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'Cops' to film in Richmond County

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 4:14 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 1:34 AM
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A film crew will be tagging along with Richmond County sheriff’s deputies to find Augusta’s “bad boys” during filming for the television show Cops.



Sheriff Richard Round­tree signed an agreement April 4 with Langley Produc­tions Inc. It was obtained through an open records request to the sheriff’s office.

Cops, which follows police during patrols and other activities, premiered in March 1989 and is one of the longest-running TV shows in history. It has been filmed in 140 U.S. cities and in Hong Kong, London and the former So­viet Union, according to its Web site.

After 25 seasons on Fox, Cops moved to Spike TV this month.

The agreement does not specify when filming will begin and end or when the segments will air. Police said they are unable to comment on the filming timeline.

The agreement says all filming activity will be under control of the sheriff’s office’s officer in charge. It states that some officers and residents can refuse to be filmed and that the sheriff’s office has no obligation to compel them to do so. The sheriff’s office also has the right to review and approve all completed segments before broadcast.

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soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/17/13 - 09:03 am
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Cherry Tree Crossing Guards? Barton Village Posse?
Unpublished

Cherry Tree Crossing Guards? Barton Village Posse?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/17/13 - 09:26 am
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Speaking of deep throats--- heh

Riverman has MORE DTs than anyone I know...more info--more scoops & the "dirty stuff" ....behind the scenes. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUjUz_QEh48

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/17/13 - 09:37 am
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Know What I Mean Seenit?

Ah, someone who recognizes excellence in commenting. Heh. Seriously, I value my network of people who know what's going on. I'm a mere keyboard typing what they tell me. But the way I see it is we all have different roles. The newspaper reporters have to thoroughly vet things, be careful not to appear one-sided and yield to some other forces. Commenters can get away with a lot more. I've had a newspaper guy tell me he wished he could say what I had said.

One of the things I hated most about losing my anonymity a couple of years ago through stealth work by some was that now I have to be nice to people sometimes who have done something wrong. It's also the same thing when you have been online a long time building friendships and alliances. It wasn't that I wanted to say bad things about someone in anonymity. Before I was more critical when I saw something. I didn't want any friends in person or online who knew Riverman. I didn't take political sides and would speak out without sticking to a philosophy. I would just lay out my thoughts (while, of course, being careful not to harm someone or lie and so on). Now I have to consider that I don't want to hurt the feelings of so and so who has done this or that for me in the past. Know what I mean, Seenit?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/17/13 - 09:38 am
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Know What I Mean Seenit?

I'm afraid I do know....words mean something & I have to tip toe too..not always easy.
Mum mummum.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/17/13 - 09:59 am
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About Sheriff Roundtree being

About Sheriff Roundtree being on Cops, I have it on good authority that he will not appear. The deputies they ride with will be known as Hollywood in the future.

bentman
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bentman 09/17/13 - 10:27 am
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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 09/17/13 - 10:34 am
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and...

knowumsayin?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/17/13 - 10:48 am
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Both you guys have a future

Both you guys have a future in TV. I have confidence we can pull off a great Cops show. Afterall, we are the state where "Who Shot Boo" was recorded.

David Parker
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David Parker 09/17/13 - 12:26 pm
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132 and bush cover is code 3

132 and bush cover is code 3

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 09/17/13 - 01:38 pm
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Jail Report Photo

The Jail Report posted a picture of four guys sitting on the street, two squad cars, and a cameraman and sound guy. They're here....

Darby
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Darby 09/17/13 - 03:04 pm
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"You know there ain't nobody perfect.

You understand what I mean?"

Oh, yeah... I know, I really know.

David Parker
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David Parker 09/17/13 - 03:45 pm
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My genuine hope is that the

My genuine hope is that the good sheriff made it abundantly clear to all officers, don't leave the keys in the ignition.

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