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Jones Co. Emergency Management director announces retirement

Don McKinnon, executive director of the Jones County Emergency Management Agency, is retiring. Don McKinnon, executive director of the Jones County Emergency Management Agency, is retiring.
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

The longtime head of the Jones County Emergency Management Agency is retiring.

Don McKinnon will leave as executive director of that organization effective Jan. 31, 2012.

McKinnon took over the agency in July of 2000, but began serving Jones County as a volunteer with Laurel-Jones County Civil Defense in 1979.

During McKinnon's time as executive director, Jones County Emergency Management grew to include the operation of the Enhanced 911 System and the building of a new emergency operations center, which opened in 2001 with a full-time 911 dispatch center.

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