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 >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:01:23 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."
It appears the city of Adrian has found a windfall in all of the oil wells popping up around town. Monday the city decided on a plan to save money made from the wells for the future.
While environmentalists have been concerned about the safety of the wells, Monday's city council meeting was to determine what to do with tax revenue from the oil flowing out of the ground in Adrian.
The city is leasing public land to oil companies for drilling, and receives royalties from the sale of that oil.
Dozens of residents showed up Monday to voice their opinions about what should be done with that money. Several voiced concerns with an idea to put the money in a long-term trust account which cannot be depleted if an urgent need arises.
"If you tie this money up, and not concentrate primarily on public safety and things of that nature that benefit the whole community, you're not right," said resident Tom Niell.
"Has there been any consideration of not putting the whole thing in the trust? Keeping maybe 10 percent back for firemen, policemen and put the rest in the trust ," said Larry Heath.
Council voted to go ahead with the plan over some objections, placing the oil and gas revenues into a long term trust. After three years, the city will be allowed to take out up to five percent of the funds per year, but must wait at least 15 years to spend the full amount.
Mayor Greg Dumars says the city is leaving a legacy of long term financial stability.
"Our citizens, down the road, are going to be incredibly thankful when they have $500,000 a year coming in – lifetime from these oil royalties. Maybe even more than that," said Dumars.
After 15 years, the money can be used to pay off long term debt or for capital projects.