(August 16, 2017) The McRae-Helena Police Department’s (MHPD) most recent report details numerous felony arrests this week for a variety of charges ranging from theft of an auto and burglary to an assortment of illegal drug violations. Officials with the MHPD say in the month of July they began receiving reports of several automobiles in the area being broken into. Further, one vehicle was reported stolen but was found by officers the next day, partially submerged in a local pond. The MHPD’s ensuing investigation over the next weeks yielded several arrests for the various, yet similar break-in incidents, as well as being able to arrest and charge the alleged thief of the car. Pick up a copy of this week’s Telfair Enterprise to get the complete story!


Telfair County junior varsity and varsity football teams traveled to Jeff Davis last Friday night to take on the Yellow Jackets in the final preseason scrimmage of the year for the Trojans. The night proved to be a hard-fought, back-and-forth battle of wills, especially on defense. A pass caught by Dareon Powell put the only Trojan touchdown on the board, keeping the crowd on the edge of their seats until the final whistle. The game ended in a tie, 7-7. “It was definitely a defensive battle,” says Telfair County Head Football Coach Matt Burleson. More from Coach B. inside this week’s Enterprise!


“You never want to look directly at the sun without appropriate protection except during totality,” says Telfair EMA Director Lee Conner about the upcoming Solar Eclipse next Monday, Aug. 21. “Looking at the sun without appropriate eye-wear or protection could severely hurt your eyes. Here, we are only projected to see 92-95% of the full eclipse. This is why it is recommended that citizens take extra precaution. The safest bet is to not look into the eclipse at all, but if you do, please be wearing approved glasses. In the last eclipse many people were hurt by viewing the eclipse with the naked eye. (Also) If driving, do not allow yourself to be distracted by the eclipse. I want all citizens to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime event, but I do NOT want anybody to be scarred for life.”
• GEMA advises using solar viewing glasses to view the solar eclipse of 2017. According to GEMA, the following four companies sell eclipse glasses that meet the international standard (ISO 12312-2) recommended by NASA: Rainbow Symphony, American Paper Optics, Thousand Oaks Optical and TSE 17.