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Lawmakers in South Carolina are discussing punishing people who wear saggy pants.

Lawmakers in South Carolina are discussing punishing people who wear saggy pants.
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Here are some more pictures from yesterday's STAR Banquet. Many thank to John C. Bell, Jr., The Kiwanis Club, The Honorable John Ellington, Dr. Angela Pringle, our Richmond County High Schools, Augusta Chronicle and so many others who help with this!

A fun time today at Kiwanis Club celebrating Richmond County 2018 STAR Students. Our speaker, Honorable John Ellington, did a great job! I love Richmond County and our schools! Rebecca M. Snider and Titus Nichols.

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Elizabeth H Bell is with Sandra Kate Ellington and Rebecca M. Snider.

A fun time today at Kiwanis Club celebrating Richmond County 2018 STAR Students. Our speaker, Honorable John Ellington, did a great job! I love Richmond County and our schools!

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A partial win and good decision from the Court in one of our cases, Huffman v Prudential Life Insurance!
https://www.bna.com/prudential-facing-class-n73014474805/

Life insurance recipients who sued Prudential Insurance Co. of America over its payment practices scored a partial win Jan. 29 when a federal judge allowed them to present some claims as a certified subclass.
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Great job Caleb Connor and Ken Connor!

The jury found the nursing home liable for only 20 percent of the award but plaintiffs attorney Ken Connor said that because the panel found both professional and ordinary negligence—a claim for which the defense had not sought apportionment—he would seek the entire award.
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Nicole Christine

This is from a RN who got the flu:

This is the current course causing the deaths post flu diagnosis. It is why I was hospitalized for 4 days after having the f...lu and taking a 5 day course of Tamiflu. This is what to look for:

The buildup of fluid/mucus in the lungs combined with immobility from lying down and trying to “rest” to recover creates a perfect environment for the development of pneumonia. Bacteria starts to grow in the lungs at this point and causes a new fever, tightness in the chest and shortness of breath. Some people are mistaking the development of pneumonia as just more of the flu symptoms and stay home trying to get over it.

DO NOT STAY HOME if you develop these symptoms.

If your respiratory rate increases over 30 breaths per minute, a new fever develops, and you feel short of breath walking around in your home, you will need to call your physician or go to the nearest ER/ urgent care to get treatment.

Untreated pneumonia can lead to the development of bacteria entering the bloodstream and thus, the development of sepsis.

Sepsis starts a cascade of symptoms that can cause organ failure and clotting disorders in a matter of hours! A rise in lactic acid level in the blood is how my sepsis was diagnosed. I immediately received IV antibiotics and 4 bags of lactated ringers. (LR) This reversed the sepsis and I have made a full recovery.

IF you have had the FLU and start to develop a new fever or shortness of breath, please DO NOT WAIT.
It’s better to go get checked again than try to wait it out! Healthy people are dying from this course. If you are immunocompromised or have a lung disorder, this is even more important.

Please check on your friends with the flu, & SHARE THIS with any and EVERYONE!

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Locally, we are seeing a huge outbreak of the flu.

The CDC reports that last week, the U.S. experienced the highest percentage of people going to the doctor for flu-like symptoms since the 2003/2004 flu season. ...Augusta Area hospitals are tells NewsChannel 6, they are feeling the strain of these numbers. http://wjbf.com/…/local-hospitals-maxed-out-due-to-flu-li…/…

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Both University Hospital and Augusta University tell NewsChannel 6 that their Emergency Departments are maxed out.
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Keep it up, Augusta!

Augusta had the fourth most-improved metro-area economy out of America’s 200 largest markets last year.

Augusta had the fourth most-improved metro-area economy out of America’s 200 largest markets last year, a national policy group said in a new report.
chronicle.augusta.com

Suggestions while during the Shutdown!

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The tide pod challenge debacles continue..

Retailers are now taking action after the dangerous tide pod challenge took over social media.

Retailers are taking action after the dangerous tide pod challenge took over social media.
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Not quite sure as to why state government here will be closed here again tomorrow but enjoy the two days off!

Richmond, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, Warren, Washington and Wilkes are among the counties whose state offices will remain closed.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced this morning that state government will remain closed for non-essential personnel on Thursday across the 83 counties impacted by winter weather.
chronicle.augusta.com