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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 >>
Her Nissan Altima was discovered behind a vacant building. We are told that officers are searching the area now.
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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."
It took hundreds of volunteers, but for the second year, Cedar Creek Church served more than 250 residents from local homeless shelters.
The church was filled with volunteers and guests for the second annual "A Night Wrapped Red."
"It was really as meaningful to us as to the guests that we're serving," said Pastor Lee Powell, senior pastor of the church. "We had some guests tell us it was the most gracious anyone had been to them for years."
The church partnered with ProMedica, the University of Toledo and Honey Baked Ham to serve dinner to the residents from the Cherry Street Mission, Salvation Army, Gospel Mission, Sparrow's Nest and Rebecca's Haven Ministries. After dinner, guests enjoyed a Christmas service and then dessert and went home with gifts and homemade Christmas cookies.
"If you're homeless and you've lost access to certain critical things, this puts some normal into that very abnormal time in that person's life," said Dan Rogers, president and CEO of Cherry Street Ministries.
There were also about 300 volunteers. Some served dinner, but others just ate with the guests and talked with them. For some, the event came full circle because they were once homeless being served, and this year they are doing the serving.
"You have to open your heart, and it's a hard thing to do, especially living in a mission," said Mischelle Hill, a volunteer. "It's a very hard thing to do because obviously there are many circumstances that brought you here."