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Students organized a Hollywood Night Senior Citizen Prom at the school. The idea came about after a year-long partnership between the center and school.

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Sen. Johnny Isakson said President Donald Trump's criticism of the late Sen. John McCain is "deplorable," and the Georgia Republican promised to continue speaking out against Trump if he continues to speak ill of the deceased war hero and former GOP presidential nominee.

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California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is suing Twitter and three individual Twitter users, accusing them of defaming him in order to derail his re-election campaign and deter him from the Russia investigation.

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The shelter is open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. For more information, call 770-288-7387 or visit the website, adoptapet.com.

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It's staggering how many ways your identity can be stolen:

  • A hacker could break into your accounts (especially if they have weak passwords);
  • A thief could see you enter a password at an ATM, gas pump, or on your phone;
  • You could lose a credit card… or your whole wallet;
  • Your financial and personal data could be taken from public Wi-Fi;
  • You may be duped by a phishing email;
  • A deceptive text could get you to divulge information (known as SMiShing);
  • A hacker could break into a database your info is in, such as the Equifax credit bureau hack that affected nearly 150 million Americans [LINK];
  • Your home could be burgled, along with sensitive data;
  • You may unknowingly link up to a fake Wi-Fi hotspot;
  • Someone may steal your mail containing valuable info;
  • You may visit an unsecure website on your phone or computer;
  • A skimming device could be...

Data Breaches Continue – Protect Yourself

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In a press conference after former HCPD officer David Rose’s arraignment and not guilty plea, former NFL player Desmond Marrow made it clear he doesn’t blame people in Henry County for what happened during his arrest.

It may have been a cold day in Hampton on Saturday, but that didn’t stop its residents from packing the city’s downtown district for the annual Yellow Pollen Festival.

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The last few years have been difficult ones for the IRS with respect to security issues, and the agency is determined to improve security during this year's filing. Electronic filing is particularly vulnerable because of the speed of the process — it is a favorite method among thieves who steal information from taxpayers and file fraudulent tax returns in their name.

As Bankrate.com Senior VP and Chief Financial Analyst Greg McBride points out, "Tax ID fraud is one of those things where somebody can have your Social Security number and they could have been sitting on it for a while, and you would have no idea until they go and file a bogus tax return under your Social Security number. You only find out at the point where your legitimate return gets rejected." Let MoneyTips protect your credit and your identity with a Tax Identity Theft

Our Tax Returns Reveal Our Secrets (2016 Infographic)

Our Tax Returns Reveal Our Secrets (Infographic)

TITONKA | A Titonka family raises a rare breed of sheep for their wool, which is prized by fiber artists for its softness. 

INDIANAPOLIS — Weather conditions halted nitrogen applications last fall, and with a wet start to spring, it’s likely farmers’ fertilizer plans will remain behind schedule. With March in full swing, farmers may soon need to weigh their options on how and when to apply nitrogen and still hit optimum planting dates.

WASHINGTON – Recently, USDA-trained detector dogs played a major role in the seizure of roughly 1 million pounds of pork smuggled from China where there is an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF). The highly contagious and deadly disease affects both domestic and feral (wild) pigs and there is no treatment or vaccine available for it.

The city of McDonough has changed its rules on garage sales in the city following a unanimous vote from the city council.

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Former Henry County Police Officer David Rose turned himself in at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday morning after entering a not guilty plea before Superior Court Judge Holly W. Veal Tuesday morning.

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District leaders, board members, and high school students took part in sharing the importance of reading with students in elementary and middle schools across the district.

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New Survey Shows Poor Credit Habits of Millennials

Americans must love credit cards. As of the end of 2018, Federal Reserve data shows that we have racked up $870 billion in outstanding credit card debt on our nearly 480 million credit cards in circulation. However, generations vary in how they handle credit card debt.

Millennials tend to be the most cautious with credit – perhaps because many of them came of age during the housing crisis and subsequent recession. Data from the 2017 Experian State of Credit Report found that Millennials hold an average of 2.5 credit cards, while older generations hold from 3.0-3.5 cards on average. They also carry a lower average balance of $4,315, compared to $7,750 for Generation X, $7,550 for Baby Boomers, and $4,613 for the Silent Generation.

