Friday, August 29 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:43:37 GMT
(WMC) – A protest is going on at Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, Mississippi where people are upset over the firing of a principal. There are more than 100 people marching from the school to the superintendent'sMore >>
More than 100 students are protesting the dismissal of their principal by walking out of school. More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:33:06 GMT
SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >>
For some, it may be hard to believe that nine years have passed since Hurricane Katrina made landfall and left major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi. Most people will never forget where theyMore >>
Friday marks nine years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, causing major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:48:04 GMT
The Canton Public School District says that it is working diligently to contain the spread of scabies at several of its schools. The school district says they have informed parents that their childrenMore >>
The school district says they have informed parents that their children may have recently been exposed.
RALEIGH, N.C. -
The Moral Monday protests are expected to return in force next week, when organizers gather on Tuesday morning in front of the North Carolina General Assembly.
The North Carolina NAACP, in a news release on Friday, called on protesters to meet Tuesday morning at 11:30 a.m. at the Halifax Mall behind the General Assembly.
Protesters plan to enter the General Assembly in small groups and visit legislators.
The protesters originally planned to gather at 9 a.m. but shifted the time late Friday afternoon to better fit the General Assembly schedule.
The protests are expected to be a major test of new rules that limit protests at the Legislature, rules passed by Republicans at the start of the short session of the General Assembly.
The Moral Monday protest was held this past Monday with about 1,500 people. Then, protesters taped their mouths in protest of the new rules.
The Rev. William Barber, the president of the North Carolina NAACP, called the new rules “crazy.”
In a news release, the NAACP said it wants the General Assembly to expand Medicaid, restore the Earned Income Tax Credit, extend unemployment benefits, increase support for teachers and public schools and strengthen environmental regulations.
"Last Monday, we entered the General Assembly with tape over our mouths to dramatize Speaker Thom Tills' and Senate Leader Phil Berger's tyrannical attempt to silence public petitions in the People's House," Barber said in a statement. "We said it then, and we will say it again, that was the last time we will be silent when our brothers and sisters are suffering under these extreme policies and laws.
More than 930 people were arrested during mass demonstrations at the North Carolina Capitol last year.
The protests began in April 2013, three months after Republicans took control of the governor’s office and both houses of the General Assembly.
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Saturday, August 30 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:05:47 GMT
Biloxi held a short ceremony on the Town Green Friday morning to mark the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. (Photo source: WLOX)
Friday, August 29 is the first day of alligator hunting season in Mississippi, and many are asking this question: will last year's gator records be broken? In 2013, records were shattered in all fourMore >>
Dove hunting season begins Monday in Mississippi. But if you're an alligator hunter with a permit, you've probably already been out on the water.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:10:48 GMT
According to the Jones County Sheriff's Department, two 17-year-olds have been charged with murder for the death of Timothy Brian Williamson, 44. Deputies received a call Wednesday night about a fightMore >>
According to the Jones County Sheriff's Department, two 17-year olds have been charged with murder for the death of Timothy Brian Williamson, 44.More >>