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Higgins with mayor Johnny Hammock and city clerk Barbara Garnett

Higgins offers safety tips for the holidays

By Michael Butler

The Christmas season is supposed to be a joyous time of the year, a time to be spent with family and friends. Sometimes the unexpected happens. There are measures that we can take to avoid mishaps during the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

Tallassee Police Chief Matthew Higgins expressed his wishes for a safe and secure holdiay season.

"The Tallassee Police Department would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year," he said.

Below are some holiday safety tips courtesy of Chief Higgins.

  1. There is more traffic on the road so be cautious and patient while driving.
  2. If you choose to drink be sure to have a designated driver.
  3. If you are traveling out of town remember to use lights on timers and have someone you trust check on your house.
  4. If you receive any gifts such as TVs and game systems, don’t leave the boxes by the road. These boxes advertise to criminals what’s inside, try to break them down for the trashcan or carry them off.

"We want all of our citizens to enjoy the Holidays and look forward to a great 2018."

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