Sheriff Resigns

The sheriff in Jasper County, Miss., has resigned. After serving six months on the job, Keith Murphy announced his resignation Monday.

County officials said the resignation is due to personal reasons.

John Keenan has since been sworn in as the interim sheriff.

The 66-year-old Keenan is retired from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

A special election to fill the position for the remainder of the term will be held in November.


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 6, 2012 at 06:01 AM
    yes they are
  • by Jody Location: Union on Jul 5, 2012 at 11:03 PM
    Are you guys really that mentally handicapped that you can't read even the tagline? Morons.
  • by Wow Location: right next door on Jul 5, 2012 at 08:07 AM
    He was sheriff in what county?
  • by southerngentlemen on Jul 4, 2012 at 02:00 PM
    What sheriff? Did I miss an election?
  • by rl on Jul 4, 2012 at 09:36 AM
    what county????
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