Hinds County to pay workers $450,000 more in overtime case

December 28, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Hinds County will pay up to $450,000 to settle federal claims that some sheriff’s employees weren’t paid overtime. The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/2if2mfr) reports the payment is in […]

Hinds County Supervisor Anderson on the job Monday morning

January 10, 2013 in News, Top Stories

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa


At the regular meeting of Hinds County Board of Supervisors, Monday, Jan. 7, all cameras were focused on Supervisor Doug Anderson. He rescinded his planned retirement on Dec. 31, 2012, one day before it was to take effect.

His retirement was based on “health concerns” as given in a statement submitted by his daughter, Jackie Anderson Woods of Atlanta….

Anderson rescinds retirement as Hinds County supervisor

January 3, 2013 in News, Top Stories

By Othor Cain

Contributing writer

With only one day left before Supervisor Doug Anderson’s resignation/retirement was scheduled to take effect, he pulled the plug on it.

After 19 years in the county post, and more than 36 years in public office, Anderson had said through his daughter, Jackie Anderson Woods, that he was giving up the post due to health concerns. Anderson had suffered a stroke last December, his second one in a six-month period. His recovery from the stroke had worried his family….

Hinds supervisor resigns after health questions

December 17, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Hinds County Supervisor Doug Anderson is resigning, after some fellow supervisors questioned if he was too ill to continue serving.

Anderson, a supervisor since 1993, will step down Jan. 1. His resignation was announced by his daughter, Jackie Anderson, at a Thursday press conference that her father did not attend.

Lawsuit: Race used improperly in redistricting

October 1, 2012 in News, Statewide News

The Hinds County Republican Party and the county’s only white supervisor are suing four black county supervisors, charging race was used improperly as a factor in redrawing district voting lines.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Jackson, claims the majority-black Hinds County Board of Supervisors used “impermissible racial considerations” when redrawing district lines.

Full Spectrum surprised at Hinds County Board of Supervisors

July 19, 2012 in News, Top Stories

Special to The Mississippi Link The Hinds County Board of Supervisors voted July 16 to not support the development of the parking garage on 1822 Square at Old Capitol Green […]

Graves continues her fight for inclusion on the Nov. ballot

July 12, 2012 in News, Top Stories

Attorney Martin: ‘Notice of Appeal filed in Circuit Court’ By Othor Cain Managing Editor After a nearly two hour discussion that ended with two failed votes, the Hinds County Board […]

Inmate escapes Hinds County through faulty door

June 7, 2012 in News, Statewide News

By Monica Land RAYMOND – Authorities are still looking for an inmate that escaped from a Hinds County Detention Center late Monday evening. James M. Hopkins was discovered missing about […]