Buzz Report

Supervisors slash sheriff’s budget

$2.5 million moved to other areas
By Othor Cain
Managing Editor
In what is being described as a major blow to public safety in Hinds County, supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday, Sept. 4, to cut the sheriff’s department budget by $2.5 million for the next fiscal year, that begins Oct. 1. “The decision by the supervisors puts the entire county at risk,” Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis said. “It totally puts employees in jeopardy. […]