Sunday, May 19 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:26:30 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:05 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:05:52 GMT
More and more ignition interlock devices are being used for D.U.I offenders. Its a device that keeps a car from starting, if a driver has had too much alcohol. Mississippi is joining the list of statesMore >>
More and more ignition interlock devices are being used for DUI offenders. Its a device that keeps a car from starting, if a driver has had too much alcohol.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:35:57 GMT
A body discovered in Clinton Saturday night has led to a homicide investigation. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart confirms a body was discovered, although few other details are known. The bodyMore >>
Clinton Police Department's Interim Chief Mike Warren said upon further investigation, it appears an disagreement over a woman may have led to the death of a Jackson man.
Sunday, May 19 2013 7:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 23:47:27 GMT
Across the state Sunday, the Mississippi Highway Patrol honored fellow officers who died in the line of duty. In Petal, a special graveside services was held for native Danny Nash. Nash was shot and killedMore >>
Across the state Sunday, the Mississippi Highway Patrol honored fellow officers who died in the line of duty.More >>
OK grill masters -- break out the barbecue sauce because it's time to do some green grillin'. Summer time and grilling go hand in hand. And keeping things eco-friendly is easier now than ever before. Here are a few crunchy tips to keep in mind this summer.
- Propane produces about half of the emissions that conventional charcoals do.
- Propane burns cleanly -- meaning less smoke.
- Once you're done with your propane tank, you can trade it in for a discount on your next tank.
- Typical charcoal has additives that help with lighting and heating. Additives cause pollution.
- Some briquettes are made from trees that were not harvested in a sustainable manner. So read those labels.
- Look for bags of charcoal that say no additives or harvested from sustainable forests.
- If you find organic or natural lump charcoal -- buy it!
Lighting your grill
The last thing you want to do is ruin all your natural efforts by dousing your grill with a chemical lighter fluid. So to keep it all eco-friendly, go with some newspaper and a chimney. That'll heat up your grill and your summer -- the easy green way!
Scott Meeks is a passionate environmental journalist, lifestylist and author. You can learn more about him and his eco-ways at www.crunchyscott.com.
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