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Jones County Sheriff's Department rings in Christmas season

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

The Jones County Sheriff'sDepartment is out fighting crime and also helping those in need.

This week the departmenthas been ringing in the Christmas season next to the red kettle outside of Walmart.

Deputies, correctionalofficers and staff are taking turns hourly and volunteering to help TheSalvation Army of Laurel. The organization said it appreciates everyone'sefforts at helping those who would otherwise be forgotten.

“The volunteers have noidea what a tremendous help that they are to helping this community to furtherour dollar,” said Lieutenant Stacey Connelly. “Whenever the volunteers are outhere it helps us from having to pay someone and so that means that every dollarthat goes in that kettle is going to go towards helping somebody.”

The Laurel Police Departmentwill volunteer their time next week.

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