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Hoschton depot fire was the work of arsonist


HOSCHTON - State and local fire investigators are working to find out more about a fire that heavily damaged a historic building in downtown Hoschton Friday morning. Jackson County EMS Director Steve Nichols said the fire at the historic train depot does ...

Hoschton Depot fire ruled arson


HOSCHTON, Ga. -- The historic Hoschton Depot went up in flames Friday morning, and investigators have now determined the blaze was intentionally set. The fire broke out at around 4:20 a.m. It caused heavy damage to the 131-year-old building located at 4272 ...

Suspected arson at Hoschton Depot


The building was built in 1881. The City of Hoschton rents it to the public for various civic uses. Anyone with information can contact the JCSO tip line at 706-367-8718. Georgia Arson Control offers up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Archer wins on Duffey's perfect game


Buford 1, Whitewater 0 LAWRENCEVILLE — Buford defeated Whitewater 1-0 Wednesday night at Georgia Gwinnett College ...
Mill Creek 4, Duluth 1 HOSCHTON — Mill Creek defeated Duluth 4-1 in its region opener Wednesday night. Singles winners for the ...

Charles County births


He has a brother, Hunter Mast, 2. Grandparents are Lori and Andrew Mollica, Donna and Jeff Milligan of Hoschton, Ga., and Brian Anderson of Lancaster, Ohio. Savannah Ruth Haight Eric and Holly Haight of Waldorf announce the birth of their daughter ...

Arlene Johnson


She loved helping people. Arlene is survived by one son, Kent and his wife, Crystal of Hoschton, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Interfaith Assistance Ministry, 210 Ehringhaus St., Hendersonville NC 28739 and/ or Opportunity House ...

Charlie Standard


HOSCHTON Charlie Standard Charlie Standard, age 2 months, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015. He is survived by his parents, Nikoli Alex and Kathryn Kat Carpenter Standard; sister, Annabelle McNamara; grandparents, Tim and Christie ...

Georgia REALTORS(R) Induct Honorees Into Hall of Fame


The 2015 inductees into the Georgia REALTORS® Hall of Fame are Jan Baker of Hoschton and Dana Bauguss of Buford. Baker is Regional Vice President for Berkshire Hathaway Homes Services, and Bauguss is a Senior Vice President/Managing Broker for Berkshire ...

Solunar Information for Hoschton, GA


Nov 1, 2012; 5:00 AM ET As the world warms, due to a changing climate, there is a chance the sport of hunting and fishing could be affected. Valerie Smock has more on what could happen in the future.

Mrs. Marion Bennett: Obituary


Mrs. Bennett was born February 28, 1919 to William and Eileen Bell in Hoschton, Georgia. She was married to the late Roger Lamar Bennett. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Heidi Bennett of Jasper; and son, Bill Bennett of Jasper.

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Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in HOSCHTON GEORGIA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status

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Exercise at any age is vital for healthy bones and is essential for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

Exercise not only improves bone health, it also increases muscle strength, coordination and balance and helps improve overall health.

Why do you exercise?

Bones, like muscles, are living tissue that responds to exercise by becoming stronger. In general, women and young men who exercise regularly reach a higher bone density (the highest level of consistency and strength of bones) than those who do not exercise. Most people reach peak bone density between 20 and 30 years old. From that age usually bone density begins to decrease. Women and men over age 20 can help prevent bone loss hacienda exercise frequently. The exercise allows us to maintain muscle strength, coordination and balance, which in turn helps prevent falls and fractures. This is especially important for older adults and people who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis.

The best exercise to strengthen bones

The best exercise for your bones is required weight-bearing. This type of exercise makes you strive to work against gravity. Examples of these exercises include weight lifting, walking, hiking, jogging, stair climbing, tennis and dance. In contrast, exercises that do not require weight-bearing include swimming and cycling. While these exercises help strengthen and maintain strong muscles and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, are not the most effective in strengthening bones.

Exercise Tips

If you have health problems such as heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity, or if you are 40 years old or more, consult your doctor before you start exercising regularly. According to the Surgeon General, the optimal goal is to exercise for at least 30 minutes most days; preferably daily.

Pay attention to your body. When starting an exercise routine, you may have some pain and discomfort in the muscles, but should not be painful or last more than 48 hours. If this occurs, you may be working too hard and need to slow down. Stop exercising if you feel any pain or discomfort in the chest and talk to your doctor before your next workout.

If you have osteoporosis, it is important to ask your doctor what activities are safe for you. If you have low bone density, experts recommend that the column is protected and avoiding exercises or activities that cause bending or twisting of the back. Moreover, should avoid high-impact exercise to reduce the risk of breaking a bone. You can also consult with an exercise specialist to teach you the proper progression of their activities, to stretch and strengthen muscles safely, and correct bad posture habits. An exercise specialist should have a degree in exercise physiology, physical education, physiotherapy or similar specialty. Be sure to ask if you are familiar with the special needs of people with osteoporosis.

A comprehensive system to combat osteoporosis

Remember, exercise is only part of a regimen for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis. Like a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, exercise helps strengthen bones at any age. But it is possible that good nutrition and exercise are not enough to stop the loss of bone density caused by medical conditions, menopause or certain habits such as the use of snuff and excessive consumption of alcohol. It is important to talk to your doctor about your bone health. Ask if you are a candidate for a bone density test. If densitometry shows low bone mass, ask what medications may help maintain healthy bones and fight osteoporosis. [16]




Avoiding cyberbullyng in HOSCHTON GEORGIA

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Why Cyberbullying is Different

Kids who are being cyberbullied are often bullied in person as well. Additionally, kids who are cyberbullied have a harder time getting away from the behavior.

  • Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night.
  • Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace the source.
  • Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent.

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Effects of Cyberbullying

Cell phones and computers themselves are not to blame for cyberbullying. Social media sites can be used for positive activities, like connecting kids with friends and family, helping students with school, and for entertainment. But these tools can also be used to hurt other people. Whether done in person or through technology, the effects of bullying are similar.

Kids who are cyberbullied are more likely to:

  • Use alcohol and drugs
  • Skip school
  • Experience in-person bullying
  • Be unwilling to attend school
  • Receive poor grades
  • Have lower self-esteem
  • Have more health problems

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Frequency of Cyberbullying

The 2010-2011 School Crime Supplement (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics) indicates that 9% of students in grades 6–12 experienced cyberbullying.

The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey finds that 15% of high school students (grades 9-12) were electronically bullied in the past year.

Research on cyberbullying is growing. However, because kids’ technology use changes rapidly, it is difficult to design surveys that accurately capture trends.

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