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  • Sophia Myers passes away overnight

    Sophia Myers passes away overnight

    Friday, October 20 2017 1:02 PM EDT2017-10-20 17:02:53 GMT
    Sophia Myers is the third known case of DIPG in Jackson County. (Image Source: WLOX News)Sophia Myers is the third known case of DIPG in Jackson County. (Image Source: WLOX News)

    It's a somber day across the coast. 7-year-old Sophia Myers lost her battle with DIPG, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, just after midnight Friday.

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    It's a somber day across the coast. 7-year-old Sophia Myers lost her battle with DIPG, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, just after midnight Friday.

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  • WATCH: Powerful video shows day in the life of a lineman

    WATCH: Powerful video shows day in the life of a lineman

    Friday, October 20 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-10-20 16:29:05 GMT
    Source: Southern Pine ElectricSource: Southern Pine Electric

    Being a lineman is not an easy job, and Southern Pine Electric recently showed just how taxing the position is in a new mini-documentary. 

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    Being a lineman is not an easy job, and Southern Pine Electric recently showed just how taxing the position is in a new mini-documentary. 

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  • Hattiesburg Zoo announces new attractions

    Hattiesburg Zoo announces new attractions

    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-10-20 03:13:23 GMT
    SOURCE: WDAMSOURCE: WDAM

    The Hattiesburg Zoo has two new attractions: Camp Capybara and an African Mixed Species Exhibit. 

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    The Hattiesburg Zoo has two new attractions: Camp Capybara and an African Mixed Species Exhibit. 

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  • Cracking the code: What parents need to know about their child's social media use

    Cracking the code: What parents need to know about their child's social media use

    Thursday, October 19 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-10-20 02:39:44 GMT
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    It’s no mystery that most teenagers live on social media, and by now, many parents are familiar with the common apps kids use like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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    It’s no mystery that most teenagers live on social media, and by now, many parents are familiar with the common apps kids use like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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  • Hattiesburg students have art displayed in William Carey art exhibit

    Hattiesburg students have art displayed in William Carey art exhibit

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-10-20 01:06:20 GMT
    Thursday was a special day for 13 kids who got to have their art displayed at the Sarah Gillipie Museum at William Carey University in Hattiesburg. The students from United Christian Academy in Hattiesburg not only got to learn about art, but also see their masterpieces on display in a museum setting. The event is sponsored by the Carey About Art at WCU, which is an extension of the Ellsworth Grants, a program out of New York that allows the university ...More >>
    Thursday was a special day for 13 kids who got to have their art displayed at the Sarah Gillipie Museum at William Carey University in Hattiesburg. The students from United Christian Academy in Hattiesburg not only got to learn about art, but also see their masterpieces on display in a museum setting. The event is sponsored by the Carey About Art at WCU, which is an extension of the Ellsworth Grants, a program out of New York that allows the university ...More >>
  • Secretary of State Hosemann visits Petal High School after student invitation

    Secretary of State Hosemann visits Petal High School after student invitation

    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:23 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:23:05 GMT
    Petal High School senior Cody Dye asked Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann to speak about "Promote the Vote" at his school Thursday. Photo credit WDAM.Petal High School senior Cody Dye asked Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann to speak about "Promote the Vote" at his school Thursday. Photo credit WDAM.

    A Petal High School student wanting to learn more about an essay competition sponsored by Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann asked him to speak about it in-person at his school.    

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    A Petal High School student wanting to learn more about an essay competition sponsored by Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann asked him to speak about it in-person at his school.    

