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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.
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."
Perrysburg Schools want to
prepare their students for the 21st-century job force, but at what
The district will be
piloting a one-on-one technology program next year, which means students in
grades 5-12 will be given a tablet or laptop. Some say this is unfair to
"Either you're broke, or
you're swimming in money, and I don't think the taxpayers think the schools are
swimming in money," said Todd Grayson, Perrysburg resident and city council
member. "So why spend a million dollars you don't have on computers?"
Perrysburg Schools will be
purchasing Samsung Chromebooks for fifth and eighth-graders, and Macbook Air
laptops for ninth-graders as part of their one-on-one technology pilot.
Grayson says he doesn't
see a reason for such an expensive laptop.
"There are laptops out in
the market that are perfectly reasonable and functional, that I can use for my
business as a professional salesman, for $300," he said. "And they want to go
out and spend over $900 for a Macbook."
Superintendent Tom Hosler
says the device is crucial for the education needs of students today.
"We live in a day where if
we want kids to go home with 30-pound backpacks and learn in that way that we
were taught, we're really doing a disservice to our kids," Hosler said.
They visited 12 schools
that are currently partaking in the one-on-one technology pilot. They say along
with their research, and their own use of Macs, they believe it's the way to
"When you look at the cost
up front, they might not be as cheap," Hosler said. "But in terms of
maintenance, the durability, the resistance to viruses and other kinds of
things, we have found that's such a benefit."