Hood won’t appeal HB1523 injunction, but Bryant will

July 15, 2016 in News, Religion

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi’s Democratic attorney general said Wednesday that he won’t join the Republican governor in appealing a federal judge’s ruling that blocked a state law on religious […]

Attorney general Jim Hood unsure if he will run for governor, but worried about state leadership

July 12, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Attorney General Jim Hood says he is unsure if he will run for governor in 2019, but is worried about how the state is being led. […]

Mississippi mayor arrested on embezzlement charges, accused of using city credit card to pay for repairs to personal vehicles

March 30, 2015 in News, The Buzz

TERRY, Miss. (AP) — Terry Mayor Roderick Nicholson was arrested Monday on embezzlement charges tied to accusations that he used a city credit card to pay for $2,700 in repairs […]

Federal judge denies Google motion to block subpoena from Mississippi AG Jim Hood

December 24, 2014 in Business

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A federal judge has denied Google Inc.’s motion to block enforcement of a subpoena issued by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood that seeks information from Google […]

Mississippi jury finds woman guilty in fatal buttocks injection trial

September 2, 2014 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman’s death. The state attorney general’s […]

Woman gets a year in jail for exploiting 92-year-old

February 13, 2013 in Statewide News

A Tupelo woman has been ordered to serve a year in prison for exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

Attorney General Jim Hood says Lucy Judon, 55, of Tupelo pleaded guilty at a hearing on Friday.

Judon was accused of taking over $22,000 from a 92-year-old woman she worked for as a private-sitter. She is also accused of opening credit card accounts in the woman’s name and making nearly $3,000 in charges.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

February 5, 2013 in Education, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

As we enter into the month of February and draw closer to Valentine’s Day, Attorney General Jim Hood would like to remind Mississippians of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and the resource’s available at the Attorney General’s Office.
 
National statistics show that one in three adolescent girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.
 
“Domestic Violence is a learned behavior,” said Attorney General Hood.  “If we don’t intervene, statistics show that boys and girls who are exposed to violence in their homes are statistically much more likely than children who aren’t to become abusers or victims as adults.  It is my hope that, through our awareness and prevention efforts, we can help our young people learn how to develop healthy relationships and improve these alarming statistics.”

Chickasaw residents face additional counterfeit charges

December 11, 2012 in Business, News, Statewide News

Two Chickasaw County residents have been arrested for a second time in a year after allegedly selling counterfeit clothing from Urban Wear located at 205 Church Street in Okolona.

Attorney General Jim Hood said Willie McMillian, 46, and Sophia Hill, 47, of Okolona, were taken into custody by investigators with the Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Division, Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Okolona Police Department, and the North Mississippi Narcotics Unit following a successful undercover operation by member of the Attorney General’s Knock Out Knock-Offs Task Force at Urban Wear.