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  • Perry Central to visit Collins in Region 8-2A clash

    Perry Central to visit Collins in Region 8-2A clash

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:46:53 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Perry Central High School hasn’t missed a beat on the football field all season. Collins High School hasn’t lost a football game since August. Friday night, something will have to give. The co-leaders in Region 8-2A square off starting at 7 p.m. in Collins, with the winner holding the inside track to claim the title of the five-team region. “I don’t know the playoff scenarios or how that all works, I really don’t,” Perry Central coach Chip ...More >>
    Perry Central High School hasn’t missed a beat on the football field all season. Collins High School hasn’t lost a football game since August. Friday night, something will have to give. The co-leaders in Region 8-2A square off starting at 7 p.m. in Collins, with the winner holding the inside track to claim the title of the five-team region. “I don’t know the playoff scenarios or how that all works, I really don’t,” Perry Central coach Chip ...More >>
  • Pine Belt schools receive accountability grades

    Pine Belt schools receive accountability grades

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:41:11 GMT
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  • HPD purchases 60 AR-15 rifles for officers

    HPD purchases 60 AR-15 rifles for officers

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:15:37 GMT
    SOURCE: WDAMSOURCE: WDAM
    Hattiesburg police officers will soon be adding a little more firepower for when they on patrol the streets of the Hub City. The department just purchased 60  AR-15 rifles, which will serve as backup weapons for officers on patrol. “I never want my men to be the underdog, in nothing,” said Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker. “With the change in the climate today, with attacks on police, and different things, I want to make sure the men are not o...More >>
    Hattiesburg police officers will soon be adding a little more firepower for when they on patrol the streets of the Hub City. The department just purchased 60  AR-15 rifles, which will serve as backup weapons for officers on patrol. “I never want my men to be the underdog, in nothing,” said Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker. “With the change in the climate today, with attacks on police, and different things, I want to make sure the men are not o...More >>
  • Briggs named president of Mississippi Valley State University

    Briggs named president of Mississippi Valley State University

    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-10-19 21:56:57 GMT
    Dr. Jerryl Briggs. SOURCEDr. Jerryl Briggs. SOURCE
    The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning named a new president of Mississippi Valley State University Thursday in Jackson.  Dr. Jerryl Briggs was named president after serving as Acting President of the University since June 15, according to a press release from Mississippi Public Universities. Briggs previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Mississippi Valley State University is on an upward tra...More >>
    The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning named a new president of Mississippi Valley State University Thursday in Jackson.  Dr. Jerryl Briggs was named president after serving as Acting President of the University since June 15, according to a press release from Mississippi Public Universities. Briggs previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Mississippi Valley State University is on an upward tra...More >>
  • Hattiesburg man sentenced on 3 felony charges

    Hattiesburg man sentenced on 3 felony charges

    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-10-19 21:36:10 GMT
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    Dreshawn Sullivan was sentenced Thursday afternoon by Circuit Court Judge Jon Mark Weathers for three different felony charges. Sullivan was sentenced to 25 years on a burglary charge, 30 years on attempted kidnapping, and life on a child abuse charge.  In September, Sullivan was found guilty of burglary of a dwelling, attempted kidnapping and child abuse in regard to an incident that took place on March 16, 2015, at Burkett's Creek West W.S.F. Tatum Road in which one...More >>
    Dreshawn Sullivan was sentenced Thursday afternoon by Circuit Court Judge Jon Mark Weathers for three different felony charges. Sullivan was sentenced to 25 years on a burglary charge, 30 years on attempted kidnapping, and life on a child abuse charge.  In September, Sullivan was found guilty of burglary of a dwelling, attempted kidnapping and child abuse in regard to an incident that took place on March 16, 2015, at Burkett's Creek West W.S.F. Tatum Road in which one...More >>
  • MS Supreme Court affirms ruling on school funding

    MS Supreme Court affirms ruling on school funding

    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-10-19 21:30:01 GMT
    SOURCE: WDAMSOURCE: WDAM

    Lt. Governor Tate Reeves released a statement on the Mississippi Supreme Court's Thursday ruling on educational funding.  The court affirmed a ruling from a Hinds County Chancery Court, which had dismissed a lawsuit from 21 public school districts that sought more than $235 million in state funds they argued that they were entitled to from 2010-2015 under the Mississippi Adequate Education Program.  The districts argued that under Mississippi Code, the state legi...

