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KEVIN SPROUL: Safety rules for firearms in the home

THE SHERIFF'S COLUMN: There are three important rules to remember regarding guns in the home

The gun owner should keep the weapon secured until needed, keep fingers off the trigger until intending to shoot, and should only shoot when absoutely certain of the target and what is beyond it.

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KEVIN SPROUL: Building Unity in the Community set for Oct. 18

SHERIFF'S COLUMN: The community cookout is set for Baldwin Park

The Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office began an initiative to build a stronger sense of community in Albany/Dougherty County several of years ago by adopting the slogan “Building Unity in the Community” and launching initiatives to live up to our slogan.

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KEVIN SPROUL: Take caution in dealings with the Internet

SHERIFF'S COLUMN: Information about you, from medical records to banking, are on the Internet

Even if you haven’t provided the information, it is stored with the companies you do business with, on their computer servers, which are probably backed up to “the cloud,” which means that the information is being transmitted over the Internet.

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KEVIN SPROUL: It's all about the youth

SHERIFF'S COLUMN: The showcasing of the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office youth intervention program has attracted nationwide attention

The thing that sets the Dougherty County youth intervention program apart from others is maintaining contact with and mentoring at-risk youth.

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Laws on golf cart usage on roadways clarified

The Sheriff Speaks column

I have had several citizens ask me about the laws regarding golf carts, especially the newer laws that have taken effect in the past few years. I must admit that these laws are confusing. The confusion centers on the fact that a golf cart may be classified as either a “personal transportation vehicle” or a “motorized cart.” Although the definitions are similar, the regulations are different.

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Dougherty sheriff brings suit against state

Dougherty Sheriff Kevin Sproul said the state owes his office more than $50,000 for attempts to deliver child recovery papers.

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