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BREAKING: Georgia Supreme Court upholds Dawson County man’s conviction for Hannah Bender’s 2019 murder
The district attorney recognized the "horrific” nature of Bender’s death, thanking those involved in the judicial process and stating that “justice was well served” in the case.
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Don’t eclipse your eyesight; take precautions to view celestial event
Looking at the sun without protection can damage eyes, experts say
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Dr. Elizabeth Ellison of Gainesville Eye Associates holds a simple pair of ISO 12312-2 compliant disposable glasses for viewing the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. - photo by Scott Rogers, DCN Regional Staff
While there is a lot of excitement surrounding the total solar eclipse that will cross into North Georgia on Aug. 21, many have expressed concerns about eye safety when looking directly at the sun during this once-in-a-generation event. So is it really dangerous to look directly at an eclipse? Can it cause blindness? Actually, yes.