Melody Coppwrites to remind readers that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to encourage learning more about the issue and getting involved with stopping it, while Jessica Perkins writes to thank all who helped with More Than A Meal last month. (October 22, 2013, Page 4)
Terry Jean Williams-Buffington writes to comment on the recent closure of the Domestic Violence Project home and to urge citizens to work together to save the shelter. (August 2, 2011, Page 4)
As most in the Pine Flat community, Angel Ranch is also trying to rebuild as it continues to try to lend a helping hand to tornado victims.
The once-temporary shelter for abused children suffered moderate damage after a tornado wreaked havoc on the Pine Flat community where the home is located. (June 3, 2011, Page 1A)
A domestic violence-related bill was signed into law recently by Gov. Haley Barbour that will make it a misdemeanor criminal offense for someone to prevent a victim from seeking emergency medical or law enforcement assistance. (March 1, 2011, Page 1)
When there’s a domestic assault involving the use of hands — smacking, kicking or hitting — the abuser is generally charged with simple assault. When a weapon of any kind is involved, the abuser can be charged with aggravated assault which is a felony offense.
A new bill signed by Gov. Haley Barbour now allows strangulation to be considered an aggravated assault. (April 30, 2010, Page 1A)