Scanning kids fingerprints is way too extreme. I would worry about it being misused. I agree that they should fix whatmis broken before adding more to the plates of the day care. Great story!
Statutory rape cases like this are always foggy. With the term statutory rape we don’t know if the sex was forceable or not. Since both kids were under the age of 18 neither could legally consent to sex although both may have factually consented. If this was in fact a rape this kid deserved to be charged as an adult.
- No , Jakari is a friend of mine , & I DO Not Believe He would do such a thing like that , maybe the girl gave false information because she got mad at him or something, but i know he wouldnt Do something like that.
One good thing they could do with that extra money is get some decent restaurants to collect that tax from!! “Tourists” won’t stay in West Point when they can go to Columbus, Starkville or Tupelo and have a much better choice in places to eat.
They have this box down here for comments yet I never see comments under a story? Hard to believe that no one has anything to say about some of the stories on here? What is more likely is that WCBI is playing big brother and censoring comments to the point that none get posted. Are you guys afraid you will offend someone? WCBI is not the ones standing behind the statement nor are you the ones that write the comments? I just don’t understand why you have a section for comments if you never actually allow them to go thru?
Don’t use the excuse that no one comments either! I have commented on several stories and those comments never saw the light of day! Hopefully everyone will keep this man in their prayers and may he make a full recovery, As for WCBI, I am very disappointed in you! As I am sure many others are.
I agree with Camellia. I’ve known the kid for a long time and we tight. And I also know he would never do anything like that.
yeah i sure do not think he did any thing to that girl. i been friends with him since the 7th and i know he would not have did any thing like that.
Dats wrong cus a young teen got 40years for robbing a woman he robbed a bank n only get 6 years in mississippi Its all bout da color of your skin.
Our faithful firemen and police officers go on calls all the time to protect and serve the people of this county. I would like to know who in their right minds would NOT be bothered by a call like this!! It is time for someone to speak up for the innocent children!! And to the City Council: You need to become professionals!!! How can you LEGALLY suspend anyone when you do NOT even have a policy written to say what was violated. I hope that someone has enough money to take a stand against unconstitutional treatment; Otherwise the city council, mayor, fire chief and police chief will go scott-free again!! Anyway, what happened to them acting professional if they expect it of their employees??? Maybe we need to set up a fund for legal action to help support these firemen and police officer (with the salaries they make, they sure can’t afford it!).
“because of its history of discrimination”. Just how long will Mississippi be held hostage to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ?
Noxubee County always goes off hear say! No evidence just incarcerate someone off of hear say! Mr. Rico did not get a fair trail. Something needs to be done about the whole system in Noxubee County! Lets find justice for Rico and we need to work together to get this system right!
it is what it is…everybody looking at the fact of Rico,getting life but leMarco Tate, is gone for life.Their is no coming back for him at least his family will get the chance to talk to him.When it all said and done both parents lost.they need to look at this thing both ways instead of one.
I look at it both ways and sorry for the lost of Mr. Tate! My point is about the system itself! If I ever have to go before a judge I want to be judge fairly. The way things went in that courtroom with the jurors is something to question and you are so right it is wat it.
That’s DUMB… It’s not about looking at things from both sides..
Quick question: would u like to be the defendant in a trial like that? OF COURSE U WOULDN’T!! it’s easy to make those kind of comments when you are not the one getting SCREWED by the system.. I’m sorry but what u said is NONSENSE!! A trial is about seeking the truth!! U cannot honestly say that the truth was determined in that trial… Still nobody knows what happened because the system prohibited the jurors from doing their job which is CONSIDERING ALL THE CREDIBLE EVIDENCE then deciding..
It almost sounds like you’re satisfied about how things transpired. This is not only just about this case. This is about systematic injustice that has been occurring a long time and now is the time to speak out!!!
Sooooo Sad!!! I send my thoughts and prayers to the entire Peterson & Edmond families. You couldn’t ask for a more sweet, mannerable, fun, hardworking soldier. Such a tragic loss…
That is the most ridiculous statement I’ve ever heard… Brad Alexander is the least racist person I know. What exactly is the punishment for neglecting a child? How is that not enough punishment for a their opinion?? You do realize they have the right to freedom of speech? Sounds like you need to be praising God that your child is still alive instead of finding fault in someone’s comment that wasn’t even directed at you. In that statement I didn’t see a name given so who is to say he was speaking of you? In my opinion, the only apology you deserve is the one you owe yourself for lack of judgement with whomever was supposedly watching this young boy!!
Mr. Alexander should not have made those comments on Facebook. He’s apologized for it and that should be the end it, as far as apologizing goes. He also should not have lost his job because of his feelings/opinions. I can only imagine how many times the emergency responders get a call about an injured child that is not being properly supervised.
As far as the comments being “racist”, is that being said just because he is white and the mother is african american? Aren’t there white mothers out there who fail to supervise their children and who are considered “freeloaders” also?
My advice to the mother is GROW-UP!!!! Your child is ok and Mr. Alexander has lost his job. What else do you want? Oh, I forgot, you want a personal apology.
I hope our city government is not trying to make this a race issue. If so, I think they will be surprised to see who is on what side!
Everyone above has commented and stated that an “apology is enough” and I totally disagree. Since you are not in the situation you may feel as if an apology is enough, but if you were put into that young lady shoes you would feel the same way. Not only was she at school trying to finish her education, she is a MINOR. You would not want and anyone grown or older than your child to make such harsh comments to your minor child. If she gets more out of this case, I am behind her 100%. Being a mother myself, I would want more than just an apology for degraded my minor child the way this man did.
Hey teenage mom!
ask yourself a couple of questions.
1 – have you EVER mad a mistake?
2- have you EVER made ( or had ) a racial thought
3- with no names being giving, no address being published by him, he verywell could have been talking about me!
Just plain out heartbroken!!! Tragic loss
Bruce plays Houston this Friday in a very big showdown(involving Others Receiving Votes.) My team(Ackerman Indians) just finished playing those two teams back-to-back and we lost to both in the final minute. So, I will have to give the ever-so-slight nod to the Trojans. In the coming weeks you’ll begin to see Ackerman appear in the Others Receiving Votes category. Caledonia visits here this week before we begin district play the final five weeks of regulation. Watch out for the Indians in the 2A playoffs. Last year we made it to the 3rd round before succumbing to West Bolivar. We have relatively the same team back this year.
All I can say is that this fireman losing his job over this is rediculous, he is a trained profesional. A proffesional lifesaver people, he did not treat the child any different due to his race nor did anything in the comment he made specifiy who he was talking about? It is absolutely astounding that they fired a man for having an opinion, true he did not have to vent about it. But think of all the cases they come across where innocent children are the victims because of ignorant Adults/Parents/Parents that are still kids decisions. It takes a toll on them for sure.
So now because of his social network venting that he did in his private time you are willing to take a trained professional lifesaver off the job because of a poor lapse in personal judgement in a time of extreme frustration? What is this City/State coming too? It will cost the city thousands upon thousands of dollars to replace him, he is not required by law to like the people he saves! He just has to do his job! The city officials should be ashamed of themselves for this and suspending the others for 30 days is a huge injustice! I hope they all get lawyers and show this city that people will not just stand by and be railroaded just cause someone pulls an unjust RACE card!
This makes me and many others absolutely sick! The only racism here is that of the family towards this fireman, this state is so backwards. You want people to be scared to make any comments or decisions that might offend people of color for fear of losing everything they have worked their entire life for! No one said anything about race until the family decided it was racist and the city does not have the guts to stand behind one of their first responders in a time of poor judgement, but instead puts him out on the street. Just goes to show you that if times get tuff this city/state government will throw you to the wolves and let your name get drug threw the mud until you are made out to be a raging racist before end of business the next day. Get your priorities right people, get over it! People are entitled their own opinions! You do not have to be scared to be non black.
Last I checked this is a free country with freedom of speech! I am pretty sure thats one of the many things I fought to protect and my friends died for! The late 1960′s are over and done with people! We do not have to be scared to have an opinion just cause it might offend someone of another race?
OMG! I can’t believe you guys actually think he was justified in saying that. I’m a white woman and I feel it was racist for the simple fact that I’ve had a similar situation happen to me but I could be wrong. My daughter broke her arm but no one called me ignorant nor questioned my parenting skills. Whose to say that the person in charge of the child/children wasn’t actually watching them. You guys do know that accidents only take a second. Plus a lot of jobs now have enforced a social media policy and says that any negative commenting is punishable. And also it says he resigned which means he quit so it was his choice to leave because he knew his comment was not one of good ethics for a fireman. It is the freedom of speech but it shouldn’t be at the hands of another especially from one whose whole career involves trying to help others of all races. I know he sometimes may see neglect in his line of work but there are people who deal with those situations. If he was so concerned he could’ve easily turned her in and kept his feelings off the internet. No one sees the wrong in what he did and you’re all blaming it on the mom. Are you racist?
People of “the friendly city”. let me tell you a bit about Dominique Chambers. He is the son of Ivan and Regina Chambers. He is a very caring and loving person. He is not a killer. I do not know what happened that day on labor day. I know my son was not out looking for trouble.He was enjoying himself with friends in the neighborhood where he lives. He too is a good kid. He was trying to do right in life. He is not a trouble maker or a “bad person” or the kind of person who was always into trouble. I am not saying that he is perfect… no man is. Dominique is the kind of person that if he had it and you ask him for it he would give it to you with no problem. Genuine. Loving personality. Dominique was going for his Ged. Dominique was really trying to find work. He attended church.( not on a regular basis) but he did go. He love spending his time with family and friends and his daughter. Mothers we love our children and always want the best for them. I raised my son to always trust in God and do right by others. This day trouble came to them. I keep asking myself…. why…. why..why her son… why my son.. why did this happen? There are people in the streets saying that Dominique didn’t do it. but no one wants to come forth. my sons life is on the line here so if anyone knows of anything that could help him please come forth. I am very sorry for the loss of life of the young man. If I could turn back the hands of time I would. but I cant. I pray everyday for the family that has lost their loved one. As I do for my son Dominique Chambers
Words can’t express how this feels. I never heard him raise his voice. He was about as perfect as a human being could possibly be. Some things we will never understand, but knowing he was a good person brings peace. May God bless his family.
This is all a lie!! No one hit this poor child with a stick! Her own mother, sister, cousins, watched as she fought! She was ready to fight as she ran full force to the road to fight the other young lady! This is ridiculous claims! Why would her mother allow her to fight in the first place! This isn’t bullying!!!!
yal dont know what happen yall aint diz child she proably got beat even more than that what if it was u and she was callin u a lie how would u feel im not tryin to start any mess but its true
All towns in MS should take note and get on the wagon. They should also change the law that allows tax collectors to get a percent of taxes collected. All those county jobs should be a set amount that isn’t out of wack and not based on anything.
Yes, I pray for the Tate family, but Rico didn’t get a fair trail. I believe the juror was told to vote guility the second time and that’s jury tampering!!! From my understanding there was many gun shots fired that night, so no investigation was done, so how can you point the finger at one person? Until there is reasonable doubt and proof Rico remains innocent to me! Of course the enemies going to point the finger at Rico because they don’t want it to be known that they killed their own friend. The whole witness testimony didn’t make sense… Why would a person come outside where one of their family members fighting ( fighting fair, no weapon) but open fires??? Red flag! No one just start shooting if he/she isn’t been shoot at. My opinion!
It is truly a shame. Many parents are not taking responsibility for their kid’s actions. Some are aware and some are not. There is no justifications for “jumping”. “Jumping” is where two or more outnumber an individual/s to give them a “beat down”. Who are these people? Savages.. That is cruel to say but, I feel only animals attack in pacts!!! Our young people are headed to their graves or a prison cell. The West Point Police Department needs to investigate and take the necessary actions this incident and many others Yes, you are dealing with kids but there comes a time when kids are not acting like kids. A fight can lead to an untimely death or to a permanent disability. My prayers goes out to the Robinson family and all the other families that is going through this.
This is really sad! Some people are so foolish, mean, and cruel! My prayers go out to Chelisa and her family!
this makes no since i dont know what to say but the violence need to stop. There is no reason for a group of people to fight one person that makes the whole bunch seems weak, And i garuntee you that whatever they was fighting over was not worth that aggravated assault charge.
if only you knew…..dont judge a book by its cover!!! Everything aint what it seen just because it’s on tv because they expectuating and exaggerating for a better story!!!
@anynomous that is my younger cousin, and anybody in their right would know that was bullying. She has always been a mild mannered young lady and she has never just been the one to start fights or be in fights. She was attacked by several people…clearly that is bullying
People are so ignorant. She is still a child that was beaten up on two separate occasions in the same week. No matter what she said or did she did not deserve to be beaten up. Parents, what if this was your child? Relatives, what if it was your family member? Kids, what if it was you? Put, yourself in Chelisa place!!! I guess all “we” can do is laugh/praise!! I’m so a shame for those who being so ignorant!!
Why would this girl lie? She was in tears telling the story. It does not take a whole clan of clowns to fight one person. The parents of these misfits should be held responsible also. It makes me sick to my stomach hearing these stories. Grow up and learn something!!!!
Our kids learn from us/parents/adults. Basically, these three individuals are adults. Aggravated assault charges is not enough, it doesn’t not send much of a message. They are sitting back laughing at probation- on papers or house arrest, maybe. So, they should be charged with child abuse/child endangerment and many other charges that has to do with anything done wrongfully or has happen to a minor child at their hands. A example needs to start somewhere so everybody would know there will be strict/harsh consequences for these “jumpings” and filming/exploiting them all over the internet. There are too many of these incidents happening in West Point some are being reported and some are not being reported. It is starting in certain neighborhoods and ending up into our school systems. I feel something a lot worser than Ms. Robinson incidents will happen if, the parents, school system, and WPPD don’t get the upper hand on these “offenders”. Yes, I call them “offenders”. That is exactly what they are!! Because they are committing crimes against others.
Thanks Michelle for covering this event.
First of all, this whole situation is so mind-bottling! People should learn how to control themselves; I’m not going to go in dept about what happened because i wasn’t there nor do i know what happen to lead up to this situation. However, people should learn how to conduct themselves in a mild manner and do what is right.. Regardless of race, gender, age, or sexual preference. We all as people should help one another, and stop all this violence. The world is already a crazy place and you never know what a person is going through. So the best thing i can say about this situation is that i’m sorry for EVERYONE in this situation and i hope God gives you all a Second chance to redeem yourselves, and you learned the pros and cons of this situation (as in what to do and what not to do).
Before announcing on TV, you need to find out the facts. It was his wife that got out of her car into his. She was not kidnapped.B
MPG said it best. Who “jumps ” someone .. cowards! This is utterly ridiculous and justice should be served. Regardless, she is a 17 year old and these were full grown women. The parents should sue for medical damages. Don’ t they understand the severity of bullying? Children are committing suicide everyday because of bullying. Hopefully, there parents and families listened closely to the video. She said, “I didn’t want to be here”. How sad! Prayers for Chelisa and her family. Protect your child at all cost Melissa and Dewayne.
It would be wonderful if the news would report that one school in the Oktibbeha School District, West Oktibbeha County Elementary School, received a B rating and was labeled High Performing by the state department. Please give credit where credit is due!
“Tony” was more than just a “Columbus Man…”, he was a graduate of Mississippi State and an Iraqi war veteran who served in Tikrit, Iraq with the US Army. Also, he was my nephew. RIP Tony.
I hope the lady can do the job in the time she thinks she can. The Oktibbeha County Schools problem will not be really straightened up for years to come, maybe 20 years or more. This problem has been growing for years
It is so sad to see such violence in the community of West Point MS. As of a parents, students, or community itself we all need to come together and stop all this violence. This is a sad situation for the Robinson and the Evans family. Life is to short for all this violence, negativity, drama, and jealousy. So sad to say, I own blacks fighting against black,and killing one another. Look at the ratio of how many blacks are behind prison bars. We got to come together. You do not have to like a person, but always love everybody. At the end of the day everybody need to be accountable of their own actions. A SIN IS A SIN NO MATTER WHO DOES IT!!!
I agree with MPG, these adults should be charged with a hate crime because that is exactly what this is. It is not enough for police, parents, & schools to simply discipline these grown adults. It will take all of us banning together to send a clear message to our children & adults that this type of behavior cannot, should not, and will not be accepted in any shape, form, or fashion. The schools are not desinged to teach the values of society, that starts in the home, church, & community first, then it spills over into the schools. Parents, keep the lines of communication with your child, your child’s school, & make it a point to know who yur child’s friends are as well as the friends’ parents. Do not let a child use a computer without having a way to monitor not only what they are sending, but monitor what they are receiving as well. There is a lot more to these hatefull acts than are appearing in the media. If your child suddenly dreads going to school or dreads a certain class period something is wrong. If your child’s grades start falling, their self image changes, they start getting depressed, they act out in any way that is unusual for them something is wrong. Do not be afraid to ask older more experienced parents that are trusted for advice as well as teachers and/or couselors. Let us work together to put a stop to this behavior before another inocent young life is severely injured or taken.
The DemocRATS will do everything possible to get as many votes for Obama regardless of his job performance. This country can’t stand another four years of this administration.
This is the kind of program we all should support. Helping people help themselves is the best kind of help. Congratuations to everyone involved. I hope this program snowballs!
I think there is a strong need to get more NP’s into the teaching field in order to qualify more students for the nursing program. The fact that they have had to cut so many students out of the program strongly indicates a need for more qualified teachers. I can definitely understand not accepting students who do not meet their requirments, but there are also students who do not get accepted due to a lack of available spots and if we cannot fix this problem the gap in the nursing field will continue to grow as more nurses retire and our population continues to grow.
MSU has not played anyone but cupcakes as of yet, and Tenn will be the only team to present a problem until they play Bama……then they will lose 4 of their last 5 games. Typical MSU Bullies.
Only MSU would wear something this ugly……..hahahahaha….my God what a joke!
When you meet with the teachers and are discussing issues of either behavior of a student and how to improve and you have shared what makes it worse, such as placement in the room or signaling a child out to read out loud in the room and others do not have to and then you leave and it is like some of the teachers try to push the button. On several occassions more than one student hears remarks out loud of what the teachers say about their family and they they smile at your face. This does not allow for trust. Also a major problem is when the students are eating and are yelled at, the principal is aware of this for several semesters, the students at WOEC receive mental and verbal abuse. Sneak up and listen, it is there.
I hope Becky never gets out of jail. She has shown zero remourse for shooting her own mother. She is evil.
I’m so glad to see a young, fresh reporter on the news. With the economic recession that is taking place, it’s good to see that this news station is giving people great opportunities to make a start in their careers.
I am interested in the details, because the news anchor stated that she had the coins in her purse. My thoughts are ( of , course I have no specific details yet) that if she had them in her purse, she was not aware of the laws. Please keep us informed.
What is the Facebook page for her?
The good old days when you could treat people unfairly and get away with it are long gone; even in Mississippi.
Thank you so much Kimberly! We totally agree this program is a great way to make a difference in our community. We are striving to help others to make a difference in their lives.
How can anybody, given it is a lawfirm. In these tough times, have 20,000 much less 200,000 laying around for somebody to steal an keep for this period of time. Before they notice Wow. I guess when ur that wealthy it takes a few months to figure out where did I place that 200,000 hehehe myself I would be looking for 20 dollars if it was missing from my WALLET OR BUSINESS. HAHAHAHAHA ( LAWYERS)
Did the kid have a weapon. You fail to mention this if not why on earth would you shoot an unarmed drunk teenager no knife gun police just shot him dead. What’s wrong could have just put kid on ground an cuffed him, put him in drunktank aren’t police trained to do just that I mean it’s not like he was Hiding a weapon. IF man had a gun or knife shoot. NO GUN no knife are you kidding me. NAKED an they kill the man.
I had the honor to graduate police academy (Basic Class #182) with Chief Randle. The 10 weeks I spent with him was some of the best weeks of my 14 year career so far. Chief Randle was always there to help his fellow Brothers and Sisters. I hope the investagation is over soon and Chief Randle can resume his duties in a normal fasion. God Bless all and the Chief Randle anf his Officers.
Hello, this is total devastation. My heart goes out to this family. Can you please post the sizes that they need.
Obviously it doesn’t matter to these thiefs whether it’s paper or plastic! They’re going to take it one way or the other. It’s sad that these employers, who chose to trust their employees, are the ones that get the short end. Just like the one who took $500K, didn’t bother her either. I hope justice is served for these offenders. Yeah, it’s pay your own way from now on. Whether behind bars or not, you are still thieves and should be treated as such. Too bad a hand for a hand doesn’t apply anymore, we’d be more careful when trusting one with one hand missing. And when handless, we’ll know they screwed up their 2nd chance as well…
Roy Dale Sanders was a kind hearted 41 year old man who was married to me his high school
sweetheart. We have 4 beautiful children. Sadly, we have to live without him. No one should die the way he left this cruel world. I know one day we will be together again in heaven, and will never be apart again.
mother of Gracie and Chris 14
idk the rest of the sizes but thats the children and their mother and there was another man living in the house who saved a child that mary robinson didnt mention
John Cayson large shirt and 34 36 the childrens father size i dont know but Patricia and Constance and Gabriel are tooken care of they spent all the given money on them.I dont mean no harm but dont even worry about them just Cornelious Chasity John Gracie and Chris
I know chasity and her kids. Can you let me know if the kids are ok??
What planet does Sam Bounds live on? Our last-place public education system only needs “tweaking”? Of course the representative for the school superintendents doesn’t think the schools need a major overhaul — the first thing we should do is “tweak” a few of these superintendents out of their jobs!
We have known David and his wife since the ’80′s. He not only kept us all reminded of our birthdays–He would check the stickers and car tags on the church parking lot and warn us about expiration dates. He is gifted and uses his gifts for God’s Glory.
I work @ cooper tire what does this meen to us?
I would like to thank WCBI for everything they done, also I would like to say that I’m one of the parents that child had to wear Caution Tape. But I would like to inform everyone that my child classroom teacher didn’t have anything to do with this all. I just want to be clear on that thanks to everyone.
Want to fix this problem ? Parents need to take their schools back over.
Hi Heather, Thanks so much for coming to my book signing! I am honored to be covered by your station. I think you will be very successful in your career and look forward to following it. You are a very beautiful and sweet girl.
Notre Dame should not be ranked #5.They barely beat Stanford in OT. Very unimpressive. LSU should have went to #4. The BCS doesn’t rank teams as to whose best, they rank them so that the maximum amount of fans go the games and spend the big money. It’s all about the money.
These unbeaten teams with the terrible weak schedules can get all the way to a bowl game and still won’t play a good team. When one of these teams have to play a good team is when you see just how bad a job the BCS did with the ranking. All about the money.
Mullins is so full of it……this State, you got to be kidding when you talk of championships……hahahahahaha…..egg bowl is about as good as it gets here.
When I heard him say National Championship I almost choked…….he’s as close as he will ever get……85 miles away down 82 east……hahahahaha….dang that’s funny.
Hello Sabrina! I remember your story all to good. I am so happy for you taking a stand. I never believe in the death penalty. I don’t think it’s right just b/c you have certain position you have the right to say who live & who die!!! The bible said “thou shall not kill”! God mean that for EVERYBODY. When judgement day come it’s going to be a lot of sad faces. People got to stand before God for what they have did. B/C Two wrong don’t make it right. I will love to purchase one of your books. May God continue blessing you as you travel from place to place sharing your testimony. Be Bless!!!
Great job, WCBI! Thanks to Ronnie, Nicole, Steve, Mariel (sorry if I spelled it wrong), and Michelle for covering our visit to ICS.
Our country is going down the tube. Instead of standing up and praising the individuals who are courageous enough to be concerned about the direction our country is going, we allow others, in the name of religious liberty for all, to put a stop to this.
Look back and see how things have changed since prayer and spiritual references were taken out of school. God help us! Look at our politics today and how the Muslim religion is given more consideration than Jesus. Being religious and spiritual are totally different.
Mr. Strickland survived two tours in Vietnam only to be killed in his home state at a four-way stop. Go figure.
I THINK IT IS NO ONES BUSSINESS HOW MANY CIGARETTES I SMOKE OR ANYONE ELSE, ALL THE GOV. WONT’S IS ANOTHER DOLLAR FROM THE PUBLIC.
