The News

Richard David Shock

Orange County Sheriff's deputies arrested a local man for multiple charges, including possession of a controlled substance, after a search warrant at the suspect's residence led them to the discovery of more than 30 grams of methamphetamine and other illegal items, reports OCSO.

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Blake Owen Buxton of Orange

A deputy with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office found a large quantity of methamphetamine, a drug that has been the bane of the area for years, during a traffic stop on March 4, reports OCSO.

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Seastrunk (left) along with Michael Byerly and Xavier Clark

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshals and the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) arrested a local man in connection with the robberies and shootings of four Jasper County residents, reports the sheriff’s office.

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Three schools received checks for $1,000 on Feb. 26, funds that will help with field trip expenses for students, courtesy of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Association (JCSA) “Cops Helping Kids” program.

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Weather was an issue last week, with snow falling in every state except Hawaii and Florida. A sharp increase in black bear attacks had Floridians on the alert. Closer to home, hundreds of local citizens battled rain and dense fog to travel to Austin for the biannual Golden Triangle Days at the state capital where they talked, listened and even made a little merry with lawmakers, government officials and their respective staffs.

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