Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:42:13 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Dewayne Thompson, wanted in the wounding and kidnapping of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, has been captured by Jackson Police. He was taken into custody around 5:45 in west Jackson near where Beard's vehicle was found earlier today.
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."
Bowling Green City Schools are not set to receive any increased funding from the state, and with a failed income tax levy in November, the district is desperate to raise money for their operating fund.
A property tax levy on the May ballot may be their only hope.
"We were clinging to the thread of hope that possibly there would be enough of an increase in state funding that we would not have to continue to go to our constituents for money," said Superintendent Ann McVey.
So the district is now relying on a continuing operational levy. Since 2004, they've cut 48 ½ employees from the district and have closed several buildings, but they are running out of options.
"Where we're going to have to head next, really, is looking at the wonderful programming that we have for our students," McVey said. "And all of the extracurriculars that we know are critical to a child's educational experience."
The property levy will cost the homeowner of a $150,000 home about $25 per month. McVey said it is worth the cost for students.
"It is critical," she said. "We need to pass the levy."