I'm a music-lovin' mom who does her best not to take life too seriously. I have 2 beautiful children who inherited my warped sense of humor. Yea, it was bound to happen.
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In my spare time I write bad poetry, play the worst guitar you ever heard, read trashy romance novels vorasciously, love puzzles, am a self-confessed sci-fi geek and a card-carrying G.R.I.T. (Girl Raised In the South, in case you didn't know about us).
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The Jackson County Emergency Management Office is reporting that over the past 24 hours, there has been anywhere from 4-12” of rainfall. This has caused flooding and washed out roads in several areas of the County.
Another 3-5” of rainfall is expected within the next 48 hours. In addition, drainage ditches are at capacity and rivers are rising. According to the National Weather Service, the
Emergency personnel highly recommend that residents in low lying areas or areas prone to flooding begin to secure their personal property in preparation. This includes moving vehicles, boats and anything else that has the potential to float away, to higher ground. If someone is in a situation where they are in need of rescue they should call 911 or their local Fire Department.
The Emergency Management Office has also been informed that one gate at Big Creek Dam in
Assistance and Shelters:
Sandbags will not be available unless a State of
The East Central (Safe Room) Emergency Shelter on Highway 613 in Hurley is open and had 17 individuals there last night. The shelter will remain open until the water recedes.
Road Closures (as of May 2, 2013 at 12 noon):
The following roads have been reported impassable or have standing water.
Kenneth Cole – impassable
Use Caution -
Busby Road (tree was down)
Constitution Road at Deer Creek Subdivision – bridge is out (only open to emergency vehicles)
Airport Blvd. from Highway 614 to
Old Stage Road from 7900 West
Dawnridge (back section)
Big Point just east of 2nd reservoir
Frank Snell at Baria
Cedar Creek at
Use Caution -
Polktown – just a little water, passable
Industrial Road south of Orchard – southbound lane is closed
Old Glory –
The 62nd annual observance of the National Day of Prayer will take place on May 2, 2013 across the nation. Organized events will be held in thousands of public venues where intercession will be made for America and its leadership. This year’s theme, “Pray for America”, is based on Matthew 12:21 which reminds us that “In His name the nations will put their hope.”
12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Gathering for prayer at the Vietnam War Memorial Corner of 27th Ave. & 14th St.
West Side of Hancock Bank
Gulfport, MS 39501
Coordinator: Jane Long (228) 868-9217
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
George County Courthouse Square
Lucedale, MS 39452
In case of rain will be held at First Baptist Church across the street
Coordinator: Pauline Goff, (601) 947-7554
Bay St. Louis:
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Hancock Medical Center, Hwy 90
Bay St Louis, MS 39520
Coordinator: Maria Munger, (228) 255-1118
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
140 Lameuse Street
Biloxi, MS 39530
Coordinator: Carleen E. Hall, (228) 385-7782
Escatawpa: Wed. May 1
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7101 Hwy 613
Moss Point, MS 07101
Escatawpa Baptist Church
Guest Speaker: Representative Steven Palazzo
Coordinator: Pastor Todd Bowen & Youth Pastor Egbert, (228) 475-2938
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Jackson County Courthouse
3104 Magnolia Street
Corner Magnolia Street and Watts Ave
Coordinator: Robby Myrick, (228) 623-8246
City of Gautier NDP City Observances
St. Pierre’s Episcopal Church 5/1/13 6:00pm
First Baptist Church of Gautier 5/1/13 6:30pm
Martin Bluff Baptist Church 5/1/13 6:30pm
North Gautier Baptist Church 5/1/13 7:00pm
Gautier Baptist Church 5/1/13 6:30pm
St. Mary’s Catholic Church 5/2/13 8:00am Mass
City Hall, Veterans Tower 5/2/13 7:30am
Gautier High School (flag pole) 5/2/13 7:15am
MGCCC Jackson Co. Campus 5/2/13 3:00pm at the (Bell Tower)
First United Methodist Church 5/5/13 10:00am
Frazier Park 5/5/13 9:00am
Coordinators: Mr. Leonard Fuller, (228) 497-6520 & Mr. Billy Lofton (228) 497-3892
Gazebo in front of the Vancleave High School Hwy 57
12 pm – 12:45 pm
Vancleave, MS 39565
Coordinator: Pastor Brian Miller of Pinelake Baptist Church (228) 826-2304
12 pm – 1:00 pm
1018 Porter Ave.
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors to the sanctuary of First Baptist Church which is across the street from City Hall.
