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West Point community works together to stop gun violence

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www.wcbi.com – Kaitlyn Yeatman – 2024-02-11 22:08:03

SUMMARY: Community members in Point, Mississippi gathered to discuss the recent increase in gun violence in the , prompted by two fatal shootings in mid-January. The , called “Breaking the Trend,” aimed to address the issue with a focus on reaching out to the youth and providing . Organizer Sylvester Adams, along with Lorenzo Wisdom, emphasized the importance of engaging with young people to prevent them from turning to violence. Various speakers, local and athletes, shared their perspectives and encouraged the community to together and heal. The organizers hope to continue conversations like this in the future to involve more families and community members in addressing the issue.

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Endangered Child Alert issued for 9-year-old Jackson boy

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www.wjtv.com – Kaitlin Howell – 2024-02-23 21:00:32

SUMMARY: A Missing/Endangered Child Alert has been issued for nine-year-old boy, Jamiez P. Ramirez, who was last seen on February 9th. He may be with Marion and suffers from a medical that could impair his judgment. Anyone with information should contact the Jackson Department or 911.

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Tupelo students learn about African American journalists

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www.wcbi.com – Aundrea Self – 2024-02-23 18:53:07

SUMMARY: at High School in courses are researching African American journalists, both past and present. Aundrea Self, a journalist, spoke to the students about the importance of seeking truth and it responsibly. She also shared her experiences in the field, interviewing former President Barack Obama. The students are learning about both and print journalism through this research . This visit highlighted the significance of African American journalists in the media industry and provided insight into the world of journalism for the students.

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Leaders reflect on deadly Columbus tornado

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www.wcbi.com – Kaitlyn Yeatman – 2024-02-23 18:45:27

SUMMARY: Five years have passed since a destructive hit Columbus, causing extensive and two lives. The hit close to home for many, with homes and businesses being destroyed. Unfortunately, many of those impacted did not have home insurance, making recovery challenging. Emergency Management had conducted exercises prior to the tornado, which helped them respond better. The community, the United Methodist Church and local , came together to relief and to those affected. The response to the tornado led to the formation of Community Recovery of Lowndes County. The community's unity and assistance were crucial in the recovery .

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