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.
Zachary Johnston's first costume of the Homecoming week got laughed at by a few of his classmates. He was having a hard time getting up the courage to wear another costume, but then his friends came through for him.
At the same time, Jabari Branch, one of the first two suspects jailed by police, was released from custody. His alibi of being at work at a local restaurant checked out, said Ridgeland Police Chief John Neal.