Jefferson Awards Winners Honored

The annual Jefferson Awards recognize outstanding community service. Three winners were honored at an awards luncheon on Thursday.

Howard Smith of Gulfport was among those honored. He was recognized for his 40 years of dedicated service to the Boy Scouts of America.

Charlene Hand of Harrison County was also presented an award. She has dedicated her time and talents working with disadvantaged youth at the Gulfport Job Corps Center.

Johnnie Lou Ingram of Picayune was also honored. She's a longtime volunteer for programs like Relay for Life, Christmas in the Park and the Main Street Program.