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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 >>
Her Nissan Altima was discovered behind a vacant building. We are told that officers are searching the area now.
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."
The Village of McComb is
trying to strengthen their economy. Village officials say the only way to
accomplish that goal is to attract new business to their small town.
So they have agreed to pay
$7,000 to conduct a feasibility study that will determine the best way to
attract businesses to the village. The focus of the study will be creating a
nursing home or assisted living center, which would be built on 46 acres of
land in the village.
"some of the seniors that
live in town call this their home and they've lived here all their lives," said
Kevin Siefered, the village administrator. "They don't want to have to move out
Bud Dewiss has lived in
McComb for 77 years. He says he doesn't want to be forced to move away when he
needs extra care.
"I think most everybody
would be excited to see it, because it would be keeping the seniors at hand,
families wouldn't have to go so far to see them," Dewiss said.
Local business owner
Teresa Andrews says business has been slow, but that would change if there were
more jobs in the town. Later this year, a Subway will go inside Great Scot
supermarket, and a Dollar General will be built across the street.
"If the Dollar General is
coming in, and Subway, and we can get the assisted living in McComb, then a lot
of people could find jobs," Andrews said.
She, like others, is
hoping job creation will bring new life into her small town.