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 >>
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."
Residents of Perrysburg
are noticing new blue and gray totes in their yards as the city switches to
automated refuse and recycling collection.
Currently, about 72
percent of residents in Perrysburg recycle, but the city is hoping that number
will increase with the new collection.
"Blue is for recycling,
and gray is for trash," said Judy Hagen, program coordinator for Perrysburg.
The new totes are being
delivered this week and next, but the collection begins the week of April 22,
which is Earth Day. In the totes, residents will find directions of what will
and will not be collected.
"Before, you had 18
gallons, and now you have a capacity of 96," Hagen said. "So all those pieces
of cardboard you used to bring to drop-off, you can now recycle those curbside."
Hagen said the more
residents that recycle, the better the use of tax dollars.
"Whatever we generate
income from that recycling offsets the handling fee," she explained. "Whereas,
if you take something to the landfill, that's trash. It costs us $43.18 to
dispose of it."
Another perk is staff
reductions. Due to retirements and the new one-manned trucks, staffing went
from nine people to five. The city anticipates cost savings of $300,000 per