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 7:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:42:13 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 >>
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."
An effort by Toledo Public Schools is under way to bring students and senior citizens in the area together.
TPS is teaming up with local senior centers and the Area Office of Aging to bring seniors into local schools for everything from classes to sporting events and dances.
Interim Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant says building strong relationships between the district and community is very important and this is one way to do it. He says they will work to bring senior citizens into history classes to talk about war, open school doors so they can use facilities for exercise, plus offer free admission to all high school sporting events.
It's a partnership they believe will benefit everyone involved.
"They're coming together on a common bond, and that's enrichment. So we look forward to that diversity of helping our students build somewhat of an experiential knowledge of what they get from these seniors, but more importantly, these seniors get an understanding of the digital age of today," explained Durant.
Durant says they're also going to try planning special events, such as a senior homecoming to bring everyone together outside normal school hours.
To get involved, a person must be at least 60 years old and live within the boundaries of the Toledo Public Schools District. Retired TPS employees of any age are also allowed to join.