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Top 10 ways to honor a veteran on Veterans Day

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Americans celebrate Memorial Day in the spring and Veterans Day in the fall. While it can be easy to confuse the two holidays, Memorial Day is set aside to honor American’s war dead; Veterans Day is intended to honor the service of all U.S. veterans, both living and dead. In fact, celebrations surrounding Veterans Day […]

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Storing a classic car through the winter

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If you’re a classic car owner, surely you are committed to ensuring it stays in tip-top shape throughout all the seasons, especially the winter when it most likely will be unused for a while.  Here are some tips for safely storing a classic car:Any period of inactivity requires a number of preparatory steps to prevent […]

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Fall Home Safety

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As days get shorter and nights get longer, our habits begin to change. Most of us typically spend more time hunkering down at home and less time frolicking at the beach. That usually means resuming favorite fall pastimes like huddling through York Dragon or Cookeville Cavalier games on Fridays and drinking hot cocoa on the sidelines […]

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Getting ready for winter weather

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Fall has arrived, but there’s still time to get ready for winter weather, including storms. Extreme cold is always a possibility here in the Upper Cumberland, so we at The Rains Agency have compiled some tips to help you stay safe and limit damage.Preparing your homePerform basic winter maintenance — insulate your walls and attic, […]

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A little extra caution can go a long way while driving at night

Summer has ended, and while fall and winter have their own pleasures — including High School Football — longer nights mean increased danger on the roads.You might think you drive just as well at night, but consider this: Even though nighttime driving accounts for just 23% of vehicle miles traveled, more than 50% of fatalities for […]

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Securing Fall Trees

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Before the wind blows, secure your trees and shrubsThe seasons are changing, and the colors of autumn abound. Regrettably, fall’s stunning display is often accompanied by some unwelcome weather hazards in the Upper Cumberland – namely, wind – that can cause considerable damage to the very trees that produce those beautiful fall leaves. pretty coloured autumn […]

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Five sure-fire ways to get your car stolen

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j. l. johnson Most people would say their car is one of the most valuable assets they own — if not the most valuable. Despite that, however, some people make it downright easy for thieves to drive off in their pride and joy. At The Rains Agency, we don’t want you walking out your door […]

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After-School Safety Tips for Parents and Kids

Parents, class is back in session in the Upper Cumberland, so you’ve likely already reviewed the basic after-school safety tips for kids who walk or bus to and from school. Those tips, of course, are: Walk with a buddy Stay in well-lit areas Never accept a ride with strangers Once home, lock the door and […]

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Tornado truths that can help you stay safe

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Tornadoes have caused severe and irreparable damage to tens of thousands of Americans and their property in recent years. On top of the physical and emotional fallout, many have also lost their lives as a direct result of a tornado. Although you can never control the weather or the outcome of a destructive storm, there […]

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Summer Activities for Kids

Summer’s Coming – What to Do With the Kids? It’s the age-old question that parents in the Upper Cumberland face every year: How do we keep the kids occupied this summer? Well, there are always the biggies, such as theme parks or camping. But, with work and other obligations getting in the way, not to mention […]

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