Mississippi children’s home director fired; interim director appointed

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rssfeeds.hattiesburgamerican.com – Hattiesburg American – 2022-09-19 16:29:42

Mississippi Children's Home Director Fired; Interim Director Appointed's employment was with the organization was terminated after he was arrested on drug and prostitution charges on Sept. 15, 2022, and again on Sept. 17, 2022.

The board of directors for the Homes of Hope for Children terminated former director Michael Garrett’s employment after he was arrested last week and charged with possession of illegal drugs and procuring prostitution.

“In light of recent events, the Board of Directors of Homes of Hope for Children has assumed full control of the ministry,” the board wrote in a Facebook post. “Michael Garrett … is no longer affiliated with the organization.”

Garrett, 46, of Purvis, was arrested Thursday on two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one charge of procuring prostitution. He was…

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