29, Aug 2014 - Hinds, MS Inmate Fatally Stabbed at SMCI
We're following developments in Greene County where an inmate has been fatally stabbed. It happened around 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville. Officials say 37-year-old Merlin Littleton was pronounced dead at the prison infirmary. He was attacked by another inmate with a sharp instrument in unit 8 of the prison. Officials say, the ...
28, Aug 2014 - 14 Mississippi school districts sue over underfunding
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Fourteen Mississippi school districts have filed suit against the state, seeking repayment of amounts they say they were illegally shorted by the state's public school funding formula over the last six years.The suit, filed Thursday in Hinds County Chancery Court, asks a judge to order lawmakers to never again underfund the Mississippi Adequate Educational Program.
26, Aug 2014 - Same-sex couples add names to land rolls
Same-sex couples on Wednesday were recording their out-of-state marriage licenses in Mississippi by way of land records. Adding the names to the land rolls does recognize the marriage legally in Mississippi, but it does put them on record as being together. Couples went to the Hinds County Chancery Court Wednesday morning, where clerks were accepting the documents in the Public Land Records ...
01, Apr 2014 - Hinds, MS Scruggs Moved to Halfway House
Disbarred Mississippi attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs has been moved to a halfway house in Montgomery, Ala., as he awaits release after serving time in a federal prison for a judicial corruption conviction.
01, Apr 2014 - Hinds, MS Dickie Scruggs placed in halfway house
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Disbarred Mississippi attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs has been moved to a halfway house in Montgomery, Ala., as he awaits release after serving time in a federal prison for a judicial corruption conviction.
01, Apr 2014 - Hinds, MS Dickie Scruggs placed on home confinement
Disbarred Mississippi attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs is back at home in Oxford. Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke says Scruggs was released to home confinement on March 20.