Sheriff John Everett told AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio that the new program for the elderly has been welcomed by area residents.  The program is designed for a deputy to check up on elderly residents on a daily basis.  Initially the program had around 15 people sign up for the service, and more have been added since.  Sheriff Everett said that the word is getting around about the service and the Senior Center has passed out fliers to area residents.   

The Sheriff also stated that he is planning a new program that would e-mail area residents in the case of an emergency.  Everett stated that the service would be beneficial to help keep the public notified in the case of a tornado or even in an incident like the escape from Hays State Prison in October of last year.  Everett hopes to implement the new program as soon as the software is received by the Sheriffs Department.