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Greenbrier Classic security

Local - 7/2/2013 6:35 PM by Joe Hellriegel
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - It's that time of year again for White Sulphur Springs and the Greenbrier Classic. Which means a lot of people and more security.

"Heightened security, basically just being sure that no packages are being taken on the bus, on the grounds that may indicated that may have something in them," said Chief of Police William Wallcoen.

Traffic is also a large component of keeping everyone safe traveling on the roads inside and outside the classic.

"We're doing public relations and traffic control for the PGA tournament here at the Greenbrier Hotel, making sure everybody's safe, get the buses in and out of the parking lot and keeping people safe," said assistant Police Chief Jerry Smith.

Golf fans who visit the area say safety is the most important when it comes to security.

"Whatever they have to do to keep us safe, it doesn't bother me at all," said Mary Ruth. "It wasn't an inconveniences to us, we fit exactly what we needed in a small bag so that doesn't bother me at all."

"There is some heightened security based on what happen in Boston, but most of it is based on basically the normal procedures for the classic," said Wallcoen.

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