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City Creating Messages To Try and Fight Gangs

By Empriss Campbell
By ecampbell@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn. - Members of the Jackson community are joining forces to stop the growth of gangs in the Hub City.

A small group of community leaders and media members met for the first time, Monday, to discuss the creation of public service announcements that will encourage young people not to get involved with gangs.

"We're looking at doing some videos maybe some public service announcements aimed at young people and parents," said Ron Pennel, Administrative Assistant to Mayor Jerry Gist.

Pennel said this is the beginning of their discussions and hope to have more meetings in the future.