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Hinds Supes to stop payments to personal care home

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Hinds County gives roughly $30,000 annually to the Jackson First Personal Care Home on Wiggins Street. But they've been told the place is under investigation by the Attorney General's office, and supervisors voted Monday to withhold the monthly payout for now.

"I think there are some concerns as to how they are using this money at that facility," says District 4 Supervisor Tony Greer. "We do not want our name associated with any organization that might have issues internally as to how they're handling their money."

We wanted to know more about the Jackson First Personal Care Home, so we paid a visit. When we first arrived, no supervisor was on premises. But one arrived after a few minutes.

"I am a supervisor. But the director handles all that over... Board of Supervisors," she told us.

The employee called the owner and told him we were on site and wanting an interview.

"The boss is on his way. He's right around the corner," she told us at one point.

But the boss never showed up.

The employee did tell us that representatives from the Attorney General's office have come to the facility. She says 13 clients live there, and some of them are veterans.

The Board of Supervisors plans to use the money that would have gone to the home, to fund a new basketball court at the Henley-Young Juvenile Detention Center.

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