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  • A look back: 1997 Southern Miss football

    A look back: 1997 Southern Miss football

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:58:57 GMT
    USM defeated Pitt 41-7 in the 1997 Liberty Bowl. Courtesy: WDAMUSM defeated Pitt 41-7 in the 1997 Liberty Bowl. Courtesy: WDAM

    The 1997 Southern Miss football team is one that is talked about 20 years later. In fact, the University will honor the '97 Golden Eagles during USM's Conference USA opener against North Texas on Saturday. The Eagles finished 9-3 in 1997, claimed their second straight Conference USA title and knocked off Pittsburgh 41-7 in the Liberty Bowl.

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    The 1997 Southern Miss football team is one that is talked about 20 years later. In fact, the University will honor the '97 Golden Eagles during USM's Conference USA opener against North Texas on Saturday. The Eagles finished 9-3 in 1997, claimed their second straight Conference USA title and knocked off Pittsburgh 41-7 in the Liberty Bowl.

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  • Some roofs damaged, power lines, trees down after severe storm Saturday

    Some roofs damaged, power lines, trees down after severe storm Saturday

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:35:49 GMT
    This tall pine tree was blown down on the front lawn of Seminary Attendance Center during a severe storm Saturday night. Photo credit WDAM.This tall pine tree was blown down on the front lawn of Seminary Attendance Center during a severe storm Saturday night. Photo credit WDAM.

    A broken line of severe thunderstorms moved through portions of the Pine Belt Saturday night causing sporadic damage.  

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    A broken line of severe thunderstorms moved through portions of the Pine Belt Saturday night causing sporadic damage.  

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  • Errors doom Pearl River CC to loss

    Errors doom Pearl River CC to loss

    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:25 PM EDT2017-09-24 02:25:40 GMT
    Source: PRCCSource: PRCC

    Too many self-inflicted mistakes proved too much for Pearl River Community College to overcome Hinds Community College Thursday night. 

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    Too many self-inflicted mistakes proved too much for Pearl River Community College to overcome Hinds Community College Thursday night. 

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  • 8th annual 'BonnaMU' raises money for Batson Hospital

    8th annual 'BonnaMU' raises money for Batson Hospital

    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:13 PM EDT2017-09-24 02:13:14 GMT
    Students enjoy the 8th annual "BonnaMU" at Southern Miss Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Students enjoy the 8th annual "BonnaMU" at Southern Miss Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Thousands of University of Southern Mississippi students enjoyed live music and other activities Saturday at an event that raised money to help children. 

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    Thousands of University of Southern Mississippi students enjoyed live music and other activities Saturday at an event that raised money to help children. 

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  • Hattiesburg rolls in 4-5A opener

    Hattiesburg rolls in 4-5A opener

    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-09-24 02:12:26 GMT

    HATTIESBURG _ The education of Hattiesburg High School junior quarterback Jarod Conner continued along a very productive path Friday night. 

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    HATTIESBURG _ The education of Hattiesburg High School junior quarterback Jarod Conner continued along a very productive path Friday night. 

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  • USM astronomer: No need to fear rare planetary alignment

    USM astronomer: No need to fear rare planetary alignment

    Saturday, September 23 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-09-23 23:55:41 GMT
    Chris Sirola is an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Southern Miss. Photo credit WDAM.Chris Sirola is an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Southern Miss. Photo credit WDAM.

    Some internet predictions that the world would end on September 23, 2017 because of a rare planetary alignment haven't come true...yet. 

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    Some internet predictions that the world would end on September 23, 2017 because of a rare planetary alignment haven't come true...yet. 

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  • Four people, including infant, injured in Jones Co. car accident

    Four people, including infant, injured in Jones Co. car accident

    Saturday, September 23 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-09-23 22:35:30 GMT
    Four people were injured when this GMC Envoy rolled over on Highway 28 in Jones County Saturday. Photo from Jones Co. Fire Council.Four people were injured when this GMC Envoy rolled over on Highway 28 in Jones County Saturday. Photo from Jones Co. Fire Council.

    Four people, including an infant, were sent to the hospital Saturday afternoon after a one-vehicle accident in Jones County.  

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    Four people, including an infant, were sent to the hospital Saturday afternoon after a one-vehicle accident in Jones County.  

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  • Bar goers, Ropers manager speaks out after shooting in parking lot

    Bar goers, Ropers manager speaks out after shooting in parking lot

    Saturday, September 23 2017 1:01 PM EDT2017-09-23 17:01:05 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    As shots rang out in the parking lot of Ropers Rockin Country early Saturday morning, many clubgoers inside had no idea what was going on just outside the front door.

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    As shots rang out in the parking lot of Ropers Rockin Country early Saturday morning, many clubgoers inside had no idea what was going on just outside the front door.

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    Man dead after opening fire outside Hub City nightclub

    Man dead after opening fire outside Hub City nightclub

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:03 PM EDT2017-09-23 16:03:18 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Police responded to Ropers Rockin-Country bar on Highway 49 after reports of an active shooter.

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    Police responded to Ropers Rockin-Country bar on Highway 49 after reports of an active shooter.

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  • Jackson Prep storms past PCS, 41-9

    Jackson Prep storms past PCS, 41-9

    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:35 AM EDT2017-09-23 14:35:33 GMT

    Simply put, Jerrion Ealy is a difference make on the football field, and Friday night, the junior running back/return man from Jackson Preparatory School made all the difference against Presbyterian Christian School. Playing just three quarters, Ealy rushed for 235 and four touchdowns on 19 carries and returned a kickoff 97 yards for another score as the visiting Patriots topped the Bobcats 41-9. JPS (6-0, 1-0 AAAA-District 1), the five-time Division I Mississippi Association of Ind...

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    Simply put, Jerrion Ealy is a difference make on the football field, and Friday night, the junior running back/return man from Jackson Preparatory School made all the difference against Presbyterian Christian School. Playing just three quarters, Ealy rushed for 235 and four touchdowns on 19 carries and returned a kickoff 97 yards for another score as the visiting Patriots topped the Bobcats 41-9. JPS (6-0, 1-0 AAAA-District 1), the five-time Division I Mississippi Association of Ind...

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  • High school football roundup: Hattiesburg, North Forrest win at home

    High school football roundup: Hattiesburg, North Forrest win at home

    Saturday, September 23 2017 1:24 AM EDT2017-09-23 05:24:16 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Hattiesburg/Gautier Hattiesburg continued its winning ways Friday with a 56-13 win over Gautier. Jarod Conner scored twice to help ignite the Tigers offense. The Tigers host Stone next week. North Forrest/Heidelberg North Forrest won its fourth game in a row, taking down Heidelberg 20-6. Daylyn Croom found Jalen Grant in the corner of the end zone to finish the scoring for the Eagles. North Forrest will host St. Patrick next week while Heidelberg visits Collins. Copyrig...

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    Hattiesburg/Gautier Hattiesburg continued its winning ways Friday with a 56-13 win over Gautier. Jarod Conner scored twice to help ignite the Tigers offense. The Tigers host Stone next week. North Forrest/Heidelberg North Forrest won its fourth game in a row, taking down Heidelberg 20-6. Daylyn Croom found Jalen Grant in the corner of the end zone to finish the scoring for the Eagles. North Forrest will host St. Patrick next week while Heidelberg visits Collins. Copyrig...

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  • GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow

    GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:15 AM EDT2017-09-22 11:15:37 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:49 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:49:51 GMT
    President Donald Trump is lashing out at a Republican senator who opposes the last-ditch effort to overturn "Obamacare.".More >>
    President Donald Trump is lashing out at a Republican senator who opposes the last-ditch effort to overturn "Obamacare.".More >>
  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Sept. 22

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Sept. 22

    Friday, September 22 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-09-23 02:29:03 GMT
    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...More >>
    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...More >>
  • Kids Hub recognizes HPD Officer's observations that led to a child felony abuse case

    Kids Hub recognizes HPD Officer's observations that led to a child felony abuse case

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:20 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:20:38 GMT
    The Multi-Disciplinary Team at the Kids Hub.  Source: WDAMThe Multi-Disciplinary Team at the Kids Hub. Source: WDAM

    The Kids Hub recognized the Hattiesburg Police Department Friday morning for an officer's observations that may have saved an eight-year-old boy's life.

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    The Kids Hub recognized the Hattiesburg Police Department Friday morning for an officer's observations that may have saved an eight-year-old boy's life.

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  • Hattiesburg "To-Go Cup" ordinance in effect

    Hattiesburg "To-Go Cup" ordinance in effect

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:12:10 GMT

    Visitors to Downtown Hattiesburg can now enjoy the area with an alcoholic drink in their hand, if they'd like. The city's "To-Go Cup" ordinance is in effect. 

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    Visitors to Downtown Hattiesburg can now enjoy the area with an alcoholic drink in their hand, if they'd like. The city's "To-Go Cup" ordinance is in effect. 

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  • Hattiesburg dyslexia conference helps teachers and parents

    Hattiesburg dyslexia conference helps teachers and parents

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:51:26 GMT
    Parents and educators attend the first "Embracing Dyslexia" symposium at the Lake Terrace Convention Center Friday. Photo credit WDAM.Parents and educators attend the first "Embracing Dyslexia" symposium at the Lake Terrace Convention Center Friday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Pine Belt educators hosted an early Dyslexia Awareness Month event at the Lake Terrace Convention Center Friday. 

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    Pine Belt educators hosted an early Dyslexia Awareness Month event at the Lake Terrace Convention Center Friday. 

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  • GOOD NEWS: Pine Belt man nominated for two Josie Music Awards

    GOOD NEWS: Pine Belt man nominated for two Josie Music Awards

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:39:59 GMT
    (Source: WDAM Staff)(Source: WDAM Staff)

    A Pine Belt man got suited up to hit the red carpet at the Josie Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. He was nominated for two awards for what he describes as his bar-stool Country music. J.T. Norman’s passion paves his way to his success.  

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    A Pine Belt man got suited up to hit the red carpet at the Josie Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. He was nominated for two awards for what he describes as his bar-stool Country music. J.T. Norman’s passion paves his way to his success.  

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  • Boy beaten with hammer while protecting sister dies

    Boy beaten with hammer while protecting sister dies

    Sunday, September 24 2017 2:13 AM EDT2017-09-24 06:13:24 GMT
    Sunday, September 24 2017 2:13 AM EDT2017-09-24 06:13:24 GMT

    The suspect in the beatings faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and lewd acts with a child under 14.

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    The suspect in the beatings faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and lewd acts with a child under 14.

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