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All eyes are on the sky again and we’re watching what Nicholas is going to bring to us. Not sure that the weather forecasters are even sure at this point, but the last I heard was right now their guess is 10-20 inches of rain with 35 mph winds. This could change at any time, so everyone is advised to “stay tuned”. My advice is to “be prepared”; this isn’t the first storm we’ve had to deal with, and it won’t be the last.

On Sept. 8th we received a call from a lady on County Road 219 advising that she left home around 9:00 a.m. to go to Jasper and returned around 1:00 p.m. About 4:30 p.m. she went outside and noticed that their 2001 Legend bass boat was missing. The boat has a 250 HP Mercury engine and is metallic blue with a yellow stripe down the side. It is very risky to back up to someone’s house in the middle of the day and steal a boat; not to mention how bad it is to take a boat from a family that has worked hard to have it.

Someone broke into the vending machine at the old Bass Buster Inn; there are pictures of the perpetrator on Mike Lout’s radio station and we’re asking if anyone recognizes him to please call us.

We have 112 in jail today. We’re still having some issues with Covid. Some of our jailers have tested positive and others are having to work overtime to cover shifts of those that are sick. The State mandates how many officers we must have on duty, so we are working within those mandates. We have highly recommended to all our employees that they get vaccinated. We encourage everyone to talk to their doctors and listen to their advice. We all know folks who have died from Covid, but I know of no one who has died from being vaccinated.