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 >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:03:40 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."
Sylvania Township officials are considering a
new fire levy for operational costs and staff, but there are mixed feelings
On Tuesday, township trustees met to discuss
moving forward with a 1.5 mil levy, which would last seven years. It would cost the owner of a $150,000 home $78 per year. The levy
received two votes for it, and one against.
Trustee Jon Jennewen says he's concerned they
have not had enough community input for the levy and that it will either fail
at the ballot, or will pass but not fill the community need.
Trustee Neal Mahoney says he doesn't like the idea of raising taxes, but recognizes it as necessary to maintain quality of life.
The levy is expected to help with operational
costs for the fire department, including replacing equipment and hiring two people to run emergency
transport. The township currently depends on the county for transportation, and with an increase in Sylvania's population, trustees say the department is getting more calls.
Trustees will vote on putting the levy on the ballot August 15.