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  • Jury to deliberate after Cosby painted as predator, victim

    Jury to deliberate after Cosby painted as predator, victim

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:26:54 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 6:40 AM EDT2018-04-25 10:40:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault trial near a cloud of bubbles blown by a protester, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault trial near a cloud of bubbles blown by a protester, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.

    Jurors at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial are poised to start deliberating after a marathon day of closing arguments.

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    Jurors at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial are poised to start deliberating after a marathon day of closing arguments.

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  • Q&A: How walkout by Arizona teachers is expected to play out

    Q&A: How walkout by Arizona teachers is expected to play out

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:36:59 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 6:34 AM EDT2018-04-25 10:34:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Stefanie Lowe, a teacher at Tuscano Elementary School, smiles as she joins other teachers, parents and students as they stage a "walk-in" for higher pay and school funding in...(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Stefanie Lowe, a teacher at Tuscano Elementary School, smiles as she joins other teachers, parents and students as they stage a "walk-in" for higher pay and school funding in...
    Tens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to walk off the job this week to demand more funding for public education.More >>
    Tens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to walk off the job this week to demand more funding for public education.More >>
  • Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug

    Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:06 AM EDT2018-04-24 15:06:39 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 6:30 AM EDT2018-04-25 10:30:58 GMT
    Children with a rare, incurable disease that causes rapid aging and early death may live longer if treated with an experimental drug first developed for cancer patients.More >>
    Children with a rare, incurable disease that causes rapid aging and early death may live longer if treated with an experimental drug first developed for cancer patients.More >>
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  • Family holds vigil for young mother

    Family holds vigil for young mother

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:08 AM EDT2018-04-25 05:08:30 GMT
    The family of April Spells held a vigil for her at Fuel Time on Tuesday. Source: WLBTThe family of April Spells held a vigil for her at Fuel Time on Tuesday. Source: WLBT

    Tuesday evening family and friends are celebrating the life of Jackson's most recent homicide victim. One week ago today, life changed for the Spells family when 26 year old April Spells was shot at Fuel Time gas station on Bullard Street.

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    Tuesday evening family and friends are celebrating the life of Jackson's most recent homicide victim. One week ago today, life changed for the Spells family when 26 year old April Spells was shot at Fuel Time gas station on Bullard Street.

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  • Biloxi Wade-ins remembered, recognized with Mississippi Freedom Trail Marker

    Biloxi Wade-ins remembered, recognized with Mississippi Freedom Trail Marker

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:44 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:44:47 GMT
    Source: WLOXSource: WLOX

    Another part of Mississippi's civil rights history recognized and remembered on a Biloxi beach Tuesday. Officials with the city and the Mississippi Freedom Trail unveiled a new sign memorializing the Biloxi Beach Wade-Ins.

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    Another part of Mississippi's civil rights history recognized and remembered on a Biloxi beach Tuesday. Officials with the city and the Mississippi Freedom Trail unveiled a new sign memorializing the Biloxi Beach Wade-Ins.

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  • AG Jim Hood, his task force addressing mental health

    AG Jim Hood, his task force addressing mental health

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:39 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:39:12 GMT

    The state of mental health in Mississippi, is under review. The Mississippi mental health task force met today to talk about what they can bring to the state legislation.

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    The state of mental health in Mississippi, is under review. The Mississippi mental health task force met today to talk about what they can bring to the state legislation.

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  • Monday's Pine Belt prep baseball scores

    Monday's Pine Belt prep baseball scores

  • From QB to RB - USM sophomore Steven Anderson making moves

    From QB to RB - USM sophomore Steven Anderson making moves

  • Jones County moves to top of MACJC baseball standings with sweep of Pearl River

    Jones County moves to top of MACJC baseball standings with sweep of Pearl River

  • Lumberton mother charged after newborn tests positive for meth

    Lumberton mother charged after newborn tests positive for meth

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:30:25 GMT
    A Lumberton woman is facing felony child abuse charges after her newborn daughter tested positive for “high amounts” of methamphetamine. (Photo source: WDAM archive)A Lumberton woman is facing felony child abuse charges after her newborn daughter tested positive for “high amounts” of methamphetamine. (Photo source: WDAM archive)
    Vincente Manuel Ruiz, 37, of Modesto, California, was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. (Photo source: WDAM archive)Vincente Manuel Ruiz, 37, of Modesto, California, was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    A Lumberton woman is facing felony child abuse charges after her newborn daughter tested positive for “high amounts” of methamphetamine.