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    Lt. Governor Tate Reeves released a statement on the Mississippi Supreme Court's Thursday ruling on educational funding.  The court affirmed a ruling from a Hinds County Chancery Court, which had dismissed a lawsuit from 21 public school districts that sought more than $235 million in state funds they argued that they were entitled to from 2010-2015 under the Mississippi Adequate Education Program.  The districts argued that under Mississippi Code, the state legi...

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  • Mississippi high court: School budget formula is not binding

    Mississippi high court: School budget formula is not binding

    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-10-19 21:25:12 GMT
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    The court ruled Thursday against 21 school districts that sued the state in 2015. They sought money to make up for years of shortfalls when lawmakers didn't fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program.

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    The court ruled Thursday against 21 school districts that sued the state in 2015. They sought money to make up for years of shortfalls when lawmakers didn't fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program.

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  • Officials credit determined coast investigators with uncovering an international drug operation

    Officials credit determined coast investigators with uncovering an international drug operation

    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-10-19 21:16:25 GMT
    U.S Attorney Mike Hurst (Photo source: WLOX)U.S Attorney Mike Hurst (Photo source: WLOX)

    "Extraordinary cooperation" between federal and local investigators and "good, old-fashioned police work" are being cited as the top reasons South Mississippi is at the center of an international drug trafficking investigation. 

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    "Extraordinary cooperation" between federal and local investigators and "good, old-fashioned police work" are being cited as the top reasons South Mississippi is at the center of an international drug trafficking investigation. 

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  • Hattiesburg Mayor releases statement on Stion plant closing

    Hattiesburg Mayor releases statement on Stion plant closing

    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-10-19 21:02:50 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker released a statement on the closing of a green energy plant in Hattiesburg.  On Tuesday, Stion notified the state that it would be closing its Hattiesburg plant on Dec. 13 and laying off its 137 employees, according to the Associated Press.  "Anytime a business entity closes in our city, it brings great disappointment," Barker wrote in an email. "However, we will work with local and state partners to connect those needing w...

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    Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker released a statement on the closing of a green energy plant in Hattiesburg.  On Tuesday, Stion notified the state that it would be closing its Hattiesburg plant on Dec. 13 and laying off its 137 employees, according to the Associated Press.  "Anytime a business entity closes in our city, it brings great disappointment," Barker wrote in an email. "However, we will work with local and state partners to connect those needing w...

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  • Petal School District earns top spot in Mississippi

    Petal School District earns top spot in Mississippi

    Thursday, October 19 2017 2:33 PM EDT2017-10-19 18:33:39 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    The Petal School District is the number one district in the state of Mississippi.

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    The Petal School District is the number one district in the state of Mississippi.

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  • Jones County rivals clash in key Region 3-5A contest

    Jones County rivals clash in key Region 3-5A contest

    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:44 PM EDT2017-10-19 17:44:07 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    South Jones High School football has been here before. Now, Coach Cory Reynolds wants his Braves to take the next step forward. 

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    South Jones High School football has been here before. Now, Coach Cory Reynolds wants his Braves to take the next step forward. 

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  • State-subsidized solar panel maker to close in Mississippi

    State-subsidized solar panel maker to close in Mississippi

    A green energy company heavily incentivized by Mississippi is shutting down, raising questions about whether the state will get repaid.More >>
    A green energy company heavily incentivized by Mississippi is shutting down, raising questions about whether the state will get repaid.More >>
  • Hurricane Maria death toll rises to 49 in Puerto Rico

    Hurricane Maria death toll rises to 49 in Puerto Rico

    Friday, October 20 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-10-20 15:56:44 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 12:28 PM EDT2017-10-20 16:28:24 GMT
    Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello says the death toll from Hurricane Maria has risen to 49 in the U.S. territory after officials confirmed a death from a bacterial disease that spreads through animals' urine.More >>
    Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello says the death toll from Hurricane Maria has risen to 49 in the U.S. territory after officials confirmed a death from a bacterial disease that spreads through animals' urine.More >>

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