Sunday, May 19 2013 1:09 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:09:27 GMT
The Shed in Ocean Springs won first place in both the Whole Hog and Poultry categories this weekend at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.More >>
A South Mississippi BBQ joint is bringing home top honors from a prestigious competition. The Shed in Ocean Springs won first place in both the Whole Hog and Poultry categories this weekend at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.More >>
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 4:06 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:06:52 GMT
We are nearing the end of the Spring season and for the Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) they are in the middle of kitten season. They are over their capacity of cats storing some in boardMore >>
We are nearing the end of the Spring season and for the Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) they are in the middle of kitten season.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
It's been less than 10 months since the world record for a lottery prize. On Saturday night, it could conceivably fall once again.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one single ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials disclosed Sunday.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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