I witnessed the accident. The motor cyclist was behind me about 20 or 30 yards. He veered into the grass and lost control of the motorcycle. He then flipped off and rolled numerous times in the left lane. The rider behind him swerved to avoid running over him. I lost sight of them over the hill. The cyclist was wearing a silver riding jacket w a few black stripes and a black and silver helmet. There was another in their group who was in front of me. He got off at the east Columbus exit. I called 911 about a minute after seeing it all. I was unable to stop and go back to help and I noticed no other cars coming behind me so I hoped several had stopped to help.
Please explain to me how Shaw made the list and French Camp didn’t?? We DEFEATED Shaw and we are currently undefeated in our District! We have only lost to Ackerman and Eupora which are 2A schools! Our kicker is ranked #5 in the nation of I’m not mistaken! Our boys play very hard and deserve to be in the Top 5! We have practically shut out every team we have played!!
I am glad that Dr. White was found innocent and will be even moreso when he is able to begin seeing patients as, as a former patient of White, I have called over 60 Pain Management Clinics from Memphis to Atlanta. I have been turned down by these Doctors simply because I don’t have INSURANCE!!! I tried to keep my money and business locally but, after making all of these calls, am having to travel six hours one way just to see a DR. and It has been costing me time from work, taken away from my family, and has taken the would-be money that should’ve stayed here locally. I hope and pray that Dr.White can bet back up and running as soon as possible!! I will definately be giving him MY support and business.
God Bless you Dr. White and I look forward to being able to see you again!!!
Please don’t give these two life in prison………give them the injection, we don’t need to feed, cloth, medical service for the rest of their crummy lives.
Lets hope the visitors can tell time……..
If the other doctor is going to be sentence, so should Dr. White because they are both guilty of the same thing. I am a former patient of both doctors and my experience with Dr. White was not that great, he never took the time to examine some patient. On some occasion he never look you in the face, never ask how are you feeling, and sometime never came in the room. I hope Dr. White gets throughly examine himself because the man ain’t right!!!! Thanks and may God bless each!
I wish he would explain how the people in the poorest, least insured sate in the union are going to pay their medical bills.
This is ashame. I mean they need to be in school but instead they wanna break in someone houses. They need to be put on some kind of work program for a year but they have to stay in jail the whole time while they on the program.
Well DONE John Rice!!!!!
She actually placed 1st runner up in the Miss Mississippi Pageant last year.
Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The
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The design look great though! Hope you get the issue resolved
Do you still Beleive…..hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Thank you Charles for your kind comment. I started attending Cornerstone Sun 2-25-90 & Jennifer & I married on Sat 6-16-90. I continue to tell people all the time about their inspection stickers & tags. I even saw one recently with July 2012 on the tag, but I was inside a restaurant & they were in the drive-thru so I couldn’t tell them! Bless you Charles & your precious family, Birthdaydave & Jennifer 17:28 CST
Wonder why they don’t ask Mr. Carr why this other man was after him? There is alot more to this story than what is told. Maybe the cop made a mistake, thats why we have a court system to look into what the truth is.
obviously a fan of Officier stephens. Mr. Carr had an affair with his wife. so?? and Redus had being having affair as well. so??? does this justify a Police Officier to give a false report to send a man to prison for 10 yrs? Who else has been falsely accused? Y does a lil officier wi a badge think he is God???
funny funny funny great job
Hi I have a cousin that wants to relocate to Mississippi from Chicago so I informed her of the new GE plant and she wants to know how can she apply for a job by her living out of state her mom lives down here and is elderly and she wants to be closer to her Thanks Sincerely, Eula Gammage
I just cant believe a very close friend of ours has been takein away from us we all wore just together a week before this happen and i just passed him and blowed at him on my way to work…how could this happen and i feel like these young ladies SHOULD NOT get away with killing someone that was not bothering them…this man left behind 4 kids and a family for stupid females like these robys that thinks they run every and anybody…THEY DESERVE THE CHAIR THEY TOOK SOMEONE ELSE LIFE SO JAIL NEEDS TO TAKE THERES soory to sound so harsh but im just not happy at all!!!!!!
Danny Bedwell should have been allowed to debate.
I agree with you and may God be with with you’ll at a time of loss. Some things are not call for but you can believe that their conscious are killing them because they were acting out of anger. Now they may be asking themselves, What have I done? May God Be With Everyone that Marcus death took a toll on especially his children. When will the violence stop?
Marcus was a good friend of mine. He was fun to be around and he always kept a smile on his face. It was through him that I met a very special person in my life. It breaks my heart to know that i’ll never get to talk to him or see him again. He was a great guy. He will truly be missed.
I couldn’t agree with you more. Jealousy, etc. doesn’t justify anything. I remember Marcus when he was a kid, growing up and we watched him and his sister everyday until their mom got off work. Always a fun person to be around, and always happy. No one is perfect, and though emotions run hot at times there is no coming back from death. A lot of problems stem from external concerns from cousins, aunts, uncles, and siblings. Though you take sides if it winds up sending you to jail, it was probably the wrong side to take anyway. If your means of interrogation involve weapons, you are up to no good. Driving to find him and intent on harming him obviously premeditated, with no justification. Who did he kill? No one! Ridiculous. Just 2 weeks past the death of another friend I lost 2 years ago to a similar senseless murder, just for doing his job. Gone too soon. God bless his children, Jessica, Ms. Jackie, Brianna, Mr. Daryl, and the family and children of these girls. They are also suffering b/c we can’t control how we feel.
Well someone need to put a stop to these robys!!!!! because soon as you say a roby name everyone know that mean trouble and MESS!!! well three down 1000″s to go lol
They deserve to have a high bond every community that have a set of this family knows that they are capable of doing what ever for money they are going down 3 by 3′s 4 by 4′s and our community are to be glad that go to stores and just take things like that is not causing problems to our economy the polices need to be more strick on the Roby’s they have gotten out of hand in the Golden TRiangle
This is awesome. I was a teacher for 25 years and things like this are the kind of things great teachers do. They are not just going through the motion to receive the checks. They are motivating students to learn. Can you imagine how you would have felt if your teachers had done something like this.
I Willie Ashford was lion in 1994 the lion won the state champ that was one of more happy time of my lift . I new then that we had made history. I like to have cryed when i seen it on da news . this is for my lion p.s lions forever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
well im am currently playing for weir and i enjoyed the season!
Such a wonderful and fun idea! Certainly this would be a long-lasting, memorable moment for those kids!
Wish we had some footage!
I am the Aunt of the murder victim and I was raised in Miss. This type of crime is simply insane and Evil and I hope all these girls get put under the jail. I see the comments above that says this is the reputation of this family? I hope their family feels the same pain we feel when they go down for this Evil premeditated crime! This does have a huge impact on the economy letting people like this continue to roam the streets. This is our lost generation that has no value for their own lives or anyone elses.
Good work! Getting young adults registered and voting makes a democracy stronger.
1, DynCorp hasn’t been at CAFB since 1988
2, Mr. Woodcock hasn’t been the Union president for 17 years.
3, According to the announcement at http://www.defense.gov/contract.aspx?contractid=4906 the award was $34,689,209.00 firm fixed price contract.thru Sept 29, 2019.
Accurate reporting would be appreciated.
Timothy Montgomery was sentenced Wednesday (11/1) to 10 years in prison.The court did correct.With this type of punishment only the another will fear to robbering the shops.
There’s certainly a lot to know about this issue. I really like all of the points you made. Name is ELIJAH living in Dayton
The three of you young ladies should be ashame. To the family of Roby’s, this isn’t something that should be posted on the wall of fame. This chain should have been broken a long time ago. Stuff like this starts @ home, in evidently none of you had much training growing up. I don’t even know y’all, but frm the looks of it, y’all carry a bad name. There’s nothing that bad to cause you to take the life of another. That shows that you don’t have value for your own life. I know there’s nothing I can say to undo what y’all have done, but it’s not too late to refrain frm that bad name that you wear. I’m surprised you all made it this far with the breaths they call life.
Don’t apolgize, we the rest of the people should have enough backbone to join you. This country just took 4 steps backwards with this re-election.
If one of my children were attending Ole Miss, I would bring them home especially if they were involved in any sports. They are helping the university make a large sum of money and the appreciation is not shown.
Yeah , ask Redus who he was having an affair with, which was a girl from Caladonia Ms. the reason Mr. Carr and Redus’s wife got together, she wanted Mr. Carr to find out who Redus was having an affair with. And we do have a Court system with a 12 man jury that proved Mr. Carr was not guily.
Don’t forget the many students who did not go home. They stayed and spent every hour of daylight working to clean up campus. If it had not been for the Red Cross and local churches, we would not have had hot meals and much needed support. Southern hospitality is at its strongest during times of devastation. I was right next to the gym when the tornado hit, and words cannot describe the emotions on campus that night. God truly blessed us all.
@ ed….Being from Mississippi, this story is an embarrassment to my state. The country had a choice to make between a candidate who doesn’t care about 47% of the country in which I would guess would be including you,Ed, and a president who fights for the middle class. You also support a candidate that wanted to start yet another war in the middle east with Iran. How in the world would that be good for America. Also, another fact is that he want\ed to cut taxes for the very rich and screw you over by cutting your social security, medicare, and medicaid. Yet, I would assume that you are against the president merely due to the color of his skin. That would be the only the only explanation as to why you would support and vote for someone that clearly doesn’t care about you in the least. President Obama inherited a complete disaster four years ago, and he is turning the country around for the better.
About time he is,finally responsible for his actions. He has been knoen in bars drinking and drunk and then getting in his county owned vehicle for several years but the good ol boy system was in play. He has a cushy hospital job which he does nothing and gets paid for and doesn’t cc respond c to half of his corner calls just ask Och ems.
Coach Bradberry has been a great coach. He has meant so much to so many young men across the state. Anyone who played for him at any of the schools he has coached at is a better person for being associated with such a fine man.
Good luck coach in whatever is next for you. And thank you for all you have done.
These mug shoots serve ijustic to be posted on halloween cause these some ugly women that have been in trouble for stealing everywhere the polices need to do something about these Roby’s cause all the store around GTR have to alert all the workers in the store to be on watch when they enter the stores all stores that sell anything and if anything is free in GTR the Roby’s are in line for it all 2,000 of them this family has a bad name everywhere they live of stealing and reselling items and checks food stamps and etc not many of them work and they instill this in there children as they grow up thats why its a generation to generation thing for this family
We came upon this accident immediately after it happened. My husband was driving and I was holding our little dog and looked up to see what I thought was smoke (peanut dust) and expected to see a vehicle flipping through the air towards us out of the dust. My husband called 911. As some of the peanut dust settled we saw a truck cab in pieces and the motor still running and I said a prayer for the driver fully expecting him to be gone. I couldn’t stop thinking about the driver and his family. When we heard the good news this morning we were both so happy. He was a very lucky man as this was a horrible accident and could have been so much worse.
Having worked with Michael and having been in contact in unfortunate events through his role as Coroner I am devastated by this occurrence. I and many others have the highest regard and affection for Michael. I could just slap him onto next week for doing this to himself… My God Michael, how many bodies have you helped scrape up off our hyways due to this offense? That being said I beseech OCH & Oktibbeha Co. to give Michael another chance. That is the least he deserves from the fine service he has given and the friends he has made! Everyone makes mistakes… Everyone deserves a second chance. The job Michael does is almost emotionally undoable! The average person can not imagine the things he sees on a daily basis. I feel sure this job stress may have contributed to his situation. Of course that is not a reason to accept it, but I feel one to consider in his favor for another chance. I am sure he will get the help he desperately needs and can continue to serve us in the professional fine manner he has for all these years. Love you Michael. Am praying for you.
The citizens I talked to knew nothing about this ….yet you say it was community wide??
RH Brown needs to learn how to actually report what happened and stop trying to turn everything into race i honestly believe he is the most racist reporter i have ever seen in my life no mention of this mans past offenses or any side of the police officers involved you know those guys that protect and serve yea those but know a black kid tries to fight the police and gets a little scratch on his head you can bet RH Brown is all over it in a heart beat and to have the nerve to bring national politics into a felony stop resulting in a fight is beyond ignorant WCBI needs to find someone else that will actually report the news
Why a suspended drivers licence? When he got in the car he was breaking the law. And what did this guy do to loose his licences . Why did wise RH brown not ask why he has no licences ? Sounds to me like someone is trying to stir the pot and make things more than they are.
Mike I agree 100%!!!
It blows my mind that Mr. RH Brown at WCBI reports nothing but racial oriented news. The news reports have so many loop holes in them that it’s not even funny. Bravo to Mr. RH Brown for provoking racial tensions. I consider myself pretty intelligent and can plainly see that this report was nothing more than a slap in WCBI’s face and a reflection of what you stand for. I think you have a winner there with Mr. RH Brown. This is absolutely absurd! The news shows that Mr. Mosley failed to yield to blue lights so I would guess that he was in violation of something but the news reflects AGAIN that law enforcement is the “bad guy”. The report stated something in the fact of this young man being an outstanding citizen. Well if he is that then I’m a menace to society. Take a look at this website if you haven’t. Mr. Mosley is a convicted sex offender for rape of a female under the age of 14!! http://state.sor.dps.ms.gov/OffenderDetails.aspx?Display=Main&Id=378385 Better yet you guys sent the one person you knew of that would do nothing more than damage a community. I will never again turn on your news due to the quality of news that you broadcast. Oh and contact Mr. RH Brown when someone is breaking into your house in the middle of the night and leave the law enforcement alone where they can harass people of society. Unbelievable!
at the time of mosley’s conviction he was about 2yrs older than the “victim”. It was all consentual until mom and dad found out.
NO he wasnt and it was not just him there was 4 other boys and it was not just a 13 yof it was a vulnerable child in case u dont know what i mean by that mental retardation Mosley has been in trouble time and time again should not be on the streets in a community where i raise my children much less driving on suspended license after recent conviction of not 1 but 2 DUIs RH brown failed to mention all of that though didnt he
RH Brown needs to tell the full story before he starts making it a racial thing. If you’re not going to give the full story then you don’t need to air it, but that’s how tv, radio and news papers are or work. WCBI is only giving one side of the story. I guarentee that in the end we all will see and here the truth. Also, this is not the first time this one particular person has had a run-in with law enforcement. Almost everytime he has been envolved with the law he has ran from the law instead of trying to abide with the law. Check your local jail docket which is public records. Again, in the end WE all will know the truth. P.S. Mr. RH Brown this was not caused or spurred on from the recent election from which you stated on the news cast!
God Bless To All!!!
Also this guy was driving with a suspended licence, that in it self is breaking the law, then does not stop. What relavance does that have to do with the election? Come on RH. Brown why even repeat something that sounds so ignorant. That in it self makes you look like a fool.
Mr. Brown, excellent job of stirring up racial tension!!! I am sure this had absolutely nothing to do with the driver disobeying the officer and the law, sure he had no legal license to drive, sure he refused to pull over for them, sure he has a criminal record… But I am sure this fine upstanding citizen who clearly gives so much toward the community was attracted by the officers for his race thanks to the recent election! Are You truly that ignorant or just enjoy creating racial tension?
She was to old for that young boy. They should have put her own house and be register in as a sex offendor
My question is for wcbi & rh brown. Why not say in the news report Choctaw count arrested a convicted felon and child molelester for failure to stop and resisting arrest and was injured in the process. The info can be found on the link above . I love how they show his picture in a suit and tie why not show his mug shot. Or his recent picture on the sex offender website. That’s the truth and what should be told. Wcbi should get rid of rh brown sounds like he is a huge liability for them.
I’m sure that there are plenty of holes in this news cast, but any of you that actually knows anything about Choctaw and Attala County, knows that more often than not, the incidents that occur are racially charged. RH Brown should investigate that. WCBI would find that a large percentage of stops, arrests, and sadly in some cases, charges in Choctaw County involving African American males are without merit. But of course, those African Americans are always the trouble right?
Thank you for pointing that out, Carla.
Ignorance is exactly why more often than not, incidents occurring in Choctaw, as well as Attala County are racially charged. WCBI should investigate that. But it would be no surprise as to what would be revealed.
I’m sure the reference to an African American as a “monkey” isn’t racially motivated…?
Interested tid bit to add to this the youg man interviewed saying all these things how day wuz doin nutting wrong…. was arrested yesterday morning in ackerman for outstanding warrants out of Winston county say bravo genius u have warrants and u get on TV bad mouthing police you get the HERES YOUR SIGN reard for the month maybe even the year the jury still out on RH
What a hero. He is so humble, but yet changed so much for so many. A great role model for anyone. I’ve known this man all my life and I never knew this level of his sacrifice. He is always the one who encourages everyone else and downplays his own achievements. He is the most honest, loving, compassionate man I’ve ever known. Uncle William, you are MY hero!! Marilyn McKenzie McDevitt, Daphne, AL
Oh wow this came out really well! I played the monkey king in this show and this is the only actual video i have seen of the performance so far! We all did an amazing job!
My family and I have been an avid watcher of WCBI news for years but after allowing this type of coverage by a reporter that doesn’t take a genius to see he only jumps on stories that try to make white law enforcement look bad, we will no longer be watching any coverage by WCBI. My husband knows Janalvin Mosley lets just say on a “personal” level and he IS a convicted child molester of a mentally challenged young girl, habitual criminal and tried to molest another young girl but the mother caught him. RH Brown makes himself appear to have the same character as these thugs. Our law enforcement officers in Choctaw county AND Attala Couty do their job and if force is used then trust me it was needed. When dealing with Janalvin Mosley it IS needed! And racist? Ask Mr. Mosley about being a member of a racist all black prison gang….cover that story Mr. Brown and leave law enforcement officers trying to do their job of keeping ALL of the GOOD citizens safe from thugs like Janalvin Mosley!
Thanks for invading this family’s privacy, releasing personal information, and posting his picture! I am sure they appreciate your lack of tact, respect, courtesy, sympathy, and professionalism! Real great journalism, simply stating that he was found alive and well was not enough to comfort those who knew him and were concerned! I am sure students of Mississippi State University and their family don’t deserve any respect! Top notch guys makes me want to read your news every day.
Thank you all for doing this for our veterans. My father was a WWII disable veteran and
we are so thankful for all that have served and some that gave their all for my and yours
freedoms. Thank you!
I believe my dad should be released i believe my dads innocents i dont care what no one says period they should of not did that i know in they eyes he did wrong but dang why sentence him so long he now is going to miss out on his grandchilds life and everything that is up for my son i love my dad to death and i lost him to this tragic thing ugh the law is so fd up seriously what about other people getting sentenced 2 and 3 years on 2nd offense and 3rd offense charges on drugs and nothing is done to them so why sentence him that long thats not fair and justice will be served even if i had to put my life into my dad i will not let him go down for this!!!!!!!!!!
People now are accepting tattoo as part of the culture, history and art. Try to think of it, most celebrities get tattoo as part of their fashion and identity as public figure.
Is PRIVACY not a factor in the CPD anymore? Instead of releasing information of the officers resigning, the department needs to be working on solving cases. Furthermore, who actually knows if they were going to get suspended or fired? Since McQueen has been named chief…more officers have left the department. These issues are discussed privately in a closed session with the councilmen. So maybe we as citizens should get an understanding of why they are discussing these issues with the news media. These officers have families and rather than take any crap from the department they decide to move on with their lives and find STRESS FREE jobs. So is this news worthy? NOT AT ALL…
I’m so sorry to hear this. Even though I don’t do that much cooking, I always enjoyed watching his segments. Prayers for his friends and family. RIP Mr. Food.
I was wanting a deputy or marshall to contact me because I know the whereabouts of Orlando Guyton.
We’re so proud of y’all! We were hoping for parade footage to follow to share with friends, but this was nice, too!
David and I were partners in Prison ministry for several years. He has a great talent. I decided to stump him one night and asked him for the day of the week of the first Columbus Day in 1492. He had smoke coming out of his ears but he nailed the answer after a few minutes. Remember, he had to convert to the Julian Calendar and account for adjustments to it over time. He is a great Christian Brother and a hoot to know. I am privileged to have him as a friend.
Her website indicates she supported Obama.
Way to go Columbus Fire and Rescue! Removing neighborhood blight, and getting excellent hands on training is a win for all involved!
i think she should get the all of that 20 years and serve day for day , now she get 5 years thats bull and thats a slap on the dang hang all sex offender in to be locked up and the key thowen away thats if they are guilty
Absolutely more men are having cosmetic surgery! Many experts believe that the competitive economy is responsible for men turning to cosmetic procedures. This indeed would be a “practical” reason. Some experts state that having cosmetic surgery may represent a way for men to “take charge of their lives.” The economy has improved since 2009, yet it is still sluggish. Many men may feel the need to prolong their own youthful appearance to compete on the job market as part of a “cult of youth.” Other experts believe that as gender roles in the work world become more equal, so does the importance of appearance! I found that particularly interesting. Women have not become less interested in looking better, but men have become more interested in looking better. Yet other experts on gender and economic trends believe the globalization of the marketplace has made cosmetic surgery a sign of affluence and privilege.
Dr Rhys Branman
I hate to hear this. I enjoyed watching him every weekday morning.
JUST WANT THE FAMILY TO KNOW- THAT OUR CONDOLENCE IS WITH THE FAMILY DURING THIS TIME…YOUR IN OUR PRAYERS..HOUSE OF PRAIZE AND FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER..
I know the school district will be grateful to the Monsanto Corporation for the $10,000. grant and will use it for educating the children in farming and biology. That is wonderful to be able to have the greenhouses. I hope the school teachers and the children will investigate all the wonders of growing plants and food crops and create a love for working the soil and farming. The entire Monsanto sponsored America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education 2012 program awards $2.3 millions.
But our education will not be complete without research upon Monsanto’s history and practices along with the gift. Monsanto has invested well in communities through this sort of grants that are investments of good will dollars that will reap Monsanto much positive publicity. The community must teach the whole Monsanto story and include the negative as well.
The serious health effects of Monsanto’s Roundup has been associated with over 29 negative health conditions according to peer-reviewed studies available on PubMed. And these conditions are nothing minor. Health effects linked to Roundup include:
These are serious disorders that result from the very Roundup that is used on crops by farmers worldwide before hitting your dinner table. In fact an increased amount of usage is now needed thanks to ineffective GMO crops that are now being eaten by mutated superbugs that have developed a resistance to Monsanto’s built-in GMO pesticides. Roundup covered crops that eventually land on dinner tables worldwide.
But perhaps very few scientists around the globe actually dare speak about these dangers due to the overwhelming political influence Monsanto and other biotech companies have over nations around the globe. We know thanks to 2007 WikiLeaks cables that not only are most if not all U.S. ambassadors on Monsanto payroll, but that prominent U.S. political figures have threatened nations who oppose Monsanto with ‘military-style trade wars’. A threat that has managed to strike fear into many nations who would not risk massive retaliation from the United States.
Also a recent French study found that mice fed Monsanto’s GM corn (grown using their patented herbicide Round-up) began growing tumors, died at an earlier age and developed organ failure and other health problems.
In the recent California vote on Prop 37 that would have required the labeling of bio-engineered food products was defeated by in large by 6 biotech companies including Monsanto Corp who combined paid a whopping $45 millions dollars to prevent consumers from having their bioengineered ingredients labeled.
Please tell the viewing public especially the schools and the children all sides of the story so they may make informed choices about our farms and food industry.
Respectfully yours, a concerned Mississippi mother and grandmother
cc Pontotoc Mississippi School District
cc WTVA TV Tupelo Mississippi
cc Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
cc Allen Advocate Pontotoc County Newspaper
Wow, out on a murder bond and for shooting three other people. This kid should be locked up. Apparently, he is a menace to society.
thats my bro and he is not dangerouse ok get it through your head, and he didnt kill anyone ppl just blame him he is innocent
Tell him to stay away from guns if he does not want to be blamed…
Man tell her again man I been knowing him for a while and I know he wouldn’t hurt anyone he is a nice cool dude once u get to know nucy he not a bad person so people need to quit throwing dirt on his name because it’s not even called for at all.
My family and I would like to extend our prayers and condolences to the family of the late Senator Bennie Turner… We know times like this are hard, but keep the faith… He is in a far better place now and looking over you all… Thank you, The Conard-Chambers family…
FREE DENNIS HE IS A WONDERFUL GUY AND VERY VERY FRIENDLY SO STFU DEBRA !!!!!! #BAM
I don’t know what your definition of murder is, but Ck is DEAD because of him and he’s not innocent so you need to get your head right about your “bro”.
Hey, I watched Mr. Food all the time while i was growing up. I got some recipes from him, He is gonna be missed.
