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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 >>
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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."
In January, the Springfield
Local Board of Education revealed plans to put a new 5.9 mill operating levy on
the May ballot, but now the board is backing down and reconsidering its original
A couple of factors have
come into play.
Ohio Governor John
Kasich's new budget calls for a 38 percent increase in state funding for
the district. That amounts to $1.2 million.
"We're waiting to make
sure the full budget increase is approved by the general assembly, and then
watch tax revenue come in and decide if we need to pursue [the levy] again,"
said District Treasurer Ryan Lockwood.
Then there's a staff
audit, which will reveal if the Springfield district is okay as is, overstaffed,
"If we increase
staff, we'll need more money to do so," Lockwood explained.
The staff audit should
be complete by early April.
Toledo News Now talked to support the board postponing any levy action until
the financial picture is a little more clear.
"If I have to pay
taxes to have my son have a good education, I'm all for it," said Jill Puhlman.
"If they're going to throw money away, then no."
Lockwood said if the
district decides to go to the voters for money, the earliest that could occur