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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."
City of Sylvania is now offering longer tax abatements as a way to bring more
businesses to the area.
council decided Thursday to expand its current Community Reinvestment Area
(CRA) in downtown, and reactivate another south of Monroe Street. They also
made changes to the current regulations, allowing abatements for businesses and
homeowners up to 15 years.
a very good tool for business owners to improve their property, increase
business in the downtown area, without paying increased property taxes from day
one," said Mayor Craig Stough.
businesses were pleased to hear the news. Nancy Pawlaczyk of Merle Norman
agrees the tax incentives could help the city grow.
rates are said to be going back up, so I think with this, if they can get in
with that low interest rate and then not have to make that payment for 15
years, that's great," she said. "You couldn't ask for a better incentive than
Charles, a salon, has two locations in Sylvania, both in the downtown area.
They have expanded in the past and are looking to make changes again in the near
future. They say the tax incentive is a significant help to small businesses.
not only allows us to expand our business, but to create new jobs within the
community," said Vice President of Operations Celeste Meyer.
council will review two more CRAs at their next meeting in July.