but we also support the children all year round," Tim Montjoy, founder of Operation Teammate said. After returning from deployment, Air Force [...]

1711, 2017

Gainesville ‘Basketball Cop’ helps teen start lawn business

(alligator.org) - James Edwards never imagined going viral. When the 16-year-old started going door-to-door last year to work lawns in his Highland Court Manor neighborhood, he did it with nothing more than a rake in hand and the desire to help his parents, 34-year-old Takara and 27-year-old Lathaniel. “I wanted to [...]

1511, 2017

Officers surprise drivers with Thanksgiving turkeys instead of traffic tickets

(WSB-TV)- Police officers in Billings, Montana, are getting into the holiday spirit by handing out free turkeys instead of tickets. According to the Billings Gazette, local businessman Steve Gountanis donated 20 turkeys to the Billings Police Department and asked for their help to distribute them to the community ahead of Thanksgiving. Traffic officers spent [...]

1411, 2017

Georgia woman saved by officer after seawall fall

(Apalachtimes.com) - A quick response from law enforcement and first responders helped save a Georgia woman who fell from the seawall early this morning while fishing with her family off the south side of the St. George Island bridge. Christy Thompson, spokeswoman from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, said the woman [...]

1311, 2017

Milton Fire Department Creates Community Paramedicine Program

(Alpharetta Patch) - Chronic diseases affect more than 149 million Americans and that number is expected to grow to as many as 171 million by the year 2030, with many of those having multiple conditions, according to the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease. Finding ways to improve health outcomes for [...]

811, 2017

Firefighters hoping community will get behind fundraising for memorial plaza in a big way

(Northwest Georgia News) - Rome Firefighters are hoping to light a fire of support under residents of Rome and Floyd County next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-12. Firefighters will be at both the East and West Rome Walmarts and the Kroger on Turner McCall, asking residents for contributions to [...]