Monday, February 3 2014 11:22 PM EST2014-02-04 04:22:20 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A series of community meetings concerning proposed school closures continue Monday night. One of the meetings is being held at the only high school on the chopping block. The Monday meetingsMore >>
Open mic night during a proposed school closure meeting gave Northside High supporters an opportunity to give Shelby County School District officials an earful.More >>
Thursday, January 30 2014 10:51 PM EST2014-01-31 03:51:09 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Some parents say they have been silenced by the Shelby County School District during community meetings concerning school closures. Only district leaders spoke publicly on the proposed closureMore >>
Some parents say they have been silenced by the Shelby County School District during community meetings concerning school closures.More >>
Monday, January 27 2014 11:06 PM EST2014-01-28 04:06:23 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Parents and others will sound off against the possible closures slated by the Shelby County School District at Alcy Elementary and Vance Middle schools Monday night. District leaders promisedMore >>
Parents and others community members sounded off against the possible closures slated by the Shelby County School District at Alcy Elementary and Vance Middle schools Monday night.More >>
Both Riverview Middle and the school right behind it, Riverview Elementary, remain on the chopping block.
"I had grandchildren that went here, great grandchildren that went [there]. My daughter went [there]. All of them went [there]," said neighbor Mary Ford.
Ford fears what might happen to the surrounding area if both buildings are empty.
"They close this down then it's gonna run down and look bad and everything else," she said.
Administrators say Riverview is on the rebound considering from where it started. Some of the new teachers brought in after the district cleaned house say they need more time to turn things around.
"I want my students to be better than me. I'm teaching the next lawyer, the next doctor, the next mayor," said Riverview teacher Sherika Wright.
Riverview Middle did not initially land on the proposed closure list, but officials added it after Carver High School was removed. The district decided to make Carver a 6th through 12th grade school following a grassroots campaign to keep it open.
All three schools are dramatically under-enrolled, which is data board members cannot ignore in making their decision.
"So it's not emotion," said SCS board member Teresa Jones. "Although it's difficult not to hear and feel it."
Bard members could make decisions soon regarding 13 proposed closures; they admit it will be difficult to overlook all of the emotion.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:28:36 GMT
The search is over for the missing Mississippi 17-year-old at the center of the weekend Amber Alert. Katelyn Beard's body was found Tuesday before noon, off of Darden road, near the scene of a morningMore >>
The coroner said her body had been dumped for at least two days, and she was shot in the head.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:22:45 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 >>
Katelyn Beard's body was found during a search by local law enforcement Tuesday morning. More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:33:06 GMT
SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:21:05 GMT
Tracy Lynn Garner is being sentenced, Tuesday, in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to an Atlanta woman's death. Garner was convicted Friday evening after the jury deliberatedMore >>
Garner was convicted Friday evening after the jury deliberated for about five hours.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:07:52 GMT
Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert MahaffeyMore >>
Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert Mahaffey of Brandon in the first weekend of the season.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:39:10 GMT
(WMC) – Memphis police are the scene of a shooting where a woman was possibly shot in the head. This happened in the 900 block of East Raines Road, near Elvis Presley Boulevard on Tuesday morning. ThisMore >>
A Memphis mother of two was shot and killed by her estranged husband outside a Whitehaven day care center Tuesday morning. More >>
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