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 >>
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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."
Several new businesses are moving into downtown Sylvania, and those in the area are excited.
A new Paddy Jack's will be on Main Street in April, and in May, Lily Whitestone is coming to town. The locally owned and operated Heaven's Gate Soy Candles is moving from Haymarket Square to Main Street, as well.
"I know that there are big things coming to Sylvania; I know that there's new people moving in," said Jacquie Olender, owner of Heaven's Gate and on the Downtown Sylvania Association board. "The opportunity for the people in the area to find a good shopping experience is here in downtown Sylvania, and there isn't another place we'd like to be."
Carmen Wigmans, owner of Reve Salon and Spa, is excited for her new neighbor, Paddy Jack's, to move in, as well as the other new businesses.
"I think it looks good when you're driving down the street and you see people walking around, on the sidewalk, and going in and out all of the different businesses," she said. "Sylvania has a lot to offer."
For those interested in starting or moving a business to Sylvania, the Chamber of Commerce says downtown is the perfect location and they may be able to help.
"We really want to encourage people to come to Sylvania," said Pat Nowak, president of the Chamber of Commerce. "We have opportunities, grants, low-interest loans, that we will consider."
Heaven's Gate Soy Candles will hold a grand re-opening celebration March 20.