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Seniors can take steps to avoid victimization

Criminals never seem to sleep or take time off, especially those who target our senior citizens.

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What are you thankful for?

As I took time to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with my family and relatives, we discussed what we were most grateful for. I do not know about you, but sometimes I forget just how fortunate or blessed that I am, and more times than not, I take things for granted. As sheriff of Dougherty County, I have the opportunity to speak and spend time with many individuals from all walks of life.

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’Tis the season to protect your I.D.

This time of year, with the holidays approaching, there always seems to be an increase in theft-related crimes, the fastest growing type of which is identity theft.

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Cookout gives community chance to come together

The old adage that “time flies by the older you get” seems to be true more and more. Autumn is already upon us and 2011 is quickly coming to a close. But before this year is completely over, the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office wants to thank you for your support by hosting our 2nd annual “Building Unity in the Community” cookout.

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Be proactive in securing your home

In last month's article, I spoke on the various ways that the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office is involved in assisting you in protecting your property. Today I want to share some important tips for you to implement which in turn will make your home safer and less of a target for criminals.


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