TRIAD/SALT Council host annual Senior Informational luncheon - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

TRIAD/SALT Council host annual Senior Informational luncheon

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Jones County TRIAD/S.A.L.T. Council held their annual Senior Informational Luncheon at Sanderson Farms Executive Building in Laurel on Friday.  

The event focused on bringing awareness to crim prevention for the elderly and encouraging them to stay informed and aware of their surroundings.

Officials from The Mississippi Attorney General's Office, and the secreatry of state' office fielded questions from particpants regarding voter id, identity theft, and gave advice on avoiding phishing scams. 

Deputy Director, David Linzey, of the Mississippi Attorney General's Office from the Consumer Protection Division addressed the current issues regarding identity theft and scams that are specifically targeting the elderly citizens in communities across the state. 

"Be aware of signing your name on some documents that you don't know what you are signing," said Deborah Warren, TRIAD/SALT Chairperson-President. "Get an attorney, or get someone at your church or next door neighbor to help you," said Warren.

Officials from the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office Elections Division spoke about voter ID issues. 

Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee along with Police Chief Tyrone Stewart also attended the event. 

Members of law enforcement agencies in the county and seniors in the community make u Triad. They use a "SALT" or Seniors and Law enforcement team appraoch to reduce crim against seniors and encourge them to contact local law enforcement officials as needed.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Lumberton Police Chief not reappointed

    Lumberton Police Chief not reappointed

    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-09-22 02:50:00 GMT
    Lumberton has a new Alderman after a special election was held. Photo credit: WDAMLumberton has a new Alderman after a special election was held. Photo credit: WDAM

    Alderman in the city of Lumberton voted unanimously to not reappoint Police Chief Elsie Cowart. According to Alderman Jonathan Griffith, the alderman voted 5-0 to override the mayor’s previous veto to keep Cowart during a Tuesday night special called meeting. Griffith said Shane Flynt was appointed as the new police chief. Cowart was police chief since 2012. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

    More >>

    Alderman in the city of Lumberton voted unanimously to not reappoint Police Chief Elsie Cowart. According to Alderman Jonathan Griffith, the alderman voted 5-0 to override the mayor’s previous veto to keep Cowart during a Tuesday night special called meeting. Griffith said Shane Flynt was appointed as the new police chief. Cowart was police chief since 2012. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

    More >>
  • Physicians, families affected by childhood cancer hope for more funds for research

    Physicians, families affected by childhood cancer hope for more funds for research

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:33:19 GMT
    Lin Carter and his daughter, Noelle, pose for a photo while she received cancer treatments in Houston, Texas earlier this year. Photo from Carter Family.Lin Carter and his daughter, Noelle, pose for a photo while she received cancer treatments in Houston, Texas earlier this year. Photo from Carter Family.

    September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

    More >>

    September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

    More >>
  • Perry Central, Taylorsville to meet in battle of Class 2A unbeatens

    Perry Central, Taylorsville to meet in battle of Class 2A unbeatens

    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-09-22 00:51:05 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Chip Bilderback and Chuck Robertson were once fellow assistant coaches and remain good friends these days. Friday night, the two will lead their respective undefeated high school teams onto the football field ion New Augusta for a Class 2A showdown. “We both coached together at Jones (County Junior College), and we’ve had a good time with it this week,” said Robertson, Taylorsville High School’s head coach. “We’ve given each other a hard time with...More >>
    Chip Bilderback and Chuck Robertson were once fellow assistant coaches and remain good friends these days. Friday night, the two will lead their respective undefeated high school teams onto the football field ion New Augusta for a Class 2A showdown. “We both coached together at Jones (County Junior College), and we’ve had a good time with it this week,” said Robertson, Taylorsville High School’s head coach. “We’ve given each other a hard time with...More >>
Powered by Frankly