The Commercial Appeals
"Last One Standing"
July 04, 2014 - Mario McDonald, 24, left, and a friend he knows only as Mike, pose for a portrait outside of an ongoing Fourth of July block party on the basketball court. McDonald has lived in Foote Homes for three years with his mother, brother and cousin. Linda Sullivan, McDonald’s mother, said, “I encouraged him to be around positive people and positive things. You don’t have to deal or rob to be able to get what you want in life.” Recently McDonald moved to Batesville, Miss., to attend the Finch-Henry Job Corps Center.