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    A Lumberton woman is facing felony child abuse charges after her newborn daughter tested positive for “high amounts” of methamphetamine.

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  • USM baseball wins 6th straight, beats South Alabama, 5-3

    USM baseball wins 6th straight, beats South Alabama, 5-3

  • USM baseball wins 6th straight, beats South Alabama, 5-3

    USM baseball wins 6th straight, beats South Alabama, 5-3

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:42 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:42:20 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    The 15th-ranked Golden Eagles ground out a 5-3 win Tuesday night over South Alabama win at Pete Taylor Park. The 15th-ranked Golden Eagles (29-11) won their sixth consecutive game..

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    The 15th-ranked Golden Eagles ground out a 5-3 win Tuesday night over South Alabama win at Pete Taylor Park. The 15th-ranked Golden Eagles (29-11) won their sixth consecutive game..

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  • News 7 Investigation: Jones County bridge closures

    News 7 Investigation: Jones County bridge closures

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:26 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:26:01 GMT
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    Drive around Jones County and you'll most likely face a bridge closure. Currently, 23 bridges are shut down, by order of Governor Phil Bryant because of safety concerns.

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    Drive around Jones County and you'll most likely face a bridge closure. Currently, 23 bridges are shut down, by order of Governor Phil Bryant because of safety concerns.

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  • Baseball games start for new league in Laurel

    Baseball games start for new league in Laurel

    Baseball games start for new league in Laurel

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:23:09 GMT
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    Exhibition games have started for the National Urban Professional Baseball League in Laurel.

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    Exhibition games have started for the National Urban Professional Baseball League in Laurel.

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  • Report: MS Public Employee Retirement System won't reach current funding goals

    Report: MS Public Employee Retirement System won't reach current funding goals

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:06 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:06:32 GMT
    (Photo Source: WLOX)(Photo Source: WLOX)

    A new study of the Mississippi Public Employee Retirement System shows the state will not reach its minimum goal of being 80 percent funded by 2042.

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    A new study of the Mississippi Public Employee Retirement System shows the state will not reach its minimum goal of being 80 percent funded by 2042.

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  • Jones County moves to top of MACJC baseball standings with sweep of Pearl River

    Jones County moves to top of MACJC baseball standings with sweep of Pearl River

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:06 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:06:26 GMT

    Jones County Junior College swept a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges' baseball doubleheader Tuesday from Pearl River Community College. 

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    Jones County Junior College swept a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges' baseball doubleheader Tuesday from Pearl River Community College. 

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  • USM exhibit asks 'What were you wearing?'

    USM exhibit asks 'What were you wearing?'

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:42 PM EDT2018-04-25 02:42:48 GMT
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    source: wdamsource: wdam

    The University of Southern Mississippi opened a new exhibit meant to give students a new understanding of sexual violence victims. The installation is called "What were you wearing?" ?

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    The University of Southern Mississippi opened a new exhibit meant to give students a new understanding of sexual violence victims. The installation is called "What were you wearing?" ?

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  • City approves $150K for Twin Forks Rising redevelopment

    City approves $150K for Twin Forks Rising redevelopment

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 9:00 PM EDT2018-04-25 01:00:24 GMT
    Last week, council members voted to move forward with an agreement between the mayor and the Twin Forks Rising Community Development Corporation for a $150,000 investment. (Photo source: WDAM)Last week, council members voted to move forward with an agreement between the mayor and the Twin Forks Rising Community Development Corporation for a $150,000 investment. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Source: WDAM.Source: WDAM.

