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Child Abuse Prevention

Mayor Burrely Loftin recently proclaimed April 2020 as Child Prevention Month in Ava. According to the proclamation, “child abuse and neglect often occurs when people find themselves in stressful situations, without community resources, and don’t know how to cope.” In the photo (left to right) are Tamara Stigall, Ava Police Chief Reggie Johnson, Ava Mayor Burrely Loftin, Haley Richards of the Douglas County Health Department, Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase, and AJ Carmichael, Ava Fire Captain. Photo: Michael Boyink/Herald