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  • Deduction targeted by GOP used by tax filers in most states

    Deduction targeted by GOP used by tax filers in most states

    Saturday, November 18 2017 9:53 AM EST2017-11-18 14:53:09 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 9:43 AM EST2017-11-19 14:43:02 GMT

    Residents of high-tax states would be affected most by the GOP's plan to eliminate or reduce the deduction for state and local taxes, but the change also could affect millions of other filers, including some in...

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    Residents of high-tax states would be affected most by the GOP's plan to eliminate or reduce the deduction for state and local taxes, but the change also could affect millions of other filers, including some in Republican-led states.

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  • Collins headed to South State under second-year coach Eric Booth

    Collins headed to South State under second-year coach Eric Booth

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:40 AM EST2017-11-19 05:40:15 GMT
    Collins defeated Bay Springs 22-8 on Friday to advance to the class 2A south state title. Courtesy: WDAMCollins defeated Bay Springs 22-8 on Friday to advance to the class 2A south state title. Courtesy: WDAM

    After losing the first two games of the season by a combined five points, Collins has won 12 consecutive games to advance to the class 2A South State title. The Tigers (12-2) defeated Bay Springs 22-8 on Friday to advance to a south state matchup against Taylorsville (13-1). Collins scored twice in the fourth quarter to overcome the Bulldogs on the road. "I feel great," said Collins head coach Eric Booth, a former USM running back.

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    After losing the first two games of the season by a combined five points, Collins has won 12 consecutive games to advance to the class 2A South State title. The Tigers (12-2) defeated Bay Springs 22-8 on Friday to advance to a south state matchup against Taylorsville (13-1). Collins scored twice in the fourth quarter to overcome the Bulldogs on the road. "I feel great," said Collins head coach Eric Booth, a former USM running back.

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  • Firefighter honored for saving the life of 7 year old

    Firefighter honored for saving the life of 7 year old

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:09 AM EST2017-11-19 05:09:27 GMT
    source: wdamsource: wdam

    2017 Hattiesburg Firefighter of the Year Ricky Sheppard was honored by the family of 7-year-old Mackenzie Holmes for saving her life on August 18, 2017. The family presented Sheppard with a plaque and a live performance for his heroic efforts. “She's not supposed to here but she is. And I thank him every day,” says Holmes mother Kelly James. 

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    2017 Hattiesburg Firefighter of the Year Ricky Sheppard was honored by the family of 7-year-old Mackenzie Holmes for saving her life on August 18, 2017. The family presented Sheppard with a plaque and a live performance for his heroic efforts. “She's not supposed to here but she is. And I thank him every day,” says Holmes mother Kelly James. 

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  • Beyond the Sidelines: Taylorsville football

    Beyond the Sidelines: Taylorsville football

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:04 AM EST2017-11-19 05:04:53 GMT
    Taylorsville defeated North Forrest 49-14 on Friday. Courtesy: WDAMTaylorsville defeated North Forrest 49-14 on Friday. Courtesy: WDAM

    After finishing 4-7 a season ago, Taylorsville High School is 13-1 and headed to the 2017 class 2A South State championship. The Tartars defeated North Forrest 49-14 on Friday to advance to a south state battle against Collins. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Taylorsville's playoff win.

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    After finishing 4-7 a season ago, Taylorsville High School is 13-1 and headed to the 2017 class 2A South State championship. The Tartars defeated North Forrest 49-14 on Friday to advance to a south state battle against Collins. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Taylorsville's playoff win.

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  • LaToya Cantrell elected first female mayor of New Orleans

    LaToya Cantrell elected first female mayor of New Orleans

    Saturday, November 18 2017 10:15 PM EST2017-11-19 03:15:50 GMT
    Source: LaToya Cantrell FacebookSource: LaToya Cantrell Facebook

    City Council member Latoya Cantrell has the early lead over former municipal Judge Desiree Charbonnet in an election to pick term-limited Mayor Mitch Landrieu's successor.

