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 >>
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."
A new proposal calls for using cell phone tower revenue in Toledo to pay for cemetery maintenance.
The man in charge of overseeing the maintenance of five city cemeteries in Toledo says making due on a "shoe-string budget" is nothing new.
But some say they want funding that will stick. "We're looking for Velcro," says Denny Garvin, Toledo Commissioner of Parks Recreation and Forestry.
That Velcro may come in the form of a proposal to have $15,000 dollars in annual lease revenue from a cell phone tower located at forest cemetery, to go directly into the city's cemetery maintenance fund. Put simply, the city could start charging rent.
"It's public land, we've got a lot of people who are here visiting it with all due respect to all of those interred and their families here. We need to get it as nice as we possibly can and keep it that way," says Garvin.
The revenue could provide some budget certainty on a year-to-year basis.
While the plan goes before city council for consideration, Garvin says the last thing the city can afford to do is let the cemeteries fall into a state of disrepair.
Garvin says cemetery maintenance involves much more than mowing the grass.
the grass, the roads, the drainage it's retaining walls...it's fences, it's also shifting faulting stones and large
monument markers," says Garvin.
"We can't do that if we can't shows respect to our honored dead, we have to have an honorable place in memory of those who are here."