Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:52:07 GMT
The state's vehicle inspection law is now coming under closer scrutiny, with critics saying it's not necessary and unenforceable.More >>
Every day, hundreds of Mississippians get their cars inspected to make sure they are in proper driving condition. Also every day, hundreds of others don't. The state's vehicle inspection law is now coming under closer scrutiny, with critics saying it's not necessary and unenforceable.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:06:03 GMT
On Tuesday, a public hearing was held about the controversial TANF drug testing law. Implementation of this law has been delayed. Many who attended the hearing expressed concerns that they've had sinceMore >>
Many who attended the hearing expressed concerns that they've had about the TANF drug testing law since the legislative session.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:48:33 GMT
A Wayne county businessman that was wanted by authorities has died. Joseph Barnett's attorney, Katie Dickerson, confirmed that Barnett died at a Jackson hospital around 4 o'clock Tuesday morning. BarnettMore >>
A Wayne county businessman that was wanted by authorities has died.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:54:03 GMT
The Lamar County Sheriff's Department narcotics unit has made nearly a dozen arrests during a month long investigation. According to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel, the narcotics unit has conductedMore >>
The Lamar County Sheriff's Department narcotics unit has made nearly a dozen arrests during a month long investigation. More >>
A father's unique punishment for his daughter's messy room has garnered more than 6,000 likes on Facebook and over 2,000 comments.
He didn't intend for it to go this far. He said he was just trying to think outside of the box to get his daughter to clean her room.
After getting fed up with his daughter's messy room, Craig Schlichenmeyer decided that he'd clear out the mess for her.
He moved her entire room to the driveway, including her bed, desk and computer and leaving it all with a sign that read "Haley, room moved to driveway. Clean it next time."
"One day I had enough of it, I picked up her belongings and set her room up in the driveway," said Schlichenmeyer. "I just set her room up the same way it's set up upstairs in the driveway. To shock her.
Twenty-four hours after the punishment, he said his daughter, Haley, is a great daughter and great student and that he didn't mean to humiliate her. He just wanted to get his point across.
"No, my intent was to surprise her a little bit and to take ownership of her room and doing the right thing," he said. "When we tell her to clean it up, we clean it up."
This isn't the first time we've heard about a public punishment locally. Just last month, a Port Wentworth mom made her daughter hold a sign at the front of their neighborhood for bullying.
So the question is, do these public reprimands work?
Jodi Spires has been a licensed counselor for 15 years, and she said this can work on some levels, but parents must be careful.
"I think you really have to know your teenager," said Spires. "And you have to know the punishment, because my concern would be what's being taught, the punishment or the lesson? And I would think if the punishment is too severe, we lose the teachable moment for the teens."
As for this father, the two have moved on, and he said their family is very close.
"She's a great student and honor roll student, and we're proud of her," said Schlichenmeyer. "It was just an issue of her room being clean."
Schlinchenmeyer said he and his daughter spent today together, painting her room.
And in response to some of the negative Facebook comments? He said he's raising his family in the way he sees fit.
Monday, July 14 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-07-14 22:46:49 GMT
The state auditor's office has begun the process of reviewing the city of Hattiesburg's annual audit, according to spokesperson Brett Kittredge. "There were some serious findings, and that's why theyMore >>
A letter dated July 11to auditor Stacey Pickering from council president Kim Bradley said the independent review was sought "to verify the audit findings and to determine whether the qualified opinions are merited."More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:27 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:27:59 GMT
On this day in history - July 23rd, 1962 - Walter Cronkite gives the first public transatlantic television broadcast.Telstar 1, launched by NASA from a Delta rocket, made the broadcast possible. UnlikeMore >>
Walter Cronkite gives the first public transatlantic television broadcast.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 07:10:38 GMT
Two Laurel men who were charged with murder have now been released from jail after a Grand Jury no billed their murder charges. The Grand Jury returned "no true bills" for murder against Gregory Nix andMore >>
Two Laurel men who were charged with murder have now been released from jail after a Grand Jury no billed their murder charges. More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:10:22 GMT
Southern Miss, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. The competition between the trio encompasses all sports and USM Athletic Director Bill McGillis, offered his view into the rivalry. "Southern Miss is theMore >>
Southern Miss, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
The competition between the trio encompasses all sports and USM Athletic Director Bill McGillis, offered his view into the rivalry.