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News in Hinds County, Mississippi

Fatal One Vehicle Accident in Hinds County
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:32:23 -0800

Trooper Eric Henry with Mississippi Highway Patrol tells WJTV, a man died early Sunday morning around 1:30 after a one-vehicle wreck. According to Trooper Henry, 26-year-old Randell Sims, of Edwards, was driving a Pontiac G-6 on a county road and went through a wood line. The car then landed on 1-20 westbound near the Edwards exit and caught fire. The Hinds County coroner says Sims was the only ...

Battle over Whole Foods parking heads to court
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:38:46 -0800

A battle for parking spaces has made its way to a Hinds County court. Some Jackson residents are trying to block Highland Village from expanding into their backyards. Whole Foods Market opened its first Mississippi location in February at Highland Village off Interstate 55. Even then, shoppers knew there was going to be a big problem finding parking. Highland Village came up with a solution ...

Death row inmate who killed off-duty Jackson police officer dies
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:38:48 -0800

Mississippi officials say an inmate on death row has died of natural causes. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said Tuesday that 52-year-old Kenneth Davis, of Jackson, died Monday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Corrections spokeswoman Grace Fisher said Davis became ill early Monday and was taken to the facility for treatment. Mug shots: Mississippi death row ...

Some Hinds County employees get past due "Christmas gift"
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:50:49 -0800

Some Hinds County employees are getting an overdue Christmas gift. Supervisors have approved paying $1 million dollars to the workers for unpaid overtime hours.

Local burn bans issued for a dry December
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:20:40 -0800

A burn ban has been issued for several local counties due to a lack of rain and an increase of grass fires.

County Wants Fewer Detained Youth
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:13:13 -0800

Changes are coming to the Henley-Young Juvenile Justice Center, and a local judge is not pleased about them. Photo by Trip Burns .

Runoff elections set for Tuesday
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:53:41 -0800

Some Mississippi voters head back to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in runoff elections. In Hinds County, voters in District 2 will choose between county judge candidates LaRita Cooper-Stokes and Kimberly L. Campbell. Stokes is a Hinds County supervisor and Campbell is a state representative. Both women are attorneys. District 3 voters will cast their votes in a runoff between incumbent Hinds ...

New Super Walmart means big bucks for county school system
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:20:50 -0800

A more than million dollar payday is coming to the Hinds County School district with the sale of unused property. It's making way for a retail giant and will be a part of the Byram Town Center Development.

Fire destroys Hinds County house
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:05:39 -0800

The house located at 1309 Lions Road appeared to be a total loss.

Hinds County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:31:46 -0800

http://jacksonfreepress.com/users/pho... The Hinds County Board of Supervisors views itself and County government as being a service organization fully committed to improving the overall quality of life for the citizens of Hinds County.