Jones County receives 1.8 million in grants for 2010 - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Jones County receives 1.8 million in grants for 2010

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Jones County Sheriff's Department has received more grant money.

On Tuesday Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge said his department has received $1.8 million dollars over the past year.  Hodge said this month alone they received $557,000. Hodge said the money will be used to put more deputies on the streets, help victims of domestic violence, and to purchase more equipment.

The county grant writer Lance Chancellor said being awarded grant money helps save taxpayers millions of dollars.

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