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 >>
Monday, September 1 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:52:33 GMT
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 >>
Her Nissan Altima was discovered behind a vacant building. We are told that officers are searching the area now.
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."
Kleinhans came to Bedford Public Schools in the middle of a financial hardship.
After one month on the job, he shares his goals to turn the district around.
came from a smaller district in Michigan to Bedford knowing the money problems
the district is dealing with. He says the strong reputation of academic
excellence and the desire to turn into what it once was is why he signed on.
been busy since day one.
certainly a challenge," he said. "In the weeks that I've been here, we have
begun to start to tear the budget apart. We're looking at everything within
that budget, looking for ways that we can bring things in line."
deficit elimination plan has led to staffing cuts, program cuts and school
closures for the district. Kleinhans hopes to begin work on a strategic plan
toward the end of this year, with a focus on the budget.
also looking at all facets of the operations, see where we can streamline, see
what we can do, see if there is ways," he said. "Even small pots of money that
can be saved add up to large pots of money if you look at all different parts
of the budget, so that's what we're doing right now."
new superintendent knows the road ahead will be full of challenges, but his
goal is clear.
is a good school district. I want the parents of Bedford to know that," he
said. "It's been difficult, this deficit elimination plan, but I want them to
know that we're going to get through this. There's no question about it."