Thursday, April 24 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:47:30 GMT
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It was an emotional night in Monroe on Friday. The Bedford Mules football team took the field just two days after one of their players, 17-year-old Colton Durbin, was killed in a traffic accident.
There was talk of canceling the game, but that didn't happen. Durbin's family wanted the game to go on.
"I've been wearing many hats the last three days," said Jeff Wood, coach for the Mules. "I've gone from head football coach, to teacher, to mentor, to counselor."
The team entered the field surrounded by a human tunnel of fans. They were led by the grieving parents of Durbin.
Each player paid special tribute to their late teammate. Durbin's jersey number, three, was placed in the horseshoe of their helmets. The back of the helmets read "CD3."
"I don't know how to explain it. Best guy I ever knew," said student Brett Anstein about Durbin.
The home team, Monroe Jefferson High School, also honored Colton.
"Some of our kids have put the young man's initials in their eyeblack and wristband," said Coach Bruce Pickens.
For the coin toss, Bedford players carried Durbin's jersey to the center of the field. The announcer read the starting lineup, saying, "Starting for the Lord in heaven will be number three, Colton Durbin."
After a difficult week, it was time for the Mules to play football. They say it was what Colton would have wanted.
"They're upbeat. They're very sad, very broken, but they're very much a solid family," said Julie Whyte of the Mules Moms Football Club. "They're going to go out there tonight and do their best for Colton."
Thursday, April 24 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:34:03 GMT
On Thursday afternoon a one vehicle accident took the life of a Pickens man. Forty-three-year-old William Blackstock of Pickens, was killed in a car crash on Thursday at 3:14 pm on Highway 43 in MadisonMore >>
William Blackstock, 43, was killed in a car crash on Thursday at 3:14 pm on Highway 43, about 2 miles north of Highway 17, in Madison County.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:25:27 GMT
Rankin County Sheriff's office is investigating the death of a Hinds County Sheriff's Deputy along with his wife. Both were found deceased in their residence at 126 Caledonian Blvd. around 9 last night.More >>
A caller to 911 said the couple's two young children came to their house told them their dad may have shot their mother. More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:59:33 GMT
Tony Gene Stewart, of Raymond, has been arrested, accused of sexual crimes against children. He is currently being held in the Calhoun County jail. He is facing 5 counts of sexual battery of a childMore >>
The sheriff says he is being held on $500,000 bond.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:05:22 GMT
According to WTVA, an Amber Alert has been issued for a missing Lowndes County toddler. Lowndes County Chief Deputy Marc Miley says they are searching for 2-year-old Malia Harris of Columbus. OfficialsMore >>
Georgia officials believe suspects in the Mississippi Amber Alert case may be in southwest Georgia. Cook County, GA investigators have been actively searching the Lenox area for the suspects. Officials confirmed a heavy presence of law enforcement in that area Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:55:20 GMT
Jackson Assistant Police Chief Lee Vance has confirmed there was a break in at the JPD evidence room. We don't have a lot information right now, but we are told that the break in happened either overnightMore >>
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