Board votes not to install cameras on Lamar buses

November 29, 2012 in News, Statewide News

The Lamar County School Board has voted 3-2 not to hire a Phoenix firm to install cameras on school buses to catch drivers who are passing the stopped buses.

Board member Mike Pruitt, who voted no, told The Hattiesburg American he wasn’t against installing the cameras, but objected to the way the firm intended to make its money.

Two former Jackson Police officers plead guilty to accepting bribes

October 23, 2012 in News, Statewide News

Former Jackson Police Department Patrol Officers Monyette Quintel Jefferson, 27, and Terence Dale Jenkins, 25, have pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to accepting bribes from an undercover FBI agent.

In pleading guilty, federal officials said Jefferson and Jenkins admitted their involvement in protecting several drug transactions.