Monday, February 3 2014 11:22 PM EST2014-02-04 04:22:20 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A series of community meetings concerning proposed school closures continue Monday night. One of the meetings is being held at the only high school on the chopping block. The Monday meetingsMore >>
Open mic night during a proposed school closure meeting gave Northside High supporters an opportunity to give Shelby County School District officials an earful.More >>
Thursday, January 30 2014 10:51 PM EST2014-01-31 03:51:09 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Some parents say they have been silenced by the Shelby County School District during community meetings concerning school closures. Only district leaders spoke publicly on the proposed closureMore >>
Some parents say they have been silenced by the Shelby County School District during community meetings concerning school closures.More >>
Monday, January 27 2014 11:06 PM EST2014-01-28 04:06:23 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Parents and others will sound off against the possible closures slated by the Shelby County School District at Alcy Elementary and Vance Middle schools Monday night. District leaders promisedMore >>
Parents and others community members sounded off against the possible closures slated by the Shelby County School District at Alcy Elementary and Vance Middle schools Monday night.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:04 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:04:58 GMT
(WMC) - A Southaven man providing day care services at his home is now accused of another sex crime. Richard Marsee was charged last week with fondling a child in the same house where he cared for children.More >>
A Southaven man providing day care services at his home is now charged with another sex crime.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:02:50 GMT
(WMC) - Another Memphis neighborhood is worried about vicious dogs roaming the streets. One person who lives in the area around Spottswood Avenue and S. Highland Street says at lest 10 cats and three smallMore >>
One person who lives in the area around Spottswood Avenue and S. Highland Street says at lest 10 cats and three small dogs have become attack victims.More >>
(WMC-TV) - Shelby County School District officials could possibly close Westhaven Elementary School because of the building.
Westhaven parents have been some of the most active during this proposed closure process. They did not let Tuesday's cold and rainy weather and dampen their determination.
"We already have parents in the cafeteria waiting on this meeting," said Bridget Bradley, Westhaven PTO, shortly before the meeting. "Even though we have 145 special needs students, we've maintained a level 5 status. That's saying something about this school"
District officials say the primary issue for Westhaven is the age and condition of the 1956 building, which is likely too costly to renovate.
"What we're talking about are the maintenance costs associated with a building that's aging," said SCS Regional Superintendent Willie Rhodes.
Parents plan to work their magic in order to save their school.
"We deserve a new school. That's what we're fighting for: a new school [building]," said Bradley.
Like other meetings concerning proposed closures, during which public comments have been allowed, the conversation became heated at Westhaven Elementary School.
One grandparent called school board member Kevin Woods arrogant and accused him of not answering questions.
"You're talking, but I'm not going to let you disrespect this process or my colleagues, 'cause I'm not arrogant. I'm going to listen to you ma'am," said Woods to the audience.
Superintendent Dorsey Hopson interjected.
"I'm looking at these young kids, and they're looking at us about how to act," he said.
See the below list for the remainder of the closure meetings. All meetings begin at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>