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Hinds County prepares for possibility of ebola
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:06:03 -0700

This information included protocols for 911 dispatchers within the Public Safety Answering Points in Hinds County and the proper use of PPE and decontamination procedures during and following a call involving a possible ebola patient.

Hinds County EMA Prepares for Possibility of Ebola Virus
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:32:10 -0700

Hinds County, MS –The Hinds County Emergency Management Agency is working very closely with the Mississippi State Department of Health, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, Department of Environmental Quality and area hospitals to ensure the safety of the citizens of Hinds County and its first responders in the event that an ebola case is confirmed. Hinds County was awarded a $10,000 ...

Hinds County prepares for Ebola response
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:53:34 -0700

Hinds County will use a $10,000 Homeland Security grant to purchase personal protective equipment for first responders to use when they respond to a call where a case of Ebola is suspected. County officials said they are working closely with state health officials, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and area hospitals to ensure the safety of residents in the event that an Ebola case is ...

Hinds County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:36:45 -0700

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.

Mississippi State Epidemiologist Puts Ebola Fears to Rest
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:02:13 -0700

JACKSON, Miss. - The state epidemiologist visited the Hinds County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday morning to give the facts about Ebola.Dr. Thomas Dobbs says the biggest problem they've had are people's over reaction to the Ebola outbreak.Dr. Dobbs says if you've traveled to Guinea, Sierra Leone or Liberia, then you are most at risk for contracting the virus you are not at risk of Ebola if ...

Skeletal remains found in Terry
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 03:51:24 -0700

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said the remains were completely skeletal, indicating the body had likely been there for months.

Minimum wage raised for Hinds County employees
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:05:41 -0700

This change will take effect November 1st.

Car thief in custody after stealing funeral home vehicle during funeral
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:51:01 -0700

The Hinds County Sheriff's Department has arrested Devarous White for stealing a Westhaven Funeral Home vehicle during a morning funeral. Westhaven employees were preparing for the home going service at St. Thomas Missionary Baptist church, when they noticed something was wrong.

Coroner: Remains could be that of missing woman
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:38:36 -0700

Skeletal remains found in Terry over the weekend could be that of a missing 78-year-old woman, the Hinds County coroner says. Hazel Williams was reported missing by her family April 7. Williams, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, apparently wandered away from her home on Bozeman Road in Terry. The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued a Silver Alert , and a large search operation was launched ...

Health officials identify yet another case of West Nile virus
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:21:51 -0700

HINDS COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Health is confirming one new case of West Nile virus, bringing the state total to 44 this year with five deaths.