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."
Perrysburg school district is among the first to radically change the way their
teachers get paid. Those who opted into the program will now be paid based on
how they perform.
teachers are being forced to join, but it is a more competitive option for new
teachers. The starting salary in the program was raised to nearly $40,000.
Officials say this will attract the most talented young minds to the district.
officials say they're pleasantly surprised by how many teachers signed up.
While there are still 220 who are on the fence about it, 86 teachers decided to
try it out.
is such a radical change for people, and it's changing the way teachers have
been paid for over 80 years, so to get a third of our staff is phenomenal,"
said Executive Director of Operations Aura Norris.
who has already signed up will receive a $1,500 bonus.
this time, there is no plan to phase out the traditional tenured option for
teachers in the district.