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."
Springfield Township officials say they have big plans for the Spring Meadows shopping district, which will mean new jobs and new places to shop.
Officials are planning to attract new businesses to fill the few vacancies they have left at Spring Meadows. They say the shopping center is almost always busy.
"It's the bread and butter. It's our main commercial area," said Jacob Barnes, zoning inspector for the township.
Now they're modifying the township's zoning code, which will make it easier for developers to bring business to the area.
But officials aren't looking for standard, big-box designs.
"[We want] unique-looking buildings, unique landscaping. We want the whole area to look unique, to look desirable," Barnes said.
The hope is the unique look will bring more people to the area, too. They say loft apartments could be a possibility, but new stores will also mean more traffic. That's one thing some shoppers don't want to compromise on.
"I'm always excited for new development," said Autum Hetzel. "But when you add something or take away something else, it always comes at a cost of something else."
Officials say they're planning to require new businesses to install bike racks and sidewalks, all in an effort to make the area more walkable.
A public meeting was held Monday night to discuss the issue further.