Legal Services honors attorney Fent DeWeese

Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, co-chair of the fund-raising campaign, thanked Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., Presiding Justice Jess Dickinson and Rep. Percy Watson for their support of legislation which will add funding for civil legal assistance. House Bill 579, which addressed funding at several levels of the judiciary, includes a $2.77 special assessment on some misdemeanor fines, generating money for the Civil Legal Assistance Fund. The legislation went into effect July 1.

Neshoba Democrat