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."
A Good Jobs Initiative is launching in Wood County, with officials encouraging more students to pursue skilled jobs, instead of a traditional four-year degree.
Officials say there are plenty of skilled jobs available, but not enough young people to fill them. As older, skilled workers look towards retirement, there is a shortage of youth lined up to take their place at manufacturing companies.
"These types of jobs are not what they used to be. They require a lot of education. They're clean jobs that require a lot of expertise," explained Joel Kuhlman, co-commissioner.
Manufacturers say it takes more than a classroom education to master skills, such as welding. As a part of this new program, schools are getting more involved, trying to broaden the definition of what a good job really is.
"We have plenty of really talented students who may shy away from that because of, of what those jobs may be like," said Dan Saygers, a Rossford counselor.
According to manufacturers, these jobs are high-tech, clean and pay well. Officials say students should not limit themselves to only a traditional education.
"If you're a mom and dad out there, and your kids are middle school or younger, just be open-minded," said Kuhlman.
Be open-minded to pursuing jobs that desperately need to be filled.