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A local man who went missing nearly a year ago is the focal point of an upcoming episode of ‘Disappeared’

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A local man who went missing last year will be the feature of an upcoming episode of “Disappeared.”

NBC/Peacock Productions, affiliated with the Investigation Discovery channel, have produced a television episode about the case of Michael Chambers. Chambers, 70, was reportedly last seen March 10 of 2017 on a surveillance camera in the Quinlan Wal-Mart. Officials believe he disappeared from a home in the 7000 block of FM 2101.

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said executives with NBC contacted the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office several months ago, stating they wanted to produce an episode surrounding the circumstances of the disappearance of Chambers for the television show “Disappeared.”

“Disappeared” is a true crime series and has been on the air for eight years. The focal point of the show is to highlight known missing person cases, with the hope of generating more leads for local law enforcement agencies. The

Read more at: https://eparisextra.com/blog/2018/02/12/search-continues-missing-man-michael-chambers/

Local artist found peace and happiness through imagination

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Surviving the struggle of not fitting in, being bullied, made fun of and feeling like she had no place, Kacy Tiller finally discovered that it’s good to be different.

Tiller, 27, says she was overweight through middle school and high school. She remembers being teased and called a ‘freak’ and ‘fatty.’ To compound the insults, students threw things at her and even bribed boys to set up dates with her, only to not show up.

“Kids were cruel,” Tiller recalled. “I was afraid to walk around at school and wanted them to just leave me alone. I retreated inside myself and found peace in my imagination.”

Ultimately, the arts became the key to unleashing her imagination and creating a world where she fit. Though Tiller “unofficially” started acting in elementary school and middle school, it wasn’t until high school that she really found her role. Friends convinced her to try

Read more at: http://www.heraldcourier.com/community/local-artist-found-peace-and-happiness-through-imagination/article_d80e4934-0f98-11e8-a568-275fb2d62c3c.html

Local actress to star on Investigation Discovery show

A local young woman has landed the opportunity to be on national television Saturday night, starring in this weekend’s episode of “Swamp Murders” on Investigation Discovery Channel.

Savanna Beavers, or Savanna Renee, 22, plays a 16-year-old Cherish Desantis, who goes to the beach in Florida with her best friend, Megan Carr, in 1992 and never returns home.

“Swamp Murders” is a true crime, documentary style show featuring real stories of murder investigations that take place from Louisiana and Missouri to Georgia and Florida. Saturday’s episode, season five episode eight, airs at 10 p.m. eastern time.

“(Desantis) is very fun loving, everyone loves her at school, she’s always at her best friend’s house and she has a boyfriend who really loves her,” Beavers said. “We are on spring break, and we are down to the beach and we get murdered at the beach, so the whole episode they’re trying to solve our murder.”

The episode,

Read more at: http://www.tribuneledgernews.com/local_news/local-actress-to-star-on-investigation-discovery-show/article_e18133fc-a894-11e7-94ff-c3ba4733fb6d.html

Local man vows to fight suicide ‘head-on’ – Houma Today

Titus P. Savoie Jr. addressed the Terrebonne Parish Council about suicide awareness and prevention last week.

It wasn’t an easy presentation for the 48-year-old Houma resident because the meeting had been dominated for two hours by a debate over a controversial recreation district ordinance.

But Savoie remembered the encouraging words of his boyhood mentor, a school custodian named Minnie Robinson who served as his guardian angel.

As a gay student growing up in rural Arkansas, Savoie said school was a veritable hell.

“Many times I thought about killing myself during those days because of the bullying going on in the educational system,” Savoie said. “There are two main reasons why I didn’t do it: my mother, who raised me in the Christian faith and Minnie, the school custodian. She became my salvation at school, she really did. She became my protector. She would pull

Read more at: http://www.houmatoday.com/news/20170813/local-man-vows-to-fight-suicide-head-on

Local man vows to fight suicide ‘head-on’

Titus P. Savoie Jr. addressed the Terrebonne Parish Council about suicide awareness and prevention last week.

It wasn’t an easy presentation for the 48-year-old Houma resident because the meeting had been dominated for two hours by a debate over a controversial recreation district ordinance.

But Savoie remembered the encouraging words of his boyhood mentor, a school custodian named Minnie Robinson who served as his guardian angel.

