Aiken county increases patrol on Labor Day - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

Aiken county increases patrol on Labor Day

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police: Body of missing App State student found with letter

    Police: Body of missing App State student found with letter

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:55:55 GMT
    Boone Police Officers received a call about the discovery of a dead body around 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The body was found in a wooded area adjacent to Poplar Grove Road near Appalachian State University. Police
    The body was found in a wooded area adjacent to Poplar Grove Road near Appalachian State University.
  • Sheriff: Inmate found with $1,900 worth of meth in her pants

    Sheriff: Inmate found with $1,900 worth of meth in her pants

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:30:33 GMT
    Amie Eggers-Long (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Amie Eggers-Long (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
    A Jonesboro woman already in jail on numerous charges, including criminal trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia, faces even more time behind bars after investigators say they found $1,900 worth of meth in her pants.
    A Jonesboro woman already in jail on numerous charges, including criminal trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia, faces even more time behind bars after investigators say they found $1,900 worth of meth in her pants.

  • ASU helmet update

    ASU helmet update

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:51:39 GMT
    An ASU player said the school violated his free speech after the team altered a cross decal on the back of his helmet.
    An ASU player said the school violated his free speech after the team altered a cross decal on the back of his helmet.

AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WFXG) -

Let's kiss summer goodbye - but let's not get too reckless.

"I'm sure the city will be fine, but you know there's always someone who gets out of hand. So, it'll be good to have them around," said resident Brian Nedimyer.

"Just being out there and being visible letting citizens know we're out there," said Sergeant Jennifer Bickel.

This Labor Day, The Aiken Department of Public Safety will be pulling a tight force on your day off.

Sergeant Bickel say, "our main concern is to keep everybody on the roadway safe. So each and every driver just maintain responsibility for themselves, be safe drivers, don't text and drive, and by all means don't drink and drive."

Aiken State Park Rangers say they will also take on a similar task.

Park Ranger, Michael Reid say "The main thing we want to do is we want to be outside watching and making sure that people are following the rules so that everybody is safe."

But before you head to the park - here's a few rules.

"Alcohol is not permitted in the state park, so we want to make sure that everybody's following that rule. Another thing is being safe in the swimming area, a lot of people will be coming out specifically to swim and we want to make sure that everything run smoothly," said Reid.

But some folks think the city shouldn't have much to worry about.

Nedimyer say, "I don't have any concerns, but I think it's definitely a time when people get out of hand. They think it's the end of the summer, they got to have one last party before winter comes." 

Vanessa Steiner say, "they're going to be caught doing things that they shouldn't be doing and the police are doing their job."

Just remember to be safe and do it responsibly - Happy Labor Day.

Copyright 2014 WFXG. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.