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Happy Flag Day!

Happy Flag Day!

Happy Flag Day from all of us at Hicks and Associates Insurance! Bone up on your Star Spangled Banner Facts! Did you know Betsy Ross didn’t make the first flag?? In the summer of 1813, Mary Pickersgill (1776–1857) was contracted to sew two flags for Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. The one that became the […]

6 Tips for Boat Safety

6 Tips for Boat Safety

In the Shoals, we are lucky to have water everywhere to swim, play and boat in. Follow these tips to be the most water safe you can this summer. 1. Booze and Boat Driving Don’t Mix: With the way performance boats are today, with all the skills that need to be ready at hand and […]

9 Ways to Stay Safe at Amusement Parks

9 Ways to Stay Safe at Amusement Parks

Accidents happen at amusement parks, from skinned knees to serious ride malfunctions. But theme parks have a number of safety measures in place to ensure that your family’s time there is fun and incident-free. In fact, state inspectors and regulatory agencies are in charge of “fixed rides,” such as the roller coasters you find at […]

2018 saw the most multistate outbreaks of foodborne illness in more than a decade, CDC says

2018 saw the most multistate outbreaks of foodborne illness in more than a decade, CDC says

Foodborne illnesses killed 120 Americans last year and sickened 25,606, the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its annual report Thursday, acknowledging an increasing incidence of infection caused by eight major pathogens and a sharp uptick in the number of multistate outbreaks. The CDC logged 23 multistate investigations last year, the most in at […]

What Will Your Garden Grow?: 7 Easy Veggies to Grow

What Will Your Garden Grow?: 7 Easy Veggies to Grow

You don’t need a green thumb to grow a bounty of fresh vegetables right in your backyard or balcony. Whether you’re a gardening novice or just want to start a vegetable garden with the least amount of time and effort, here are the top almost foolproof vegetables to grow. Most of the gardening sites around […]

Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Food

Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Food

Eating while driving is one of the most common forms of distracted driving. Along with other distracted driving behaviors, the act of eating snacks or drinking beverages while behind the wheel presents serious safety risks on U.S. highways. Dangers of Eating While Driving It’s important to understand the dangers associated with eating while driving. There […]

Safer stop signs coming!

Safer stop signs coming!

Researchers have developed a solar-powered stop sign that can flash a light at the right moment to make sure drivers don’t roll past the sign. Innovative and extremely beneficial in making our roads safer! According to the Federal Highway Administration, 54 percent of all US traffic fatalities occur on rural roads. Many of those accidents […]