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Richmond County Sheriff's Office offers 12-week 'Police Academy' for residents

...participate in classes similar to those officers undergo at the police academy.The class is scheduled to begin Sept. 2. Anyone interested in the class can contact Capt. Wendy George or Sgt. Michael Gilliland at (706) 821-1467.
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When Michael Gilliland and his wife go shopping at Wal-Mart, he goes straight to the toy section. He isn't shopping for his children or for himself...
Volunteers make Operation Augusta Cares successful

...the event, families had use of the Family Y's water park and could participate in a variety of games. Magician Michael Gilliland made balloon sculptures and performed two shows. There was an inflatable slide as well. Allison Fuller attended...
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Officers' hobbies pay off as second jobs

...just to work on them," he said. " They wreck it and tear it up. I fix it and put it back together." Before Michael Gilliland ever picked up a police badge, he waved a magic wand. He was 8 when he got a magic set as a gift. Now, at 42...
Standing ovations

...Fair. The event features the wild game, fish, barbecue and chili competitions, exotic animal display, magician Michael Gilliland and the Flying Wallendas high wire act. Tickets are available at First Union and SunTrust banks, Fat Man's Forest...
A bang-up celebration

...gospel music, hot-air balloons, pony rides, clowns and political speeches. At 7:30 p.m., escape artist Michael Gilliland will perform, and at 10 the sky will be alight with the Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks show. Call 860-2952. Meadow...
Fair gets some new attractions

...other tricks. Patrons can meet and greet Gizmo, a robot that will roam about the fair with assistance from magician Michael Gilliland, who will perform his entertaining and educational Magic With a Twist. Everything, however, is not new. The...
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Cookin' for Kids features petting zoo "oooo" and "ahhhh" at. Fort Discovery Science Center will participate, as will Smokey Bear and magician Michael Gilliland. Ashley the cougar and Kodiak the lynx will be there and if all goes well, so will a baby bear and a baby leopard...
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Keeping busy is the trick for illusionists

Michael Gilliland says his life wouldn't be the same without magic - and not just because it's a passion he has pursued since he was 8 years...

...photograph accompanying a story on police officers' second jobs credited the wrong source. The photo of Officer Michael Gilliland was a handout provided to the newspaper. The president of a local organization was misidentified in a story Sunday...