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."
Sylvania School officials
say another levy may be needed to help the district stay above water. Just like
schools across the country, they are facing declining property values and
decreases in state funding.
Superintendent Brad Rieger
says they've been frugal with their money for the past few year, but are now
preparing for a predicted deficit of $3 million by 2015.
"Our community has been
tremendously supportive of our school district," Rieger said.
The district already cut
120 jobs in recent years, and got a 4.9 mill levy approved in 2011, but now
they are preparing the community for the possibility of asking for more.
"In July of 2015, we're
predicting or forecasting about a $3 million deficit, and obviously there's
some other factors that we'll weigh into that, the state budget being one,"
Rieger said. "But we need to take some preliminary steps in getting ready for
being on the ballot again."
Jim Loss, owner of Loss
Realty Group in Sylvania, isn't surprised the district is considering another
levy. After dropping significantly in recent years, Loss says the good news is
property values are going back up.
"The market has turned,
and we're on to a positive cycle now," Loss said. "So, that will all be good
for the economy, and the market, but again the municipalities and the schools,
they're going to have to figure out a way to come back to the voters to get
more income, because the property taxes won't be reevaluated for another three
After Gov. John Kasich's
budget is finalized, Sylvania Schools will have a clearer picture in July of if
and when they will put a levy on the ballot.