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 10:33 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:33:26 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."
Fundraising for the construction of a new leadership center at Camp Miakonda has been ongoing for four years, but construction started eight months ago.
When construction is finished around the beginning of November, the Jadel Leadership Center will house the Boy Scouts of America's Erie Shores Council executive members, a number of meeting rooms that will be open to the public, a scout shop, and many more amenities.
"All of our volunteers are really excited about new opportunities," said Ed Caldwell, scout executive and CEO. "The training center and the capabilities of that training center are just serving the community. That's what we're all about."
Once the building is complete, the council could still be fundraising the final $90,000 needed for the project. The $2.9 million has been in the works for four years and countless donors have made the center a reality, but in the months following its completion, the rest of the money still needs to be raised.
The new center is already creating excitement. The current offices for the council are deep in Camp Miakonda, in rental cabins.
"For us, it's more to be able to put a stake in the ground and have a permanent home," Caldwell said. "It's a wonderful feeling. We're really looking forward to it."