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    City Council member Latoya Cantrell has the early lead over former municipal Judge Desiree Charbonnet in an election to pick term-limited Mayor Mitch Landrieu's successor.

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  • Part of one lane of I-59 in Jones County closed after 18 wheeler accident

    Part of one lane of I-59 in Jones County closed after 18 wheeler accident

    Saturday, November 18 2017 10:52 PM EST2017-11-19 03:52:08 GMT
    A part of the right lane of Interstate 59 at the Sanford Road exit will be closed until bridge repairs can be made. Photo credit WDAM.A part of the right lane of Interstate 59 at the Sanford Road exit will be closed until bridge repairs can be made. Photo credit WDAM.

    A portion of one lane of Interstate 59 in Jones County will be closed until further notice, after an 18 wheeler hit a bridge and flipped over Saturday night.  

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    A portion of one lane of Interstate 59 in Jones County will be closed until further notice, after an 18 wheeler hit a bridge and flipped over Saturday night.  

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  • USM caps home football season with 66-21 rout of Charlotte

    USM caps home football season with 66-21 rout of Charlotte

    Saturday, November 18 2017 8:03 PM EST2017-11-19 01:03:16 GMT
    Courtesy: Taylor Curet (WDAM)Courtesy: Taylor Curet (WDAM)
     Senior Day turned out to be a pretty pleasant afternoon for the University of Southern Mississippi football team and its 23 seniors Saturday at MM. Roberts Stadium. Senior running back Ito Smith rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns and senior defensive back Kelsey Douglas became the first Golden Eagle since 1967 to return two interceptions in a game for touchdowns as Southern Miss rolled throttled the University of North Carolina-Charlotte 66-21. “Offensively and de...More >>
     Senior Day turned out to be a pretty pleasant afternoon for the University of Southern Mississippi football team and its 23 seniors Saturday at MM. Roberts Stadium. Senior running back Ito Smith rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns and senior defensive back Kelsey Douglas became the first Golden Eagle since 1967 to return two interceptions in a game for touchdowns as Southern Miss rolled throttled the University of North Carolina-Charlotte 66-21. “Offensively and de...More >>
  • USM fans take advantage of last tailgating opportunity Saturday

    USM fans take advantage of last tailgating opportunity Saturday

    Saturday, November 18 2017 7:31 PM EST2017-11-19 00:31:46 GMT
    Southern Miss fans tailgate before the Golden Eagles-Charlotte 49ers game Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Southern Miss fans tailgate before the Golden Eagles-Charlotte 49ers game Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Fans of University of Southern Mississippi football got together one last time Saturday to have some food and fun on home turf. 

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    Fans of University of Southern Mississippi football got together one last time Saturday to have some food and fun on home turf. 

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  • Hattiesburg, Laurel to meet for South State crown

    Hattiesburg, Laurel to meet for South State crown

    Saturday, November 18 2017 7:27 PM EST2017-11-19 00:27:52 GMT
    Hattiesburg high school football. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg high school football. Courtesy: WDAM

    PERKINSTON _ Another Friday night and another win mean just another step toward the ultimate goal for Hattiesburg High School’s football team.

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    PERKINSTON _ Another Friday night and another win mean just another step toward the ultimate goal for Hattiesburg High School’s football team.

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  • Britton says PSC will be methodical, fair on Miss. Power rate request

    Britton says PSC will be methodical, fair on Miss. Power rate request

    Saturday, November 18 2017 7:05 PM EST2017-11-19 00:05:38 GMT
    Mississippi Power is requesting an 8.5 percent rate increase for 2018. Photo credit WDAM.Mississippi Power is requesting an 8.5 percent rate increase for 2018. Photo credit WDAM.

    Southern District Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton is reacting to Mississippi Power's request for an 8.5 percent rate increase for 2018. 

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    Southern District Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton is reacting to Mississippi Power's request for an 8.5 percent rate increase for 2018. 