As a gay student growing up in rural Arkansas, Savoie said school was a veritable hell.

“Many times I thought about killing myself during those days because of the bullying going on in the educational system,” Savoie said. “There are two main reasons why I didn’t do it: my mother, who raised me in the Christian faith and Minnie, the school custodian. She became my salvation at school, she really did. She became my protector. She would pull

Read more at: http://www.houmatoday.com/news/20170813/local-man-vows-to-fight-suicide-head-on

Local man vows to fight suicide ‘head-on’ – News – Houma Today …

Titus P. Savoie Jr. addressed the Terrebonne Parish Council about suicide awareness and prevention last week.

It wasn’t an easy presentation for the 48-year-old Houma resident because the meeting had been dominated for two hours by a debate over a controversial recreation district ordinance.

But Savoie remembered the encouraging words of his boyhood mentor, a school custodian named Minnie Robinson who served as his guardian angel.

As a gay student growing up in rural Arkansas, Savoie said school was a veritable hell.

“Many times I thought about killing myself during those days because of the bullying going on in the educational system,” Savoie said. “There are two main reasons why I didn’t do it: my mother, who raised me in the Christian faith and Minnie, the school custodian. She became my salvation at school, she really did. She became my protector. She would pull

Read more at: http://www.houmatoday.com/news/20170813/local-man-vows-to-fight-suicide-head-on

Local man vows to fight suicide ‘head-on’

Titus P. Savoie Jr. addressed the Terrebonne Parish Council about suicide awareness and prevention last week.

It wasn’t an easy presentation for the 48-year-old Houma resident because the meeting had been dominated for two hours by a debate over a controversial recreation district ordinance.

But Savoie remembered the encouraging words of his boyhood mentor, a school custodian named Minnie Robinson who served as his guardian angel.

As a gay student growing up in rural Arkansas, Savoie said school was a veritable hell.

“Many times I thought about killing myself during those days because of the bullying going on in the educational system,” Savoie said. “There are two main reasons why I didn’t do it: my mother, who raised me in the Christian faith and Minnie, the school custodian. She became my salvation at school, she really did. She became my protector. She would pull

Read more at: http://www.dailycomet.com/news/20170813/local-man-vows-to-fight-suicide-head-on

Local man vows to fight suicide ‘head-on’ – News – Daily Comet …

Titus P. Savoie Jr. addressed the Terrebonne Parish Council about suicide awareness and prevention last week.

It wasn’t an easy presentation for the 48-year-old Houma resident because the meeting had been dominated for two hours by a debate over a controversial recreation district ordinance.

But Savoie remembered the encouraging words of his boyhood mentor, a school custodian named Minnie Robinson who served as his guardian angel.

As a gay student growing up in rural Arkansas, Savoie said school was a veritable hell.

“Many times I thought about killing myself during those days because of the bullying going on in the educational system,” Savoie said. “There are two main reasons why I didn’t do it: my mother, who raised me in the Christian faith and Minnie, the school custodian. She became my salvation at school, she really did. She became my protector. She would pull

Read more at: http://www.dailycomet.com/news/20170813/local-man-vows-to-fight-suicide-head-on

Documentary About Local Cold Case Airs Monday

Filming Took Place In Vermillion Last Spring

Rita Allen knows that there’s nothing she can do to bring her sister, Cheryl Miller, back into her life.

She can, however, tell her story. That’s what compelled her to participate in a documentary entitled “Gone” that will air at 8 p.m. Monday, July 31, on the Investigation Discovery channel.

“Teenagers Cheryl Miller and Pam Jackson go out to enjoy the first day of summer break in the small town of Vermillion, South Dakota and vanish,” reads the description of this episode on the Investigation Discovery website. “Although rumors spread for years, the families never gave up

Read more at: http://www.plaintalk.net/local_news/article_de4be838-7317-11e7-b787-b3fd0ea1a697.html

Katelin Akens’ disappearance to get renewed attention | Local …

Lisa Sullivan holds her 17-month-old grandson, Landon Akens, at home in Ruther Glen. Her daughter and the baby’s aunt, Katelin Akens, is missing.

Read more at: http://www.fredericksburg.com/news/local/katelin-akens-disappearance-to-get-renewed-attention/article_33a102ab-eec7-5c6d-88db-eac91359dde4.html