Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:13:35 GMT
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:31 GMT
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas, despite a new gun law in the state.More >>
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas despite a new gun law in the state. As WLOX has reported, starting July 1st Mississippians will be able to openly carry a gun and other weapons with or without a permit. Some Jackson county leaders want to create a local ordinance to keep weapons in check.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:16 GMT
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when...More >>
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when the truck driver popped the tank and gas started spilling out.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) – The first African American to walk into a class at Ole Miss is now on a journey to re-awaken the African American community – on step at a time.
James Meredith pledged to walk the state of Mississippi on the 50th anniversary of his walk for education and truth.
The civil rights pioneer graduated from high school 61 years ago and says he had far greater opportunities than young African Americans in the 21st century.
"Today, less than one out of 10 can go to any college in America because their college entrance scores are too low," explained James Meredith.
Low scores are a problem he believes is caused by families and churches who are not taking an active role in raising and educating children.
His walk through Mississippi is a far cry from his march in 1966 from Memphis to Jackson, where he was shot while encouraging African Americans to vote. He is now joined by his young grandnephew and Georgia Cohran.
Meredith says equal rights are no longer the issue. He believes it is education, self respect, and cultural advancement that are lacking.
"All of us keep talking about what somebody else did to us, what somebody else owes us, what somebody else ought to do for us. Our future depends upon what we do," he said.
The author and civil rights activist began his journey at the Tennessee state line and plans to continue throughout the summer spreading his message until he reaches the Louisiana border.
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