What's New in Jackson County
On June 17, the Jackson County Supervisors recognized County Information Systems Director Robert Sema upon the occasion of his retirement. Mr. Sema will officially retire at the end of the month after 29 years of service with the 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.
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