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Fall foliage planner: find the best times and places to enjoy the season

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Plan the best of the foliage season this year with an interactive fall foliage map from SmokeyMountains.com. The national map offers a slider so you can search by date to see where and when has reached minimal change, partial, near peak, peak or past peak across the nation from September through November. It also includes…


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Hurricane Dorian Toolkit: Emergency Prep and Tracking Resources

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As we approach the Labor Day weekend, Florida is under a state of emergency as Hurricane Dorian approaches. Today, the storm is a Category 2, but weather experts warn that it holds the potential to develop into a Category 4 when it hits land. It’s still early to project, but landfall is expected late Monday…


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School bus safety tips for kids and for drivers

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Now that we’re in back-to-school season, take the time to teach your children school bus safety. Even if you’ve done it before, good habits can be forgotten over the lazy summer days so be sure to review procedures at the start of every new school year. Consumer Reports offers School Bus Safety Tips for Back…


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How well do you know your stuff? Create a home inventory!

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Pop quiz – without looking, see how you do answering these questions: What are the makes and years of your major kitchen appliances? How many pairs of pants do you own? Jackets? Shoes? Boots? What year did you buy your mattress and bed frame and what brand is it? Name all the power tools you…


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Buying a used car? Don’t get scammed by title washing

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You see a nice used car at the local dealership that would be great for your college-bound son. You buy the car, and a few weeks later, you get a call that your son is being held by police on a charge of car theft. What!?! You spend considerable time to prove he is not…


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