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  • AC/DC co-founder, guitarist Malcolm Young dies

    AC/DC co-founder, guitarist Malcolm Young dies

    Saturday, November 18 2017 10:26 AM EST2017-11-18 15:26:08 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 4:49 PM EST2017-11-18 21:49:25 GMT

    Young co-founded the rock back with his brother in 1973. He stopped performing with AC/DC in 2014 after being diagnosed with dementia.

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    Young co-founded the rock back with his brother in 1973. He stopped performing with AC/DC in 2014 after being diagnosed with dementia.

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  • Keyes, Roberts help Taylorsville past North Forrest, 49-14

    Keyes, Roberts help Taylorsville past North Forrest, 49-14

    Saturday, November 18 2017 1:03 AM EST2017-11-18 06:03:12 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM

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  • Laurel pulls off late comeback to advance to south state championship

    Laurel pulls off late comeback to advance to south state championship

    Saturday, November 18 2017 12:54 AM EST2017-11-18 05:54:26 GMT
    Laurel High School is heading back to the south state championship game. The Tornadoes defeated Brookhaven Friday, 26-22. The Panthers got on the board first to take a 3-0 lead, but Laurel responded, though, with 14 unanswered points. A Zias Perryman touchdown run made it 14-6. Brookhaven came back and Laurel trailed 22 - 14 in the final minutes. The Tornadoes scored, but failed to convert a two-point try and trailed 22-20 before recovering an onside kick. Laurel dro...More >>
    Laurel High School is heading back to the south state championship game. The Tornadoes defeated Brookhaven Friday, 26-22. The Panthers got on the board first to take a 3-0 lead, but Laurel responded, though, with 14 unanswered points. A Zias Perryman touchdown run made it 14-6. Brookhaven came back and Laurel trailed 22 - 14 in the final minutes. The Tornadoes scored, but failed to convert a two-point try and trailed 22-20 before recovering an onside kick. Laurel dro...More >>
  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Nov. 17

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Nov. 17

    Friday, November 17 2017 11:43 PM EST2017-11-18 04:43:48 GMT
    WDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAMWDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAM

    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...

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    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...

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  • HPD to host active shooter training seminar

    HPD to host active shooter training seminar

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:55 PM EST2017-11-18 02:55:09 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM

    The Hattiesburg Police Department will be hosting an active shooter seminar and training session in late November.  The program will take place on Nov. 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hattiesburg Police & Fire Training Academy at 53 Academy Drive in Hattiesburg.  The one-day course is designed to present proactive survival strategies for violent intruder or active shooter incidents. The purpose is to provide businesses, corporations, industries, schools and hospitals w...

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    The Hattiesburg Police Department will be hosting an active shooter seminar and training session in late November.  The program will take place on Nov. 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hattiesburg Police & Fire Training Academy at 53 Academy Drive in Hattiesburg.  The one-day course is designed to present proactive survival strategies for violent intruder or active shooter incidents. The purpose is to provide businesses, corporations, industries, schools and hospitals w...

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  • Jasper County Sheriff's Dept. to hold church security workshop

    Jasper County Sheriff's Dept. to hold church security workshop

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:45 PM EST2017-11-18 02:45:19 GMT
    SOURCE: Jasper County Sheriff's Dept.SOURCE: Jasper County Sheriff's Dept.

    The Jasper County Sheriff's Department will be hosting a church protection and security workshop in November. The program will be held on Nov. 28  at 6:30 p.m. in the Jasper County Farm Bureau Office in Bay Springs located at 3219 Hwy 15.  Sheriff Randy Johnson will conduct the seminar and discuss topics such as church protection measures, proper procedures for setting up security, laws covering churches' rights and other issues related to church security. All c...

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    The Jasper County Sheriff's Department will be hosting a church protection and security workshop in November. The program will be held on Nov. 28  at 6:30 p.m. in the Jasper County Farm Bureau Office in Bay Springs located at 3219 Hwy 15.  Sheriff Randy Johnson will conduct the seminar and discuss topics such as church protection measures, proper procedures for setting up security, laws covering churches' rights and other issues related to church security. All c...

