Neighborhood Watch protects south Augusta residents

By: Jessica Floyd Email
By: Jessica Floyd Email

News 12 First at Five, October 2, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Ethel Jones is a pioneer in the Green Meadows community. She started the neighborhood's community watch program. She and her husband, Harold, go door-to-door delivering fliers about their next neighborhood meeting.

"You know, in order to have a neighborhood watch program, somebody has got to watch it," says Harold.

So Ethel and Harold make sure all of their neighbors know about the monthly meetings.

"We ask people to volunteer to drive their car and put a sign on their car saying they're Neighborhood Watch people. Their job is actually to deter crime," says Harold.

The Joneses say they can't remember the last time they had crime in their neighborhood, and they say it's partly due to the community watch program. They say people in the community are proud to be a part of it.

"It's a joy to be able to say when you finish -- that tonight I helped watch their neighborhood," says Harold. "We immediately report all suspicious activity to the sheriff's department."

And Sgt. Richard Roundtree appreciates it. He says good community watches help law enforcement keep the CSRA safe.

"We're getting intelligent reports from people daily. Community groups--neighborhood watches--are becoming more involved," says Roundtree.

And the Joneses say that in the Green Meadows neighborhood, they're going to stay in involved.

"What makes me feel so good about it, is it gives us time to meet our neighbors," says Harold.

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  • by james Location: 30909 on Feb 18, 2008 at 10:24 PM
    I want 2 report on illegal activities in my NHood.First of all here is the story. The one im reporting.Mom and dad both arrested 4 theft.Father armed robbery of a drug store. Mother! get this,Stealing from the salvation army drop off section, both repeated drug offenders;yet, the mother is still on the streets.Ok,After all that being said. The one i wanna report is the son.The boy is not working; yet, I constantly see the boy with boxes of clothes,lawnmowers,end tables,furniture(couch,love seat etc...) entertainment centers in the back of its truck. Another thing i should say. He goes 2 a meth clienic downtown anybody see a pattern. Please contact me at my email address and let me know who i need 2 contact. These people need 2 be stopped.DI i mention he was on probation 4 theft twice within 3 months. I blame that on our system(columbia county that is).If thats me im under the jail.
  • by mariah Location: augusta, georgia on Oct 3, 2007 at 10:51 AM
    this world is going crazy i tell you
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