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County tries to crack down on park vandals
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Authorities are still looking for those responsible for another round of vandalism at two Effingham County parks.

Workers found Tuckasee King and Tommy Long landings had been defaced and reported the incidents Thursday morning.

Effingham County Recreation and Parks Director Clarence Morgan said the culprits had not been found as of Sunday afternoon. Work is under way at Tuckasee King as part of the Go Fish Georgia program, but vandals have torn out some of the stakes used to mark where the driveways are scheduled to go.

“We encourage folks to call us if they see any acts of vandalism,” Effingham County project manager Adam Kobek said. “We want the community to be proud of the parks we do have.”

The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office also will increase its presence around county parks.

“Our deputies regularly patrol county parks throughout the day and night,” ECSO spokesman Detective David Ehsanipoor said. “In light of these recent incidents, we will be stepping up patrols around all the county’s recreation areas.”