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  • Southern Miss sorority raises $55K for Make-A-Wish

    Southern Miss sorority raises $55K for Make-A-Wish

    Friday, November 17 2017 8:33 PM EST2017-11-18 01:33:41 GMT
    SOURCE: Songfest Facebook event pageSOURCE: Songfest Facebook event page
    A University of Southern Mississippi sorority raised $55,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The announcement was made at Southern Miss' Epsilon Delta chapter of Chi Omega Sorority during its annual Songfest, which was held Friday evening from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is the longest-running Greek Life philanthropic event at Southern Miss. Admission was free, but donations were accept...More >>
    A University of Southern Mississippi sorority raised $55,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The announcement was made at Southern Miss' Epsilon Delta chapter of Chi Omega Sorority during its annual Songfest, which was held Friday evening from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is the longest-running Greek Life philanthropic event at Southern Miss. Admission was free, but donations were accept...More >>
  • Home Dedication held for Hattiesburg Resident

    Home Dedication held for Hattiesburg Resident

    Friday, November 17 2017 7:34 PM EST2017-11-18 00:34:32 GMT

    The Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) held a home dedication service for Hattiesburg resident Belle Lange. Lange’s home was destroyed earlier this year in January’s tornados. She says she’s been living with family members since the tornados. “I'm thankful to God that he allowed me to see this day and to share it with my family and friends,” says Lange. “I'm just so grateful.” T

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    The Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) held a home dedication service for Hattiesburg resident Belle Lange. Lange’s home was destroyed earlier this year in January’s tornados. She says she’s been living with family members since the tornados. “I'm thankful to God that he allowed me to see this day and to share it with my family and friends,” says Lange. “I'm just so grateful.” T

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  • Country music singer Mel Tillis dies at 85

    Country music singer Mel Tillis dies at 85

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:04 PM EST2017-11-19 17:04:50 GMT

    Mel Tillis gained fame in the 1970s with a string of successful hits. He had six No. 1 singles and more than 30 top 10 hits and was named the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year in 1976.

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    Mel Tillis gained fame in the 1970s with a string of successful hits. He had six No. 1 singles and more than 30 top 10 hits and was named the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year in 1976.

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  • Why some people just can't wait to decorate

    Why some people just can't wait to decorate

    Sunday, November 19 2017 2:01 AM EST2017-11-19 07:01:19 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 2:01 AM EST2017-11-19 07:01:19 GMT

     Emotionally, jumping ahead on decking the halls could be a positive thing, some psychologists say. It’s all about retrieving fond childhood memories.

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     Emotionally, jumping ahead on decking the halls could be a positive thing, some psychologists say. It’s all about retrieving fond childhood memories.

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  • Freezing temperatures possible tonight

    Freezing temperatures possible tonight

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:36 PM EST2017-11-19 17:36:12 GMT

    As cold air settles across the region tonight, conditions will allow for some areas to see temperatures briefly drop at or below freezing just before sunrise Monday morning. 

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    As cold air settles across the region tonight, conditions will allow for some areas to see temperatures briefly drop at or below freezing just before sunrise Monday morning. 

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  • Over 3,000 without power

    Heavy winds causes thousands without power in the metro area

    Heavy winds causes thousands without power in the metro area

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:23 PM EST2017-11-19 17:23:46 GMT
    Source: Southern Pine ElectricSource: Southern Pine Electric

    Southern Pine Electric is reporting several power outages in our TV viewing area. 

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    Southern Pine Electric is reporting several power outages in our TV viewing area. 

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  • Thanksgiving week travel forecast

    Thanksgiving week travel forecast

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:14 PM EST2017-11-19 17:14:37 GMT

    Thanksgiving week is one of the busiest travel times of the year. And weather plays a big factor in those travel plans.  

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    Thanksgiving week is one of the busiest travel times of the year. And weather plays a big factor in those travel plans.  

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