Wednesday and Thursday are Weather Aware days due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Isolated strong thunderstorms may develop late Wednesday afternoon, but widespread severe weather does not appear to be likely at this time.
5-12-04 - Local law enforcement held a tribute to fallen officers in Carter County Wednesday. 11 lawmen have been killed in the line of duty since 1920, and a monument honors each one.
At the mid-morning memorial service, officers fired a 21-gun salute and laid flowers at the memorial. The most recent officer to die was Doug Durrington, a Healdton police officer, killed in a car accident in 1985 during a pursuit. His daughter Kimberly is a member of the Leonard police department and attends the memorial service each year.
May 15th marks National Peace Officer Memorial Day.