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Jones County church blames gangs for vandalism

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

For the third time, Houston Road Baptist Church has been vandalized and they are concerned and speaking out on the gang problems in the area.

"It's a reality that we need to face and confront and not avoid," said Chairman of Deacons, George Gavin.

On Friday, the church noticed its building and transportation van spray-painted with what they believe are gang letters. This isn't the first time the church attempted to get the word out that they believe gangs exist in the area.
 
"I believe we should address it, don't sweep it under the rug," said church member, Mike Herrington. "We all got together and put money together to buy this van. We have it a month and a half, two months, then they come over here and write gang symbols all over it."

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