Purse party raises money to stop human trafficking
By STACEY HAIRSTON - Staff Writer
Ferrum College freshman Megan Vest will host a purse party Sunday, March 16 from 1 to 6 p.m. in Franklin County High School's Ramsey Cafeteria.
Vest organized the party through Change Purse, a nonprofit organization that supports exploited men, women and children.
Change Purse's mission is to "encourage hope through raising awareness and by investing into the lives of victims and survivors of sex trafficking," according to the website.
Human trafficking exists all over the United States, according to caseact.org, a California-based website for battling human trafficking.
Callaway couple guilty of abusing incapacitated man
By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer
A Callaway couple was found guilty last week in Franklin County Circuit Court of abusing an incapacitated adult.
Howard Jordan Jr., 39, and his wife, Rose Marie Jordan, 38, both face up to 10 years in prison.
The condition of Rose Marie Jordan's father, William Wayne Michau, 66, came to light when the couple brought Michau to the emergency room at Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital on Sept. 26, 2013.