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2-year-old accidentally shoots, kills his mom in Wal-Mart

...Wal-Mart, said in a statement the shooting was a "very sad and tragic accident.""We are working closely with the local sheriff's department while they investigate what happened," Buchanan said.Hayden is a politically conservative town of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-30/2-year-old-accidentally-shoo
Police and steroids: Hard to control, hard to prove

...tested officially through a urine sample."We generally can tell when it's happening," McLane said.None of the local sheriff's offices include steroid testing in their random drug tests.Augusta-Richmond County Risk Management Manager...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-01/police-and-steroids-ha
NY man charged with trying to extort Paula Deen

...Deen in exchange for not going to the media with "true and damning statements" he said she made.FBI agents and local sheriff's deputies arrested Thomas George Paculis, 62, of Newfield, N.Y., on Friday morning. A criminal complaint...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-07-06/ny-man-charged-trying-extort-
Fallen officers honored at luncheon

...fallen heroes" and gave a short description of the circumstances surrounding their deaths. The agencies ranged from local sheriff's offices and police departments to the board of education, military police and U.S. marshals.The first recorded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-15/fallen-officers-honored-lunch
State chief: 65 concealed weapon permits have been revoked due to mental health reporting law

...said.Permit holders are notified of the revocation by letter. They must either return their permit to SLED or their local sheriff's office. If needed, SLED will send someone out to get a revoked permit, but so far that has not been needed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-02-21/state-chief-65-concealed-weapon-per
Lawmakers weigh regulating drones

...Association said his group was still reviewing both bills and had not yet taken a position. He said he's not aware of any local sheriff's department in the state who has a drone or has access to one."For law enforcement it's an emerging technology...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-02/lawmakers-weigh-regulating-dr
Ga. lawmaker: Campus carry provision to be dropped

...said guns would be prohibited from government buildings with a metal detector, but allowed under the discretion of a local sheriff's department for those without the enhanced security measures. The previous version did not include a role for sheriffs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-23/ga-lawmaker-campus-carry-prov
Local sheriff's deputies go to Mississippi

Sheriff's deputies from Richmond and Columbia counties will head to Mississippi this morning to lend a hand to law enforcement in an area ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, officials said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/16/met_2922.shtml
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Rants and raves

Comments from our readers. I WOULD LIKE TO thank our local sheriff's offices for doing such a great job. They rarely get any kind of appreciation for their great work. Anyone else can go apply...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2009-05-08/rants-and-raves
Metro | Rants and raves
Don't panic if you've lost something -- call the police

A lost wallet or purse might not have fallen into the wrong hands. It just might be sitting at your local sheriff's office waiting to be claimed. In North Augusta, authorities say officers often find lost items while patrolling or people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/21/met_504851.shtml
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