With Donald Richie’s recent resignation and Kate Darnell’s hiring, it was time to re-evaluate the “news beats” for Kate and I.
For years the city beat has been mine. In fact, at one time, I covered both city and county from their police and sheriff’s departments to their governing bodies.
When I first began covering the Harrison County Fiscal Court, Judge Russell Stephens herded the eight magistrates into the back room of the courthouse. That room is now used as Judge Alex Barnett’s office.