Imagine having to deal with temperature’s hovering around 100 degrees outside and you don’t have any water. None! Not a good situation and actually one that could have been dangerous, especially to the elderly. That is what was facing residents of northern Jackson Parish on Friday when the St. Clair Community Water System went on the blink leaving a host of customers without water.
To the rescue! Kudo’s go to the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office (JPSO) and Jackson Parish Police Jury (JPPJ) along with several other volunteers for their quick response and assistance. Upon hearing of the calamity JPPJ President, Amy Magee and her husband Darrell, hooked up a cattle hauler to their truck and high tailed it to Choudrant.
There they purchased 80 cases of bottled water and took it back to New Hope Baptist Church located at 3877 Hwy 146 north of Chatham. Assisting in the unloading effort was Jake Johnson, Rickey Cash, Police Jury board member Lewis Chatham and his wife Regina, as well as JPSO Deputies Ray LaBlance, Jeremy Dark, Juston Bass and Glen Watkins.
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