Hinds County Sheriff’s Dept. going green

Cannon Nissan of Jackson, a member of the Metro Area Coalition, and The Hinds County Sheriff’s Department are going ‘GREEN.’

Cannon Nissan of Jackson, Mississippi’s premier Nissan dealership, has offered The Hinds County Sheriff’s Department a two-year leased deal on a 2012 Nissan Leaf. The Leaf is Nissan’s first foray into the world of electric vehicles. The Leaf is a five-door, five-passenger car fitted with a 24kW lithium-ion battery complete with 48 separate modules, housing four cells apiece. […]

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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. […]