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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Got a cell phone?

Want to get the latest updates from The Brazil Times via text message?

Those interested may do so through a new partnership The Times has with TxtAlert.

The operation will allow those who signup to receive text messages of the breaking news and sports, in addition to weather updates from The Times.

Signing up is fast and easy. All anyone has to do is click on an advertisement currently on www.thebraziltimes.com or scroll down to the bottom of the website and click on text alerts. From there, participants have to enter mobile contact information and select information categories they would like to receive via text message on their cell phones.

An authorization code will then be sent to the person as a text message. Enter the code to complete the signup process.

The Times will offer the following message categories (which will be updated) as text messages on wireless devices:

* Times Emergency Alert Information and Times Breaking News Alerts -- get breaking news, school closings and emergency alert information for the area,

* School News -- receive news regarding Clay City and Northview,

* Weather -- Receive the local weather forecast as a text message and receive severe weather alerts for the county and other areas,

* Sports News -- Get news and scores from the area high school teams, and

* Text Deals -- Get valuable coupons and special offers from local business.

The program is a free service. The service is FCC CAN-SPAM compliant and information is kept private.

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