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."
homeowners will soon be asked to pay more in property taxes as the school
district faces a future deficit.
board members unanimously approved putting a 3.8 mill levy on the May ballot. At
least some parents say they will vote for the levy to help the schools.
usually vote yes for school levies just because it is good for our property
values and I want to support the schools my kids are going to be going to,"
said Kate Lindon.
levy would generate $4.9 million per year for the district and will cost the
owner of a $100,000 home about $133 per year.
officials project that by July of 2016 they will have a deficit of $1.4 million.
They say they will be reaching out to the community to inform them about why
the levy is needed.
will be talking about the impact of reduced property values and reduced state
funding, and also the efficiency that we have put in place and just kind of the
frugal mindset that we have been operating with over the last four years," said
Superintendent Brad Rieger.
Lucas County auditor still needs to approve the mill amount. Then there will be
a final vote during next Monday's school board meeting.