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News in Hinds County, Mississippi

Here Come the Judicial Races
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:35:29 -0700

It’s election time for judges in Mississippi. In Hinds County, three seats are up for grabs and on the ballot Nov. 4. Photo by Trip Burns .

Hinds County's unkempt property 'hot list'
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:35:42 -0700

Willie Caston is cleaning up his property on Paul Williams Drive in Raymond. It was an antique store 50 years ago,but recently a man was living in it, and a month ago accidentally burned it down.

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 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.

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.

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 ...

Are Hinds County Deputies spending less time on patrol?
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:20:39 -0700

Jackson residents are expressing concerns about staffing at the Hinds county jail, reducing patrol numbers on the streets.

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

This change will take effect November 1st.

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.

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.