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 >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:03:40 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."
On Thursday, the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority board will vote on a proposal for developing 7 of the 85 acres of land at the Overland Industrial Park, through a proposed lease-sale agreement with Airgas Inc.
Work will start soon for installing utility lines and a road through the property, the former Jeep Parkway site.
The proposal calls for Airgas Inc. to build a new 40-thousand square foot facility, to consolidate its regional operations.
The company distributes industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hard goods such as welding equipment and supplies, and the new facility would be home to 25 employees.
A lease-purchase agreement has been negotiated, and Port Authority President Paul Toth says he sees this as the first step towards attracting employers to the site.
"One of the challenges with industrial parks, or any parks, frankly, is nobody wants to be the first in. We've got a great partner with Airgas. Assuming our board approves this it will certainly break the ice. We're already working with a couple of other potential opportunities out there," said Mr. Toth.
This deal is separate from the deal in place for construction of a 100-thousand square foot spec building, and Toth says the goal would be to attract an auto supplier to that facility.