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."
Lucky and Pemberville Elementary Schools are nearly 90 and 80 years old respectively. The district recently floated a plan to close both buildings and build a new elementary school at the site of Eastwood High School and Middle School in Pemberville.
Some parents say they want to keep the old buildings.
"I don't think we need to fix something that is not broken," said Theresa Lacourse. "Teachers knew the kids on a one to one basis. I don't think there is anything wrong to keep them going."
The district is asking voters to approve a November levy to build the new school.
"A new 80,000 square foot elementary building to service kids grades k through five and your annual taxes are basically going to be very close to the same," said Eastwood Superintendent Brent Welker.
Welker says combining the schools onto one campus will also cut down on the amount of missed class time for students who are bussed back and forth from Pemberville and Luckey.
"We have to shuttle those students back and forth every day. So to make the transportation schedule work those students lose close to 30 minutes per day. That's almost 13 days of education time per year," said Welker.