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."
Township trustees are determining when two fire department levies will go on a
township fire department is looking to renew a 1 and 2 mill levy. Township
officials were eyeing the November ballot for those levies, but ultimately,
they decided to wait until next May.
1 mill levy will generate about $525,000, and the second, for 2 mills, will
generate $915,000. All funds would go toward fire operations.
Chief Tom Brice met with trustees to discuss the ideal time to bring the issue
to voters. He says it's early to discuss a May levy, but wanted to make sure
they're planning ahead.
far this year, the township's fire and EMS have made 697 runs, and the fire
department went on 121 of those. The money generated by the levies will be
critical to maintaining the same level of service.
funds our day-to-day operations," Brice said. "So in order to get the fire
trucks out the door, get the ambulances out the door to the scenes where they're
needed, we need that money to guide and fund those operations."
have been supportive of both levies in the past. Brice says he wants to get the
word out early about how important a yes vote is for residents' safety.