Friday, May 24 2013 6:49 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:49:03 GMT
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengersMore >>
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengers visited several attractions including the Biloxi lighthouse and the visitors center. The Grande Caribe set sail from New Orleans and will continue on until it reaches St. Petersburg. Crew members said it's the stops along the way that makes these small cruises stand out.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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:07:07 GMT
"Study the past if you would define the future." Those words were once said by Confucius and those are the words the Historical Society of Gulfport strives toward for its city. Wednesday, that societyMore >>
Hoping to highlight Gulfport's history, members will be making that building a museum and welcome center for the city.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
CANTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
It's not unusual for Honey Ates to get calls from the school about her son Isaiah. But Friday she had ten missed calls. Even after talking to the principal, she wasn't too worried.
"Said that a teacher had put her hands on my son and I said, 'how did she do it and what happened?' He said, 'she put her hands around the collar of his shirt, grabbed him around the collar'," said Honey Ates.
Isaiah has oppositional defiant disorder or ODD and has been at the Academic Option Center's alternative school in Canton for a year now.
"You send these kids to this school because they're the quote...'bad kids'. Why don't you have people there that are able to handle them?" questioned Ates.
It wasn't until she got home that she heard and saw her son's disturbing story. He claims his contact fell out and he was trying to leave the classroom to fix it when the teacher refused to let him go.
"She grabbed me. Well, actually she grabbed my shirt, then she swung me in a chair and tried to grab my throat. She just started shaking me. I was pulling her off, trying to get her off, coming out the chair and stuff," explained Isaiah Ates.
Honey Ates took pictures of the marks on her son's neck and by the next day, scratches were more noticeable.
"I was very freaked out. For the fact that I mean, I mean, I discipline my own kids but how do you get so mad that you choke a child?" said Honey Ates.
Madison County School District Superintendent Dr. Ronnie McGehee released a statement saying, "There was an incident reported at Academic Option Center last Friday and it was handled in accordance with district policy."
But Ates hopes the teacher faces more consequences and is eventually charged with assault. The Canton Police Department would not release any details but said they are investigating an incident that happened at the school last Friday.
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