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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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Bring those quotas to my street

A police patrol car whisked by me at about 60 MPH. You’ve seen it before. You wonder why the cops have to go 60 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. Surly they are not out to make the second part of their quota for the day. There is not an emergency that calls for a cop to go that fast.


Farewell for now

The most difficult time of my career occurred when I was transferred from Fire Station 1 to Fire & Life Safety, as the department’s Community Programs Coordinator. I started with this opening because 2004-2006 was tough for me to get up and go to work.


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.”


A vegetable and berry day, literally

Although I am not a commercial vegetable or berry grower, I rarely miss the opportunity of attending events held at the Randolph Farm of Virginia State University, which explains why the pouring rain and thunderstorm prediction on July 24, the day of the 2014 Commercial Vegetable and


Healthy Plumbing

Infections of the urinary tract are among the most common diagnoses seen in the primary care physician’s office. It is the fourth most common diagnosis treated by your Family Doctor.


Max has boundaries

Hello and welcome to the extra distance issue of the Dogpound. Well, my poor laptop has bitten the dust. Well, not really. The on-and-off button has decided to stay in the off position, so I have been forced to sneak back into work and use my office computer to keep the supply-chain full of Dogpound wit and humor.


What great Presidents do

History is a slow process. It’s easy to predict what history will say, but extremely hard to get it right.


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