By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - A vacant house - or one that appears vacant - is an appealing target to a burglar. This is especially true while families are vacationing during the summer months, taking long weekends away from home or during a business trip.In view of these concerns, Mingo County Sheriff James Smith has issued a list of do’s and don’ts to help deter theft and to aid in keeping your home a crime-free location. You can alleviate day-to-day worries and make your trip more carefree if you will take a few simple steps to reduce the possibility that your home will be burglarized while you are gone.
By Rachel Doverbaldwin@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - Millions of us enjoy warm weather every year by swimming in our backyard pools and relaxing in hot tubs. Tragically though, more than 200 children drown in backyard swimming pools each year.The American Red Cross suggests owners make pool safety their priority by following these guidelines:• Secure your pool with appropriate barriers. Completely surround your pool with a four-foot high fence ...
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