Local officials turn out for neighborhood watch meeting

Photo by Heather Middleton

Photo by Heather Middleton

Nearly a dozen elected officials and law enforcement representatives showed up to speak to members of the Duck Pond Neighborhood Watch group in Jonesboro last Saturday, according to a spokesperson for the group.

Neighborhood Watch spokesperson Linda VanBrackle said approximately 50 residents from the Duck Pond neighborhood attended the group's most recent community meeting, held in a cul de sac in the subdivision.

VanBrackle said the neighborhood's residents, during the meeting, heard from U.S. Congressman David Scott (D-Ga.); Clayton County Police Chief Greg Porter; police department Deputy Chief Tim Robinson; police department spokesperson Lt. Tina Daniel; Clayton County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Terrance Calloway; Clayton County District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson; Clayton County Superior Court Judge Deborah Benefield; Clayton County Tax Commissioner Terry Baskin; Clayton County Board of Education Chairperson Pam Adamson, and former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill.

VanBrackle said the attending officials regularly attend the neighborhood watch group's meetings. "The only ones who were new this time were Judge Benefield, Pam Adamson, and Terry Baskin," she said.

-- Curt Yeomans