Regardless of what type of person you all know him to be, if he was out on bond for one murder charge alone with charges from wounding other people, why walk around with a gun on you? Why go to a place where you know there is trouble? We all need to wake and take a look at what is going on around us. Its time to face reality people taking people lives aint whats up period point blank whatsoever. Young men and ladies being trigger happy is not the way to fight a battle. You seem to forget that it is okay to walk away and turn the other cheek. Lives are being lost everyday to guns and its just not right.
who ever this is since you know so much about being trigger happy its not like that where we from you have gangs of other children or young adults trying to jump on one guy and people get tired of other people coming up to them with mess if that was you what would you do when every where u go someone or a group of people wanna get at you because every girl or they friend is cool with you and you have other young people hating.. just think before you say stuff.. cause u bout really dont even no this guy and the people who been trying to get at him been in trouble with the law more than he has so the law no that the other kids or not innocent they damn self..
Man there are so many memories on that football field. I played there from 1975 to 1977 and I will never forget the love for the game of football that will remain in the hearts of the people in that small town forever. The times wre just so full of joy and hard work. I remember the first year coach Gant came to weir he was really dedicated to the football program and it’s players!!!!
LONG LIVE THE MIGHTY WEIR HIGH LIONS FOREVER!!!!
WHO DAT TALKING BOUT WHIPPING THOSE LIONS WHO DAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Way to go Sheriff Cantrell, I am so glad to see all the hard work you are putting into making the county a safer place to live! Thank you for a job well done!
I would love to work at the new Eillisville plant. With over 38 year’s in tool and die’s+4 year’s` running Hassa VF4 mill
I dn’t see why they keep letting him go….he been in and out for the same crimes since 2009. He’s a menace!!
A hot mess. Lock him up and throw away the key. It does not make any sense none whatsoever. A MENACE TO SOCIETY HE IS!!!!!
I agree 1000%!!!! A MENACE TO SOCIETY he is!!!! It doesn’t make ANY SENSE NONE WHATSOEVER!!! Just sad!!!
Where in Starkville are the Christmas trees you advertised on Friday ???
I want the MSU tree for my mom. She is 79 an loves MSU.
Plz reply to my phone 662-574-4708.
Good job to all that were involved in this. neighborhoods need to be drug free!
It’s about time. This “character” has done enough! And i’m not talking just about drugs. He preys on young girls, also!
This “character” that your talking about happens to be my family. Make sure you have all your facts straight before you start pointing fingers! People Who Live In Glass Houses Should Not Throw Stones ( don’t criticize other people when you yourself have faults and weaknesses … )
I AM SO PROUD OF GABE MYLES, NOT ONLY IS HE A GOOD PLAYER, HE IS OUTSTANDING GENTLEMAN. HE WORKS HARD IN OUR CHURCH AND IS ALWAYS POLITE AND HELPFUL. HE HAS A GOOD HEART AND HE IS LOVED AND ADMIRED BY ALL. I PRAY AND WISH HIM ALL THE BLESSINGS THAT GOD HAS TO OFFER.
Unfortunately she passed away. This was a great person who was a high school classmate of mine. She was such a beautiful person both inside and out. Please keep her family and friends in your prayers.
Unfortunately, she passed away. She was a classmate of mine. She was a beautiful person both inside and out. Please keep her family and friend in your prayers as they deal with this tragedy.
I fell like there have been several problems with the Oktibbeha County Schools since they consolidated the Sturgis and Maben schools. The Sturgis school buildings have gone down hill and residents from the area have either moved or send their children to other schools for a better education. Also this was a mistake in the form of the childrens safety because of the amount of school traffic on the Sturgis-Maben road, that needs to be addressed.
The schools should be back like they were, everything was fine then why did a supervisor from Maben with kids in that school have to bring down both schools. I send my children to an Academy and pay for their education. I have always wanted to live in Sturgis and sending my kids to another school shouldn’t be what I have to do to live there but I have to for their education and safety.
As for special priviledges, I think Mr. Trainer needs to pay SSD taxes if he sends his children there whether he works there or not. This is a way for his children to get a better eduacation but he should be taxed like every other normal citizen that lives in the SSD.
This is really stupid. Must be the city officials who dont care about people except their own. Seems that if its not something to do with family, then they dont care. What a bunch of dweebs. Somebody needs to lose their job.
I just hope this controversy will be an eye opener to the people of this state. Is an abortion clinic really important? I don’t think so. If people are just more keen to proper reproductive health education and responsible parenthood, I think abortion could never be an option. Thanks for sharing this news!
There appeared to have been a Verbal and PHYSICAL altercation between Pittman and Cindy Wilkes, the mother of his three children.
** The dog was protecting the owner. If they had a verbal and PHYSICAL altercation, that was exactly what the dog was doing. I think she needs to press charges on him for asaulting her. My dog would have attacked someone, if he was physcally harming me. And guess what, he is not a pit bull. I think this dog should not be put down.
What a great development! Proud of you, Devon!
Where is her comments?? Where were the children when the couple were fighting? Who was the dog protecting??? Why doesn’t she counter sue him? Why should this dog be put down?? oh yeah, cause it’s a PIT… duh.. Not a good excuse… Does was protecting the owner. End of story..
This concerned citizen is the main one using drugs…and sorry he dates your daughter!!
This person is NOT dating my daughter. And my daughter is NOT 21. Also, i am and never have been on drugs. This “character” definitely needs to be off the streets. I know for a fact that he dates underage girls. And if he IS your family, maybe you can get him some help for this problem.
This citizen is a main drug user…and we are sorry he dated your 21yr. Old daughter…
Sending prayers to the Bell & Johnson family in their time of bereavement! God you don’t make no mistakes! Lord just wrap your arms around Angela mom & children & let them know that their love one is in your hand! And everything is going to be alright!!! R.I.P Nae-Nae
this young girl happens to be 21yrs of age and been his girlfriend for 2 yrs. and you didnt post a comment about your sons arrest for poss. of mariquana with intent to distribute!!! look in your own house before you look in someone elses!!! just saying…..
This person is NOT dating my daughter. And my daughter is NOT 21. Also, i am and never have been on drugs. This “character” definitely needs to be off the streets. I know for a fact that he dates underage girls. And if he IS your family, maybe you can get him some help for this problem. AND, I do not have a son. SO, maybe you need to look elsewhere! just saying…..
just before disbanning columbus narcotics unit they made big arrest!!pablo escobar for a whole two ounces of pot and an unpaid for car…this is front page news in columbus? wonder if he can build his own prison?
steal half a million dollars and you dont have to pay it back,just do couple of yrs in jail ,and its ok then….who wouldnt go to jail for that little time for that kind of money.that sends a wonderful message to crooks!!!! remember to say im broke,cant pay u back…
Payback is Hell isn’t it Bernice. Yours and my relatives are all turning over in their graves at what you have done. Embarrassing isn’t the word. I heard that you have been doing this for years and are just now getting caught at it. What goes around comes around and its finally come around to YOU ! You have hurt countless people this time and ruined children’s futures and prospects for a education all under the disguise of a prayerful Christian woman. Pictures of you working at soup kitchens, giving out presents to little kids, pretending to help the needy, smiling with your church friends. A 911 operator. What a farce ! You are a very SELFISH con- artist and previous friends wil see through you from now on.! I hope you learn something while your in prison, but I doubt you will.
I doubt anyone s turning over in their graves as you think. You are correct in saying what goes around comes around and that includes you. Judge not, lest you be judged! People. including you, have your own sins to deal with, Just because your’s are hidden to the public doesn’t make them any more wrong. You would do well to focus on your own issues and not worry about others. i am sure that would give you something else better to do WITH YOUR SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS!!
I did not have that much stolen from my business but I feel the Gordmans pain. They go to jail you get nothing, A civil judgement is useless, bankruptcy wipes it out. She was in a trusted position be be able to do that. THEY ARE SCUM!
How many jobs will be lost because of this new system??
Thank You for your service!!! With out we wouldn’t have what we got today!!
This man has unfortunately been educated about pitbull behavior as no other teaching can do. Attacks like these happen every single day. Children are often permanently maimed and sometimes killed by pitbulls with no provocation at all. While any dog may have bitten a person it perceives as a threat to its owner, this man’s repeated attacks and severe injuries perfectly defines the difference between pitbulls and normal dogs. If this had been two children arguing, the exact same attack would have occurred…and a child likely would not have survived.
Pitbulls should be regulated out of existence. A strict pitbull regulation law requiring spay/neuter, double fencing, reinforced outer doors, muzzle/short leash when off property, liability insurance is the beginning. People who already own them can keep them until they die (or attack someone in the household), but no new litters will begin diminishing the numbers for the future. To paraphrase oft repeated quotes by pitbull advocates, “If you think only pitbulls can give you the love and affection you seek in a pet, then you need to be educated about other gentle breeds like poodles, yorkies, weimaraners, etc” If one of these breeds does bite, it is extremely rare if it is anything but a bite then retreat…no mauling/tearing of flesh, bone, and muscle as in pitbull attack.
Just recently in Pennsylvania, a jury awarded over $500,000.00 to a child and mother injured in pitbull attack. I hope Mr. Pittman is as fortunate. If the pitbull owner rents, he should also sue the landlord. Maryland now has a law requiring landlords to pay medical expenses for anyone attacked by a pitbull owned by someone they rent to. Maryland’s law was the result of a child being attacked in an alley by a pitbull who lived in a rental.
There are steps the public can start taking to protect ourselves from pitbull attack and the damaged owners who have no regard for anyone but their own fragile ego and need to have a dog they believe reflects power on them. The problem is that the pitbull owners do not see themselves that way which further reiterates the truth of it. They cannot be trusted to keep their pitbulls safely secured because they want them “out there” front and center for everyone to see. It would not give them the power they seek if their pitbull was at home in a fenced yard instead of at the end of a thick chain with a spiked collar with testicles dangling for all to see.
The it’s the owner not the breed mantra sounds logical but it’s not. This repetitive slogan is illogical. Other dog breeds owned in much greater numbers have equal chances of getting neglectful and abusive owners, yet they adapt to human shortcomings and don’t maul people or pets at anywhere near the rate that pitbulls do. Labs are routinely forgotten and chained in backyards and they are the most popular dog breed in America, Labs are not the top killers, pitbull are. Beagles are routinely penned up in backyards and ignored. They are given no human socialization but they do not pose any threat to humans when they get loose. Most dog bites are nothing more than a minor annoyance, as they rarely break the skin. This is why you don’t hear about them on the news. If a normal dog is in a fight it will fight until the opponent submits and then stop. Pitbulls don’t bite, They maul. They do not stop when the victim submits, they keep on mauling until the pet or human is left in parts. The other problem with pitbulls is that they are extremely strong, and were bred to have fewer pain receptors, and are able to keep breathing while attacking. This makes it extremely hard for people to stop a pitbull attack in progress. News stories are full of stories of strong men being mauled and three or more men being unable to get a pitbull to let go of its victim. Mortality, Maiming and Mauling by Vicious Dogs, Annals of Surgery, April 2011, is study of dog injuries in hospitals spanning the last 15 years. The study found that you have a more than 2500 times higher chance of dying if attacked by a pitbull. In addition it found that pitbulls caused the highest hospital charges, and the most deaths, dismemberments, permanent disability, and disfigurement of all breeds. The study also found that pitbulls attack children, and owners much more often than other breeds AND IT IS FAMILY LOVED AND UNABUSED PITBULLS THAT ARE MAULING PEOPLE. Despite be given all the love and care that other dogs enjoy, pitbulls turn suddenly and the owners are always shocked by the sudden change in behavior. Alexandra Semyonova, a world reknown animal researcher and author of the book, The 100 Silliest Things People say About Dogs, says pitbulls have a disconnect between the thinking and impulse control centers in the brain and a different chemical make up in the brain. Just as you can’t see a gene that suddenly turns on cancer, you can’t see the gene that is suddenly activated in a pitbull making them violent. I personally know of several people who had a pitbull turn on them after years of normal behavior. Personal accounts of owners who had “nice” pitbulls doesn’t mean that pitbulls are not dangerous. This again is illogical. The statistics on pitbulls seriously harming people at a much higher rate than other dogs are overwhelming. You can’t love out genes or untrain genes. Family owned and loved pitbulls can turn on a dime. If you believe that pitbulls are just like any other dog, and regurgitate the false “its the owner not the breed mantra” you might of believed the world was flat, too Just because something sounds good doesn’t make it true. LOVE THY NEIGHBOR, don’t own a pitbull! The media doesn’t determine what breed a dog is, this information comes from animal control officers, The media doesn’t make the dogs maul or chase down these stories .. the stories are picked up by a police scanner when people that are desperate, in shock, and bleeding call 911. If you threw out 2/3′s of all pitbull attacks because of some freak determination that the wrong breed was attributed the remaining attacks would still make pitbulls the top killers . This fad has been promoted by wealthy dog fighters and breeders so they can conduct their sport without fear . Fake nonprofits like ASPCA take in millions in donations that do not go to pets. Follow the $. The pitbull fad is evil and the attacks on innocent humans are brutal and unnecessary. The pitbull lobby has their own lawyers and propaganda machine. People need to get very active to fight this evil in their communities.
The media doesn’t determine what breed a dog is, this information comes from animal control officers, The media doesn’t make the dogs maul or chase down these stories .. the stories are picked up by a police scanner when people that are desperate, in shock, and bleeding call 911. If you threw out 2/3′s of all pitbull attacks because of some freak determination that the wrong breed was attributed the remaining attacks would still make pitbulls the top killers . This fad has been promoted by wealthy dog fighters and breeders so they can conduct their sport without fear . Fake nonprofits like ASPCA take in millions in donations that do not go to pets. Follow the $. The pitbull fad is evil and the attacks on innocent humans are brutal and unnecessary. The pitbull lobby has their own lawyers and propaganda machine. People need to get very active to fight this evil in their communities. The it’s the owner not the breed mantra sounds logical but it’s not. This repetitive slogan is illogical. Other dog breeds owned in much greater numbers have equal chances of getting neglectful and abusive owners, yet they adapt to human shortcomings and don’t maul people or pets at anywhere near the rate that pitbulls do. Labs are routinely forgotten and chained in backyards and they are the most popular dog breed in America, Labs are not the top killers, pitbull are. Beagles are routinely penned up in backyards and ignored. They are given no human socialization but they do not pose any threat to humans when they get loose. Most dog bites are nothing more than a minor annoyance, as they rarely break the skin. This is why you don’t hear about them on the news. If a normal dog is in a fight it will fight until the opponent submits and then stop. Pitbulls don’t bite, They maul. They do not stop when the victim submits, they keep on mauling until the pet or human is left in parts. The other problem with pitbulls is that they are extremely strong, and were bred to have fewer pain receptors, and are able to keep breathing while attacking. This makes it extremely hard for people to stop a pitbull attack in progress. News stories are full of stories of strong men being mauled and three or more men being unable to get a pitbull to let go of its victim. Mortality, Maiming and Mauling by Vicious Dogs, Annals of Surgery, April 2011, is study of dog injuries in hospitals spanning the last 15 years. The study found that you have a more than 2500 times higher chance of dying if attacked by a pitbull. In addition it found that pitbulls caused the highest hospital charges, and the most deaths, dismemberments, permanent disability, and disfigurement of all breeds. The study also found that pitbulls attack children, and owners much more often than other breeds AND IT IS FAMILY LOVED AND UNABUSED PITBULLS THAT ARE MAULING PEOPLE. Despite be given all the love and care that other dogs enjoy, pitbulls turn suddenly and the owners are always shocked by the sudden change in behavior. Alexandra Semyonova, a world reknown animal researcher and author of the book, The 100 Silliest Things People say About Dogs, says pitbulls have a disconnect between the thinking and impulse control centers in the brain and a different chemical make up in the brain. Just as you can’t see a gene that suddenly turns on cancer, you can’t see the gene that is suddenly activated in a pitbull making them violent. I personally know of several people who had a pitbull turn on them after years of normal behavior. Personal accounts of owners who had “nice” pitbulls doesn’t mean that pitbulls are not dangerous. This again is illogical. The statistics on pitbulls seriously harming people at a much higher rate than other dogs are overwhelming. You can’t love out genes or untrain genes. Family owned and loved pitbulls can turn on a dime. If you believe that pitbulls are just like any other dog, and regurgitate the false “its the owner not the breed mantra” you might of believed the world was flat, too Just because something sounds good doesn’t make it true. LOVE THY NEIGHBOR, don’t own a pitbull!
It’s very cool to see MSU pushing the envelope on green technology. I’d really like to see the university continue this trend and put gardens on top of buildings with flat roofs, such as Allen, Cresswell, or Hathorne. I feel like this would be a wonderful investment and would provide students the opportunity to participate in a communal effort to improve not only our campus but the environment as well.
AGAIN, let me say, you need to have your facts straight before making unfounded accusations! For 1. He’s not my son, he’s family. 2 he may have faults and may be wrong nor do I support this, however making such unfounded accusations is a whole new ball field!! GET THE FACTS RIGHT PEOPLE!!!
Congrats Melissa and the Bella Derma team!
So proud of Melissa and crew for achieving this honor twice! May her business continue to flourish while making people feel beautiful and healthy inside and out !
Thank you all SO much for coming out to support all the local downtown businesses for Wassail Fest 2012! We had such a wonderful time getting to meet so many people in our community!
This is just awful! I guess we have graduated from kids taking guns to school to the administration now. These are the people we trust to keep our children safe and ensure they are in a good learning environment…
I hope this person gets charged for bringing a gun to school just as a student would be charged. It also raises questions like: How did the other administrators and staff not know about this (I would think others knew about it)? How long was it in his desk (apparently and while, since he felt safe enough to leave it over the holiday)? Glad my child doesn’t attend that school!
This story needs to be aired and that man needs to be brought up on charges and never let back into any school system!
I also wonder what else goes on in that school, if this type of decision making and behavior is occurring. Funny how the powers to be had comments about the incident. Hope there is a follow-up on this story.
Well the teachers need to be able to protect them selves, with the
violence that has come into the school systems.
I have to say I am a little upset at how this was story was presented. When you hear the story on the news, or read about it- you imagine a high speed car chase and a man that had intentions on harming others with a shotgun. When actually the guy wasn’t driving fast and like most men in the south he keeps a gun in his truck. Sure I know the police had to take all of the precautions- and I am very thankful they take things seriously-but- when its all said and done the news shouldnt overly dramatize or stretch the truth. I will say that there may be no false statements, but the way it was presented was misleading. The man was wrong for what he did- but do the family and his co-workers deserve any more negativity than they are already getting? Unfortunately this is not the first time a story has been a little “spiced up” for TV. But like I said, be careful how your report things, it effects more than the one person that was involved.
congratulations from your neighbors. what a beautiful sight a father with his son!
Congratulations and best wishes for a lifetime of happiness…Many blessings to both of you.
Congratulations and Best Wishes for a lifetime of happiness…May God bless you both in the days ahead.
Congratulations Chris!!!!! We prayer you have continue success and alway remember we are here for you at all time.
Cedric,Mary, Destini and Zavier Jones
Way to go Chris!!! You can do it through prayer
As a former MSU student, I’m proud of the broadcast meteorology program at Mississippi State University and would like to honor Dr. Charles Wax, for his founding vision and grand career. Sir, happy retirement to you!
This “story” has been blown WAY out of proportion. You acted like this man was on a high speed chase about to shoot up the town, when in all actuality he wasnt speeding and the gun, that was UNLOADED, just happened to be in the truck when he was pulled over. Phillip Parker is a nice guy that just happens to have a mental illness, THATS IT!! He needed his meds regulated. How about reporting on some REAL news like all of the break-ins that are happening in the New Hope area that haven’t been talked about at all, instead of blasting a mans personal business all over the news!
I have known Mr. Parker for years and he has always been a good man. He made a mistake by not stopping for the officers but the way the story was aired it made it seem like it was a high speed dangerous chase. From what I have gathered in my own personal investigating he was going within the speed limit and never made any threatening remarks like the story led people to believe. It seems like these people cared more about having a good story than ruining a mans good name. I wish they would have taken the time asked people who were there and knew him and not just go on loosely based here say.
In this circumstance, facts are the owner and the man, where fighting, dog protected owner. Yes it just happened to be a pit bull. What if that man hurt the woman? Fact is he should not have been into it with her. I had a lab mix and my husband got into a fight with someone and our dog took up for my husband. That was his territory he was protecting. Yes PitBulls turn…. However, the whole situation here is the dog just happened to be a pit, had it had been ANY other dog, this would have been looked over. Maybe he will think twice before he argues with ‘his babies momma’ next time in front of the kids and the whole family. No one has yet to say anything about them fussing and fighting or how are the kids who had to watch this whole mess.
Christopher, you have always been a great child, this just shows us that you are going to become an even better man. Put God first and the rest will follow. We love you!
Eric, Tashmia, Jaden and Maddisen Williams
Well, Southern Belle, do you still stand by your comments. If the principal in CT had kept a gun in her desk, there would likely be far fewer deaths at Sandy Hook Elementary. I think all principals needs to be armed.
Mom of 3.. That’s ridiculous. You can’t compare these two scenarios. If the Principal in Ct. would have had a gun, it’s likey that the same thing would have occured, so faculty members carrying weapons will not solve anything… Leave that stuff to security or police officers, and let the administration worry about educating these students…
I, on the other hand, wish my kids had an administrator who was as well prepared as Mr. Harlow to protect my babies from fruit loops such as the one in Connecticut. Schools are at such a disadvantage to handling these cowards that come in and terrorize the place because they know these are gun free zones. While it is true that Mr. Harlow broke rules, it is unfortunate that he got caught. I wonder how many lives he would have saved if someone would have tried to pull the same stunt in his school and I wonder how many parents would be complaining if an administrator could defend their school and I wonder how many cowards would pick a school to try to terrorize if they knew the administrators might be shooting back? Comparing kids bringing guns to school to 40+ year old administrators is crazy.
Im so proud of you Christopher, I love you keep pressing forward!!!!
how can i contact shelly gore?
I am deeply sadden by Uncle Lyman death. This is only a tool that I can use to express myself. We lost a “Great” man yesterday. I have known him for about 18 of my 20 years of marriage to his niece. I can say that he is the best man I ever met. That being said I am a man of African American decent. Sometimes when a person die. We may have to concentrate on all the good things about a person and that’s all you hear. This man didn’t have a bad bone in his body. Me and my family were invited to his house for Thanksgiving some years ago. One of the best times I have spent on a holiday. He came to visit Tifton Georgia sometimes twice a year and we made it almost a ritual to visit him at the Holiday Inn. He made me feel like family on the very first time I met him. He didn’t over do anything to make me feel comfortable. He was just himself which was fine with me. Its very difficult to put into words what he meant to me as an individual. He never judged me by because the color of my skin and I never sat out in the driveway when my family visited his house. His kids Amy and Shane I know are feeling a great pain right now, but I can tell you to lean on “God”. I went through this very thing with losing my mother and father 8 and 7 years ago. Your family is here to comfort and support you. I am more concerned about you all right now than Uncle Lyman. If here is any man that has met the expectations of God. It will have to be Uncle Lyman. His soul will be in a place of eternal peace. Don’t worry about that.
Where did this come from? This is totally not true.
me n my famly fill bad. we pray 4 u. from me. he loved us. me and u all of us 2 u. 1 love.
What is the current status of the highway 45 Columbus bypass? Is the project still on? thanks John Redwine
I totally agree with Crash Davis!
Think I read the exact same story in the DTL
Those dangerious dogs should be put to death. The owners prosicuted to the max !
There is no excuse for something like that.
There is no excuse for criminal acts like this happening. we have laws about dogs running loose. Why would anyone let dangerious preditors like this run loose. Owner should be Jailed.
Thank you for putting bandit story out there thank you
Its never an accident. Pits are designed to kill they want to do it. That lady needs to be locked up or someone should sick a dog on her.
It is the dog, it is the breed.
But if you say its the owner I say fine, lets kill pit owners. Is that what you want???
The owner or owners of the pit bulls should be jailed and should replace the horse at their exspene
Ok! Since Coach Nick is afraid of Santa…..Coach Mullen must wear a Santa suit in November 2013 so we can BEAT BAMA in Starkville! GO DAWGS!!!!!!!
Nice to see that the church continues the tradtion that my Mama, Jonnie Arnett started 30this yrs ago. It was out of her love for the Lord that she started this 30 tradition.
Ralph was one in a million. He will be missed.
The Police Officer’s name was Christian Benton not Chris Bennett. I am damn proud of you Christian!
