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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 >>
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.
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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."
A major change could be on
the way for the Liberty Center School District: A brand new K-12 building.
Before that can happen,
voters will have to approve a bond issue in November.
Thompson says the building they are in now is in such bad shape that regular
repairs and maintenance issues are having a negative impact on learning.
"We're having issues with
our water pipes," Thompson said. "We've had a gas leak this year. Our roofs are
not in good condition, and we don't have air conditioning in the elementary,
and the rooms get extremely hot…It becomes not an educationally-sound place for
kids to learn."
So the district is looking
into building a new school. The total cost is expected to be a little over $40
million, but if voters approve a levy, the district will only have to pay about
36 percent of that. The rest would be paid for by the state.
Lisa Ackerman has children in Liberty Center Schools, and
says she's seen some of the issues with the building, and wouldn't mind paying
a bit more in taxes for a new building.
"Go ahead and do it, if
people allow it," Ackerman said. "I think they need a new one."
Plans are still in the
early stages now, but Thompson says she's confident this is the right decision
for the district.
"Having a structure where
it's conducive to learning, and learning in the 21st century, is
really important and vital to the community," she said.