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."
Over 400 people were served Thanksgiving dinner at Woodmore High School in Elmore Thursday.
In 2009, the Elmore Church of God hosted a free Thanksgiving dinner for those who fell on hard times, and that tradition has continued.
"A group of us within the community decided to see how we could help those that were out of work, so we decided to provide a community Thanksgiving dinner," said Tom Willhardt, pastor of the Elmore Church of God.
Since 2009, the dinner has transitioned to more of a community even than just something for the less fortunate.
"A community like this makes it nice to live here, and we've been living here for quite a few years and it just works out," said Al Lieske.
Local businesses, Woodmore Schools and members of the community all chipped in to make the free dinner possible, and it holds a special place in many of the volunteers' hearts.
"There are so many that are elderly and have no one today, and it's great for them to get out and have fellowship and they're getting a decent meal," said Judy Young.
Event organizers say they fed more than 400 families and they are looking forward to next year.