Columbia County gets year's first rabies case

Friday, Jan. 16, 2009 10:12 AM
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A Columbia County family was advised to acquire additional rabies shots for their pet after a raccoon killed near Harlem last week tested positive for rabies.

The raccoon was found on Green Plantation Road near Harlem, and is the first case of rabies in the county in 2009, said Animal Care & Control Manager Linda Fulmer.

“Luckily the dog at the residence had a current rabies vaccination,” she said, adding that additional booster shots were recommended as a precaution.

Columbia County documented 12 cases of rabies during 2008, the most recorded in recent memory.

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paulwheeler
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paulwheeler 01/16/09 - 12:17 pm
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Thankfully it's the first of

Thankfully it's the first of a new year so we won't have to hear about Columbia County deer strikes for a while. Seems like every time a car hits a deer in Columbia County it gets reported as breaking news.

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whynot2 01/16/09 - 12:42 pm
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I agree paul, probably while

I agree paul, probably while I am typing this 2 more got hit so thats 2 news stories for later today. " We are off to a fast start of deer collisions"

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Layman101 01/16/09 - 01:40 pm
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So why is it when most

So why is it when most anything happens in Columbia County, the media gets a quotefrom Pam Tucker? Does she run the whole county? What is her title anyway?

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J.W. 01/16/09 - 01:43 pm
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Hey that's the news in

Hey that's the news in Columbia County, sorry we didn't have any convicted felon, drug-dealing, run-over you with my car, news today!. Maybe tomorrow one of our deer will get "cracked" out of their mind, steal a police car, and attempt to run over all the hunters in the county as payback for the death of all their friends last year.

me too
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me too 01/16/09 - 02:00 pm
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Basically, Pam Tucker is CC's

Basically, Pam Tucker is CC's mouthpiece.

KMAAC
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KMAAC 01/16/09 - 02:30 pm
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I like it that CC gets more

I like it that CC gets more coverage from a rabid coon than RC gets for it's carjacking animals of the same name. We like it like that. And Pam Tucker is our Director of Emergency Services - she used to be yours.

change display name
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change display name 01/16/09 - 03:11 pm
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You can have her back if you

You can have her back if you want her. I'm sure y'all would enjoy her "PamGrams" every time it rains.

disssman
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disssman 01/16/09 - 03:15 pm
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Folks if you are going to

Folks if you are going to comment on an article, please read it. The name Pam Tucker isn't mentioned anywhere so where do you come up with these postings?

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clyde1 01/16/09 - 05:15 pm
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This is just an article

This is just an article stating that there has already been a case of rabies found in Columbia County. Nothing more, nothing less. Yet there have been eight negative comments written regarding it... one was so nasty it had to be removed and some woman was being slammed who didn't even have anything to do with the article. I'm not sure why this has to happen. From what I have always understood, people put other people down to make themselves feel better. Is that what is going on? Can't you just read an article for the sake of reading an article? It's just an article about a case of rabies, and it acts as a warning to the people in that area to be careful. If I was one of them, I'd be thankful to know a rabid animal had been found so I'd be careful with my pets.

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PeggyRuth382 01/16/09 - 06:41 pm
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Nothing like good ole

Nothing like good ole Columbia County. J.W, I can assure you that CC has just as many drug dealers as any other county. You dont hear about it cause there's so much going on over there, its just another day in paradise.

paulwheeler
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paulwheeler 01/16/09 - 07:05 pm
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My initial post was only

My initial post was only meant as a humorous anecdote related to the fascination that the Chronicle seems to have with everything that is Columbia County. Pam Tucker seems to be a competent public servant. Columbia County is the supreme bedroom cliche, and that is only what my comment was directed at, not at any individual in public service and they way in which they perform their duties. The Chronicle's apparent love affair with CC is the joke, not Pam Tucker.

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DEVGRU 01/16/09 - 08:08 pm
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Pam Tucker is doing her job.

Pam Tucker is doing her job. A job that she does very well and has done for many years.

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brianw 01/16/09 - 08:45 pm
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Please read the article in

Please read the article in its entirety and keep your comments relevent. 1. At no point in the article above are Pam Tucker or deer being run over mentioned. According to the article, the Chronicle got its information from Animal Care & Control Manager, Linda Fulmer, NOT Pam Tucker. Furthermore, the article is about a rabid raccoon not a dead deer 2. Pam Tucker is, arguably, the most competent EMA Director this area has had serving. It is my understanding that she worked for Richmond County at one time and the RC Commission was stupid enough to let go of her services.

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SandyK2005 01/17/09 - 02:30 am
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"Columbia County documented

"Columbia County documented 12 cases of rabies during 2008" ---- At this rate, your chances of getting rabies is higher in CC, than getting mugged in RC!

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