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 >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:01:23 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."
Toledo's historic Woodlawn Cemetery is making
They've cleared six acres of land and cut down
many trees, but the 160-year-old cemetery has special plans for those trees.
"We're actually contracted by Care Casket
Company, and what they do is use quite a few of the trees to make caskets,"
explained Patricia Toneff, associate director of the cemetery.
The north side of the cemetery currently looks
like a tornado ripped through it, but Toneff said they needed to clear out some
space, and they aren't finished with the project.
"We need space for the traditional lawn burials,
as well as cremations, and this was the area that was decided would take to the
clearing," she said. "We're going to replant it with high-quality trees that
are in keeping with the rest of our arboretum."
Toneff also said she is proud of the cemetery's
rich history, and hopes that the new space will draw visitors for more than
just sad occasions.
"They can learn about history, they can engage
in [bird-watching], and the trees," she said. "They get three big areas we can
impact the community with."
The project is expected to take a couple of
years to complete.