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Fire officials urge safety for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day tops the charts as one of the peak days for home cooking fires. Cooking is the leading cause of fires and fire related injuries across the country. Deep fryer fires result in more than $15 million in property damage each year in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Cooking fires are easily preventable.

County GOP to meet Thursday

The Jefferson County Republican Committee meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Larry’s Pizza 7401 Dollarway Road. The agenda includes a December victory celebration dinner and plans for the 2015 Lincoln-Reagan Dinner in March.

McGehee board to meet Tuesday

McGehee School Board will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the high school library. The agenda includes discussions on Smart Core and graduation requirements, student promotion and retention and the band uniform proposal.