Federal Judge Carlton Reeves is placing control of the Hinds County Detention Center in Raymond under a yet-to-be-determined receiver to oversee the beleaguered and dangerous facility. Reeves said he had considered detaining county officials due to the dangerous conditions at the jail—and that a new jail would not solve deep-seated problems with management and staffing.
Officials ushered Sheldon Timothy Herrington Jr., 22, past a crowd of protesters into a Lafayette County Sheriff Department vehicle as he left the Lafayette County Courthouse after his Wednesday, July 27, 2022, arraignment hearing. Prosecutors charged Herrington with first-degree murder of University of Mississippi student Jimmie “Jay” Lee.
“Hot Time” is Helferich’s sixth published book and the first time he has dabbled into fiction. Two of his previous nonfiction works include “An Unlikely Trust: Theodore Roosevelt, J. P. Morgan, and the Improbable Partnership That Remade American Business” and “Theodore Roosevelt and the Assassin,” both of which served as inspiration for Helferich’s fiction debut.
Before the State fired him from leading the civil probe into Mississippi’s sprawling welfare-fraud case, attorney Brad Pigott was too “focused on the political side of things,” Republican Gov. Tate Reeves told reporters at the Neshoba County Fair on Thursday.
Notable features of the Water Valley Watermelon Carnival include a watermelon drop, a street dance, live music, vendors, a fireworks display, a 3k run and walk, a car show, and a barbecue cooking contest, as well as watermelon-eating, seed-spitting and largest-watermelon competitions.