The Biggest News happened after our little local weekly newspaper went to press. Part 1. Not only had the sheriff been transferred from the Lafayette County jail to the Lee County jail, but he pleaded not guilty and he finally made bail! It was set at $400,000 so he sat in jail for almost a month. Now he’s out on house arrest– ankle tracker and all. Trial date set for June 24.
The Biggest News, Part 2. Two more county sheriff’s employees have been arrested! Per WLOV, one is charged with “two counts of sexual activity between a jailer and an inmate, furnishing contraband to an inmate and the sale/possession of a controlled substance.” The other with “trafficking in firearms and embezzlement.”
To say that we have lost confidence in our sheriff’s office– and others?– is putting it mildly.
In other news… .
Lions Club is collecting used eye glasses at a local restaurant and bank branch. Please drop your used eye glasses in the box.
Church members, 4-H’ers deliver fruit baskets. 200 baskets, each with fruit and an inspirational message, delivered to elderly community members, and to a local nursing home.
Sammie Fondren (dob 2/6/71) possession of marijuana in vehicle, no insurance, obstructing roadway, possession of paraphernalia, hunting after hours, hunting from vehicle, hunting on federal parkway, no hunting license, no hunter orange, headlighting deer and hunting from public road.
Jeremy Dixon (dob 10/14/71). Hunting from public road, warrant-hunting from vehicle, hunting after hours, hunting on federal parkway, headlighting dear, no hunting license and no hunter orange.
1/8 3:22pm Horses in road. Transferred to another county for them to deal with it.
1/12 7:54am Illegal hunter. Fish & Wildlife dispatched.
1/12 1:27pm Cow out by road. Sheriff’s Office dispatched. Poor cow.
1/12 2:44pm Person sitting on side of road. Sheriff’s Office dispatched. Poor person.
Lions Club sponsors PPK finalists. Ha! Mr. Big Food’s business manager’s son won, by the way! I knew this but there’s his picture, right there in the paper!
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program. “Community Outreach Ministry will sponsor a program to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” The theme is “Keeping the Dream” (Jeremiah 29:11).
So… . Let’s see if we’ve gotten this straight.
“Hey dude!” Sammie hollers at Jeremy. “Whadda say we jump in the truck, head over to the Trace, smoke up a bowl and see if we cain’t spot us some deer to shoot at!”
“Man, I’m down with that. Let’s go!”