Through the lens of Jay Johnson

April 5, 2018 in News

Local photographer honored By Othor Cain Editor For more than 40 years, he has photographed people, events and scenes in Jackson and across the state of Mississippi. Last week, the […]

Stokes draws outrage over controversial comment

January 7, 2016 in News

From staff reports Jackson’s Ward 3 City Councilman Kenneth Stokes’ recent comments on how he would handle police from other jurisdictions who pursue suspects into the city have garnered national […]

Jackson council member talks about controversial remarks

January 4, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Jackson city councilman suggests that his comment about throwing rocks, bricks and bottles at police was taken out of context. Kenneth Stokes says he said […]

Latest Mississippi news, sports, business and entertainment

January 4, 2016 in News

HIT AND DRAGGED Police: body apparently dragged 6 miles in hit-and-run NEW ORLEANS (AP) – New Orleans police say a driver apparently hit a pedestrian in the city’s French Quarter […]

Hinds County Supervisor Anderson on the job Monday morning

January 10, 2013 in News, Top Stories

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 He rescinded his planned retirement on Dec. 31, 2012, one day before it was to take effect.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….

Sheriff’s budget restored after special meeting and rescinding votes

September 13, 2012 in News, Top Stories

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa
Staff Writer
Hinds County District 1 Supervisor Robert Graham, the board president, said he was “appalled” by the outcome of last week’s 3-2 vote that cut $2.5 million from the Hinds County Sheriff’s budget.
After that vote, Graham scheduled a special meeting for Monday, Sept. 10, in an effort to reverse the board’s decision…