Justice Department okays Hinds redistricting plan
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT of Justice has approved new district lines for Hinds County.
The lines, which were passed by the board of supervisors in early 2011, will now be implemented.
Redistricting consultant Derrick Johnson said the board will now notify voters affected by the changes.
“I’m proud they’ve been approved and will be prepared to assist (the board) to see that the lines are properly implemented,” he said.