Actually the article above states the paddles are for rent. We are not charging to play pickleball and the paddles and balls may be checked out from the clubhouse for free. You do not have to be a member. Especially now during the Winter the court is rarely used, but there are still some days in the Winter when the weather is fairly nice. If anyone would like to play, even if you have never played before give me a call 3284863 and I will be happy to meet you out at the court and introduce you to this new sport. Pickleball rocks.
Looking for others who would like to play or beginners who would like to try it out. There is no cost and the paddles and balls may be checked out for free in the clubhouse. There is no charge even though the article above stated there was. The court is hardly being used in the winter but there are till some good weather days even in the Winter. I will be happy to introduce you to this new sport even if you have never played before. Give me a buzz. 3284863
Our pickle ball court was started in Sept 2012 and we do not charge anyone to use it even though the article above states the paddles are for rent. There is currently no charge to play or to check out paddles and balls. We are trying to promote pickleball in this area, and invite yo to come out and play for free. You do not have to be a member of the golf course, nor do you have to have a member present. Just come to the club house and check out the paddles and balls at no charge. Or, call me and I will play just about any day as I am retired, live on the course and love pickle ball. I amy willing to help someone who just wants to try out the game and has never played before, or will play with anyone who just needs another player. We had about 50 people try it befoe Winter set in, but now that Winter is here the court is hardly used. However, there are still some nice days even in the Winter. Just call me if you want to play, or to learn. Or just come out and play. my e-mail is email@example.com or call me at 662-328-4863. I live on the golf course and our pickleball court is set up near the club house.
This is so sad, all those poor children lost their lives by drowning……what an aweful way to die. If the father was drinking and caused this, he needs more than jail time !
congrats to my wonderful brother and mother on the birth of my nephew darian!!!! Wishing you all the best!!!!!
congrats, to my wonderful nephew who was born on the first day in 2013!!! Wishing my brother and my nephews mother the best!!!!
This just goes to show you that you can’t do anything for some people. I would persue charges on all the adults and the children that were incouraged by their parents then double there sentence. Also, they need to be bent over and whipped like we use to get whipped in school. BUT, then again criminals like that have more rights then and honest law abidding tax payer. Some people amaze me.
Watching WCBI this morning. Why are you pumping for Mullen? I have never seen anything like that. Were you pressured to put that together? He hasn’t delivered for y’all. Not ever. Scheduling a bunch of patsies to try and run up a winning record isn’t coaching.
Delicious looking food items!!! Certainly is the “calling-card” for patrons to come and share in such an awesome meal!!
I would like to know about the information about the g.e.d. classes and when the next testing is so I can pass this g.e.d. all I need is 64 more points to pass.. thanks so much. pleae send me a class schedule for 2013…. when the next classes are or a appcation for the classes.
Just another reason to not be in a place where drinking and acting a fool is going on.
Want to thanks west point police dept. and fire dept. for making my nephew dream come true
Also a special thanks to Wcbi news teams for taking time out supporting him too.
Why not make it a project among MSU Architecture Students.
Why is the convention center losing money? It seems that mismanagement is the cause of loss of revenue.
This is hardly the time to be losing capable proven employees such as Ms. White.
How much experience does the Mayor have with promoting arenas?
Why is the convention center losing taxpayer money?
This seems like the wrong time to be losing capable and proven employees like Ms. White.
How much experience does the Mayor have with running and promoting the center much less the city? So far, the center does not show any fiscal viability, or with the loss of valuable employees will it ever?
Will there be another date to get the weather radios programed, hopefully in Columbus?
The date formed is incorrect we were chartered in 2002.
Helpful info. Fortunate me I found your web site by accident, and I’m surprised why this accident did not took place earlier! I bookmarked it.
I am just now seeing this for the first time but this information is totally incorrect. I was not in possession of meth, pills OR demorol. The only thing I had was paraphenalia and because of that was charged with possession of a controlled substance. I had no actual drugs on me and for the local news to report that I was caught in possession of three different kinds of drugs is quite upsetting! Next time do a little more research before reporting things that are not true and slandering the names of residents of our community.
Thanks for doing article on a great man.
why isn’t tupelo closing?????
Why aren’t Tupelo schools closing???
Night classes at EMCC’s Mayhew Campus and at Columbus AFB have been cancelled for tonight also.
Why not Louisville schools?
Why isn’t west clay closed or west point high school. Closed.??
WCBI, does not know why certain school are open/closed. WCBI only reports the information to us. You will have to contact the SCHOOL DISTRICT for those questions.
Are Webster county Schools closed?
It’s remarkable designed for me to have a web site, which is useful in favor of my experience. thanks admin
Is starkville school district closed
Wonderful, but with how the weather looks, it seems like it should be closed all day. The flooding gets worse after the rain stops, oddly enough.
Wait, that’s not really wonderful. We’ll get days taken from Spring Break. Drat.
Know that Chickasaw county is only 40 minutes from clay county I think clay should be out too
yes, i was there but that aint all what happned its more to the story they just aint telling it all but the victim that was shot was also had a blade at the victim that was the reason he was shot
Well if that was the case then the shooter should have staid at the scene. Why run if it is self defense?
Wondering why no mention of possible road closings due to flooding….Especially in Steens area.
Django Unchained is a fictional story, however, it depicts a great deal of reality concerning the truth about African Americans as a people in the sense that there are many stories of African Americans who were slaves or former slaves who went back for the wife or family they loved. In reading a recent book which more accurately details African American history, I’ve found many stories & accounts of brave people who returned for family, escaped with family, escaped with children, or babies in the arms to reach freedom. Many of whom went to Canada or went to other states, some who even left the country for other countries like England or France. Many uprisings took place where enslavers were slaughtered, however, whites who were Quakers, or against slavery, or even poor whites were spared, because they were not seen as an enemy. African Americans have a proud history that has been hidden, and much of that history does involve loyal friends who were white and who detested the institution of slavery. It would be great if history books depicted our true American history. It is certainly time to talk about these issues.
We are very proud of you Tricia!!!! We Love You, Uncle Neal and Aunt Mary…..
A true hero, she gave her life trying to save another’s.
I work for the state as a chemist in the PEERS system. I can work 25 years at
well under what industry is paid and retire with 1/2 the salary I was ,making.
Te legislative branch of our State Government pays into PEERS but
draws under SLURP. They can work their three months a year for two terms,
be voted out and draw their FULL Salary for life!
Senators and congressmen are killing the PEERS system.
I’m very glad to see Gov, Bryant do this, I totally agree with him.
THANK YOU Gov. Bryant for standing up for all the law abiding gun owners. We Thank You!!!
I totally disagree with Governor Bryant’s statement. This is easy for him to say since those were not his children or grandchildren mowed down with bullets while attending school. He should tell this to the 20 parents who buried their six year olds and the six families who said good-bye to their loved ones much too soon. This is not a 2nd ammendment issue. This is a being defient to the President Obama Adminstration at all cost issue! Even if someone else’s children has to die in the process-so be it. No wonder the rest of the nation views southern states as gun clinging hateful people!
It is statements like this from our elected officials that lend credibilty to these opinions. We’ll fight to death over our rights to have guns, but we won’t cross the street to help a person in need! These type of statements only serve to farther divide this country along politic lines. It is not about your party, it is about putting a stop to the use of assult weapons to commit these horric crimes! When will we drop our prejuidce and hate long enough to the right thing for a change? Those who live by the sword, die by the sword! Violenec only begets violence! Proverbs 16:2 from the Living Bible version states “We can always “prove” that we are right, but is the LORD convinced? Selah!
Will you please announce that FUMC Weekday Ministries in Starkville will delay opening tomorrow (tuesday) at 10:00
Won’t y’all feel dumb when you wake up and it’s 40 and raining! Lol!
don’t ya feel dumb, now that we’ve awaken to snow!
Kabir just had his panties in a wad because his constituency is responsible for a majority of the crime.
I’d rather feel dumb than sorry when a school bus hits a patch of black ice and goes in a ditch. two hours of the school day is a small price to pay for ensuring the safety of our students.
well said chels…it may not do a thing but at least the precaution to protect our kids were in place.
Agreed. It’s all about the safety of the kids.
The delays make absolutely no sense. It is supposed to snow until about 12:00. The temps are supposed to stay below freezing til about 11:00. How does it make sense to come in at 10? The buses will be on the road at 9:00. Teachers have to be there at 9:30. From the looks of the weather reports, those are going to be the worst times to be on the roads.
“Hat’s Off” to our Board of Alderman! Thank you, for progressive thinking!
Go to this site for the latest on this snow potential http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jan
No news on Lowndes County?
New hope wouldn’t mind if a bus slid off the road they make terrible calls
Anything about Webster or Choctaw cty schools closing tomorrow or delays?
Lowndes county bus couldn’t even bring some children home today due to flooding in Steens…will school be open tomorrow since the busses cannot even get all the children?
Columbus and Caledonia “libraries”? open at 10:30 a.m., staff reports at 10 a.m. I assume this means schools? Stay safe all!
No, it just means the public libraries and its branches.
Caledonia Libraries are closed, but not the school?
I agree, it is not a good message that the libraries have a delay and the schools remain silent. Not impressed. They should be the first to take precautions. A delay seems the sensible thing to do!!
yep it really is dumb we usually wait until last minute to say whether we closed or not but they should do it early instead of late. The reasons for this are because as said before roads are floody and it is just to be safe and people dont wanna get up in the morning or stay up late at night waiting to see if its going to be delayed or not ,they need to make a decision pronto
Generally, lowndes county schools don’t make their decision until the morning of. They don’t like to do it the night before because the forecast is a prediction, not fact. also lowndes county usually doesn’t do delays. The are either closed or not. Caledonia school does have their alert system in place and it does work. As long as they have your number in the system you will get a phone call if school is delayed or closed. These phone calls are usually made before or at the same time as the wcbi posting and in my experience thats usually around 6am. They do what they think is best, if you dont like it talk to the school board or superintendent or if you think its a risk then keep your child home for a day.
I’m needing to know about Columbus city schools….
Any news on college closing?
Lowndes County Schools are absolutely ridiculous. One of the worst county schools in the state, but I am surprised that they aren’t closed considering how the parents run all of the schools here. Pulling my children out of Lowndes County Schools was the best decision I have ever made. I’m just glad I don’t have to deal with the politics of that place anymore. Good Ol boy system at its finest! Safety of the kids should be the first priority, but sadly it is not!
I LOVE YOUR HONESTY! SO TRUE! MY KIDS WONT BE THERE!
I live across the street for the court house and my husband is a firefighter and was one of the first on scene his name is Brian Tehan and is with the Walthall volenteer fire dept. I have photos for u but how do I send them.
To Jennifer Call the news station..they will tell you how to send pics.
I heard choctaw county would be out around 5 to make a decision
I am praying that these bus drivers and drop
off people use sense this morning and slow
down. Especially the bus driver’s who drive
like a bat out of hell!! The schools should
have just closed. The weather is just horrible
Why haven’t y’all showed West Point school district yet??
The Columbus city schools have people that go out and drive every road in the mornings to see if its safe. They start about 4:30 am when there is predicted bad weather. I would like to know sooner also, but there is no need to call school off when it’s not needed and waste one of our other scheduled days out. Once wrecks started happening this morning on the bridges, they called it even though the rest of the roads seem to be ok. They want to be safe rather than sorry
Why not Louisville public schools? It is pouring like crazy and is icy on some of the roads!
Please update your ticker on the screen so that people without internet can know what is closed.
At least put something about checking online for up to date closings. Thank you!
THANK YOU! I appreciate all you do. I noticed you updated your ticker and verbally said something about checking the website for updated closings.
Any news on First Presbyterian Church Child Care?
Why did it take a whole month for someone to find out that this woman embezzled 7500.00 dollars of our money!?! And for her to pay it back so fast seems to me someone was trying to make sure that no one would find out this woman took the money! As far as I am concerened some of our city officals are no good and neither it seems are their children. What’s the old saying the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!
Some of you need to be a bit more patient and wait for updates!! And you will get the info as they get it!!
Going to miss my johnnie
Did he stay in Stronghill?
You should be careful of the words that are coming out of your mouth. She has not been to trial nor has she been formally charged so apparently there is a lot more to this story than WCBI is reporting. People are so quick to judge others. She is a young woman that may or may not have made a silly mistake. Trust me people have been making silly mistakes for years and it will continue for years to come. Im sure your have made a few, maybe not this drastic. I no longer live in Columbus and I have been gone for many years, but if i did live there and did not like what was going own in my city, I would get off my rump and do something about it. Instead you stand on your platform online behind your computer screen. Don’t be reckless with your words. You never know how it will affect others. Society is so cruel. As far as the city officials go…….. Someone voted them in. The last time I was home to visit, I actually felt a since of pride coming home. I can clearly see YOUR tax dollars being spent wisely! The city looks better than it has in years. I think the city officials are doing a wonderful job. Lastly, You can raise a child in a two parent household and teach them about the proper morals and ethics, but once they become adults they make theur own choices. This is in no way a reflection on her parents or their parenting skills. Im sure your parents would not be pleased to know that your placing your unwanted judgement on someone that you do not even know. Then again everyone is entitled to their own opinion no matter how useless it may be.
God Bless Yoy Brother. Hope you get well soon.
Your Brother in Law Enforcement,
My grandmother lived across the street from the Court House and I attended school at Walthall 2 years. My cousins, friends, and myself played on the grounds of the courthouse square and walked the ledges. We all have many fond memories and I am so pleased that it is going to be renovated.
Nell Hamby Lewis
Where is Brush Arbor Cemetery?
I want to register for the All Things Money Conference, 30 Jan 13
Glad they’re offering more distance learning courses, and their new CDE website will be up anytime soon.
I believe that everyone has a right to make their own health decisions.
I don’t however believe that “a coffin containing an aborted fetus named baby Daniel” is very respectful or effective in demonstrating any point or agenda. If anything, it seems more disrespectful that the fetus is paraded in that manor.
55 million babies were not able to celebrate this anniversary, this is because they are dead!
trying to find the code red for cell phones that you news talked about on the 5 o’clock show on 23 jan 13.
That’s how we roll, Lowndes County Dist. 2 and Air Force E-6
I think these tips will really work. I can say that because once my niece had saw this video and he eagerly wanted an alternative to smoking. Then I told him about vaporizers and these have proven their worth as now he has completely overcome from his addiction
like to signe up
My name is Crystal i have 4 daughters. I also went through the recovery house they taught me how to live again.thank God for they’re help I have been sober 2 years I have a job a car a house and im able to provide and be a good loving mother to my daughters.
The recovery house is a great place
Well my ex-wife hasn’t paid child support. Don’t understand why put someone in prison over back child support.
I knew that boy was no good! I hope they find him and throw him under the jail for a long time! It’s sad that he has put his family through so much.
If you fired some of the Admin. positions that have all the money going to their pockets—you would have enough money to cover the education needs for our county…Sounds like some more stupids thinkers in office trying to get more money…….
i still can’t believed that he is gone so young so giving a live gone all he wanted was a break in life just couldn’t get it now gone but not forgotten.. i know those girl didn’t mean to kill him but angery will take over judgement.
Great idea. This should have happened long ago. Instead, due to the egotism of administrators and others, a couple of generations of county school students have had to pay the price for receiving a poor education. With changes like this, maybe Mississippi can finally move forward from have the worst education system in the country.
It will be a process and journey you will have to take because the hurt and anguish you put your Ex
through will take some time to heal. And for more information on winning her over, check
out Get Back With an Ex Girlfriend.
I wish you would publish a map with pinpoints showing the area’s burglaries. I think it is information the public needs to know and would also draw attention to a subject that is just not getting a whole lot of media coverage.
Is is a requirement of WCBI to know how to properly word a sentence before posting on their website??? Shame on you Nicole Bexten for your illiterate story writing. Not just this story either, take your pick.
Here’s an idea
A former Brooksville Police Officer is behind bars
A warrant was issued last week for former Brooksville Police Officer Chris Taylor. He is accused of embezzlement for failing to return property belonging to the department. The items in question include a flashlight, uniforms, and a bulletproof vest.
I could continue but why finish your job.
I am a mom of 2 and we do not have access to cable or internet from our home. This means I have no idea when the schools are closing until I arrive to drop off my children in the morning. Since you obviously post closings on your website, will you also tweet these closings? I follow you on twitter by mobile text, so I only get the first 140 characters tweeted, and I can’t click on any links. But I really need to know when the schools are closing. Can you guys help me out please?
My daughter attends Caledonia Middle School and I received a phone call on my cell around 5:00 yesterday evening notifying me that classes were delayed. I would contact the school and see if they offer this option at your children’s school. Hope this helps
The man in this clip looks like my dad. Could you tell me the date and place this was made? My dad has been dead several years. Thank you very much..
So much for the 4th Amendment.
In regards to this person calling their of them selves TC ! comments like yours is the reason anyone can see you are one of the ones that put that piece of crap in the white house,and for the southern state people like you are not welcome here never have been and never will,so keep your ass in ohio or what ever northern planet you are from cause what you yankee doodle dandy’s stand for is complete crap!!Furthermore we have a great governor that looks out for our interests protecting our rights from people like you!!
This will be a great show! Civic Ballet has some of the best talent in North MS. You will leave loving ballet!!
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I think they should.There is so many people out there in pain and it might help when the pills dont work anymore.
Great Job LCSO!
Great idea, if our Washington guru’s would quit talking about gun control and start taking actions like this we would all be better off.
Personally, I feel like it is not a good idea to consolidate the two schools. West Clay Elementary is a school full of small talented children and a well educated staff. If these two schools consolidate and West Clay shuts down, there will be many small children on long bus rides. They will leave before daylight and will not be home until sunset. My child goes to this school and I do not want her riding 30+ mins. on a bus. If consolidation is necessary, leave those children where they are located. Many parents are not happy to hear of this. We feel that the Senate and Mr. Gray Tollison should consider parents concerns and hardships this may cause for the parents located in West Clay, before passing any consolidation bill.
What came out of the OSHA investigation of the electrical death at the base, any news?
Don’t waste my tax money on this crap. Who has guns they dont use? And, let alone would want to sell to the city as a discounted price. All they have to do is go to Gary’s and get a premium for the thing. Geez.
So if you are going to beat your wife make sure you are a businessman! Hmmmmm.
Send one of them criminals to my house to see if I have guns I don’t use. What a waste of tax payer dollars as well as the chief of police time. How about I buy them for double what the police department is willing to pay then I can sell them to Gary’s..
That is a bogus lie.It has been proven that Xavier died from acute pneumonia and i have the document to prove it.
This is really sad, he has had many run ins with the law and always seems to get by. Go figure! He’s a businessman!
Really.. that’s it.. I think it’s really sad!! I don’t think being a “columbus businessman” should have anything to do with what happened. If you BEAT someone.. you can now say.. oh, it’s okay.. he’s a businessman.. REALLY????
I think it is some sillyness if the police are trying to exploit legally owned guns and thier owners? What does that say about the stupidity in the official circles around the state and country??? Pass and please don’t volunteer to use mine or anyother taxpayers money for waste and stupidity such as this. Try putting it to a good use! Like education of youth in the schools as well as in the neighborhoods so they learn at an early age to stay the straight and narow. While you are at it try educating some of the parents too!
I can’t believe he got a lighter sentence because he was a Columbus businessman! What makes him so special?!
I can’t believ he got a lighter sentence because he was a Columbus businessman! What makes him so special? I’d like to talk to that judge!
This is an outrage, Columbus is famous for letting wife beater free…so sad.
Smart thinking Selvain. Take the citizen’s guns so that they won’t have them when someone breaks in. Our city leadership is so full of genuises that it amazes me that we haven’t accidentally cured cancer, or found Atlantis. Maybe the mayor neefed some extra cash and figured out that he could sell all the hot guns his felon children German and Sherman have. Yep, well will be so much safer when we are unarmed. Just like Selvain said, they are gonna break into your house anyway. He will see to it that they won’t get shot when they do.
$10,000? If I were to sell a gun to the circus, the very least I would sell the cheapest piece for is $200. At this price, the city’s allocation would allow for the purchase of 50 weapons. What a joke! I wonder what kind of educated civic leader we have that would write such a ridiculous proposal?
This is dumb and stupid. My city, county, state and federal tax dollars going to something this stupid. This is B S. they need to use the money on education and security for the school. This is a dumb idea that our city leaders are taking part in and should not happen. This will be like going to Dollar Tree and buying a cheap bandaid and putting on a leg that has been cut off. I can not believe this B S. There is no thinking involved here and this will never work. How stupid can they be and to think tax payers are going to be ok with this or anything like it?
Look carefully there may be more to his resignation that it appears. Citizens should ask questions to be sure of all the facts.
Thank God! They turned off the gas pump,because it could had been worse. Thanks to the employees for quick thinking.
I know somebody need to step I stay in Winston and my child father being owing me for years my child I’d 14 years and He Been beating the system for 14 years. he owe $20000&+ The child support system have failed me and my son worthless pieces crap state pays Them for doing nothing
I thank God I was able to get out. as i look at the video It brings me to tears. I could have still been in there. Thanks to my boss and good training i thought about the Shut off valve for the gas. GOd is good.
I am very proud of you. Good luck!!
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Great Job Wally-B!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good Luck ! ! !
So proud of you Allie! Good Luck!
I am in complete shock that a man can bite, burn, and beat his 4 year old child only has to serve 3 years in prison and pay a fine…… UNREAL!!
who 3 years he should have gotten life!!!
The Baskin guy got life for 3r possession of cocaine but this guy gets THREE years for burning beating and biting a child. There is something seriously wrong with this picture and our justice system. Shame on you Judge Lee Coleman!
Stop trying to be so damn greedy and trying to fatten your pockets, and have the rally. You as a small town of 80 people know yall could use the funds generated from the rally.
Pure thug trash. A product of food stamps and welfare. Good job.
Mike do some better with ŷour life u don’t even know him to.judge and I bet ŷour ass would eat good off Foodstamps pure white trash….
Weir 62 French camp 54
RIP AMB. Pugh.
This country does not understand what you have done for this country.
It should be the Hispanics responsibility to learn the American language, English. Not to waste tax dollars to accommodate them. And according to my sources most are recipients of government benefits. This is one prime example of why America is in the shape it is.
So many people and some of the business’ have brought cleaning crews in and by Sunday afternoon WA looked like it was coming together with lots of hard work and the love of people for WA . It has been a devastating incident but it brought a lot of people together for the love of the school, teachers, headmaster, and students.
If your business cannot pay your full time employees enough to keep them out of poverty, then your business has failed.
I hope they get life in prison. Very sick individuals .
This is a sad event, one that’s happened many, many times. Wonder why the state/county has not applied so called rumble strips, speed bumps, or something at this intersection. It’s claimed the lives of many over the years. Why not remove the trees and install the pea gravel used to slow big trucks?
Great story of the joy of love and family commitment “til death do us part”, the way God intended it to be. Congratulations to this beautiful couple.
and that’s ALL he got…….how come he’s not doing hard time?????
Its funny that both have these smerks on their faces. I wonder if its going to be funny when they get prison time? And big bubba is behind them? I hope the judge takes offence to their ignorant smiles . I hope and pray they get a long sentence 20 + years would be great .
LARRY I HOPE YOU DON’T HAVE ANY CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN. CAUSE THERE IS ONE THING I HAVE LEARNED NO MATTER HOW WELL YOU THINK YOU HAVE RAISED YOUR KIDS YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY DO WHEN THEY LEAVE YOUR HOUSE.
I THINK THAT’S SOMETHING WE SHOULD ALL GET FROM THIS YOUR POST AS WELL AS ALL THE POSTS ON FB.
NEVER TALK ABOUT ANYONE ELSES KIDS CAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOURS MAY DO!!!
ok now what if a teacher goes off the deap end and starts shooting? or some kid breaks in and gets the gun. REALLY DUMB.
Pure white trash. I can’t belive that’s all the charges the da could come up with.
Amanda, actually kids do stupid stuff with out a doubt, but to be smiling about it after the fact shows they have no remorse. And it also shows people their true colors. And my post has nothing to do with their parents. They are adults and responsible for their actions and it does not matter how they were raised, as adults they should act that way.
Why haven’t the guards been charged and imprisoned for life for malicious assault, attempted murder, assault with intent to maim, and assault with intent to commit bodily harm??
Great idea. It’s time for Holmes CC to reach out and better serve our area.
IN MY HOUSE AN 18 YEAR OLD STILL LIVING IN IT IS A CHILD. YOU DONT EVEN PERSONALLY KNOW THESE KIDS, AND THE TERM WHITE TRASH FRANKLY JUST PISSES ME OFF. SOMEBODY MIGHT CONSIDER YOU TRASH. EVER THOUGH OF THAT.
BUT LIKE I SAID BEFORE, NEVER JUDGE SOMEONE ESLES KIDS, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOURS MAY DO AND THOSE WORDS MAY BITE YOU IN THE BUTT.
ok, i bet criminals will be the first ones in line to hand in there guns. REALLY.
You must be kin to them to take such offence, but the question is why is the vernon brown smiling? That shows he, after the fact thinks what he did is funny and cute. Plus from my sources he has been in trouble before. Not what we need in society some one that can’t learn from their mistakes.
NO. DON’T EVEN KNOW VERNON BROWN, BUT I HAVE HEARD HE HAS HAD A VERY HARD LIFE, AND HAVE ONLY SEEN HUNTER GLASS IN THE COMMUNITY AND FROM MY UNDERSTANDING HE IS A GOOD KID, HAD COMMITTED TO THE SERVICE AND MAKES 1 MISTAKE AND YOU JUMP ON THE LYNCHING BANDWAGON. I DON’T CONDONE WHAT THEY DID BUT THEY HAVE MESSED UP THEIR LIVES ENOUGH THEY DON’T NEED IDIOTS LIKE YOU AND OTHERS ON FB SAYING HORRIBLE THINGS FOR THE FAMILY TO READ AND HAVE TO RELIVE EVERY DAY.
LIKE I SAID I HAVE KIDS AND I HAVE NIECES AND NEPHEWS AND THEY HAVE ALL BEEN RAISED PROPERLY, BUT NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THEIR CHILD DOES WHEN THEY ARE NOT IN FRONT OF THEIR PARENTS. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN ANYONES CHILD OR GRANDCHILD.
BUT DID YOUR SOURCES TELL YOU ABOUT THOSE BOYS FROM WINSTON JUMPING THAT BOY FROM NW? OR HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE OTHERS INVOLVED IN THE VANDALISM FROM LOUISVILLE? NO THE NEWS HASN’T BROKE OUT WITH THAT YET HAS IT. NO THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE VIOLATED THE SCHOOL BUT MAYBE YOU AND YOUR SOURCE SHOULD STOP GOSSIPING. IT’S NOT BECOMING.
PLEASE BEFORE YOU SPEAK OR TYPE “THINK”
i am done with this post henry and i hope no one in your family ever messes up because i would hate for you to have to talk about them, but you wouldn’t do that would you?
Ok people. This is absolutely absurd. Criminals do not get guns legally. So what makes our government feel that taking away weapons from civilians, or making it harder to buy weapons for civillians, is going to decrease crime in any way whatsoever. I am truely amazed at how gullible our society has become. Bottom line is guns don’t kill people. PEOPLE kill PEOPLE! So what is next…let’s outlaw the household kitchen knife, baseball bats, masonry bricks, and automobiles. That way no one will ever be killed by one of those objects either. I am sorry, but our society is standing by and watching our goverment slowly destroy the standards and principles our country was founded upon. Why don’t we shift our focus to spreading the word of God into the lives of Americans?
This beautiful love story is told by my Uncle Odell & Aunt Ruby Quinn. There love displays God, plan for happiness in life and marriage.Continue blessing and Happiness …..
Like I said why is vernon laughing? No remorse. But then I quess since you from the community you know about the drugs . If you have kids you would understand why he needs to be in prison for awhile. It would do him good since its still funny to him. But keep talking it shows your ignorance.
Why would a reporter not ever mention the name of the applicant???????
while i fully agree that the punishment should fit the crime – there are times and cases that absolutely blow my mind
the redden case shown above is one of these
this man has past criminal history (stated in the dispatch article) and was very violent in the domestic abuse case
giving him basically NO punishment for this crime sends a very disheartening message
one that seems to state : “you can be extremely abusive to your wife in lowndes county and get away with it – if you own a business and do a little volunteering”
get real – is this really the message we want sent ?????
domestic abuse is a very serious problem and should warrant some level of punishment
but i guess in columbus and lowndes county you can get away with it
JT and Amanda you are both RIGHT… I mean they have announced where to bring the guns and how much they will pay.. Now the Criminals can just stop the people and offer a little more and by all the guns they want WITHOUT a back ground check.. Mercy does our officials ever THINK before they act?
What is base line budgeting that congress does the budget with?
Gunn gets my vote about guns, Mississippi and the right to bear arms go together.
There was a time when unions protected the safety of their members. Now OSHA pretty much ensures our work environments are safe. The initial reason for unions is over..it is a shame that the union is what eventually destroyed this business in Columbus. This pains me because I have many happy memories of working at the plant.
Negligent supervision for Ted Nichols, the mayor and city councilmen at the time of this offense. I believe that’s known as “respondeat superior”
Criminal and civil prosecution against Brandon Stephens – he should get prison time for falsifying a police report leading to a false felony prosecution of an innocent man.
With deep pockets theory in full speed ahead, the City of Vernon should quickly try to reach an agreement to keep this from going to federal court for civil rights violation under 42 US Code Section 1983 or else face punitive damages as well as compensatory damages for the loss of income and reputation that Mr. Carr suffered from the illegal arrest and accusation brought against him by their employee.
A jailhouse (inmate) lawyer would love to have something like this to file in federal court.
I enjoyed it even though I’m not a grandparent!! You can see my daughter in the video!!!
I enjoyed the program!! My daughter is in the video that is on here!!!
I’am a Mississippi family man that works hard at I do I can weld and fix stuff and build stuff I was working in the oil field and now i’am not working at all and I need a job for my family
I quit reading where it was stated that Obama had worked with congress to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion. An obviously slanted article meant to instill fear where there is none.
Love and Godspeed, Uncle Bob.
IS THIS FOR COLUMBUS RESIDENTS ONLY?
Where in Chickasaw County? What community or town was this near?
It was in Houston.
How much will this cost? … Well you be selling the plains so we can make one !!! as a kit bike…?
Well you be selling this as a kit bike … or selling the plans, so we may be able to built it?
Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it”
????,,,, house broken into about 10 years ago and 7 guns were taken and to date, none have been recovered, My ? is after watching tonight news is ,, are the police gone run SER # for stolen guns and return them to the owner before the destory them..
The buyback was a failure, The true turnout was people selling old, Broken and cheap rifles.Personally being there, I found it to be a great opportunity to buy and trade firearms after they ran out of money.
I think it is crazy you better keep your guns , one day you or your kids may need them to protect themselves or family or hey if you want to get rid of them I’ll take them I just don’t have the money to purchase them I am a US ARMY vet and have been to Iraq and Afghanistan multiplied times , and again do you really think a criminal is gana turn in there guns! They may go break into someone’s house and steal someone else’s to turn in for money ! It’s like the police are paying criminals to steal guns , just wait and watch ..
I sure hope they catch who done this. The Eagle is the symbol of our country, how low a person would have to be to do this.
If a person volunteer with this program do they get the $5,500 education award during the volunteer period or after they complete the year term?
No Mr. Moss. We know that bullying won’t go away anytime soon. But it also won’t go away when the adults who are supposed to watch over our children while they try to get an education turn a blind eye to the situation! It’s bad when if the one who is actually doing the bullying or commiting the crime is someone who is big in sports or someone who’s mother is an employee of the school. Then there is no punishment. And that is exactly what has happened when the car was vandalized. It doesn’t matter that the poor girl who this happened to was bullied so much she is now home schooled. Just as long as the one who commited the crime didn’t have her record with a spot on it. Does this seem fair Mr. Moss?
Do we really think robbers would prefer to break into a home where the owners are armed and dangerous over one they know is weapon free? Seriously.
Stuff like this has been going on in Sulligent school since I was a child some several decades back. This type of things is why I dropped out at a very young age because they would do NOTHING about it. Most likely, they still will do nothing about it. Most likely they will persecute the girl for ‘stirring up trouble’. I feel for her and her family.
The parents have the responsibility of their kids actions at school. Hold them accountable, a stiff fine and/or some jail time will reduce the bulling. If the parent has to pay or sit in jail, I can assure you they will fix the problem. If it don’t, then expell the kid/kids for good. School is NOT a right it’s a privilage. Throw the trouble makers out !!!
Patricia, I was proud when I ran across this information on your achievements at Franklin Academy. What an inspirational program. Congratulations. Joe Priest
When do they celebrate “WHITE” history month? I know they will have one, after all we need to teach our kids about White History cause the schools sure don’t.
So there is a Black National Anthem too……my, my…..are we raciest!!!!
I think it is a good thing to have this brodcasted. Even though u fill out that sheet they still dont stop bullying. Bullying has been around since before school was even thought of. Bullying wont stop no matter how hard people try. But people have no right to judge other people or harrass others even if just jokeing. Im a student at Sulligent High School i have been bullied all my life i have been to many diferent schools and they are bullys everwhere you go. I think that the golden rule “treat others as u want to be treated” has been completely ignored. So bullying is not just at sulligent but you should think wat would i do if that happen to me or my kids!!
This is heart breaking to me to see that this bullying and cruel treatment still exsist at Sulligent schools. I attented Sulligent Schools 25 yrs ago . I was treated very badly by many students. I hated going to school. I would come home crying almost everyday. On my very frist day of school at 5 yrs old I had a high school student ( JEFF TAYLOR) AND HIS TWIN BROTHERS LARRY AND BARRY TAYLOR call me ulgy and approach me and slap me on the back of the head and take his foot and stomp down on my foot as he said stop looking at me you are ulgy and you stink!! I was so scared and did not understand why this person was being so mean to me. The treatment did not stop there. It continued and got much worse for the next 9 yrs into the 8th grade untill My family moved away from Sulligent. I was harassed and treated very badly. I was called names, had students hit me, Pushed into lockers, Had my hair pulled, Told that I was ulgy and I stink, Students would stop in the halls and yell here comes stinky as everyone laughed and watched me walk down the hall, I had 5th and 6th grade, and high school students throw books at me, put chewing gum in my hair, laugh and call me names and spit at me as I walked down the hall to go to my classes. I was treated bad from the Frist grade it got much ,much worse when I enterd the 4th GRADE MRS. Joseph’S Class and into high school. I had got head lice at one time and some how my entire 4th grade knew upon my retrun to school. I was really abused mentally, and emontionally, and phisically upon my retrun to school. Everyone would yell here she comes get away from stinky she has headlice! My teacher wittnessed the cruel treatment and did nothing about it! I for many years had fears of trusting people because of the treatment I received during my years attented at sulligent schools. I can almost be certain that the bulling that this poor girl is going trough is the same cruel treatment I went trrough and it has to be STOPPED ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!
No one deserves this type of treatment. I would love to share my story with the local news stations to send a message to Sulligent School Staff that this Cruel treatment will no longer be tolerated! If you agree or live in Suligent or have experienced this treatment at Sulligent Schools Please share your story comment to the news stations local paper in your home town or to any media that will listen. Its sad but looks like this is what will need take place to stop this CRUEL, HARASSEMENT AND ILLIGAL TREATMENT . No one should have to tolerate or go through life feeling like they are less of a person than the people around them. Please help stop the treatment this is the perfect opportunity now that the media already has a story. Speak out now Lets Stop this for Good! Share on your facebook page you agree. Lets make a difference!!
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I loved that bit. Will there be a part 2?
Ron. I heard not only EBT cards but the free cell phones will no longer work come 3/1/13.
Thank you for featuring our children. However, these were kindergarteners not first graders. And, the caption stated “West Point” and it was “West Amory.” They did such a wonderful job, it is easy to see why one would think they were older than they were. Thanks for taking an interest in such a wonderful, heartfelt occasion. The music director is wonderful and dedicated.
Why do the blacks fear voter ID laws so much, is it that you know by requiring a valid ID you can’t vote but once, unlike the Ohio woman that admits to voting for obama at least 6 times. Then it will stop all the dead from voting too……and that would be a shame wouldn’t it.
It was a wonderful program and I was one proud Nana!!!!
This motel should have been shut down a long time ago!
This is absurd. I am an educator in MS and THIS is what’s wrong with education in MS. To say that it shifts from “flexibility to accountability” is laughable at the best and outright nauseating. This serves as nothing but a way for more tax dollars to be thrown away for something that doesn’t even sound legal.
On another note, if this is not appealed, I suppose some schools could become overcrowded. I good example of this is going to be the city/county school system. If the parent can send their child to a non-failing school where they can receive better education, why not? But at what cost and logistics?
Get your stuff together and preferably in this century. This isn’t the 1800′s Alabama.
THIS GIRL UIS NO BETTER SHE TALKS ABOUT PEOPLE JUST LIKE PEOPLE TALK ABOUT CALLING THEM NAMES!!!
This is my uncle that was in the wreck. I’m so thankful he is okay.
$1000 Bond!!!! You have got to be kidding me!!!!
So if he had taken her life, would his bond still been a $1,000. What is up with the COPS in Macon. You can really get away with stuff in Noxubee County.
R.I.P Dr. Donald Zacharius! He was, in my opinion, the best president Mississippi State University ever had, and he will be missed by many! I was nominated twice for the award that bears his name, the “Zacharius Distinguished Staff Award” and regretfully didn’t win it while he was still here to tender it to me!
im so proud of you
Sure u can when your father is a policeman and she is trying to cover it up!
For ANY-MAN, to beat on a woman, he have no respect for his own mother. I know women will make you want to harm them, same as men, in any relationship, but the things that are instilled in you, is truly hard to fight. Look at he picture as Patreon Hopkins would, and I am sure he will tell you; A man hit my mother or sister, I” ll do this and that. Well, I am more than certain that, this young womans family, and every other family feels the same way. As far as the bond goes, regardless to the circumstances, theJudge should be reprimanded, and the citizens should not support him/her in the future. As for the Violence suffered by this young woman AND OTHERS; WE THE PEOPLE MUST SEEK HARSH AND MANDATORY….SENTENCES. Oh,I heard you; Everybody disagree with my opinion, until the Act”s hit home.
This guy has no business being a cop and or having charge of a pistol/gun. Someone had to know he has serious issues.
This is completely untrue whoever the source is should be checked I’m the girlfriend in question there was no gun and it was a verbal disagreement this is all one really big misunderstanding he is a good man and this is nothing but trash
They can’t report it if it’s not true, Rya. I’m sure there is more to the story but this is true. I heard the same story from 2 people who were there. I also happen to know that a few weeks ago he showed up in full uniform at a guys house questioning him about your where a bouts after he had already walked around his backyard to see if your car was parked in the back. I know Jeremy Bell personally and he is a good man. Seems to me like YOU are the problem.
I can assure you they can and do report all kind of things that are not true……”LIBERAL MEDIA”.
Seem like the girl friend is the problem, This man is about to lose his job over trailer trash. It is a shame. Of, course this is true I was at work in the ER were the brought him in
He doesn’t have serious issues this story is very untrue
Sopranos is not next door to Twisted Burger
I hope to see coverage on this as my son participated in this worthwhile event.e
Thank you to WCBI for attention that they have given my classes!!!
I want to know why I cant get in to enter to win tickets….it will no let you in
Griffin was able to fool some of the jurors with her lies.Glad to know that some jurors could see through her fake performance! I’m sure if the jurors had known about her previous assaults they would have found her guilty. Her next victim might not be so lucky!
20 years!!!! WOW Really I think he deserves to die!!!! 20 years could never mend this broken heart of mines!!!
My son will never get a chance to meet his god father, you punk I only forgive you because I know thats my only way to heaven, I still Hate you with everything inside of me you Coward
Ignorance CAN kill you.
This lady has some major anger issues and I pray that the jury can see through her fake persona. Keep her in court long enough and you will see her true colors.
In a time where our second amendment right to bear arms is being questioned.. I applaud this effort to get people informed and bring safety to the forefront in our communities.
This is the problem in the country, inmates get to many appeals. Make sure he, and others got a fair trial then carry out the sentance. How long has he been on death row…..way too long, lets get it over with. We need to bring back public hangings……this would help reduce crime.
@ Ed-First make sure the person accused really committed the crime before you call for bringing back public hangings! There was false testimony given @ the original trial and key witnesses were ignored and not even considered. He deserves a chance to prove his innonence just like you would want to happen if were you sitting on death row. Just recently there were 4-6 convictions of African-American males in the Golden Triangle area that DNA evidence caused to be acquitted. Afterwhich, the local DA couldn’t even muster up enough human decency to apologize for their wrongful convictions and imprisonment! You are talking about another person’s life here, have some human compassion and allow him the chance to defend himself. Everyone who is accussed of, and in many cases convicted of, a crime isn’t necessarily the actual person who committed the crime.
jen i know you are your my best friend and i love you and so people are just mean and dont know what they are talking about but im here for you jenn !!1
annd ps …..i SEE you
I read the bios of each one and the only logically winner should have been Rev Eddie Longstreet. But, common sense and logic just went out the window on this one!!!! We need someone who can speak to the issue of jobs for clay county!!!! Their is NO growth taking place in the city of West Point!!! You can’ buy a decent meal/buy a pair of shoes/ or even attend a movie in this town!!! The 2 decent hotels their cost an arm/leg/kidney to stay a night at either places!!!! Let’s STOP voting for folks cause their MOMMA/DADDY/UNCLE etc,once was an elected official!!! If you have been a canidate for just about every election held, except “DOG CATCHER, then maybe politics is NOT for you!!!! HELLO!!!! Last and certainly not least, Why would you put your name in the hat when you know you don’t have a chance of winning??? DAH!!!! Let’s come together people!!!!! Then We can see West Point grow!!!
i really like this move..with religion being involved there should be more peace and understanding.
this school is a really good school its just the people that go to it and they act like they dont have no raising !!
So happy to see this about my childhood friend. Barbara has always been so bright and funny. I look forward to getting this book. – (Jodie)
JC , she is far from trailer trash. She is an amazing women. Responsible and caring with a great family. Perhaps you should meet the girl before u speak your opinion. This story was far from the truth and people can form their own opinions about what happened, however it is funny that no one cared to ask us what happened. If people have a problem with me speak to me. Leave her name out of this ridiculous scandal.
I believe that if it was a guy checking two 15-year girls out of school and having sex with them the sentence would have been longer.
Let me clear up some things about what you people think about her. She is the furthest thing from trailer trash. She has a big heart, she is caring, and simply a beautiful person. She has had my back 100%. If you people don’t know her personally its your loss. U people can say what u want about me but none of this mess was her fault, so leave her out of it please.
Ok for one when.the heck was it against the law to have an argument witb ur.girllfriend thats just retarted. An I seen jeremy an rya that night he DID NOT have a weapon. An people talkin about her on here an callin her names just shows everybody how immature u really r I dont no her personally but she made jeremy happy am.thats all that should matter. Officers fight with there girlfriends an spouses all the time in public I dont see them gettin fired over it so y should he bell is a great person an a great offer seems to me west point just needed somethin to talk about to get on the news cause this is so immature to put on tv an its only makin people think how much stupider can this town get that all they can put uon tv is about a small fight between a couple not like he hit her an crap they said some words woo hoo where is wcbi when all the other fights like that in sopranos when the law was called exactly how about all u people grow up it was to people with a dissagreement get over it hes didnt have a gun an wasnt in uniform he had a white shirt an jeans on with a hat. Leave them.alone
I’m confident the Duncan family is thankful that the pilot was SO EXCELLENT that he was able to take the plane down and everything was left in tact for this investigation to take place. Mr. Duncan is a true hero no doubt; I do not believe many people would risk their life to save the lives of others. God was surely with him.
Well all I wanna know is..what the hell u do in starkville the reason u was let go there
I wasn’t let go. I resigned and moved back to West Point
The Rainwater Observatory is a great place to visit. I have been attending the Mid-South Star Gaze every year since 2000. I always look forward to meeting up with the friends I’ve made there over the years and enjoying the fellowship of observing the night sky with other amateur astronomers. Each year the observatory brings in some of the best guest lecturers for this annual event and Edwin and the volunteer staff go out of their way to ensure everyone feels welcome and to provide an enjoyable, educational experience.
What a wonderful teacher! We need more like her.
What a wonderful teacher. We need more like her!
I have been dealing with the Jackson VA medical center since Aug 1994. I have lived in Mississippi since I was in the 1st grade. I have been done wrong in Jackson since. I have had 4 surgeries at the jackson VA Medical Center. I enrolled in the Tusscaloosa VA medical Center Nov 2012. It is another world. I feel like hugging everyone that I have dealt with In Tusscaloo VA. No metal detectors or armed guards at every entrance. Anyone wanting to here my story I would love to tell it. Dwaine Harrison
I am so incredibly proud of Desiree. I know that she is going to represent Mississippi so well at the National Spelling Bee. We will definitely be watching.
If the judge will give her some road work time she can lose some of that weight……been sitting on the couch watching opie and eating them tate chips.
would love to win these
Your family will always be in my prayers I don’t know larry but my heart is heavy for him and his family..may god be with each of his family and friends through this tough time in their lives R.I.P larry
I wish everyone could hear these young ladies story.. If you ever get a chance to talk to them, they have a great message..I am so proud of them and the stand they are making..
I know of a lot of folks would love to know if their missing puppies or dogs were there. I hope there is a way for folks to find this information out.
I’m sorry to hear this happen to Doug, I’d ran this route with Doug the last four years of my delivery career before I resigned. Get well soon.
Just another example of how an opressed people have to lash out agianst the system that has kept them down for 300 years.
Mr.Johnson–If you think you’re being funny–you’re not. If you’re being serious, please reconsider what you said. Do you really think it’s ever OK to purposely hurt another human being unless in self defense? Please let me know in your follow up post. Thanks.
So sad that anyone would use this opportunity to justify and excuse this type excused violent behavior against an innocent hard working government employee. Sounds like another poor attempt to blame working class people instead of criminals who refuse to be responsible and caring adults. Shame on anyone that doesn’t put the blame where it actually belongs, on the criminals. Everyone knows carriers are defenseless on the job by regulations and law. This makes them targets for this kind of actions. Sad state of affairs.
FINALY! Good for MS! WE NEED GOD BACK IN OUR SCHOOLS…NOW!??
It will probly get worse before it gets better. If the grandson would have killed all 3 he’d be in jail.
Deverious is a dumb*ss – shooting someone because a system “kept them down ” is a joke. How about these folks need a J-O-B rather than attacking someone doing theirs?
My heart goes out to the Brown family, and the mother is telling the truth I am a police officer and it is more to that case than what’s being told by the investigators
Oppressed people??? What does this have to do with a robbery?
I wonder if we can expect some better shopping as a result of this ranking?? The Golden Triangle must have the same population base as Tupelo, and look what they have compared to us. If we can snag some amenities, that will make us even more attractive to industry….
When are people going to learn that methamphetamine make your teeth fall out.
His name isn’t slim it Art or Sunshine
Columbus has become thug city…..what next????
I DONT KNOW WHO AND WHAT MAKESS PEOPLE FEEL THAT THEY HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO TAKE A LIFE… YOU ARE NOT GOD AND NO ITS NOT YOUR CALL TO END NO ONES LIFE… MY SISTER MAIDEN NAME (CRYSTAL REDMOND) AND THIS WILL FOREVER BE THE NAME MY FAMILY USES AS LONG AS WE ARE BREATHING ABOVE EARTH BECAUSE THE “CRUMP” USAGE IS A SICKENING FEELING THAT NAME WAS THE CAUSE OF MY SISTERS DEATH ALL TOGETHER.. ITS NOT RIGHT THAT NOW HERE 3 KIDS HAVE TO GO ON IN LIFE WITHOUT A MOTHER… AND MORESO THE WORST PART OF IT ALL IS THE 2 YOUNGEST KIDS HAS TO RELIVE THAT MOMENT EVERYDAY BECAUSE “”THE CHILD SERVICES” BELIEVE THEY SEE NOTHING WRONG WITH THEM LIVING IN THE HOUSE THAT THEY WITNESSED THEIR MOTHER MURDER IN… TALK ABOUT TWISTED UP WORLD WE LIVE IN…. MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA FOR I SEE WE ARE LEAD BY THE BLIND!!!!!!! REST IN PEACE MY BABYSISTER TILL WE MEET AGAIN.. WE LOVE YOU… MAY JERMAINE CRUMP “”ROTT & DETERIOATE IN ETERNAL HELL”"!!!!!!
This criminal should be execute immediately with a sentence to be hung until dead. The tax payers should not be burdened with worthless members of society. Criminals need to be dealt with appropriately with a punishment that fits the crime. This animal should be dead…
The chief saying what the jury did but the jury only goes by what the presented to them and I know what they presented to the jury was a lie in order for them to no bill that case there is a loop hole somewhere … this family has my support
That case was not self defense and they know it. The Chief know the truth he showed the jury what he want him to see…
there should be more visiting time at the park for visitors
McQueen was probably high when he put a loop in them statements because a blind man can see that young man was set up and to the parents you-all keep showing this system up for what they really is….
Way to go dispatchers and its great you got recognized. My daughter is a 911 dispatcher and you all go unnoticed so much. So congrats to you all. You all are appreciated, no matter where you (911 dispatcher) are. cindy Indiana
Dr. Castleberry and his staff has always been so kind. I have waited to see him for over an hour before but it was worth it because not only was I checked on constantly, Dr. Castleberry answered all my questions and spent time with me like I was the only patient in the building. I have noticed that since they have moved to their new building, the wait time doesn’t seem to be as long.
These 3 Officers have served over 90 years for the City of Columbus. 50 years is cutting them short!!
Thug city in action……what next for Columbus?
Child molesters don’t even get this much publicity. Thugs maybe a problem but I think Columbus issues are far beyond that. Child Porn and etc are climbing the charts!!!!!
Thank you Mr Bray and Mr woods for your leadership with the students.The first student interviewed was Drake Tilley ( not Dilley) It was a great opportunity for the students.
that’s more than one person! clothes on first person is dark with white writing on sweat shirt, second person has light colored clothes with no writing or emblem on sweat shirt.
I can understand them doing this, after all “THUG CITY” is it’s new name. Now all they need is a police cheif with a record…..hahahahaha….what a joke!
I am so happy and couldn’t be any more proud of this progress from the city of Reform where I was born and raised. Continued success for this project.
The governor needs to add a comment to this bill ” Y’all have them and we the taxpayers will provide the day care”, we will just call it pre-pre-pre-school……come one , come all.
This is great news! I love the idea of using the ignition interlock device! Technology amazes me. It’s not a perfect plan, as someone who HAS been drinking can simply get a sober person to drive him home, so that the car would in fact start. However, this is a safer alternative than attempting to drive HIMSELF somewhere. What I love about this bill is that the fourth offense would be a felony. I’ve heard of cases in which people have been arrested MULTIPLE times for DUI and are still out on the road endangering innocent lives. This would prevent that…hopefully BEFORE someone gets killed.
While I disagree with wiping the conviction off of the record, ignition interlock has proven itself the most useful deterrent currently available to prevent drunken driving. At least they’re getting behind interlock to some degree. More work to be done on it yet, though.
I wonder if Governor Bryant has availed himself to the resources of Mothers Against Drunk Driving!? I know “we” work hand and hand with them here in South Carolina.
She’s black, from Thug City and will never pay a cent and/or serve a day on these charges. Be back in business next year, same place, same time, same channel.
Uh, surprise? Sooooo….what were his other options, really?
Thanks for ur support WCBI!!
I think this should be allowed…because my children absent parent is approx $70,000 to $80+ behind on payments thru dhs in columbus,ms and nothings been done about…..so therefore since they cant and wont do their job hey let someone who can and willing have the job …and that bullcrap about being overloaded with cases is for the birds….i wish someone would interview me because i have a story to tell.
I think this is a travesty and an insult against what we have as a justice system in America. I know that the system is flawed and justice is blind, but this is ridiculous. How could a jury not convict this man on such a henous crime? I don’t want to play the race card but I wonder if she was a woman of another race would he had beenf found not guilty?
Yeah, I heard that company is doin big things. It’s awesome that the company is located here in Mississippi.
How can he be found not guilty. Did they not watch the video that was aired on WCBI September 8, 2010? When RH Brown interviewed the victim, clearly anyone can see that her wounds were not self inflicted. How does one shoot themselves in the back of the head at close range and not end their life instantly. After seeing the reverse hand prints on the victim’s neck and hearing the testimony from the medical personnel that tended to her after she was air lifted to a Trauma center in Memphis. Sounds to me like there was some foul play in this “so called” justice system. There is no way possible that even after hearing the testimony of the young man who drove Rashawn to the scene and heard the gunshots and saw the blood on his clothes that 12 people could all believe that this boy was not guilty. Am I the only one that sees this???
Michael Davis was a friend of mine and we worked together. I am praying for his wife and three year old daughter. Mike was a very responsable person and the best I can figure is that he got confused in the dark and somehow ended going the wrong direction. I had ridden with him in that car just a few days ago and I am still in shock mode. We are glad thay the other man was not injured. Please pray for Michaels family.
Dwaine: I’m glad you are pleased with the care you are receiving at Tuscaloosa. I have worked in several VAMCs over a 20 year period, including working at Jackson when the pilot program was first implemented to arm VA Police Officers. Why was Jackson one of the pilot sites? Because of attacks by drug-seeking veterans on 2 separate doctors. One was shot with a shotgun in the emergency room and killed (leaving behind a wife and if I recall corrected 5 or 6 young children). The other doctor had acid thrown in her face in the parking lot. She was disfigured for life and never able to return to work due to her injuries and resulting psychological damage. Our veterans deserve the best of care and I thank each of you for your service from the bottom of my heart. The reason the metal detectors and guards at the doors are at Jackson VAMC are because of these 2 incidents. And, I need to add that it is not because the employees wanted them there, but because the majority of the veterans came forward after these incidents and demanded they be placed there. The VA simply acted in response to veterans’ requests for this level of protection.
Thank You so much for airing this story…it is very important that we keep our WWII and other war veterans on our minds, not letting our youth of today forget what price was paid for our freedom.
As a former Stark employee I can’t say I’m surprised. Between the completely inept management and the the Israeli overloards who are bilking the American tax payer out of millions I really can’t believe they have lasted this long.
Nothing says “protecting the warfighter” like losing classified data and then no punishing anyone related to the leak.
A company that punishes initiative and rewards dishonesty is doomed to failure.
We are so pround of you son.
I wish I had a million dollars to put in the pot. This made me sick to my stomach.
Dr. White was not charged for illegal presciptions for pain medication.I was his patient for three years.He always came in the room and looked me in the eye and asked how I had been doing.He did thorough check ups every time for those three years.Very concerned with how treatment was going.He is a great Dr. in my opinion.Why would the poster need both Drs?Must not have had the proof of his condition as Dr.White required.The question is when will he be allowed to reopen his practice?His patients still need him to have some quality of life.Denying chronic pain patients quality of life is inhumane and affects their entire families lives negatively.Thanks.
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Where do I apply for this job? I am interested in a career with this company.
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Assault weapons being “overboard” would be like saying cars that can go over 70 mph have no purpose in the US.
Great way to get out and help support your community and fellow neighbors. Enjoy great food and entertainment and help raise money for Kelvin Lee who is in a battle for his life against cancer. Come out and be part of a great event!!
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Do you have to have a boat in order to participate?
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This article doesn’t mention that PAWS (Performing Animal Welfare Society) has also offered a $2,500 reward. That should be added, I believe. Also, it would be a wonderful gesture if the Cardens would donate Carol to the PAWS Ark2000 sanctuary after her recovery, and let this girl retire.
To quote user name JrDawg on http://www.sixpackspeak.com‘s Choctaw County Schools Consolidation forum thread on 6.8.12 :
“Most people in the county are not opposed to consolidation, but most are opposed to the plan that was adopted. The superintendent’s wife is married to the second cousin of two different school board members. Those two school board members are first cousins. The superintendent and one of those members live in French Camp. The other cousin lives in Ackerman, but his loyalties lie in French Camp. Those two board members were able to convice one other weak and easily manipulated board member into passing the plan, which did pass on a 3-2 vote. At French Camp, there is a public elementary school that goes through eighth grade. French Camp Academy a private Christian school has a high school consisting of a 9-12 grade. Most all of the public school students then walk across the street and attend FCA their last four years of school,instead of attending Weir High School, which is where they would otherwise attend. Under the consolidation plan, French Camp Elementary school will only be a pre-K- 5th grade school. The private academy now intends to open a 6-8 grade middle school at the academy. Most everyone feels like the plan that was adopted was done so to protect the interest of FCA and the parents and children in French Camp. Needless to say, the board member from Ackerman that voted for the plan has become one of the most hated men in town, because everyone that voted for him believes that he stabbed them in the back and voted against the interests of those he was elected to represent.
From what I hear, there is now going to be a bunch of hell unleashed. French Camp Academy plays football free of charge on a football field located onsixteenth section land and uses that and other public school property as if it belongs to them. People from the private academy are also allowed to come into the public school and preach to the students. Coaches from the academy coach athletic teams at the public school. Students in the eighth grade,the public school, play on French Camp Academy sports teams, even though the schools are separate, distinct, and have no legal affiliation with each other. In essence, French Camp Academy uses players that do not go to school there. There are certainly rumblings that the MSHAA is very soon going to be invited to investigate FCA’s use of illegal players and that the state auditor and the secretary of state are going to be invited to investigate the school board for allowing sixteenth section land and other public property to be misued. My prediction is that it will be a long, hot summer in Choctaw County.”
Now do you see why our Choctaw County School district needs to save money because our school board can’t settle issues but has to go to legal court to sort out the county’s good ole boy politics. WCBI just come to our Board of Supervisor’s meetings as it would give you more examples to report and costly ones!
As for now the consolidation process:
The process at the high school will be a healing and coping experience for the next few years!
Just for thought: for healing the communities why not combine the school colors as Navy Blue, Red and White and be patriotic for the soldiers who have served the county and let the mascot be the “Patriots?” Come on and get this one right, for the children and citizens of Choctaw County and show the soldiers and veterans some respect!
I suppose Choctaw High will be an independent for the next two years, right?
Are they only hiring people who have experience? Because I don’t have any experience working with cars, but I do have a diploma and would love to learn something new.
The coal burner got what she deserved.
I just was thinking how this mans bond is only 5,000 and i know that for burglary of a home the bond is 25,000. That would be 2,500 dollars to get out on the burglary but for molestation of a minor it is only 5,000 thats only 500.00 dollars.Thats whats wrong with our state and i am ashamed to live here.
Shout out to FR walk-on Jordan Gallegos #86. 45 yard TD catch from the slot. Gonna be one to watch.
As a veteran teacher in the Lowndes County School District, I am very excited about this much needed change. I understand all of the woes that parents feel about it. However, the parents are not the ones on campus 9 + hours a day. School is school. Parents can dress their children at home however they want. At school, students should be there to learn. PERIOD. As a teacher, I will follow the same uniform as my students whether it is required or not. I support our district in this decision. Parents/community, just take a deep breath. You will see that in the long run, this decision will be a very positive change.
You have an enforceable dress code now. that excuse doest cut it.
Tell me how kids wearing uniforms will increase safety. They have airbags?
Or maybe it will be easier to identify someone who breaks the law? ” He was dressed just like me”
I think uniforms are ridiculous. Safety, seriously what do uniforms have to do with safety. Enforce your dress code you already have, or is it easier for you to come up with a new rule instead of enforce the rule you have. The way our kids dress is how they express themselves and now you want to take that away from them. I just think this whole uniform crap is ridiculous!!!
I would like to say that your apology has been accepted on my behalf and I am not a person who criticizes and points blame upon others. However, may I ask why there was a “Broadcast Operations training session” during the most significant portion of what could easily be referred to as the most highly anticipated day of any golf fan’s year? I’m not quite sure there is a plausible answer to this inquiry; I would only hope to be assured that nothing of this demeanor will occur in the future!
I just sent an email to the sports guys asking what happen. Then I see this apology.
All I have to say is thanks for ruining my 2013 Masters viewing experience. Of course it had to happen right near the end of regulation when the drama was high. I was so appalled I didn’t even cared who won after being cut off like that.
I am a teacher in Lowndes County. While I understand the grumblings of some, the reasons make no sense. This is not about expressing one’s self. A child’s individuality is expressed through his/her personality and actions, not the clothing. I do agree that dress codes currently in place should have been enforced more rigorously. With that being said, many students will openly admit to changing clothes at school so that a parent is not aware of what is being worn, On top of that, when a parent cannot get to school to bring a change of clothing, that child sits in ISD for the day. The student is there to learn. Dress appopriately; stay in the classroom. As a teacher i see more cleavage and boxers on any given day than I should have to. Parents purchase these larger than large pants for their sons to sag and tight, low cut shirts for their daughters. Uniforms will help control this. I also believe that having our students in uniforms makes them easily identified by any one within the school. This is a safety aspect any parent should respect. I plan to purchase my school wardrobe around what the students wear; I am not opposed to “looking” like them. I am glad that our county is taking this direction.
Thanks to the Starkville Daily News for publishing this article about Needmore. Charles Evans is a personal and family friend. I have fond memories of visiting Needmore and playing softball on the property, next to his house. The crack of the bat gave many of us the thrill of a lifetime. The wholesome competition was a safe haven for many boys.
Charles Evans was head of the Boy Scouts troop, and dedicated his time and resources to shaping the character of many Black males. The Starkville Daily News should highlight his collection of Jazz music.
He would often bring his music to the George Evans Shine so that the shine boys and the customers could hear his “cool jazz. I worked as a shine boy their with pride. The job provided many of us to earn our money and provide some independent from hour parents.
(You have my permission to print this message).
Nice Job! Who does a training session at the climax of golf’s biggest event and does not have a backup plan?
I watch two golf tournaments a year–The Masters and the U.S. Open. And I usually watch them in their ENTIRETY. Particularly the concluding few holes. So essentially my entire viewing experience last weekend was ruined when “the wrong button was clicked” late Sunday afternoon. What occurred is equivalent to “going off the air” during the last two minutes of the Super Bowl when one team is driving for the winning touchdown. This is simply INEXCUSABLE! And whoever is responsible for that stupid glitch should be fired if they haven’t been already.
So for this “viewer” anyway, your rather lame “apology” is NOT accepted. And hopefully the FCC will take this “incident” into consideration when WCBI’s broadcast license is subject to renewal.
Apology not excepted, no excuse for this, no one should have been anywhere near a switch to unintentionally click it. You and that employee should resign or be fired. No excuse. Just kidding, but it is very unpleasant to miss the most important time of the event, because of someone making that kind of mistake. Shape up or ship out.
Ha!! That neighborhood they have it in is horrible..
Mr. Wright is my first cousin, the family know him as “Harold”, his middle name. If you receive information as to his whereabouts, I would very much appreciate your informing me.
Do you think there will ever come a time we don’t have to hear about this mess……I am feed up with it. MLK, civil right this, civil right that….over and over……my God get a job, go to work and get off welfare. Stop having kids like there will be no tomorrow…..get some responsibility!!!
Isn’t the possible auto parts manufacturer looking to locate in West Point?
Will they be hiring trainees, or will they be looking for experienced people?
thats my little brother ! and i dont know where he is ! i dont know why they got it in here that he mighh be here with me but he’s not ! i havent heard from him since oct of last year ! he wouldnt just up and do some like this ! i hope he does the right thing but something had to happen in order for him to do something like that ! he got a heart of gold and been through alot !
It’s so refreshing to read about this young lady, best wishes to her, but if she keeps her head, faith in God, and work ethics she won’t need best wishes.
Heard about this earlier from someone who witnessed the accident:((
WooHoo! Go Kate! Nice article.
I came by that accident before the Columbus Fire Department got there, I assume, with the jaws of life (I saw them coming from Columbus after I got pass the Airport exit)… I would never have guessed that car was a Crown Vic…
I witnessed the accident as it happened and my boyfriend and I stopped to call 911 and check on the passengers. My boyfriend was a police officer in starkville for 6 years and knew what to check for, since he has dealt with terrible car accidents many times before. It was absolutely tragic to witness and my heart sinks knowing the younger passenger later died. She was alive at the time we were there and my boyfriend stayed by her side until responders arrived, knowing that the other female was already dead by the time we got to the car. It was a completely tragic and sad scene, and I’ve been praying hard for the driver who watched his companions go and the families of those deceased. Its an image I will never get out of my mind, and really puts life and its fragility into perspective. May those beautiful women rest in peace.
You should check your facts. Not all of us were members of the LGBT community. Some of us were allys.
Friday’s protest at the AFA is not just about their anti-gay attitude, it is about their activity as the bully of Tupelo. The AFA uses its nation-wide media to bully any group or person who holds a view contrary to their narrow, fundamentalist interpretation of Christianity. They ignore the messages of The Christ and spew hatred instead of love and they refuse to leave the job of judging to God, but take it upon them selves. They continue to bay Bryan Fischer to rant such things as “God could have saved the children of Sandy Hook, but He will not go where he is not invited” (the words may not be exact, but the intent is captured). They hide behind their cloak of religion to take tax deductible donations and then spend it to foster anti-Obama propaganda. The people of Tupelo are afraid of the AFA. Many told me they would like to have joined us but it would be at the risk of their business or job to do so. That kind of bullying must not be tolerated, much less enabled by silence of the fearful.
Regardless of who or age, if caught texting you should lose your right to drive for a year. After all you are putting others at risk. Time we start punishing these idiots.
Great reporting. Good to hear of new fresh talent being added to news staff.
They need to test any and all receiving welfare/assistance from the state. I had to test to work so I could pay taxes……they are no better. But I had rather see it all cut off……not a dime going to welfare of any type to anyone…..period. Either you work, your family works are you do without. That would stop a lot of drug use, sitting on the couch watching opie and having kids like rats.
So if there are fewer (non) violent prisoners now why dont they put these people on house arrest or some other kind of program to get them out of the prisons? Most of them are in for drug use, make room for the violent ones and let the non violent out.
Great job Heather!!!
Sicking and so close to home! Is he still out or is he in jail?
IT’S AWESOME FOR THE WHOLE GOLDEN TRIANGLE AREA.WHAT A BLESSING.A MAJOR ECONOMIC BOOST.
Please to all the following good people in the Aberdeen community my family and i are asking you all to please help out tha little teen. He needs too come back home where his family needs him please find it in your hearts to make a way for him to improve himself. His family love him to death he know he made a mistake but tha good lord will help us out through our hard times of sorrow!!!!!!
What are the other three?
Now how are we suppose to know he is White, Asian, black, or etc?
Anybody who is a parent knows this is a nightmare. Please post this on your page and ask your friends to post it on their page. My heart bleeds for her parents because I cannot imagine what kind of shape I would be in if it happened to one of my sons or grandchildren. Pray for her safe return…….Heartbreaking!
He needs to spend some time in jail…….but most likely nothing will happen.
Great news…..they have good food!
This is why columbus mississippi needs more family friendly activites.
So bored you and your mom rob a store for kicks. At least he loved his momma.
But seriously… stop this. Our town sucks enough as it is.
I recieved a message that she was found…???
Yes, she has been found.
Thank God that she made it home safely.
This would help alot of people that need companions but are unable to afford their food. Furry four legged friends help cure some of the loneliness that many elderly and disabled people suffer from.
Only in thug city would this happen…….you can’t make this stuff up…hahahahahaha, better than cartoons!
Thug City at it’s best.
I think this is absurd. Where do they think the money is coming from for this? I am a pet lover with 3 dogs and 1 cat, but this is what shelters are for!
shelters are for UNWANTED pets Kayla..NOT to feed peoples pets..This is a great idea for the elderly who are alone.Pets are great companions for them..I am in favor of this..There is a church in Idaho that in fact hands out pet food at their food pantry..NOW THAT is true christian love !!I asked and they said ..Animals are our companions and as such should be fed also…
Starkville ms need better roads hwy 182 down by the shifts department is one of the roads need work on very very bad. Maybe curry street and apple street need to be wider come on mayor I know you can make it happen I have a lot of trust in you.
The forum was quite informative. I hope this election will result in candidates that really will serve the people. A few of the candidates had a record of doing community work on the volunteer level; that’s says alot. Bo Jarrett expressed the need for just plain “common sense”, and Mayor Smith said “we all got common sense”. I’m sure it may take more than common sense. My favorite remark was the candidate who said his best quality was “his love for people”. That was Marty Turner. The women running for city council spoke with seemingly sincere hearts, and no doubt they do add a different perspective and probably great insight as community leaders. Certainly, based on their experiences and service, they both have been actively serving others. As mothers, as wives, as businesswomen, as citizens who care, their responses were strong. One candidate said he was a pastor, but I was told that it was not true. That certainly makes me wonder about the integrity of some candidates. Maybe some think honesty and integrity don’t really matter???? McFarland spoke about leadership being his strongest quality; based on his record of community service and his work with children, the Boys & Girls Club, Lace Up, and other community projects, he seemed to be a considerable candidate. Lautzenhiser, who formerly worked with the school board, to me didn’t have much substance with his eloquent speaking. I wondered about his record of accomplishment on the school board? I considered the current school system issues, and what his accomplishments were while on the board. I don’t know of any. Robert Smith, the current mayor, has accomplished much since being in office. I’ve seen more happen in Columbus under his leadership than anyone in my lifetime! So on that note, I see no competition. McKay, I think has obvious leadership abilities and is certainly qualified. My greatest hope is that people will not vote color, gender, friendship, or party. A comment was made by a friend that Ms, Byrd had knocked on every door in her ward, but she wasn’t going to win. They said people will vote for according to color. I hope that they will be proven wrong. I hope for once, people will prayerfully consider the best person for the job. Its time to stop being ignorantly controlled by sexism, racism, and what is purely hatred. Its time to love and respect our neighbor.
MTL, your statement just proved that you as a school worker and all other employees of the school district are not enforcing the dress code you have now. If you we’re you wouldn’t see boxers and cleavage. And I guess you have it made and you can afford to buy all these special school uniforms plus a second set of clothes outside of school. This has nothing to do with safety. It has to do with the school board & those for uniforms not having to put out the expense for all these clothes or putting up with a child that doesn’t want to wear uniforms just so he/she can be forced to be like all the others. They should learn the be equal without be forced to. This is just an excuse not to enforce the rules the school district already has set. IT IS RIDICULOUS!! Don’t our administrators have bigger issues they need to deal with other than uniforms, like test scores and academics!! ENFORCE THE RULES YOU ALREADY HAVE instead of bringing in another rule that you are not going to enforce in the end after us parents spend all this money on ridiculous school uniforms. And start holding these parents accountable for how they raise there kids. I am accountable for my daughters actions everyday. There is nothing more I hate to see then someone’s boxers or cleavage, I agree but ENFORCE IT. You need someone in there that is not scared to make someone mad by enforcing the rules instead of how most administrators sweep it under the rug!! You just admitted it in your statement on how you are not enforcing if you were then you wouldn’t see boxers and cleavage. My child will NOT wear school uniforms if I wanted my daughter to wear uniforms I would’ve sent her to a private school. I will pull her out & send her to another district as will plenty of other parents I have spoken with!!
Actually, Rodney, I am a teacher who enforces policy. I did not say I ignored policy. When I see boxers and cleavage, I have these students fix their clothing. I have also followed the policy of writing them up for not following the dress code. Do not read into my words. Just because I said I see it does not mean I don’t address it. Since the approval of uniforms has been passed, more students have commented they are rather glad. While there are a few grumbling, most of my students are now ok with the idea. If you want to remove your child because of uniforms, that’s your decision, but it seems from listening to my students, they really don’t have much of an issue with it now that it has been passed. They are willing to accept this change.
Please is there any way next year ,i could be one of the many people to be invole in this wonderful And much needed experience. Please
I just read about this, it would only be right to have to have dna testing done.e
Is this a witch hunt? I do hope that the media will stay on top of this situation.
Test the DNA
TEST the DNA. How can you execute someone that is not guilty. From the looks of it it seem like a INSIDE job
We used to take our kids to the circus, one of my favorite things were the clowns…..wow, didn’t dream that one day I could see them everywhere for free in thug city.
The over sized shirts, caps turned sideways with the tags still on them……hahahahaha….these clowns put on a good show.
Then try to walk holding up your pants with one hand and doing the lemp hand walk……dang it just don’t get any better.
The Mississippi Supreme Court split 5 to 4 last week on whether Mr. Manning should have the right to do DNA testing taken from the victims before he’s executed. Mr. Manning has been seeking DNA testing since 2001. From what I understand he wants to dig up the graves of the victims to get Their DNA.. He should NOT be allowed to do this and put the families threw this!!!
Fry Willie fly ……….his victims didn’t have a choice neither should he. Plus why should tax payers keep up a murderer & thief?
But if the DNA should clear him, and he has been put to death, it is wrong
He needs to have the opportunity to have the DNA tested first.
Fry Willie fly!
It’s been twenty years, so what harm or what does the state has to loose by allowing dna testing. Executing the wrong individual makes you no less than what than the accused.
I’ve never read anything about digging up the graves, not even in the court opinions. There would be no need to disturb the graves since there is a rape kit and fingernail scrapings. Manning has been asking since 2001 for this evidence to be tested, as well as new fingerprint analysis done on fingerprints that didn’t match Manning. Now they have two letters from the FBI explaining that the testimony by the FBI lab technician was incorrect on the hair analysis linking it to an African American. The letter states it is outside the scope of the science. They have offered to do DNA for free.
The evidence will prove he didn’t do this. Willie has been know as a career theif, but not a violent person. Those who investigated know who did this and why, but they refuse to tell the truth. The “whole” truth will come out soon and very soon
Nothing wrong with being 100%.
THANK YOU!!!!!!! DNA for FLY MANNING….GOD KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT THE 10th commandment states thy shall not kill..
Yeah and he did,bible also says an eye for an eye
Wait… What year is it? 2013? He was convicted in 1994! Why are we just now turning to the DNA evidence? Let’s get the questions answered and the justice served, whatever that may be.
A little bit of prayer goes a long way. By the way, the battle is not ours it’s the lords so who are we to be judges of right & wrong?
That’s right the Bible says, “Thy shall NOT kill, it doesn’t state nothing about ,it’s ok to punish man of his wrong doing by killing, as for an eye for an eye, that mean, whatever man do here on this earth, our father in heaven will be the judge.
Lets not get the Bible twisted!!! keep reading the other books of the Bible then the “Eye for an Eye will explain itself, don’t stop where you want to stop at keep reading!
SAY it again and again Brenda.
Just went to a play called, “The Parchman Hour”. I see that Mississippi hasn’t changed very much at all and neither has the hatred that the white man in Mississippi “STILL” holds against the Black. WHY? The play hit Parchman dead center on the head as it was then and STILL is. No changes. We are supposed to be living in the best country, U.S.A. Innocent until proven guilty, that’s what “they” say. That only applies to certain people when it comes to justice. They are guilty until proven innocent. @e breland, read the whole story.
Yes, prayer does help. God heard all that sent a powerful prayer to Him! Thank you God.
I just want to thank God for this stay of execution for Willie Mannings!! For this is the Lords doing and it is marvelous in our eyes!! thank you Jesus!! thanks also to those 8 judges who voted for the stay of execution!! God bless you!! now rule to have the DNA test done so justice can be served!!
Mabning’s conviction needs to be overturned and a new trial set. Do the DNA test and have the prosecution justify the bullet mix-up. The AG is far too anxious to see Mr. Manning die without a DNA test and that makes me wonder what they are hiding.
I prayed and prayed and prayed an the Lord answerd my prayers. I emailed Mr. Phill Bryant who is the only person who could have saved my Fly…..i hope my story i wrote him did the trick. I hope that Mr Bryant(govner) heard my cry that my FLY is innocent and i hope you all feel the same way i do…Thank you LORD
Im sorry to say I disagree, he beat the sheriff a few years ago during a court proceeding.
I was born and raised in Starkville, Mississippi. My parents raised six healthy kids off of garden grown food. Mississippi has too much open land for children to go hungry and to be obese. The pattern of living in Starkville is to relocate out of the city limits and purchase a home with lots of land surrounding the house. The problems is no one gardens anymore. Hire a gardener and share the crops with him. What a waste!
Well now that they have found her, she’s entitled to Welfare, Food Assistance, Child Support, Medical Insurance and Housing assistance…….do we live in a great country or what???????
And you thought working got you ahead…….crime does pay!!!!!!
Wouldn’t you or your office want to make sure 99.9% sure that you’ve got the right individual MR. ALLGOOD. Why didn’t YOU or the State of Mississippi bring it (authorized the DNA testing) up before now. Do the testing and it revealed that Willie Jerome Manning is guilty. If such testing were done years ago, YOU’VE have an iron clad case MR. ALLGOOD. What were / are you afraid MR. ALLGOOD. Time will tell.
Why not the death penalty? Just our lovely justice system. Goes to show you the criminals have more rights then the victams!
It’s because our voices were heard…and that’s the way it should be…when you only count the votes that were turned in instead of counting every vote that wasn’t turned in.. You clearly see the majority of parents in Caledonia did NOT want Uniforms!!! That’s how it’s supposed to work
2300 in the district answered no to a survey for uniforms. Many of the yes votes were altered or engineered in various ways but were not marked by actual parents. It wasn’t a small group of parents by any means who fought against this agenda. The announcement at today’s board meeting was untrue that only 38 emails had been received. Not to mention the countless calls and letters mailed. A petition was signed with hundreds of parents that was not brought out at the board meeting. This was about half and half New Hope and Caledonia parents. This information is not being reported correctly. If you would like the correct information I can provide you some proof to back up much of what I have mentioned here. Let’s attempt to report our news honestly so that people can get the truth and not some version of it.
I attended the meeting today, and what happened was a joke! One board member took it upon herself (after voting in favor of the uniform policy previously) after some pressure from a small group of parents, to add a line item to the agenda excluding Caledonia. Excluding one school from the policy is a ridiculous notion to propose in the first place. Why should one school be excluded? The board had voted on the issue previously and it had passed. Parents had an opportunity before that vote to voice their concerns. Ultimately decisions like these should be left to the board. The faculty at these schools will now have to continue wasting their valuable time enforcing a dress code, and the children who violate the dress code (because parents aren’t being held accountable for what their children wear) will miss class time because of it. It’s a sad situation, and the Lowndes County school board has lost a lot of credibility in my eyes.
I am so proud of my daughter and her little girl. Children speak words from the heart. Thanks WCBI
I propose that the parents who made phone calls, mailed letters and sent emails AGAINST this uniform policy to our administration and board members, please comment on this article that they were part of the communication that went on over the past month. I, for one sent emails and made phone calls and so did my husband.
There were many parents who stepped up and worked together for our children on this issue. Many of us have been making phone calls, sending emails, signing petitions, and doing anything that we could to come together against the issue of school uniforms. Thank you to all of the MANY parents who worked together for this. Those of us who participated know the truth that this was in no way a small group!
I was at the meeting today and was very glad that the board reacted to the parents concerns. Mrs webber did an awesome job representing the parents and kids. She explained that there were pros and cons. The board listened and voted accordingly. Mr wright flat out lied. There are a lot of parents that have voiced their opinions and the want for the uniforms to be removed. He said he only had 38 and 10 were from the same person. Maybe it’s the only ones he read or took a call from him. I know for a fact he does NOT answer nor return phone calls. So he right out lied at that meeting. I know lots of parents and teachers that have voiced their concerns to him with no kind of response. Shame on you as an elected official for lying to everyone. By the way I did NOT vote for him nor would I. And as for the lady that said the board lost credibility in her eyes. Well they gained it in my eyes. Very glad the parents were actually heard and stood up for by the board. Again thank you to the board and mrs webber.
I was at the meeting today and I was very proud of how mrs webber represented the caledonia parents. I was also proud of the board for letting the parents speak and siding with us. As for the lady that commented about the board losing credibility with her, well I totally disagree they gained it with me. It shows if you stand up for something you believe in you may actually get heard. That is what is wrong with our nation today, people set back and let one person run everything while the country goes to hell in a hand basket to put it bluntly. It took only one person to take prayer out of schools. So thanks to the parents today and through the fb page for standing up for something you believed in. Now to mr wright. Shame on you for lying to the people who elected you, by the way I did not nor would I have voted for him. He stood up and said that only 38 people had voiced their opinions against it and 10 of those from the same parent. Maybe 38 is all he took a call or email from, because I personally know he won’t answer calls or return them so he flat out LIED.
The publicly elected board member did what the people of her district asked of her and that was vote OUR opinion. That is what all publicly elected officials are suppose to do. This is still a democratic nation and not a communist dictatorship. This decision was being forced upon the people that said NO. The faculty would still have to enforce a dress code even with uniforms. Kids that ‘bust a sag’, kids with the wrong jewelry, etc. If we will just enforce the dress code as it is now, it would resolve some the same problems. If the kids go home for breaking the dress code rules then the parents will change what their kids wear.
I attended the school board meeting today and VERY PROUD of how it went. Thank you Brian Clark and Jane Kilgore for voting the wishes of Caledonia parents. Mrs. Gray you gained credibility with me as well. Uniforms won’t make kids safer or smarter. You can find any study to support any opinion you want. That’s why a study doesn’t mean much. This is still a democratic society and not a communist dictatorship. We voted and then we were being told what we were and were not going to do……that doesn’t sound very democratic. Just uphold the dress code that is already in place and discipline the children that break it. Blame the parents or the children but when rules are broken, punishment follows.
I faxed three letters opposing mandatory school uniforms to Mr Wright’s office, and called his office twice and left a message each time. He returned my call each time, and we had a fairly lengthy conversation the first time and a relatively short one the second time. Both times he insisted the primary reason for wanting uniforms is for the safety of the students. PLEASE! School uniforms are NOT going to keep our children safe.
I also addressed Common Core and expressed my disapproval. Beware parents! The liberal leftists have incorporate much that those of you with (1) a Biblical world view will not approve of and (2) a genuine love for America and the principals she was founded upon will not approve of.
Also, my husband faxed 3 letters to Mr. Wright’s office as well. And I called and left a message for each board member expressing my opposition to the uniforms.
Implementing Commn Core is not optional. The Mississippi Department of Education adopted those standards for the entire state. Perhaps you should express your concerns to MDE.
Is this article meant to be an editorial? The use of slanted words is best suited for an opinion piece, not an article reporting an event. “Flinched”, “got their way”, and “coalition blocked that move” are not neutral sounding words/phrases.
that’s nothing. when I was in elementary school (late 1960s) my teacher took me to the bathroom and made me wash my mouth out with soap for chewing on the end of my hair. nothing was done to her. times sure have changed.
God is great!!!!!!!! i prayed for this family every night. i have a 2 year old and she got lost in wal-mart, all i could was think about this family!!! what if sum one took my daughter…….. no parent should everrrrrrrrr have to feel this way it is truely a heartbreak
I emailed all of the school board and the superintendant. I only got a reply from Brian Clark and Lynn Wright. Brian wanted to hear what the parents wanted, but Mr Wright had already made up his mind what he wanted and nothing was going to change his mind. It was more than just a few parents fighting this, to say it was a few parents is an understatement.
Congratulations to Gary Dedeaux! What a breath of fresh air to the Board of Alderman to replace those who “say” they are for the people but their actions and inactions have spoken volume of just the opposite. Mr. Dedeaux won’t have to do too much to show that his predesor’s integrity was compromised and was municipally incompetent at best. Good Luck Gary!
So very proud of this MSU Dawg! Good Luck Lauren, hope the final Dallas squad has a Maroom and White Girl adding some Mississippi favor to the Cowboy Squad!
So sadden to hear of Big Ben passing. First time I ever heard him was at the Southeraire in Columbus, Ms. in 1966 somewhere along that with his song that he wrote. ”There’s a party going on, come on over”". I still sing it to this day!!I have seen him in the last several years. Praying for his family and friends!!
Requires additional study of what?? Surely, they had the demographic information before Columbus was even considered… Find out what really happened…. Their reason that they believe additional study is required is not the reason. I wanna know who Cracker Barrel talked to before sending the declination email to the Realtor. More study is not the reason.
Big Ben Atkins enjoyed this past year playing his music with his son BIG DOG Chris Atkins who also played drums and sang.. He was very proud of his son Chris and said he would carry on his legacy.
He died of heart failure Monday night after being hospitalized since April 19th. Just wanted the facts straight for those of you who saw any of his shows this past year. We all loved Big Ben and he will be missed.
I can understand kids not wanting uniforms, and perhaps if the dress codes were enforced at the schools, the parents would be open to not implementing them. I attended an awards ceremony at New Hope this morning, and I could not believe how short some of the skirts were, they were not appropriate for school. Most employers would not allow that attire and have dress codes against it, kids in school should not be allowed to dress like that either.
I this the lady from Phoebe’s store ?
Big Ben was an unforgettable entertainer and I will cherish every moment I heard he and the Nomads play at the Southernaire! Didn’t miss many Saturday nights with them in the late 60′s and early 70′s.
I was there in Columbus as well and think that I still have a copy of “Come on Over”. Ben was a fabulous singer and was a very special man.
I remember Big Ben when I went to the Southeraire in Columbus. The name of the band at that time was Big Ben and the Second Hand. Those were the good ole’ days…and they were the best band around!!!!
Aunt Ozola is an amazing woman of God hwho loves her family and community. She truly loves to help those around her. She is truly a blessings to everyone that she meets. We love her dearly.
it is DUDY NOBLE
That’s the second worker thats been “KILLED” at the base in just a few months. Do they have no contract management on the base and/or safety departments to oversee this work…..how many more will die out there? It’s clear the contractors are very lax on safety……OSHA needs to take a good long look at this and bring charges where due.
what were the circumstances with the first worker killed in the past few months before this death on may 15?
If you are referring to the accident where the contract worker died tragically as a result of electricution, Coroner Greg Merchant says federal and local investigators determined it to be an error by the victim.
Thank you this was my little brother and I know for a fact in just being there 3 weeks he was not trained well enough to work machinery let alone his body fully turned in the machine before it was stopped. So yea they have safety issues that should be corrected
I have a son at Columbus High that missed by one point in Algebra and one point in Biology on his subject area test. I feel that this is not fair and this subject area testing need to be STOPPED because it is discouraging our children from succeeding. I think that this is TOTALLY UNFAIR. I will do whatever it takes to make sure that this UNFAIRNESS STOP.
In reference to Ed; have you ever worked on a military installation? I have for 28 of the last 30 years, mostly at Columbus. NOTHING is emphasized and scrutinized more than safety. Emphasis and training, however, does not eliminate the human factor. Humans do make mistakes and accidents do happen. This is not to take away from the tragedy of another lost life. My thoughts are with his widow and young child.
are they going to hire back some of the old employees?
Well I am glad there was a concern for SHS but what about Starkville Academy? I went by and there were several officers searching right behind the SA baseball and football fields.
Why wasn’t Starkville Academy on lockdown? The police were searching right behind the Starkville Academy baseball and football fields.
You have to your ask your school administrators that question.
This is why there should be some regulations for those who have seizures. Are they suppose to drive or have a drivers license? I know lots of people who have bad seizures frequently and they drive and endanger other people and sweet little children. Shouldn’t the doctors report their patients to the DMV and their license should be revoked???? Come on people – stop being selfish and do what is right!!!
It is the responsibility of your school administrators to put your school on lock down.
I don’t think the problem is that people don’t WANT to spend money. I think the problem is that people don’t HAVE money to spend. Anybody been to the grocery store, gas station, or utility company lately? You have no choice to spend your money there. And by the time they are finished with you, there’s nothing left!!
We need to be sure poll workers know how to help citizens get the affidavit ballots filled out. It is not good enough just to have a procedure in place to make sure all eligible voters get to cast a ballot, but the poll workers need to know the rules so the ballots are not disqualified because of procedural errors. One article said some ballots were disqualified because the poll worker signed his or her initials, rather than writing a signature. These petty, procedural errors are completely avoidable, by good training for the poll workers. Simple human errors have disenfranchised at least seven Starkville voters. Starkville, we are better than that!
So proud to know this dear, sweet lady! What a milestone! Congratulations Mama Nell and Happy 100th birthday……….Hope you have many more!
So proud to know this beautiful, sweet lady! Happy 100th birthday Mama Nell! Hope you have many more!
i dont think you should have said “presumed dead” if we keep our faith they can be found alive. they havent been found yet so there is still a chance of survival.
I agree with you , I have a family member who is friends with this family and I have been peaying hard. I have sent a prayer request out all the way from California. I have faith and beliefe that those babies will be found alive.
She is definitely out of touch with reality; unless the father and other son staged this mishap/incident and the two sons were taken somewhere else by unknown others; or maybe trapped in a pocket of air underwater. Let’s just pray for this family that they may soon have some closure (be the boys are found alive or at least bodies recovered ) and my GOD who only knows what the father (Mr. Brown) is going through.
I’m very honored to say this beautiful woman is my grandmother. She has been thru trials and struggles and made this a better place. I love you momma nell
Bless Christy and her family, praying for them……..her workplace the cookie store in Leigh Mall is closed today, thank goodness for that act of kindness.
Jacob was my son’s classmate and he is devastated. Praying for the family and the classes of these boys.
Thoughts & Prayers for all family and friends.
Prayers that the children are in Gods hands and being watched over.
Also, thoughts and prayers to New Hope School as they provide counseling to the classmates of the children.
We are praying for the family and friends here in Caledonia. God has got this. Keep praying.
prayers for both families!!! Praying God healing over this situation!!!!
Prayers for these children and their familys:
Prayers being said especially for this family, but also for the community, friends, and teachers that also have to struggle with this. Going to be very hard for the teachers and classmates of these two precious boys! God Bless and may he grant peace and comfort to all involved.
Heartbreaking, I cannot imagine what the Browns are going through. IF there is any consolation at all it is that the citizens of this county and beyond are deeply concerned and our hearts are hurting for you. There really are no words to make it any better. We hold you all in our hearts.
We are sorry for your lost.Our prayers go out to your family.
so he was doing this about every 11 years……
His name is Jacob, not Jason
God bless this family. I pray for them daily and i pray that the second boy will be found to at least bring about some closure. Jesus be with this family!
$600 in fines?????? Are you kidding me? If it were anyone else they would be in jail or have a lot more fines! Let me guess, she got to keep her job too? RIDICULOUS!!!! How do we expect our citizens to obey the law when law enforcement doesnt!!!
There is also an online site that Christy’s employers, The Cookie Store have set up for her…it is http://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/mxd2/Jacob-and-Justin-brown-trust-fund
It will be open until May 31st and whatever procedes are collected will be paid to Christy directly. This is for anyone who wishes to help to do so no matter where they may be. Thanks…..
Awesome! Not only did they show appreciation to the teachers but the great example they are setting for the students is tremendous. It truly takes a village to raise children and a commitment from everyone to do what you can when you can. This is especially interesting to me because I attended Verona Jr. High. Go Cardinals!
Grateful the second child Justin has been found. May both boys rest in peace, thoughts and prayers for all family, friends and students at New Hope School. God has received two angels.
It’s such a sad situation. It bothers me they are considering charging him with manslaughter. Come on, the guy is suffering enough. No decision by a judge could make this man feel any worse than what he does. Praying for the family.
This family has already suffered so much. My prayers are with them.
Criminal?! This man has just lost 2 of his children and they are trying to put him in jail?! Shame on the justice system that will let a rapist or murderer have freedom but try to shun someone that has already lost so much!
I was with the father in the ER. The columbus police department has a lot to be desired. I am ashamed to call them our protectors. A man that was trying to save his children was hauled off to take a blood test and told he had to pay for it ($180). When he could not come up with the money they told him they would have to get a warrant. Then the news stated he refused. He was detained until 10pm that night, instead of looking for his lost babies while they ran and got a warrant. I am appalled at our police departments lack of compassion and respect. This should be interesting. Praying God grabs hold of our police department and shows them the errror of their ways.
I truely feel sorry for the man and his family, but if he was drinking then something needs to be done criminally. No, I know no punishment is going to bring his children back or make him feel worse than he already does, but this has to be taken seriously. I would be satisfied with probation of some type, but there has to be some type of lesson learned for others in this tragic incident.
A day of fun has turned extremely tragic because he chose to be reckless with not only his life, but also his childrens’ and other people’s children. I truely pray for peace for this family in the days and weeks to come. I know the community will continue to rally around them during this time.
I agree 100% that he should be charged for their deaths. This would have never happened had he not been reckless and tried to cross the creek knowing the water was high and the current was rapid. He not only put his 4 kids in danger and caused 2 of them to die but he put another person child in danger.
It is easy to place blame when you are going on false information and/or not on all the information. Especially when you are on the outside looking in. It was merely an accident. Leave it be.
I think every thing needs to be dropped. There is no dout in my mind that that man love his kids.
He was all the time doing something with them. That family has list two children, they don’t need to lose a daddy next. I personal spent many hours looking for them boy and I just really think there should be no criminal charge. Cause if the mayors son can get a way with whatever then why is ppl saying there needs be charge they are out of there mind if they do and I really hope the community stands behind this man and his family.
AWESOME! I’m so proud of you. May God bless you and the team!
The fathers alcohol level was zero! This was a tragic accident. He jumped in the river and saved 2 of his kids,then ran a mile down stream along the bank to try to save the boys. As soon as the police released him from the hospital he went straight to the river and searched. He was looking for his boys the entire 3 days without any sleep. I am still wondering why Fire Chief Ken Moore called off the search at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night. Why only 6 hours to search for kids lost in a river? Where was Chief Moore Sunday? I was told he was not coming,it was his day off. We were also told by a police officer on scene the game wardens put up nets across the river Saturday night. Nets were not put up until after 8 a.m. Sunday! Both boys were found downstream past the nets. Go figure.
There may be probable cause for two counts of culpable manslaughter based on two possibilities: 1. if he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, 2. carrying six people on an ATV in swift running water. Legally, its irrelevant that the victims were his kids and that he is surely heartbroken. If he is due any pity, it would be in the form of what sentence he gets if found guilty. I assure you, the Grand Jury will hear this case.
I agree with you Tanya and thanks for explaining what you saw first hand at the er. That is despicable…..This family does not need any more damage, Kristy and Billy have enough to deal with. Please everyone remember the website the Cookie Store has set up for Kristy online……
www,giveforward.com/fundraiser/mxd2/Jacob-and-Justin-brown-trust-fund. This website from her employers will be accepting donations for them till the 31st of May.
this needs to be investigated, the police are doing their sworn duty. if he was intoxicated or not, its probably culpable negligence to have six passengers on an ATV, in water, in a swift current. I’m sure he is devastated, but that’s not a defense to manslaughter.
Hope it fails to pass
Not when the ate was made for six ppl. It was a SIX setter ATV.
There’s something else to be considered in all this too. The corp of engineers created this playground when they dredged the creek out for flood control but no one patrols these areas. Whose responsibility is this? Is it the city’s? Whose land are these atv trails on? If it’s the Corp’s , then people need a permit to use it with their atv’s and the Corp of Engineers should make them user friendly or if it is owned privately then everyone who goes on the property is trespassing. Another question too is, aren’t there seatbelt laws for atvs? Also , Columbus pd should be thankful for the volunteers who helped in this time of need and not try to throw the blame on the parents who already have a much too heavy of a burden already.
Five passengers, one driver on an ATV, Ranger seat belted for six. They were wearing seat belts.
Rest In Peace boys.
What no picture? Dont ya think a mug shot of the escapee might help??
No mugshot was provided. Thanks for your suggestion.
I know trellis personally and anybody that is able and willing should try to donate a little bit. . This is his dream! Help him set his goals
Is Pontotoc county included in this?
A few weeks ago a person came up to our door and asked if the house was for sale. It’s not for sale and there is no sign in our yard that says for sale. These people were in a late model ford F150. It is red and fading. This past weekend they drove back through with a law mower. I guess they thought they would act like they were cutting grass while an accomplice broke in. Be on the look out folks.
I was involved with Scouting as a member and as a father, have supported both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts all my life, but do not support allowing gays as members or leaders. This will be the down fall of Scouting……I don’t want anything more to do with them!
Looks fun, but how much will it cost to get in?
IT IS $8 PER PERSON
As a resident of AL and employee of American Eurocopter, I can only hope that our U.S., State and local politiacal representitives are as pro-cative and engaged as those from MS. I was very impressed with all of them!
What r the prices gonna be
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I have been at American Eurocopter for five years now and I have to say I am proud of this company, what we do and what we stand for. I am proud to be part of this team and I am in awe at all the support we are getting. We are Lakota Country!
Dont they check these people out before they hire them? this is why I check my kids facebook pages everyday. You have to be proactive when it comes to your kids.
Lol. You would think, but no. I really don’t think they do proper checks on them. I’m a student there and I have had three bad teachers so far.
What makes them “bad” teachers? The fact that you can’t chew gum in class and you are assigned homework. Grow up! Don’t make allegations over the internet.
Your kid has facebook accts you don’t know about.
My first thought was “was this some girl/girls that he would not get involved with accusing him?”. Many male school staff members have had their careers ended or damaged by such groundless accusations, but the messages – if not faked – are damning! So sorry for his family ……
What??? There is no way… Not these guys. They’re very famous rappers in the Golden Triangle (GTA) Northeast Mississippi. I love the music…
but why would this female report that messages from him went from friendly to a sexual nature, and still go to his house? something tells me he’s not the only one to blame.
My thoughts exactly Rita. I was one of his students. If the messages were already getting dirty, why did she go to his house? Did she think she was going to get some cookies and have a nice chat?
Are you kidding? He most certainly is the only one to blame. He is the adult. She is a minor. No matter what she might have done to encourage him, he knew better. End of story.
I have seen this happen to good teachers before. I am not saying that it is untrue or truth. I refuse to jump to conclusions until I know the truth.
They do check them out, however they might have a clean record. You cant blame the school for one persons actions
The girl did accept the offer and more than likely initiated it. She is 17 which is not far from 18. If she was 18 would this still be such an issue? I’m not excusing his actions in anyway but don’t throw stones at anyone until you actually know the people involved. No one is perfect. We all make mistakes. He can still receive forgiveness. Don’t judge.
Mr. Suarez is a good man and a good father who happened to make a really boneheaded decision. My heart hurts for his family. My hope is that they show Sebastian a little mercy and don’t throw the book at him. If he was not a teacher, this would be a completely different scenario. Should he be held to a higher standard based on that fact alone?
to tell you the truth uniforms cost more then regular clothes they be like 5 dollars for one shirt im like woww when im shopping so uniforms suck No uniforms i say NO NO NO NO Uniforms
This wasn’t a child. This was a 17-year-old half-woman. This case would be handled much differently if he was not a teacher. It’s unfortunate that these manipulative teenagers lure and desensitize men, effectively snaring them. They know what they’re doing. They just do not care. They can cry “victim” when crap hits the fan. Why? It goes back to their home training. A girl who purposely pursues an older, married man has very little morals and values-if any at all. If we want to call a 17 1/2 year old mini-woman a child, then her parents should be held accountable for her actions instead of her, correct?
And this is what is wrong with today’s society. Everyone wants to point fingers and blame someone else, but no one is willing to look at themselves to see where they may have screwed up. Her parents should be ashamed of their child. The teacher should be ashamed of his actions. But listen closely: This “child” was no “victim”. As per my understanding, victims don’t pursue and initiate the situation.
To striving, how outlandish your comments are and you speak of morals when it seems you have none. He is a grown man a teacher who knew he was breaking the law. He also knew he was breaking his vows to his wife. He deserves to go to jail. And hopefully will reap what he sowwd while there. He is a predator plain and simple!
Ed, I’m not exactly following how he fits the definition of a predator if the situation was initiated by the “victim”. That just makes him a fool who made a ridiculously idiotic choice. However, I’m wondering if the word you were looking for is “pedophile”. If so, the age of consent in MS happens to be 16. With that said, in the circumstance, neither word could be correctly applied in reference to him, correct?
Are you people serious? He’s a grown man! He’s also a teacher and he chose that profession. A teacher is and SHOULD BE held to a much higher standard. If he were a police officer you people would be pushing to have him tar and feathered and paraded down main street. It does not matter that she’s 17. Being a student and he a teacher it wouldn’t matter if she were 18 by the way. Don’t make excuses for this fool. Makes no difference that she went to his house, HE WAS IN CONTROL! PERIOD. This is his mistake, his choice, and HIS consequences. The fact that some of you defend him at at is pitiful and shows exactly why no one is made to be held accountable in this world anymore. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS.
@ a parent striving to train her children correctly….if this is your stance on this situation then your user name is an oxymoron. You’re all but blaming the KID for this situation. If this grown man is so mentally and physically weak that he can’t take control of this situation then he doesn’t need to be in a school full of children. There was no point in at any time in this situation where he didn’t have control. If she was pursuing him, he should have told her parents, his principal, his wife, etc etc etc. He is in a position of authority and knew that when he took the job. Not only should the court system not show any mercy they should enhance the penalty. I’ve seen people defend 17 year olds charged with alcohol and drug related crimes and made the comment that they were just kids and didn’t have the maturity and development to make adult decisions and should be shown leniency. Now, you make it out like because this 17 year MIGHT have pursued him, now the 17 year old is “grown” and he should be shown leniency because he has been desensitized? BS!!! I hope everyone who reads this hears me when I say, you can’t have it both ways. Either kids are grown at 16-17 or they are not. You can’t pick and choose when you want to apply the “grown” tag. Some of you are absolutely ridiculous.
If I weren’t specifically “called out”, I would not be replying-yet again. I refuse to play into name-calling and childish vernacular, and I’m not here to argue over the intricacies of a person’s opinion.
First and foremost, “Street King”, I don’t recall saying anything about defending a 17-year-old with drug and alcohol charges. Therefore, please do not lump me in with the “you people” category.
Secondly, “might” is an inaccurate word. We’ll just leave that assumption at the door.
Third, you are correct. He most definitely should have reported any advantageous behavior. My husband is a teacher as well at a different high school within the area. There were quite a few female students written up over their less-than-subtle advances toward him this past year. There is no excuse for allowing the situation to continue to an inappropriate level.
Fourth, he should-and is-paying for his apparent lack of intelligence.
Lastly, my username is no oxymoron. I firmly stand by my opinion-which we all have a right to-that she was not only past the age of consent, but that she was also no “victim”. My username is not an oxymoron simply for the fact that my children are not being raised in an environment to think it’s “ok” to illicit that kind of behavior. Sadly, statistically, 2/3 of men and 3/4 of women will cheat on their spouses. When a person lives in a home where that statistic applies, do you really think that person has learned good morals, values, and ethics from their parents? My original question for those with such a strong differing opinion was this: If she is to be deemed a “kid” or a “child”, her parents should be held accountable for HER actions, correct? Therefore, they should be suffering the repercussions of her inexcusable behavior, no?
I agree that the girl isn’t exactly a victim. She coulda stopped this altogether. BUT that also meant the teacher shoulda known better then to let it escalate like it did. Honestly I have no sympathy for any of the 2
idc if you guys agree or disagree with this but I think the parents reported it. The student didn’t do jack squat. Read in between the lines and ull see that.
happy Terry Blackwood day!!! love your music and enjoy having you as a FB friend…
Where was the petting zoo and exotic animals that were advertised??? We were at the fair Saturday night and couldn’t find it! Even asked several police and fair people.
I feel that you are reporting this story with your liberal slant. If you check the records I think you will find that those of us who have carry permits do not commit crimes. The gangs and drug related crimes are not by legal gun owners.
Thank you for your article.
What type of gun traing are these Sheriff’s referring? What does the law say?
You can bet that if R.H. Brown done the reporting it has the naacp’s point of view, along with being very liberal.
This will in no way put more guns on the streets, and like the other poster said….thugs don’t abide by laws.
I agree, this article was written with a very liberal slant. Most of the questions of concern in this article could be answered by simply reading the law. Very easy to understand as to who can carry and the places that guns are off limits. Sounds more like someone is trying to scare the public on this issue. Article could have been a benefit to the public if it had been written to simply inform.
I think she’s crying victim because she got caught by daddy, under the law here if a 17 year old com sents its not illegal, the truth will come out! This young lady should think very hard before she makes her mmove on all this, she could damage someone for life if she doesn’t tell the truth, if shewas being hounded on text messages why would she go to his house!!! Sorry, really not believable!!!
I can not believe the comments posted here. This is how Jerry Sandusky and the rest of the pedophiles get away with molesting and raping children for so long. This was an immature high schooler being seduced and groomed by a fully grown, 30 yr old man who signed a contract to teach young people not to go into the school looking for a girlfriend or even a sex partner unless she was one of his “peer”. What is the different between what this pedophile and rapist did any different than those men in India that raped and killed the college student on the train? Nothing!!! Don’t destroy this young girl life!!! Don’t uphold what this fully grown 30 yr old man did!! For the women and female students who posted shameful comments here. THINK!!! This man is a predator who preys on the young and the weak. Why didn’t he pursue a relationship with someone his own age, education level? Answer: A grown mature women would have seen thru him. His sending messages to a 17 yr old underage student on FB shows his level of either immaturity or his blatantly disregard for the law. A law abiding 30yr old school teacher would have this 17 or 17 1/2 or 17 3/4 student for what she is. An under the age of consent highschool student who even IF she was the pursuer would how reported HER bad behavior to school administrators so HER behavior would be on record. That’s what a mentally sound, law abiding 30yr school educator would have done.
Thank you so much for your comment
I absolutely agree with you. Many of these comments are a sad reflection of the stigma associated with reporting childhood sexual abuse. All of the comments blaming the high school student, asking the crime victim to share some of the responsibility. In my view the comments alone are perverted…..and evidence of the insensitivity and sense of public humiliation that children who endure childhood sexual abuse…must confront. I want all you who had something nasty to say about the high school student….. to know you should be ashamed…..Why? let me tell you adults should not ridicule children….period…what kind of person talks degrading about a child. I think many people don’t understand childhood sexual abuse and that is why the crime is so prevalent..
I read house bill no 2 and it states that licensing requirements are exempt in this law it looks to me that no training is required to carry a firearm that is visible. It does not say that you have to have training unless you want to get the enhanced permit. Am I missing something here.
Donna, your comments are off the mark, incendiary and set up the usual false equivalencies between a guy who sleeps with a 17 yo, physically mature female and someone like Sandusky who was abusing pre-pubescent kids. This teacher was not a pedo, period. And the age of consent in this state was such that absent the student-teacher relationship, there would have been nothing legally objectionable to his conduct. And comparing this guy to forcible rapists in India? Please, get a clue. You’re probably the type who objects to an older man pursuing younger women in general. Too bad millenia of human biology puts that objection to rest. The problem here was that he abused his authority, and our society defines that as inappropriate, for which he should be punished. But stop with the rest of the bull, please.
Suarez is my Spanish teacher. He is a great teacher and good man from where I see him. I mean he skipped school for his wife on valentines day just to be with her. I feel for his wife and kids but most of these comments are ridiculous!!! He isn’t a pedo. Yes he made a stupid decision. But he isn’t the only one to blame. She could have reported it from the start if he started the messaging… I think she just wants attention. Think of all the possible reasons for someone to accuse someone of this.
We need MORE people like the homeowner and you would see a HUGE DROP in crime.
I applaude this person for standing up for his/her rights.
yes but some bleeding heart liberal will cry fowl and say he didn’t have to shoot. He could have just talked to him and this would have been different. yeah right…
Should have offered it to his dad.
Someone please help these guys. they’re really good guys you know. I really hate this for them and I’m a really big fan. Free Cali-Zest
Ain’t that fisher guy the country store guy ? This is weird.
Omg… I’m about to cry. I love they’re music but hey. Who’s the white guy? Is he the CEO of Pheba entertainment? I don’t understand why is the white guy in the picture
I see these guys everyday. They should have been left Mississippi and pursued they’re music careers and I am also a big fan of they’re music. Well I’m headed back to Tampa bay now.
Omg I have the biggest crush on butler. He’s so sexy. Especially when he’s on stage. O my lord.
What? This is crazy. I’ve been waiting to see these guys in concert again. They have the best performance that I’ve ever seen. Bring them to the hunt club in starkville. I love them guys so much….
Omg who is the white guy? Is he ok? He doesn’t look to good. The 2 black guys are super nice. I always get an autograph from them 2 but the white looks like the country store guy but I’m not sure
The illuminati is so dirty. They been wanting these guys because they wouldn’t sell out. With such good music. Why do u think they’re not big time. They turned down record deals to keep they’re souls.
Hope to win.
noxubee county police department is a piece of garbage…honestly they are going to sweap this under the rug as they do everything else..as the accused stated they know exactly whats going on they are just not going to do anythibg about it. as tgey charged they wrong person in aceatly 90 rape case. closed the case on a teen murdering her child..and coubtless rape cases involvibg teachers and students. this is sick and doesnt make any sense that noxubee county people only get involved when drugs are involved because most officers are apart of drung trafficing in and out of they county..so im hoing to wait and watch this case be dismissed and wsit another ten tears for it to happen again…as i stated its not drugs so really you can do anything you want to fo in macon Mississippi nothing is going to happen…feel free to rape steal kill violate..your uncle works for the police department or you distance cousin is a judge so you will get off
It is one controversy after another since this lady has taken office. If the board does get it together, this district is headed for a state takeover due to the lack of proper leadership. A sad situation for Columbus .
Mississippi currently has no self-defense law; however, under Mississippi’s Code Sec. 97-3-15. Homicide; justifiable homicide; deadly force must be necessary; the shooter’s life must be in eminent danger. Shooter was within his/her dwelling (not within reach of the offender). Could have called 911; turned on an outside light or simply yelled “I have a gun”. Shooter in Tueplo opened their door; thereby, stepped into the danger zone.
Shooter in Tupelo may face a manslaughter charge. Mississippi Code of 1972 SEC. 97-3-29. Homicide; killing while committing a misdemeanor. Assailant (TRESPASSER) in Tupelo had trespassed (a misdemeanor “ONLY”if a NO TRESPASSING sign is veiwable or the person was warned to stay off the property) upon a property. Property owner opened the door; shoot and killed the trespasser. AND GUESS WHAT, NOT KNOWING (having knowledge of) THIS LAW IS NOT A DEFENSE.
I remember that weekend at the fair. It wasn’t Elvis that made a huge impression on my life but another attraction at the fair. They had this big wooden ring called the “Wall of Death” that two guys and a girl rode Harley Davidson motorcycles in. The girl dressed in black leather with her red hair in a pony tail, on a white Harley caused this 9 year old boy to fall in love with both Harley motorcycles and redheads……..it has continued all my life, nothing turns my head like a pretty redhead or a great scooter!
Why should they pass matter that’s not important to tell folks buisness after a tragic that;s really pointless cause a family is grieving what a shame if that’s the case tell the secert that’s really goin on around here in this prejudice city!!!
What’s really going on is that no one can understand your comment, Vickie. In the English language we like to use punctuation. It helps a reader to clearly understand the writer’s thoughts.
I think what you are trying to say is that Columbus is racist to black people and that the paper should not be providing past criminal histories of the two men involved in the accident/shooting? If I am correct, then you are just silly. Where is the racism involved in all of this? A black man shot another man. Both men have a criminal history. You lose a lot of privileges when you become a criminal. This is public information. To be honest, I think the paper has done a great job at highlighting the fact that our City actually lets criminals off too easily. Robbery, kidnapping, other shootings…?! Why were these men on the road and not in jail? Why have these men been able to take possession of a weapon?? Seems to me, Vickie, that although families are grieving, this was a long time coming. It’s all very sad.
Well put Stephanie
Notice: The Democratic Bylaws have been declared Unconstitutional by the United States Federal Court of Northern Mississippi., 2009.
You have got to be kidding me, and this woman is still employed,……shame on Thug City.
Send her packing and get someone with integrity.
Shame on you Ed, have you read her contract?
Is Superintendent Liddell operating within the “bounds” of her contract; is there an expense account; number of days traveled, was it business or personal and what are the other issues?
Willie stop making excuses for her. That wasn’t her money to spend. Point Blank Period!
Like I said, you got to be kidding me……what else have we come to accept?
The problem here is that the 12 jurors saw the video and the medical report as well. She knew as well as her family that she was not shot in the head, but kept lying to get attention only because this had been taken too far to quit in the middle of the game. The problem here is that you can fabricate a video and and external photo, but you cannot fabricate an internal one (MRI). The next problem here is with people who don’t understand the power of a gun. Yes, you are the only one that sees that because you are probably blinded by the fact that you probably have been abuse at the hands of a man yourself and thinks that every man is just like the one who beat you. Better yet, if you are helping someone blood is bound to get on your clothes!!!!! Did any of you attend the trial to see any of this yourselves? Could it be that a mold hill was shaped into a mountain? My question is, how can anyone get shot in the head, period; close range or distant and drive themselves to a hospital. According to the media the incident occurred on Saturday, September 4th and she was on the television on Monday,September 6th. The testimony of the alleged victim,is that she came home the same day without any surgery from the hospital. The only foul play that I can see is that this should have never gone to trial in the first place; wasting tax payers dollars on getting revenge. By the way, race has nothing to do with this, that is what’s wrong with today’s society now, everything is race related; when all you need to do is learn how to get along with your own race instead of killing each other with your mouths. Another question is, what makes you think that the young man that drove him to the scene testimony is the gospel truth when he jumped to the other side after he was thrown in jail, just so he could get out. When are we going to ever look at things outside of a mirror so that we can see from more than one standpoint. If you sum it all up, the only thing heinous about this whole thing is probably what many have blown it up to be, drama!!!!!!!!!
Why all the fuss, they are not going to do anything about this woman and her “IMPROPER ACTIONS”. If she was in a business somewhere she would have received a reprimand and if she continued then terminated…….but that’s not going to happen here…..she may get a raise or a contract extention but nothing else…..you have a woman that can not spell eithics, intergity, or just good old fashioned honesty.
Thug City at it’s finest, what else do you expect.
“…..you have a woman that can not spell eithics, intergity, or just good old fashioned honesty.”
It looks like you can’t spell or do spell check! Thug City? What an interesting choice of word……..but would else could I expect from someone less educated than “this woman.”
Get the facts before you attack someone’s work ethics and integrity.
It is so stupid to continue to feed this person, now he’s killed another while in jail…..he needs a ride on “SPARKY”…….sooner than later, like today.
It must be nice to have a part time job that pays $160,000 a year.
Really??? If a teacher had done some of the things this lady has done they would have been fired on the spot. She has truly lost the support of the community, especially the teachers who work for her. Too many questions left unanswered, and a board who is afraid of her. Who suffers here? The children ultimately. It is time for a change.
Where was all of this investigative reporting when Pimp Phelps and his boy Shannon was ruling the school district like a $10 pimp?
Will the Omaha special be streaming on your website for us out-of-towners”
I was very blessed while attending my son’s baptism just last weekend and to also meet Pastor Boyett, his wife, and several members of the newly formed Redeemer Church. I will be in prayer for the congregation as they continue to grow, and will look forward to attending their services when I am visiting in Starkville.
I hope & pray they throw the book at him… we personally know the family of the sexually assaulted child!!!
There has been a gay bar in Shanon before, which was there for many years. Are the alderman there wanting to take Mississippi back several decades?? Let’s be real ok folks. Gay people are our family members, co-workers, etc. Allow the bar!!!!! HATE HAS NEVER BEEN A FAMILY VALUE.
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The only people who will honor signs are the law abiding citizens. Criminals will still come into the stores with guns and it leaves the store owner and the citizen shopper at a deadly disadvantage. I’ll bet you won’t see a handful of people open carrying anyway. And to the Mom and Pop store owner, guess what, the big national chains like Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot and the like have corporate policies to abide by whatever the law is in the state that the store is in. So more of your business will go to the major chains because those people who choose to openly carry will not bother to take of their gun to come into your place. They will go to the major chains. You will be the loser. The police are just angry because they aren’t the only ones who can carry guns in the open now. Many are scared of facing people with guns. They should go talk to the Game Wardens who do it all the time. By the way, I spent 14 years in Mississippi Law Enforcement, graduated from the State Police Academy and FBI National Academy. Also spent 20 years in military law enforcement and physical security.
I just wish others would let people be who they are. It is not for us to judge anyone, and if they have the finances and are respectful to the community, why not? Come on folks, it’s 2013!!!! Equal Opportunity for EVERYONE!!!!
I thought it was illegal to carry a gun in a Courthouse anyways.. even if you have a Carry Permit? So why should there be any confusion to that?
Now the CVB board wants to operate under the auspice of ethics!!! That’s a good thing however they have the biggest unethical hypocrit at the helm of the organization with Nancy as the Director. She came in with a backstabbing agenda and pouted her way to the top. Ethics are good but when the Director can’t spell ethics… Now that’s a problem!!!
I live in Florida and I assure you that people who have fallen on hard times have been abandoning their pets! I chased a man down the street in his vehicle as his dog ran after his vehicle. I jumped in my car and tried to catch him but some lady pulled out in front of me in her car and I lost him. Last I saw the dog was still chasing him up the street. Perhaps if he had known there was help out there he would have not tried to abandon his pet.
Glad to see the school board take a stand on improving the city schools for everyone, although it’s hard to believe the vote wasn’t unanimous.
Mrs. Carpenter’s quote of “Board members approved a policy code stating that no elected official CVB board member, employee or relative can request or receive any public funds from the organization.” The CVB Board members are not ELECTED they are APPOINTED.
The biggest conflict of interest is the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation which gets most of its funding from the CVB. The CVB board members are the Board of Directors of he CCHF. Therefore the CCHF is being funded by CVB board therefore they are getting public funds to operate. This is without making an appeal in open session of the CVB. This occurs in their budgeting process which is generally done at their retreat.
Glad to see they done something correct.
As a store owner he has that right, no guns in my store. With that he has the responsibility to make sure the criminals obey that also, otherwise sue his rear off.
I support the aldermen, I don’t want a gay (queer) bar in or around me. Period. If the locals don’t want you, I support that.
I don’t support gays, gay rights, same sex marriage or anything UN-Natural !!!!!!!
Good! Glad to see that something has been done! Now if we could only follow suit with some other officials in this town, we might get somewhere!!!!
I am deeply saddened by this news. It’s never pleasant to hear these things coming from a town that’s on the cusps of progression. I have had the pleasure of meeting and being around Dr. Liddell on several occasions. I find it hard to believe that the things she has been accused of we’re done out of malicious intent or abuse of power and would warrant her firing. I hope that this matter is thoroughly investigated and all facts, opinions, and closed door discussions that were used to warrant her firing are made public so that we as the public can perhaps insure that a just decision was made and begin the process of coming together and moving forward as one.
The law allows people with an enhanced permit to enter a courthouse with a gun because they received the training the legislature required for that access.
SO how would you propose the owner keep the criminal out too? Metal detectors at the door operated by security guards might keep them out with guns. A sign sure won’t. Do you think the store owner will bear the cost of that equipment and manpower? Would you go into a store where you had to empty your pockets first? Get real man. Also, you can’t sue from the grave.
By the way Ed, nobody will argue that a storeowner has the right to keep people out with guns. However, we have the right to shop where we want to also. I am contributing to a website that will list all stores who choose not to honor our rights under the second amendment and we are asking people to boycott them.
What does the naacp have to do with it, they can’t manage themselves. The school board done the right thing…..she deserved firing.
Ridiculous! She broke the law! Why is this being made into a race thing? Yes, she was the first black female superintendent of our school district and will always have that place in history, but you don’t get extra chances and priveleges just because you were the first anything. This is not about race and it’s a cheap shot to make it so. This is about the education of our children. We need a leader who cares more about them than her personal days, private parties, and paying the school back for tax-free purchases she made through them (which she admitted to, mind you). I’ve always been a fan of WCBI, but this newscast disappoints me. You’re a reporter and news source. Tell both sides of the story. Don’t skew it.
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That’s true, and I can see where it would be detrimental to business. This should be resolved immediately, let’s take care of our local resteraunts and businesses!
I just happened to see the news of the passing of Big Ben. I remember Charles & Roger Moore, Dan Pennington and Ben practicing up the street from where I lived. They were great even in the early days. Ben later came back and did music for our prom in Vernon. I miss those good times. My thoughts and prayers go to Chris & family
Why is WCBI making this a race issue? This is a school issue. Mrs. Liddell broke the law and her contract and you make it look like she is the victim. The kids are the victim here not her. Who cares who voted her out. They voted her out because they have morals and our kids best intentions at heart. She should’ve been gone along time ago. She is gone, move on. Lets get someone who knows what they are doing and really cares about the kids and this school district. We don’t need anymore power hungry leaders in this community.
I want to know why WCBI felt it necessary to mention the race of the people on the board and how they voted? What difference does their race make? Unless you want to try and make it a race issue. Why do so many black people in Columbus feel the need to use the race card every time something doesn’t go the way they wanted it to? And this mentality is evident on our city counsel too. I agree with Teachers comments 100%.
My child is at Governor’s School and I missed this story. When I play it here, it is the story of the man that lost his ring. Can you please get the correct story on this link ? We have several family members that we want to share it with via facebook. I can’t find it anywhere.
The correct video should be linked to the story now. We apologize for the mix-up.
Of course the Mayor won’t veto the pay raise bill… Why would he? His payroll is included. His excuse was he didn’t want to veto this bill to keep the council working together. Does the Mayor think the council is “working together”… Give me a break….
I know 2 Of this mans daughters and they are really good people.. please keep his family in your prayers.. so sad..