Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
Thursday, August 28 2014 6:36 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:36:59 GMT
(WMC) - A Dyer County High Student and her family are looking to a higher power, asking for a public apology and the words "bless you" allowed in the school. Kendra Turner and her family have engagedMore >>
A Dyer County High student and her family are looking to a higher power, asking for a public apology and the words "bless you" allowed in the school. More >>
The Oregon school board voted unanimously to put a levy on the May 7 ballot at their meeting Tuesday.
Board members want voters to know this levy won't cost them any more money than what they're already paying.
The board approved a 5-year permanent improvement levy of 2 mills. It's not a new tax, but will replace the levy that expires at the end of the year. If it passes, it will raise a little over $1 million for major building repairs, technology upgrades, bus purchases, and textbooks.
The levy cannot be used for salaries. Board member Jeff Ziviski said the money will also go to security upgrades at each school.
Putting the levy on a special election will cost the school money, but school leaders are confident it will be worth the price.
"If this renewal is not approved by the community, then that money will have to be taken from our general fund," explained Oregon Superintendent Dr. Mike Zalar. "That will negatively impact the classroom and our educational programs."
If the levy passes, the district said homeowners will pay $61 per year for every $100,000 value of their homes.