Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:08 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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:53:06 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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:09 GMT
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue. HSSM released few details on the Monday rescue. They wouldn'tMore >>
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue.More >>
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.
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 >>
CLINTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Ben Tuberville turned away from our cameras as Clinton police fingerprinted him Thursday afternoon. He's now charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a misdemeanor. Police served the warrant on him at his Clinton home, and called him cooperative.
However, police had harsh worlds regarding the electronic messages they say Tuberville shared with a 15-year-old Clinton child in early July. The gender of the child has not been made public.
"I'll tell you they were highly inappropriate between an adult and a minor child. The investigation centers around one set of messages. One incident," says Clinton Police Detective Warren Sullivan.
Police say Tuberville and the minor used an app called Voxer. It sends pictures, voice and text on mobile devices.
"The minor's mother is alert. She was checking on the electronic communication of her child. She found this information on the child's phone," Sullivan says.
The mom alerted authorities, and on Wednesday, Tuberville was fired from his new job as band director at McLaurin High School in Rankin County. Tuberville had previously been a band director in the Hinds County School District. He has never been employed with the Clinton schools.
Nonetheless, the Clinton Schools are using a new technology this year that allows teachers to safely text students. All it takes is a computer and a phone.
The free program, called Remind 101, fits with the policy of the Clinton School District and most other districts in the metro area, which prohibits teachers from texting an individual student.
Clinton Schools Technology Director Kameron Bell says teachers can use it to disseminate study tips or other messages.
"It is a one-way mass communication system, so it will not allow the student or parent to respond to the teachers," Bell says, "It goes through a 3rd party through the website. It scrambles the numbers," she says, explaining that Remind 101 hides the phone numbers of the teachers, students and parents.
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