Funeral held for former Judge William Myers

Retired Judge William Harbin Myers, who served on the Mississippi Court of Appeals and was the Gulf Coast chancery judge who oversaw Mississippi’s landmark lawsuit against the tobacco industry, died Thursday, Feb. 7.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 11, in Ocean Springs. Myers was 71.

Mississippi Court of Appeals Chief Judge L. Joseph Lee said Friday, “I am honored to have served with Judge Myers during his entire tenure on the court.  He was always pleasant, kind hearted and genuinely cared for all,  and was well loved by everyone on the court.” […]


Christopher Epps sworn in as president of world’s largest correctional association

By Lonnie Ross

Online Editor

Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Christopher B. Epps was sworn in on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, as the 102nd president of the American Correctional Association (ACA). He is a native of Tchula, Mississippi.

The ACA, founded in 1870 as the National Prison Association, is the oldest and largest international correctional association in the world. The organization has more than 20,000 members from 60 countries…. […]