Plans to be finalized for memorial for Strangler victims - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Plans to be finalized for memorial for Cleveland Strangler victims

Memorial Renderings Memorial Renderings

A group of ministers hope to make a decision Thursday night on what to do with the property where Anthony Sowell killed 11 women.

The Mount Pleasant Ministerial Alliance will meet with relatives of the victims so they can choose between a number of designs for a memorial and park.

19 Action News Reporter Ed Gallek was first showed the designs last month. Plans include a park, benches, special landscaping, memorial walls and more.

The cost could be as much as $300,000. The Reverend Jimmy Gates says he expects about $135,000 from the city, and the group will raise the rest from donations.

Although the design is expected to selected on Thursday night, but actual groundbreaking may still be months away.

Copyright 2013 WOIO. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • USM duo preparing for NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

    USM duo preparing for NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

  • USM stays perfect at home, holds off Rice 86-75

    USM stays perfect at home, holds off Rice 86-75

  • Women in Mississippi politics

    Women in Mississippi politics

    Thursday, January 18 2018 11:13 PM EST2018-01-19 04:13:42 GMT
    Susan Vincent was the first female full-term mayor to have been elected for that position in the City of Laurel. (Photo source: WDAM)Susan Vincent was the first female full-term mayor to have been elected for that position in the City of Laurel. (Photo source: WDAM)

    On the national level, there's a growing number of women running for and winning political office. We take a look at the number of women holding political office and leading our state from the legislature to the local level. Jessica Bowman sat down with former Laurel Mayor Susan Vincent to talk, women in politics. Susan Vincent said, "Women are as capable as anyone else of serving in a political office." Susan Vincent a political leader. She is the first female full term m...

    More >>

    On the national level, there's a growing number of women running for and winning political office. We take a look at the number of women holding political office and leading our state from the legislature to the local level. Jessica Bowman sat down with former Laurel Mayor Susan Vincent to talk, women in politics. Susan Vincent said, "Women are as capable as anyone else of serving in a political office." Susan Vincent a political leader. She is the first female full term m...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly