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June 16, 2014

Police are investigating an apparent domestic-related murder-suicide that occurred on Fox Maple Terrace June 15. Just after 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, police were dispatched to a residence in the 5700 block of Fox Maple Terrace to check the welfare of a subject. Upon arrival, police heard multiple gunshots. Police soon found bystanders attempting to aid Renotta I. Jernigan, 30, and her 2-year-old son, Seth Jernigan, who had both been shot.

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A ramble through Dog Days

Is anybody hot? That’s a phrase used by my brother-in-law whether it’s hot in the house or not. The guy is always hot. The AC could be on 52 and he’d still be hot. I’ve always wondered if it is the stress of guests, high blood pressure or menopause. He is closing in on 60 after all.


Calling assures service

Some people believe that driving to a fire station is the quickest way to obtain service in a medical emergency. The danger with this thinking is that apparatus in a station does not necessarily mean that personnel are at the station.


Age is just a number

There is often a common theme in my articles and that is that age is just a number. I was thinking about the article for this month and, once again, how I was going to convey this message. I was thinking about what the indicators were that triggered someone to think someone is “old.”


Volunteer appears after long break

For as long as I can remember, of all the volunteer plants I have come across in our garden, few have surprised me more than that of flowering annual, Datura, I accidentally found this summer, basically because of two reasons


Restless leg syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) affects up to fifteen percent of adults in the United States. It seems to be more common as we get older. In individuals over age 65 years, upwards of twenty-five percent may have symptoms suggestive of RLS.


Max gets a truce

Hello and welcome to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. We have a bit of good news to report here at the Dogpound, our fish...specifically the Angel fish, have buried the fish hooks [so to speak].



I had planned to use this week’s piece to start a series on choosing the right college. Then, as occasionally happens, something supervened.


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