Coordinators: Joey and Terry Fountain (228) 875-2901
12 pm – 1:00 pm
Flag Pole at the Town Green
South of City Hall
Jeff Davis Avenue 39560
Coordinator: Brenda Rolison (228) 864-5923
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
River Front, Denny St. In Case of rain, the event
will be held at the Recreation Center.
Coordinator: Mrs. Mary Smith Montgomery
11:30 am- 12:30 pm
10383 Automall Parkway
At City Hall
Coordinator: Jodie Weiss 228-273-3331
Leslie Robertson – 392-7966
e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stennis Space Center Observance:
12:00- 12:30 pm
Observance event for SSC employees
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Roy S. Estess Building
Coordinator: Shannon Simpson, (228) 688-1851
Diamondhead Community Church
5301 Diamondhead Circle, Diamondhead, MS
Pastor Chas Jones, 228-255-5556
After enacting the strictest anti-bullying law in the country, the state of New Jersey must now hold trials for kids who call each other names on the playground.
An eighth-grader in the village of Ridgewood who allegedly called a girl “horse,” “fat,” and “fat ass” is just one of a dozen cases that suggest the 2011 law went too far in criminalizing bullying, according to The Star-Ledger.
The boy denied calling his classmate any name other than “horse.”
“I never made any remarks other than horse,” he said in his testimony. “I did not have any intent.”
The boy’s family insisted on having the case brought to trial. In effect, they are appealing the decision to add a bullying charge to his permanent record, which they worry could harm hischances later in life.
“I don’t feel what my son said to this young woman constitutes violation of the harassment, intimidation and bullying law,” said the boy’s father. “It’s possible that this could track my son through college
At least 15 other families have gone to trial to dispute charges leveled under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights. Many other
It’s an unintended result of the law, which took effect in 2011. Designed to combat the kind of ritualistic and pervasive abuse that led to the suicide of bullied Rutgersfreshman Tyler Clementi, the law raises questions about the line between offensive speech and harassment.
Some of the other pending cases underscore this difficulty. One couple insists their daughter’s math teacher bullied her by calling attention to her inappropriately short skirt. A male
|1st Sgt., fellow Guardsmen aid injured at Boston tragedy
By Meghann Myers, Staff Writer
First Sgt. Bernard Madore spent most of the Boston Marathon doing what first sergeants do: keeping his men on track, joking around, playfully shouting at the other runners to "get up the hill!"
The fun came to an abrupt end the afternoon of April 15, when two explosive devices went off near the finish line, killing three and injuring more than 180. That's when Madore's training kicked in.
"I started looking up and around as soon as it went off to see where's it going?" Madore told Army Times. "And then there was a secondary bomb, so we paused to look around, because you don't know if somebody's going to start shooting or what."
Madore and several other soldiers from the Massachusetts National Guard's 1,060th Transportation Company had ruck-marched the 26.2-mile race to raise money for the nonprofit Military Friends Foundation. They were waiting in a medical tent for the last members of their group to catch up when the first blast went off around the corner.
The men rushed toward the scene and immediately began helping first-responders tear down a barricade that separated spectators from the marathon route. When the uninjured were freed, it was on to the next step.
"A medical assistant yelled at me, 'Hey, Army guy! Go do triage!' " Madore recalled.
For his part, Madore, a 26-year National Guard veteran with two deployments to Iraq, has returned home to Derry, N.H., but not without a changed perspective.
"I've seen bombs go off and accidents and blood and gore," he said. "Just to see that there - especially in the streets where I grew up - it was really devastating to me that this happened on our ground. And how dare they?"
We are thankful for the heroism displayed by Madore and his fellow Guardsmen. They ran towards the sound of violence, without hesitation, to help the innocent people harmed in this evil and senseless act of terrorism.
Their willingness to put their own lives at risk, not knowing if they might be running into an ambush, a hail of gunfire, or another bomb blast, shows the awesome and selfless caliber of the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces.
According to official reports so far, none of the military personnel present that day were injured, but there are injured troops at Walter Reed receiving treatment from injuries received defending this great country.