Two males who have recently disrupted church services in Jackson and Hall counties have sparked a program to be held next week by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
The JCSO will offer a one-hour program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, in the sheriff’s office training room to help pastors and congregations be better prepared for such incidents.
Sheriff Janis Mangum reports that two white males wearing backpacks and speaking loudly, recently entered churches in both Hall and Jackson counties in the middle of worship services, professed to be praising Allah, waved their arms, laughed loudly and bowed.
“It really disturbed the congregations,” Mangum said. “911 had to be called, and I’ve had a lot of calls from people who want to carry their guns to church.”
The intent of the pair, Mangum said, was apparently to intimidate the congregation.
tending the training are asked to contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 706-387-6001 or 706-367-8718 to make reservations to attend.
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