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 addition to a lawsuit Hinds County settled last year with more than 175 current and former employees. It paid them about $1 million in back […]
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 He rescinded his planned retirement on Dec. 31, 2012, one day before it was to take effect.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….
By Othor Cain
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 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.
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.
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 (OCG). Full Spectrum is perplexed as to why the board of supervisors would refuse to approve a development deal for the City of Jackson that […]
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 of Supervisors are back at square one when it comes to deciding how to handle the November ballots for the election commissioners race. At issue […]
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 10 p.m. Monday, June 4 from the Raymond facility. Officials at the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) said Hopkins is serving a 20-year sentence for […]