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."
most people are gearing up for the polls to open Tuesday, one small community
in Wood County is not.
Village of Hoytville has a population of about 300 people. Out of those people,
not a single person is on the Nov. 5 ballot.
is the first time in all the years that I've been here that there hasn't been
someone on the ballot," said Peg Phillips, village clerk and treasurer.
says it's not because the community doesn't care, but that they didn't have
time to turn their paperwork in to the Board of Elections. She also says they've
had an open council seat for about a year.
busy with family, they're busy with farming, they're busy with other jobs, and
so it's difficult to find people that can find the time to serve," she said.
week, the village council drew up a resolution that re-appointed the mayor and
four city council members. Mayor Russell Teegardin says this has been a common
practice for the village for awhile, and he hopes it doesn't give Hoytville a
are a lot of people here that care. We take care of our town. We have a lot to
offer," he said. "With the rail yard coming in, we're hoping to gain business
that way and not only help us, but help the country, so I think we have a lot
to offer. I just don't want people to get the wrong impression of who we are."