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A buddy is more than just a friend to hang out with

I am concerned about those young men and women who are beginning their college career. According to a UCLA student survey, 30% of new freshmen feel overwhelmed. It's no wonder, since the transition from high school to college is probably the single most significant change in their young lives. Here is some advice that can make the transition easier:

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C.H.A.M.P.S. Camp set for 11th year

Summer is only a couple of months away on the calendar but the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office CPIU (Crime Prevention & Intervention Unit) is already planning for our 2011 C.H.A.M.P.S. Summer Camp.

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Sheriffs' association a valuable asset

As sheriff of Dougherty County, I would like to discuss an issue very close to each of us -- crime prevention. My office is committed to making our neighborhoods safer places to live. By doing so, we will improve the quality of life for individuals and families; both young and old. It is imperative that we seek progress to reduce the negative influences that crime has on our children and to help safeguard the elderly.

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Sheriff's Office had a busy 2010

I wanted to take this opportunity to share the accomplishments and productivity of the Sheriff's Office during 2010. It was a difficult year economically, but the employees of the Sheriff's Office have really stepped up and showed a level of determination and dedication that has made me very proud.


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