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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.


Help them help you

One of the most recent Line Of Duty Deaths (LODDs) was a young volunteer firefighter in another state that died after being struck by a tractor-trailer, on an interstate. One of the most dangerous areas that firefighters, medics and police officers have to work is on the side of the many highways across this country.


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


Ebola Virus

The Ebola virus is one of four distinct families of viruses that can cause viral hemorrhagic fever in humans. The current epidemic in Africa is the largest outbreak in history having claimed the lives of over 960 individuals.


Max is insured

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful but befuddle world of the Dogpound. Well, actually to tell the truth, I am a little more than upset with my car insurance. I will not mention names here, but I have been with them a very long time and they pulled a stunt that I was not very happy about.


Start looking now

Last year, my best friend and I wandered into an Oregon book store, where she picked up a novel by Portland journalist Brian Doyle. After she’d had sighed, chuckled, and laughed aloud a half-dozen times – and read me some passages – I downloaded it to my Kindle.


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