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 >>
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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."
Jeremiah Floyd says he couldn't be more relieved that the Providence Township
Fire Department levy passed this week.
it had failed, the department would have had to cut part-time employees, and
the chief says that would have increased their response times. But the
five-year, 2.5 mill levy passed by a margin of 143 votes.
know that the voters were backing the fire department as they did," Floyd said.
"As a volunteer and a resident, it is definitely a sigh of relief to know that
the levy passed."
levy was originally placed on the ballot in 1993, and helped purchase a fire
truck. Now it's used to pay 10 part-time firefighters to keep the department
staffed. If the levy failed, the department would have depended strictly on
response time definitely would have changed, approximately up to five minutes,"
Floyd said. "As volunteers, we wouldn't have had the backup of the part-time
employees here covering calls while we're at work."
chief says they were out to thank voters immediately after the levy passed.
do know with some of the not votes that we do have some work to do, maybe some
improvement, getting involved a little bit more with the public out here and
explain to them what they're getting with that 2.5 mill levy," he said.