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."
Attendance is critical for Rossford this week, as officials say this "Count Week" puts the future of the district at stake.
According to the superintendent, says this week is imperative because hundreds of thousands of dollars are on the line.
The number of students determines how much state funding the school district will get. Each year, the state allocates these funds based on average daily attendance. This week will determine funding for 2014.
School officials are also trying to get additional funding from the community for new schools. A 4.6 mill bond issue will be placed on the ballot to raise slightly more than $32 million.
Officials fear getting community support won't be possible if they see a decrease in students enrolled in the district.
"Is it critical? Absolutely. Every student is critical and every attendance day is important. Our mission here, of course, is to educate students," said Superintendent Dan Creps.
Creps says there are changes proposed in the state legislature for 2015 that would require districts to conduct three different counts throughout the year.