• Real Estate

    WATCH NOW: Viral videos show Henrico real-estate agent rescuing toddler found wandering dark street | Richmond Local News

    Renée Thompson-Truehart recounts how she saved a toddler who had wandered into the street in Highland Springs the night after last week’s snowstorm. Renée Thompson Truehart often posts pictures, videos and memes on TikTok, Facebook and Instagram — sharing everything from footage of family members having fun around the house to more serious commentary on cultural issues. So when she came across a toddler wandering in the middle of a dark street in Highland Springs in freezing temperatures, she started recording video from her phone even before she stopped her car to help the child. Ultimately, she rescued him and kept him…

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  • Bedroom Decoration

    WATCH NOW: Durkee Mansion dressed in its holiday splendor | Local News

    Durkee Mansion is decked out for the holidays. The 2021 Holiday Open House is Nov. 28. Each year, the historic Durkee Mansion at Kemper Center is decked out for the holiday season. And, each year, the decorators come up with a theme. No matter what the “official” theme is, however, the enduring theme each year is love. (For the record, the 2021 theme is “Starry Woodland Nights.”) We caught up with the volunteer decorators at their annual luncheon last week at Kemper as they were celebrating another job well done. “We had so much fun tucking in as many woodland animals…

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  • Garden Design

    Community garden underway in Madison | News

    Last week, a group of University of Georgia students traveled to Madison to present potential design plans for the Fifth Street Garden project. “Our site development team was blown away by the incredible mid-project presentations of our future garden design by UGA Landscape Design students,” said the Fifth Street Garden Club members after the presentations. “We feel so fortunate that Dr. Shelley Canady chose our community garden as the project for her class.” A plot of land located at 664 Fifth Street in Madison has been cleared with the intention of creating a community garden. University of Georgia landscape design students, under the guidance of Professor Canady, provided various design…

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  • Swimming Pool Design

    New pool backed by voters in Humphrey | News

    HUMPHREY — Humphrey is getting a new swimming pool. There were 225 yes votes for the special election bond issue, and 114 voted no. Platte County Election Commissioner Connie Sebourn reported the unofficial results Tuesday evening. She said her office mailed out 612 ballots, 25 were rejected, and 254 were not returned; the remaining amount were counted. “There will probably be a few more added to that count,” Sebourn said. “We have some voters that I’m going to say yes or no to their addresses. They’re still in the area, but they had the wrong address on their ballot, but they’re still in the area, and they did get their…

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  • Real Estate

    Missing an apostrophe in Facebook post lands real estate agent in legal trouble | World News

    The court in New South Wales took note of then error and said it suggests “a systematic pattern of conduct”. The man in question, Anthony Zadravic, had criticised his former employer over non-payment of retirement funds. An Australian real estate agent’s failure to include an apostrope in his Facebook post has landed him in legal trouble. The post was meant to criticise his former employer over non-payment of retirement funds. But the missing punctuation mark caused a defamation case to be filed against him, reported The Guardian. The incident happened in October last year, reported The Guardian, when New South Wales (NSW) Central Coast realtor Anthony Zadravic posted on Facebook,…

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  • Home Improvement

    Contractor gets probation for home improvement fraud | Local News

    BARRE — A Woodstock man has been placed on probation for not finishing a job and taking thousands of dollars from a woman looking to remove lead paint from her building. Vincent E. Arbuiso, 45, pleaded no contest Wednesday in Washington County criminal court in Barre to a misdemeanor count of home improvement fraud. Arbuiso was given a sentence of 6 months to 2 years, all suspended, and placed on probation for two years. The charge had originally been a felony, but it was amended by the state per the plea agreement. James Pontbriand, who had been working as a detective with the Barre City police at the time, said…

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