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Digger Dog visits local elementary schools
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Digger Dog with Rincon Elementary students. - photo by Photo submitted

On Feb. 27 the Utilities Protection Center of Georgia’s mascot, Digger Dog, visited students in second and third grades at Sand Hill Elementary School to encourage students “Call Before You Dig.”

On March 7, Digger made an appearance at Rincon Elementary School.

At each stop, Digger enjoyed sharing safety information and having a bit of fun. Digger explained the importance of not damaging underground utility lines by digging safely, what not to do around overhead power lines and how to be safe if the lines are down.

He also discussed the odor that is added to natural gas and what students should do if they smell it.

Digger left behind an activity book and information for students to take home.

For more information about Digger Dog and his presentation call (706) 476-6048. For more information about the Utilities Protection Center of Georgia visit The number to “Call Before You Dig” is 811 or 1-800-282-7411.

Do your part in keeping Georgia Safe and Connected, it’s the Law.