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Be a Parent. Not a Peer.

Enabling underage drinking is illegal.  Don’t let your kids spend time with enablers and don’t be one yourself.

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Dispose of Unused Medicine Properly

Anderson County now has 5 convenient permanent medicine disposal bins!

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