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Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill. A spokesperson for Megabus told WSFA 12 News that the bus was headingMore >>
Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill.More >>
Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying to the small Taiwanese island on Thursday where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48. There were 10 survivors, and authorities...More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:43:00 GMT
Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip. Billy Ray Kizziah, 21, of Deatsville, Joe Davis Henderson, 22, of Marbury, and KimberlyMore >>
Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:24:41 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:22:15 GMT
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >>
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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Newly-elected Hinds County District 4 Supervisor Tony Greer didn't waste time during his first meeting Monday morning, gaining enough support from fellow Supervisors to get $1 million allocated toward court-ordered improvements at the Raymond Detention Center.
You've seen the images and heard the stories about severe disrepair and crowded conditions. Recently, Sheriff Tyrone Lewis told the Board that he has a plan in place for a better facility. But no one has given him the money.
"The sheriff needs to be involved in every conversation that we have involving the detention center and improvements that can be made there," Greer told us.
Here's where Supervisor Greer found the cash. A few weeks ago, $3.1 million in bond money that was allocated for the slow-moving Byram Clinton Corridor project was taken out for other projects, against the wishes of a minority of Supervisors. But one of the Supervisors in favor of that move, Al Hunter, is now gone. And another, Kenneth Stokes, was not present to vote at Monday's meeting.
Greer successfully re-directed that money partly back to the Corridor project, and partly to the jail.
It's unknown exactly what improvements that $1 million will fund.
"The priorities need to be determined by the monitoring team and by the sheriff. We need to support those efforts as a board," Greer says.