There are those readers who remember the day when a young whipper snapper who didn’t know his place got elected to the position of district attorney in Jackson County. The under 30 Mike Moore set out to stop corruption dead in its tracks. He wasn’t deterred. Even in the face of defeat, he continued to find novel methods under which to prosecute corrupt county officials.
Thirty years have passed. “The godfather” Eddie Khayat is but a memory, the least of Lum Cumbest’s progeny now fills his seat, but there remains no man who can fill the shoes of Mike Moore during that time.
You have all seen the records of who filled Tony Lawrence’s campaign coffers. You know who his boss was before he was elected to DA. You understand the reasons why he won’t even attempt to prosecute a case as it relates to Singing River Health System.
The time has come for Jackson County to demand a district attorney who will stand up to corruption, whether it comes in the form of a sheriff or a hospital executive.
The time is now. Mark it down. Tony Lawrence must go.
If he isn’t willing to do his job now, he should go ahead and resign. Call his office and let him know that if he isn’t willing to fully prosecute corruption in Jackson, George, & Greene Counties, it is time to move on.
Here are his offices’ phone numbers: