Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:26:30 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:43 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:43:50 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
Lyndsey Aust was an outgoing, jr. high cheerleader in the eighth grade at Scott Central School, when she tragically took her life March 27th.
"I wouldn't want this on my worst enemy. It's been very bad," says Lyndsey's emotional mother Holly Harrell.
Harrell believes bullying played a role in her daughter's suicide.
"She had acne on her face and she would be called pizza face, and it would hurt her feelings" said Harrell. "People can't help what they look like. Everybody needs to love one another."
Now, Harrell is on a mission to educate kids and school administrators about the consequences of bullying.
She wants to talk with students at Scott Central about the issue and how it can affect their peers.
"Respect other kids...God made us all different, and if we were all the same it would be a dull world out there" added Harrell.
Whether physical, emotional, over the Internet, or on the phone, bullying is a problem across the nation.
Bully victims are two to nine times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to a Yale University study.
The Centers for Disease control says a 2009 nationwide survey revealed about 20 percent of high school students reported being bullied while at school.
"If they have to go to a counselor, a preacher... Listen to your kids. Don't wait until this happens," said Harrell.
Scott County Schools Superintendent Bingham Moncrief says there are bullying policies in place at the state and local level. There are also two counselors at Scott Central High School for students to talk with.
Lyndsey's spirit of giving lives on after her organs were donated to help others.
It's in the same spirit that holly hopes her tragedy can help save another student from bullying.
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