Grand Jury Issues Final Report

Lauderdale County, Miss.

The August session of the Lauderdale County Grand Jury has filed its final report.

The grand jury issued 123 indictments and 24 no-true bills, after listening to 22 witnesses.

As its final action, the panel inspects county buildings.

The grand jury said the condition of the county courthouse is an embarrassment and the condition of the courtrooms are deplorable.

It recommended better preventive maintenance for the Lauderdale County Detention Facility. The jury said criminal investigations needs more office space and more deputies need to be hired, as well as better security to monitor inmates.