Greenwood could be latest to discuss 'sagging' ban

By The Associated Press

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Greenwood city councilman is considering placing a saggy pants ordinance on the council’s study agenda.

If Councilman Johnny Jennings goes ahead with the idea, it would put Greenwood in line to become at least the eighth community in Mississippi to adopt a law against the fashion known as “sagging,” according to The Greenwood Commonwealth (

Columbia, Columbus, Guntown, Indianola, Meridian, Ripley and Saltillo have passed ordinances prohibiting anyone from wearing pants or skirts that ride more than three inches below the top of hips and which expose skin or underwear.

Jennings said he’d like to gauge the public’s support for the proposal prior to placing it on the council’s study agenda.

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