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Wednesday, April 04, 2012
JC Proclaims April as Child Abuse Prevention Month
Top Photo (L-R): District 4 Supervisor Troy Ross, District 5 Supervisor John McKay, District 3 Supervisor Mike Mangum, CASA Executive Director Frances Allsup, District 1 Supervisor Barry Cumbest, CASA Permanency Coordinator Miranda Green, CASA Volunteer Coordinator Allison Statham, Youth Court Administrator Cynthia Wilson, CASA Board President Valerie Damazio, District 2 Supervisor Melton Harris, CASA Volunteer Tim Billings
The Jackson County Board of Supervisors proclaimed the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month during their April 2, 2012 board meeting. Representatives from Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) attended the meeting to accept the proclamation and hand out blue ribbons as a reminder of the 3.2 million abused children reported nationally each year to Child Protective Services.
There are currently more than 350 children in foster care in Jackson County due to child abuse or neglect, and each year more than 2,000 child abuse cases are reported or investigated in the County.
For more information about CASA’s services or to find out how to become an advocate for children, visit CASA’s website at www.jccasa.net.
Child Abuse Prevention Month was first proclaimed by the United States Congress in April 1983.
Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2012 by Nicole Grundel
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Highway 613 near the Temple Baptist Church will be closed to traffic due to railroad restructuring. The work began today, July 14th and is scheduled to be completed late on July 21st. Drivers are asked to drive slowly in the work area and remain alert. The repairs were requested by the Jackson County Board of Supervisors and is being paid for by the State of Mississippi.
Highway 57 between Highway 90 and Old Spanish Trail will be closed beginning Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 6:30 a.m. through Monday, July 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. A county contractor will be performing street repairs associated with the Old Highway 57 Project.