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."
The city of Toledo awards nearly 600 contracts each year. Later this week, the city will be launching a new online bid and contract process in hopes of creating a more efficient system.
The city currently uses a paper folder system to circulate contracts from department to department. The process can take up to three months between a bid being awarded and a contract being signed for the work to start.
The city will begin accepting bids online and will be processing contracts online, as well.
Colleen LaChapelle, Toledo Purchasing Commissioner, says it's going to save the city time and money, plus reduce the possibility of work getting delayed. She also expects the process to save businesses time and money, which could encourage more companies to bid on city contracts.
"That will save businesses the expense of printing off, filling out the forms, mailing them into purchasing or delivering them. From there, it continues following the electronic process from bid to contract," explained LaChapelle.
The city is hosting a series of seminars to get companies up to speed with the new online process. The workshops will demonstrate how to use the new system and walk through the added value of bidding on city projects using the new online tools.
-Oct. 24 at 8 a.m. at the University of Toledo Scott Park Campus of Energy & Innovation, Student Center Room 1080C