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Safety Information

Child Restraint Virginia law requires all children through age eight to be restrained in a child safety seat, regardless of the child's weight. Child-safety seats must fit snuggly. To be effective, they must not slid or wiggle in the vehicle seat. All child restraints should be installed in the manner recommended by the seat manufacturer…
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Domestic Violence

Great crowd at the courthouse yesterday evening. The Laurel Center held a candlelight vigil for those victims of domestic violence. Mayor Smith made a proclamation that October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Glad we could be there along with the Winchester Police to support them. If you have been or feel you are about to…
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Home Security

Locks Make sure every external door has a sturdy, well-installed dead bolt lock. Key in the knob locks are not enough. Sliding glass doors can offer easy access for would be burglars. Consider installing commercially available locks and / or "Charlie Bars" to prevent the door from being lifted off of the track. Also, an…
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Protecting Your Privacy

Passwords Change your passwords regularly. Do not use words that could be easily guessed such as a spouse's or children's name or a home street address. If you have the option of letting your computer automatically remember your password, don't use it. Consider establishing a password for all banking transactions, even in person transactions. This…
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Kids and Drugs

Signs and symptoms of drug use. Acting intoxicated Bloodshot or red eyes Imprecise eye movement Wearing sunglasses at inappropriate times Abnormally pale complexion Change in speech patterns and vocabulary patterns Repressed physical development Sudden appetite Unexplained weight loss Neglect of personal appearance and grooming Unexplained periods of moodiness, depression or anxiety Inappropriate overreaction to mild…
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Travel Safety Tips

When traveling by car Always carry a cell phone! Become familiar with your route of travel and make others aware of the route and your estimated time of arrival. Make sure your car, personal or rental, is in good repair and ready for the trip. Don't advertise you are a traveler, remove rental stickers from…
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Project Lifesaver

The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, and other related conditions or disorders. The task of searching for wandering or lost individuals with Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome, dementia or other cognitive conditions is a…
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Evictions

General Info The material provided here is meant only as an example and a general overview of the eviction process. This information shall not be considered legal advice. Each situation is different and no one explanation can cover every situation. For specific information please consult the Code of Virginia, or for legal advice please consult…
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