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Smithsburg briefs

September 02, 2009|By DAVE McMILLION

Smithsburg to celebrate Halloween on Oct. 29



SMITHSBURG - Town officials said during a Smithsburg Town Council meeting Tuesday night they have started getting calls from residents about when the town will celebrate Halloween.

As a result, council members were polled and they agreed to celebrate Halloween on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Surgery keeps police chief away from office



SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg Police Chief George L. Knight Jr. has been away from his office following surgery to address a disk problem in his neck, Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers said Tuesday night.

"He's pretty tough, but it will be awhile before he's back in full duty," Myers said during the Smithsburg Town Council meeting.

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Myers said Knight is, however, able to monitor business in the police department.

Council member Jerome Martin said the 46 hours the police department spent on foot patrols in August was an "amazing turnaround."

Martin said that level of foot patrol is something he has long sought for the town.

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