266

Blount County’s ugly number





The number of confirmed child abuse cases in Blount County last year was 266. Zach Godwin and Morgan Sargent above know that number because they planted 266 pinwheels in the ground, one for each of those children, as a part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month this April. If you suspect child abuse, don’t hesitate, don’t agitate, don’t investigate. Just call the county Department of Human Resources at 274-5200 and let the professionals take it from there. A child’s life could be riding on it. – Ron Gholson

The number of confirmed child abuse cases in Blount County last year was 266. Zach Godwin and Morgan Sargent above know that number because they planted 266 pinwheels in the ground, one for each of those children, as a part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month this April. If you suspect child abuse, don’t hesitate, don’t agitate, don’t investigate. Just call the county Department of Human Resources at 274-5200 and let the professionals take it from there. A child’s life could be riding on it. – Ron Gholson