What's New in Jackson County
The Jackson County Animal Shelter and the Humane Society of South Mississippi have changed their relationship status. That’s right, in an effort to save the lives of as many animals as possible they are now, in Facebook terms, “In a Relationship”. The “courtship” will take place over the next three months as HSSM competes against 50 other shelters in the ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K Challenge. The two organizations are going to use this time period as a trial basis for a potential long term relationship.
Representatives from Jackson County Head Start delivered a special ‘thank you’ to the Board of Supervisors. During the May 6 Board meeting, JC Head Start Program Director Vanessa Gibson along with parents, Lovonia Cunningham and Veto Roley, expressed their appreciation to the Board for continued support of the agency. They also presented them with “Flower Hands” – a framed piece of artwork made by 5-year old student McKenzie Magee.
The Jackson County Board of Supervisors proclaimed May 5-11 as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week during their May 6 board meeting. They also proclaimed May 5-11 as Goodwill Industries Week in recognition of the services provided by the non-profit organization.
The Jackson County Board of Supervisors declared Thursday, May 2, 2013 as National Day of Prayer for the County. This year’s theme, “Pray for America”, is based on the verse from Matthew 12:21 which reminds us that “In His name the nations will put their hope”. Event Coordinator, Robby Myrick, received the annual proclamation during the April 15 Board meeting.
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