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."
College-bound students came to Owens Community College on Sunday to learn an important lesson on how to properly file their FAFSA.
FAFSA stands for 'Free Application for Federal Student Aid.'
Penta Career Center student Chentel Parks came with her mom Rhonda Brown.
Chentel plans to become a vet technician.
"Because I've always loved working with animals and I work with animals now and I love learning about them," said Chentel.
Receiving financial aid will be a big relief to Rhonda because of high tuition.
"In her field, it's about $23,000 a year," said Rhonda.
Students learn to navigate the ins and outs of FAFSA and how best to land that scholarship, grant or loan with the help of counselors.
The earlier you apply, the better your chances of pocketing some money.
"There are a lot of scholarship deadlines that are coming up soon. FAFSA is tied to some of those scholarships in determining how much you're going to get," said Ashley Foster of Owens Community College.
Another tip is to get everything done on-line.
Students and parents need to sign-up for a government issued pin number to get the ball rolling.
"The pin number is an electronic signature that the student and parent will have assigned to them that is something they need to create as part of the financial aid process," said Ms. Foster.
Finally, if you're a student and confused about FAFSA, contact you're high school counselor or visit the FAFSA website.