SHERIFF'S COLUMN: Governor's signature will make the bills law
The following are a few of the bills that were passed and adopted by the Senate and House of Representatives and await the Governor’s signature before being enacted into law or vetoed.
SHERIFF’S COLUMN: Springtime is in the air!
Spring or springtime is the season for renewal, rejuvenation, and resurrection. It is also the time of year for many people to get out and begin enjoying several months of outdoor recreation.
SHERIFF'S COLUMN: The Dougherty County Sheriff Office has been busy on a number of fronts
2013 was a great year for the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office.
SHERIFF'S COLUMN: Rights that exist only on paper are not rights
Heroes such as Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. persevered through great hardships in their pursuit of equality for all men. Each left a legacy.
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.
SHERIFF'S COLUMN: The Thanksgiving season is a time to count blessings
Thanksgiving is a holiday unique to America because it is celebrated with an attitude of giving thanks to God.
Public safety column
As autumn sets in, the weather cools, and we begin looking forward to the holiday season, the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office wants to thank you for your support by hosting our 4th annual “Building Unity in the Community” cookout. The cookout will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, at C.W. Heath Park from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. C.W. Heath Park is located on Jordan Street, just off Maple Street This event is our way of saying thanks to the citizens of our community.
Public safety column
In my last article, I spoke about Georgia’s “Stand Your Ground” law which allows the victim of an unlawful use of force to fight back rather than retreat. In that article, I stated that deadly force may not be used to protect property. The Castle Doctrine is an exception to that.
It seems as though everyone has been following the case against George Zimmerman and the shooting death of young Trayvon Martin.
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.