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, July 22 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:52:07 GMT
The state's vehicle inspection law is now coming under closer scrutiny, with critics saying it's not necessary and unenforceable.More >>
Every day, hundreds of Mississippians get their cars inspected to make sure they are in proper driving condition. Also every day, hundreds of others don't. The state's vehicle inspection law is now coming under closer scrutiny, with critics saying it's not necessary and unenforceable.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:15:18 GMT
The body of an unidentified man was found inside an 18 wheeler, Tuesday night. It happened at the weigh station on Interstate 20 westbound in Warren County. The State Highway Patrol and Warren CountyMore >>
MDOT enforcement officers went to check out a suspicious vehicle that had not moved all day. More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:10:35 GMT
(WMC) - Horn Lake, Miss. police say 26-year-old Stephanie Scott was given a summons to appear before a judge after her 6-year-old daughter was found home alone. Police say the little girl called 911 becauseMore >>
Horn Lake, Miss. police say 26-year-old Stephanie Scott was given a summons to appear before a judge after her 6-year-old daughter was found home alone. More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:22:41 GMT
As this Youtube video shows, on July 17, the Ohio-based pro-life group Created Equal demonstrated in front of Mississippi's only abortion clinic, located in Jackson. They were given the go-ahead from policeMore >>
A pro-life group called Created Equal plans to file a Temporary Restraining Order against the city of Jackson this week, and a lawsuit might follow. It's due to what can be seen in a Youtube video from July 17.More >>