Many Christmas wishes have been made this year. Some will be granted, some won’t. Regardless, a lot of Gulf Coast residents and visitors are looking for something less from the pocket book and more from the heart.
“I had a family that waited so long for an autopsy report that their life insurance policy was canceled because it took them so long to get a final copy of the autopsy report,” said Rankin County Coroner David Ruth.
La Mariposa has now been open 14 years. In spite of plans to social distance, aldermen rescinded the owner's permit to hold her yearly anniversary party. She and others feel like it was a vindictive political move.
On the outside of 100 Black Men of Jackson is a sign that says, “The Village,” referring to how it takes a village to save a child. In this case, John Hardy had a village looking out for him, and it saved his life.
“A lot of these kids in our town have the talent to play elsewhere and if they don’t have that opportunity to play in front of coaches, then they’re going to have issues going to colleges and stuff like that and bettering themselves,” said Brent Cobb.
After being sequestered in Pike County in the Cory Godbolt mass murder trial, those 15 people from DeSoto County would never see life the same way again.“We all left a piece of us down here," said jury foreman Nicole Becker. "It felt not done, it felt incomplete.”
The prediction that Mississippi may not recover economically from coronavirus until 2023 is a hard pill for business owners to swallow. Some industries are optimistic that the impact will be minimal, while some are facing hard truths.
“That dark space that you have in your heart right now, we in the state of Mississippi would like to light that up right now. We pay tribute to you as well in these days and times. It is tough out here,” said Sheriff K.C. Hamp.
The Warren County Sheriff's Department is well aware of the video showing what looks like the abuse of a vulnerable adult. It's disturbing, and it appears the victim is knocked down, whipped, and grabbed by the throat.PACE: "We are well aware of this video. My investigative unit is and has been i