Renovator Certification

first_imgPainters, carpenters or anyone who renovates homes should attend a training June 29 in Oconee County that will explain new Environmental Protection Agency regulations for lead-based paints.Located at the Oconee County Civic Center, the training will be 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and offered by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension through a partnership with Greenville Tech.The EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule took effect April 22 and affects contractors, property managers and others who work in housing or childcare centers built before 1978.Participants will learn how to minimize lead dust generation and soil contamination during maintenance, renovation and remodeling activities. Following these procedures will reduce the risk of lead exposure to employees, children and residents.Participants in the class will perform hands-on activities and will be tested at the end of class.Those who earn a passing score will be certified as renovators, a certification that is valid for five years. The class, which costs $260, is limited to the first 20 registrants. For more information, or to register, go to the website www.fcs.uga.edu/ext/housing.last_img read more

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200 compete in Blueberry Run

first_imgMACHIAS — Almost 200 runners competed in The Next Step Domestic Violence Project’s 40th annual Blueberry Run on Saturday.Julia Flower of New York finished the 5-mile course first overall with a time of 29 minutes and 49 seconds. Jeremy Lisee of Milbridge was the first male finisher in 30:32.Tyler Demarest, 12, of Marshfield finished the one-mile race first of almost 100 runners in 7:01. Ani Roberts, 9, was the first female finisher in 7:51.All proceeds from the race went to supporting Next Step, its mission and the services offered to victims and survivors of abuse. Those services include a 24/7 hotline, emergency shelter, transitional housing, legal assistance, support groups, community presentations and awareness education.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textClick here for more 5-mile race results.Click here for more 1-mile results.last_img read more

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