A new survey suggests that Millennial caution is warranted. The recent TD Bank Consumer Spending Index uncovered several unhealthy Millennial credit habits.

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The most expensive cities in the world have been revealed -- and the No. 1 spot belongs not to one singly city, but to three destinations.

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It may seem strange to you even to think of freezing your child's credit. Has your son or daughter gone on a credit binge at your local toy store or candy store? Why would your child even have credit in the first place?

Your child probably doesn't have credit, but he or she does have a Social Security Number (SSN) – which is a tempting target for identity thieves. The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that children are over fifty times more likely than adults are to have their identity stolen.

A child's SSN is a blank slate for thieves to use in creating a false identity. Since you are unlikely even to check for any credit in your child's name, the theft may go unnoticed for years, causing significant and long-lasting damage. This type of identity theft may not be discovered until your child prepares to leave for college or the working world, only to find that he or she can't qualify for financial aid, loans, or any form of credit.

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People Less Concerned About Identity Theft Than In The Past

1 In 4 Kids Will Be Victims Of ID Fraud Before Age 18

Average Age Of Child Identity Theft Victim: 12

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Guitarist Dick Dale, whose fast, thunderous sound pioneered the California "surf rock" genre of the early 1960s and gained a new generation of fans decades later through its appearance in "Pulp Fiction," has died. He was 81.

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Chances are that if you have student loans, you need every bit of extra cash that you can get. Did you realize that your student loans might be able to generate some cash for you?

Under certain circumstances, you may be able to save on your tax bill by deducting the interest that you pay on your student loan. The total deduction from your taxable income could be as much as $2,500. As a final bonus, you do not have to itemize to claim this deduction.

To be eligible for the deduction, your loan must meet certain qualifications. It must have been made to cover qualified education expenses as defined in IRS Publication 970, including tuition, fees, and most room and board charges. The loan cannot have come from a relative or via a qualified employer plan, and the e...

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Apple on Monday quietly announced new versions the iPad Air and iPad mini, the company's first refresh for those products in years.

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Equifax... Uber... Target... Under Armour.... The list of data hacks keeps growing and growing, increasing the odds that someone will steal your identity. Last year, this digital epidemic affected 14.4 million Americans. But the more you know, the better you can protect yourself.

We conducted an exclusive MoneyTips Google survey in 2018 to see how much people knew about identity theft and the credit bureaus. Do you know all the answers?

We asked people if they knew which data hack was the largest.

A whopping 9 out of 10 didn't know or chose incorrectly. Reader, care to guess, before we reveal the answer?

Using weighted averages, more than half of us (50.9%) admitted that they had no idea which hack was the worst of the century. More than 1 in 3 (34.4%) guessed the

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The Imagine Music Festival, scheduled for Sept. 20-22 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, announced its first headliner and the theme for the year’s event.

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The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is conducting a survey and needs Henry County’s help.

While officials in Washington stare at a federal budget proposal headed nowhere and a federal budget deficit headed to the moon, farm leaders in rural America are closely watching two recent moves into Big Ag by Big Retail.

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Medical identity theft is an increasing concern for Americans. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, 27.9% of 2018 data breaches as of mid-June are in the Medical/Healthcare category, exposing almost 3 million records – second only to business data breaches.

Why is medical identity theft so desirable to thieves? Not only does it allow access to medical services and prescription drugs in your name, the medical/insurance billing systems are so confusing that you may not realize your identity has been stolen until a bill you were unaware of has been turned over to collections.

Fortunately, you can take some steps to protect your medical identity.

Check Medical Records – Except for a few circumstances, you have the right to a copy of your medical records. Have a copy of your records on hand in case you need them to register

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1 In 4 Kids Will Be Victims Of ID Fraud Before Age 18

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Former HCPD Ofc. David Rose is charged with simple battery in the 2017 arrest of former NFL star Desmond Marrow. He faces a judge Tuesday.

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