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 >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:00:12 GMT
DALLAS (WFSS/CNN) – There's a new trend in the bar scene that involves your favorite hard liquor and dry ice. Breathing in the alcohol vapors gets you buzzed fast and some say you don't ingest any emptyMore >>
There's a new trend in the bar scene that involves your favorite hard liquor and dry ice. But doctors say it's dangerous. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:26:15 GMT
Several Jackson County neighbors are extra cautious of their surroundings these days after some unusual sightings in their neighborhoods. A big black bear has been spotted this week roaming around theMore >>
Several Jackson County neighbors are extra cautious of their surroundings these days after some unusual sightings in their neighborhoods. A big black bear has been spotted this week roaming around the St. Martin community. Those close encounters have some neighbors a bit nervous.More >>
Sunday, May 26 2013 12:37 AM EDT2013-05-26 04:37:08 GMT
Each year bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts pack the Gulfport Dragway for the annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Memorial Day Blowout. In day 2 of the event, already thousands of motorcycles have driven throughMore >>
The rumbling of exhausts overpowered the sounds of classic rock at Asgard Motorcycle Club's 31st annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Memorial Day Blowout on Saturday.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:07 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:07:47 GMT
Those who are helping people overcome drug addiction said they are seeing more and more people hooked on Meth. One man shared his story of addition and recovery with the hope of helping others.More >>
Those who are helping people overcome drug addiction said they are seeing more and more people hooked on Meth. One man shared his story of addition and recovery with WLOX News with the hope of helping others who may be struggling.More >>
RAYMOND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Kelsey Jackson-Beassie says she was bullied from fourth grade all the way through 12th, eventually forcing the Brookhaven woman to change schools.
"It was behind my back, turning the whole class against me, not including me at the same lunch tables, spend the night parties...things like that. It's more psychological than, you know, physical," described Beassie.
Now 20, she travels the country talking about the signs of bullying and its effects, especially with girls. Beassie's bullying education and prevention program, "Mean Girls Aren't Cool," is a tool for girls and educators.
"I would sit in my room by myself. I'd cry myself to sleep, and I saw how bad it was affecting me and I thought, you know, there's more people going through this than me and I want them to know, hey you're going to be ok," explained Beassie.
The Hinds County School District's 5th annual Dropout Prevention Education Summit is focusing on bullying. Thursday evening's workshop was designed to empower teachers and parents to open a line of communication with students, making them feel comfortable talking about a bullying situation.
Being the victim of that behavior can effect a child's self-esteem and class work.
Hinds County Schools Superintendent Steven Handley says the district is taking a proactive approach to combat bullying.
"When children do not have to worry about someone coming up and doing something to them or taking something from them or in this day in time, groups of children through social media have gang up on someone, then they are going to do better in school," explained Handley.
For parents who have seen the signs of bullying in their kids or their children's friends, they know it can happen anywhere and at anytime.
"We talk about it and try to give support and give support to her friends. So that when she go and asks them different questions, she has something to fall back on," explained parent Ollie Stewart.
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