Woman held without bond in toddler’s death

August 2, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A Hinds County woman is being held without bond after being charged with capital murder in the death of her 1-year-old son. Tiffany Michelle Menifield remains behind bars at the Hinds County Detention Center after appearing in court on Saturday, July 27.

Menfield, 25, who lives in the 600 block of Hampton Circle in Jackson, was charged after her son, Tyree McDonald, died on Sunday, July 18 at UMC Hospital.

Vendor charged with taking contraband to prison

August 2, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A 26-year-old Canton man has been released on a $50,000 bond after allegedly trying to smuggle drugs, alcohol, cell phones and other items into a correctional facility in Pearl.

Twenty-six-year-old James Brooks was released from jail Monday following his arrest on Friday, July 26. Brooks, a truck driver for a private vendor, was taken into custody after a search of the Stericycle truck he had driven to the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility turned up the contraband.

MDOC officials discovered cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, 46 cell phones, 44 phone charges, an I-Pod, alcohol, 94 vacuumed packed bags of tobacco, 21 lighters, a pack of hearing aid batteries and 21 bags of yeast.

MDOT to Begin Widening of I-55 in Hinds County

June 7, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

On Monday, June 3, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the James Construction Group closed the Elton  Road overpass on I-55 in Hinds County as part of the widening project on I-55 from Byram to McDowell Road.

The overpass will remain closed until Sept. 15 in order to raise the height of the bridge over I-55.

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.

Hinds Co. workers get relief on insurance cost

October 30, 2012 in Family Medicine, Health, News, Statewide News

Hinds County supervisors have voted 3-2 to keep the contract approved earlier this month with United Healthcare and its local representative, Bottrell Insurance.

The new contract lowers employees’ health insurance deductible from a staggering $5,000 to a low of $500 but more than doubles their monthly premiums, from $73 for a single employee to $173.

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.

JPD sergeant arrested on bribery charges

September 6, 2012 in News, Statewide News, The Buzz, Top Stories

Attorney General Jim Hood confirmed Wednesday that a Jackson Police officer has been arrested and now faces charged of accepting a bribe.

Richard McGahey, 43, of Clinton, has been indicted by a Hinds County Grand Jury for allegedly accepting a bribe in exchange for granting a field release for a suspect.