HURLEY, MS (WLOX) – For the first time ever, a Jackson County sheriff's substation is open in the northern part of the county. A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday morning for the substation on Highway 613 in the Hurley community.
People needing to conduct business with the sheriff's department will no longer have to drive to Pascagoula. In addition, the new office will allow deputies to check the status of cases and file paperwork without having to drive to the main office.
The need for a new substation arose after Hurricane Katrina pushed more of the population north.
The building was paid for with drug seizure money, so it didn't cost taxpayers a dime.