Rankin County Newswire (Page 8)

Rankin County Newswire (Page 8)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Rankin County, MS. (Page 8)

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  1. Helena White meets her heroesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | KCTV5

    ... She watched as her heroes were honored with a resolution of bravery and outstanding citizenship from the Rankin County Board of Supervisors Thursday morning, 18 days after the accident. Afterward, she held tight to her grandfather, Ray White, with ...

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  2. Helena White s rescuers honoredRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    SOME BIG HONORS TODAY FOR THE HEROES WHO SAVED A 4 YEAR OLD GIRL TRAPPED IN A SUBMERGED CAR. 16 WAPT'S RYAN HOUSTON SHOWS US HOW RANKIN COUNTY RECOGNIZED THEM.

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  3. School board changes policies to prevent gay kids from having clubsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | She Knows

    ... has made a policy change that keeps students from forming what an administrator refers to as "gay clubs." The Rankin County School Board was recently prompted to develop a policy change due to a potential student-led group at Brandon High School - ...

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  4. Mississippi School Board Moves To Block Non-Existent Gay-Straight AllianceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Daily Kos

    Rankin County school board members approved a change in the district's school club policy on Wednesday in an attempt to prevent students from creating what Superintendent Lynn Weathersby referred to as "gay clubs." Weathersby brought up the issue at Wednesday's school board meeting, making clear his intentions to limit such organizations in Rankin County schools.

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  5. Mississippi School Board Fights To Block Gay-Straight Alliance From FormingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Switched

    ... the superintendent called "gay clubs." According to the Clarion-Ledger, a student at Brandon High School in Rankin County approached a teacher about starting a Gay-Straight Alliance chapter , which is aimed at creating safe spaces for students ...

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  6. Jackson man sentenced for human traffickingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    A Jackson man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to human trafficking charges, according to Michael Guest, district attorney for Madison and Rankin counties. Ridgeland police officers arrested Warner last April 12 after they smelled marijuana coming from a car in a hotel parking lot.

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  7. Challenging times ahead for Pearl's manufactured home residents, apartment complex ownersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Mississippi Business Journal

    ... s provide housing for 507,000 Mississippians. But there could soon be housing for far fewer people in Pearl, a Rankin County city of about 25,000 residents. Public safety and a desire to keep non-conforming land uses from "going on forever" are []

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  8. Brandon wants new ambulance serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    ... NG: PAFFORD GETS TO WORK IN BRANDON IN FEBRUARY BUT AMR IS ALREADY AT WORK WITH OTHER FIRE CHIEFS IN RANKIN COUNTY. AMR IS MEETING WITH THEM THURSDAY TO EVENING TO ADDRESS ANY CONCERNS THEIR AGENCIES MAY HAVE WITH RESPONSE TIMES. IN BRANDON SCOTT ...

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  9. Rankin school's 'gay club' decision faces opposition and legal challengesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    On Wednesday, the Rankin School district superintendent issued a statement that seeks to clarify its position when it comes to clubs that would support LGBT students. RCSD Superintendent Dr. Lynn Weathersby says "[The] Rankin County School District does not promote discussion of sexuality by the students at school, that is a matter the parents need to discuss with their child or children at home in a private setting.

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  10. School policy stirs controversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    IT'S A MATTER PARENTS NEED TO DISCUSS WITH KIDS AT HOME IN PRIVATE. THE A-C-L-U SAYS -- THEY'RE GEARING UP TO FIGHT... "I WAS GREATLY DISTURBED.... SHOULDN'T DECIDE OR STOP STUDENTS FROM ASSEMBLE" WE REACHED OUT TO THE RANKIN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD FOR A RESPONSE-- BUT HAVE NOT HEARD BACK.

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  11. Gas line explodes near rezRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    ... WELL OVER AN ACRE AND LEFT A HUGE CRATER IN THE GROUND. A NATURAL GAS LINE EXPLOSION NEAR THE RESERVOIR IN RANKIN COUNTY.... THE LINE IN A WOODED AREA IS OWNED BY GULFSOUTH PIPELINE... THE FIRST OFFICER ON SCENE SAID HE SAW FLAMES SHOOTING OVER 200 ...

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  12. Brandon hires new ambulance serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    ... said. Pafford gets to work in Brandon in February, but AMR is already at work with other fire chiefs in Rankin County. AMR is meeting with them Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Rankin County Emergency Operations Center to address any concerns their ...

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  13. CPSC, IKEA recall crib mattresses due to possible entrapmentRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2015 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... a.m. in The Thad Cochran Center Ballroom on The University of Southern Mississippi's Hattiesburg campus. A Rankin County man has been arrested for child desertion , announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.Joe Glen Tharp, Sr.. 36, of Richland has ...

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  14. Richland resident arrested for child desertionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Joe Glen Tharp, Sr.. 36, of Richland has been arrested and booked in the Rankin County Detention Center today on one count of felony child desertion.

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  15. Possible gay club prompts change in Miss. school policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | USA Today

    Possible gay club prompts change in Miss. school policy Rankin County school board members approved change, trying to limit student organizations.

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  16. New Rankin County, MS School Policy Sends Harmful Message to LGBT StudentsRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2015 | PressReleasePoint

    Jackson --Today, the Human Rights Campaign , the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization, responded to a new policy, created by the Rankin County School Board in Mississippi, which aims to prevent students from forming organizations that support LGBT students. According to the Clarion Ledger, Superintendent Lynn Weathersby stated a group wanted to form a "gay club" and sought counsel on how to "limit organizations like that on campus that [it does not] want to endorse and don't want."

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  17. Gay club prompts change in Rankin school policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Rankin Ledger

    Rankin County school board members approved a change in the district's school club policy on Wednesday after a group reportedly tried to form a gay club. "There has been a group wanting to form a gay club.

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  18. Natural gas line fire in Rankin CountyRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2015 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Authorities say it appears the pipeline exploded about 6:15 a.m. Wednesday on Three Prong Trail. Crews at the scene shut off the gas about 7:30 a.m. Photos from WLBT-TV's helicopter ( http://bit.ly/1zbPtFB ) show the fire out and a scorched area of forest.

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  19. Gas pipeline explodes at Ross Barnett Reservoir in MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Russia Taday

    ... of injuries. The explosion occurred at around 6:15 am local time (12:15 p.m. GMT) in the city of Brandon in Rankin County, Mississippi, according to the county's sheriff's office, 16 WAPT News reported. BREAKING: Massive fiery explosion erupts near ...

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  20. Pipeline fire burns out; leaves behind scorched patch of forestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... our Skycopter captured the fire as it was snuffed out, leaving behind a scorched patch of forest. Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey says their Department and Rankin County E.R. Management Operations along with several other agencies and the gas ...

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