    The City of Hattiesburg will continue to invest in Twin Forks Rising, the redevelopment project for Ward 2.

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    The City of Hattiesburg will continue to invest in Twin Forks Rising, the redevelopment project for Ward 2.

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  • Matthews Moss Water Association under boil water advisory

    Matthews Moss Water Association under boil water advisory

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-04-24 23:12:21 GMT
    Boil water graphic/Photo credit: WDAMBoil water graphic/Photo credit: WDAM
    Boil water graphic/Photo credit: WDAMBoil water graphic/Photo credit: WDAM

    Customers of the Matthews Moss Water Association in Jones County are under a boil water advisory.

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    Customers of the Matthews Moss Water Association in Jones County are under a boil water advisory.

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  • MDOT promotes work zone safety with new initiative

    MDOT promotes work zone safety with new initiative

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:29 PM EDT2018-04-24 22:29:38 GMT
    MDOT promotes work zone safety with new initiative. Source: WLBTMDOT promotes work zone safety with new initiative. Source: WLBT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The Mississippi Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use caution when driving through work zones. All month they've been working on their workzone safety initiative. MDOT says 75 percent of their 34 hundred employees are out here on the front lines, building highways and infrastructure just inches from oncoming traffic. District Engineer Brian Ratliff said,  "It's scary you're putting your life in somebody else's hands.  We can put up all the signs and...

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    The Mississippi Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use caution when driving through work zones. All month they've been working on their workzone safety initiative. MDOT says 75 percent of their 34 hundred employees are out here on the front lines, building highways and infrastructure just inches from oncoming traffic. District Engineer Brian Ratliff said,  "It's scary you're putting your life in somebody else's hands.  We can put up all the signs and...

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  • PRCC’s Page named MACJC Pitcher of Week for 3rd time

    PRCC’s Page named MACJC Pitcher of Week for 3rd time

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-04-24 22:11:43 GMT
    PRCC. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC. Courtesy: WDAM
    PRCC. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC. Courtesy: WDAM

    Pearl River Community College freshman right-hander Shemar Page was honored for the third time this baseball season as Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges’ Pitcher of the Week. Page, a Raleigh High School product, pitched five scoreless innings in the No. 4 Wildcats’ 10-0 victory over East Mississippi Community College in six innings last week.

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    Pearl River Community College freshman right-hander Shemar Page was honored for the third time this baseball season as Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges’ Pitcher of the Week. Page, a Raleigh High School product, pitched five scoreless innings in the No. 4 Wildcats’ 10-0 victory over East Mississippi Community College in six innings last week.

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  • JCJC’s Perque earns MACJC softball pitcher of week honors

    JCJC’s Perque earns MACJC softball pitcher of week honors

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-04-24 21:53:12 GMT

    Jones County Junior College sophomore pitcher Karli Perque was named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges’ Softball Pitcher of the Week for a third time this season.

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    Jones County Junior College sophomore pitcher Karli Perque was named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges’ Softball Pitcher of the Week for a third time this season.

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  • Mason-Dixon poll shows potential match-ups for Gov's race

    Mason-Dixon poll shows potential match-ups for Gov's race

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:52 PM EDT2018-04-24 19:52:55 GMT
    Hood still holding early lead over Reeves for 2019; Source: Mason-Dixon Mississippi PollHood still holding early lead over Reeves for 2019; Source: Mason-Dixon Mississippi Poll

    A Mississippi poll conducted by the Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy group is estimating potential election match-ups for the 2019 elections. 

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    A Mississippi poll conducted by the Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy group is estimating potential election match-ups for the 2019 elections. 

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  • Bay Springs class of 2018 earns record amount of scholarships

    Bay Springs class of 2018 earns record amount of scholarships

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-04-24 18:57:27 GMT
    Bay Springs High School hosted a scholarship signing ceremony Tuesday for high-achieving students. (Photo source: WDAM)Bay Springs High School hosted a scholarship signing ceremony Tuesday for high-achieving students. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Bay Springs High School hosted a scholarship signing ceremony Tuesday for high-achieving students. (Photo source: WDAM)Bay Springs High School hosted a scholarship signing ceremony Tuesday for high-achieving students. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Bay Springs High School hosted a scholarship signing ceremony Tuesday for high-achieving students.

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    Bay Springs High School hosted a scholarship signing ceremony Tuesday for high-achieving students.

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  • Two arrests, items recovered in Jones Co. grand larceny case

    Two arrests, items recovered in Jones Co. grand larceny case

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 2:48 PM EDT2018-04-24 18:48:11 GMT

    Two Ellisville men were arrested after a trailer containing lawn equipment they are accused of stealing was impounded by the Pascagoula Police Department. 

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    Two Ellisville men were arrested after a trailer containing lawn equipment they are accused of stealing was impounded by the Pascagoula Police Department. 

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  • Southern Miss sorority saves the last dance for WWII veteran

    Southern Miss sorority saves the last dance for WWII veteran

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 2:29 PM EDT2018-04-24 18:29:40 GMT
    The ladies of Phi Mu Sorority on the University of Southern Miss campus hosted a dance for 92-year-old Navy veteran Paul Sonnier. (Photo source: WDAM)The ladies of Phi Mu Sorority on the University of Southern Miss campus hosted a dance for 92-year-old Navy veteran Paul Sonnier. (Photo source: WDAM)

    The ladies of Phi Mu Sorority on the University of Southern Miss campus hosted a dance for 92-year-old War World II Navy veteran Paul Sonnier. Jessica Moreau, a social work intern at SouthernCare Hospice Services, says she would often visit with Sonnier. "He'd always ask me if I wanted to go to Ropers, the local bar," says Moreau. "He says I'll teach you how to jitterbug and the Waltz." Moreau says one day Sonnier told her his final wish would be "to dance ...

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    The ladies of Phi Mu Sorority on the University of Southern Miss campus hosted a dance for 92-year-old War World II Navy veteran Paul Sonnier. Jessica Moreau, a social work intern at SouthernCare Hospice Services, says she would often visit with Sonnier. "He'd always ask me if I wanted to go to Ropers, the local bar," says Moreau. "He says I'll teach you how to jitterbug and the Waltz." Moreau says one day Sonnier told her his final wish would be "to dance ...

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  • 110th Anniversary: Purvis tornado April 24, 1908

    110th Anniversary: Purvis tornado April 24, 1908

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:30 PM EDT2018-04-24 16:30:33 GMT
    Flattened buildings after a tornado struck Purvis in 1908.Flattened buildings after a tornado struck Purvis in 1908.

    It's been 103 years since the deadly tornado came through the city of Purvis. On Friday, April 24, 1908, a series of storms left a line of destruction through parts of Louisiana and Mississippi.  According to a report from the McCain Library of Archives at the University of Southern Mississippi, shortly before 2:00 p.m. the clouds took a funnel shape and began to move toward the town. Reports vary about the time the storm actually struck the town; some say 2:13 p.m. while o...

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    It's been 103 years since the deadly tornado came through the city of Purvis. On Friday, April 24, 1908, a series of storms left a line of destruction through parts of Louisiana and Mississippi.  According to a report from the McCain Library of Archives at the University of Southern Mississippi, shortly before 2:00 p.m. the clouds took a funnel shape and began to move toward the town. Reports vary about the time the storm actually struck the town; some say 2:13 p.m. while o...

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  • USM ready for rematch with South Alabama

    USM ready for rematch with South Alabama

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:17 AM EDT2018-04-24 14:17:09 GMT
    USM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM

    It didn’t take long for Nick Sandlin to capture another award following his return to the mound for USM. The junior was named Conference USA pitcher of the week and a Collegiate Baseball player of the week for the third time this season. Sandlin pitched 12 strikeouts and allowed just one hit in five innings of USM’s 8-0 win over Middle Tennessee on Saturday. Junior Adam Jackson is expected to take the mound on Tuesday night when the Golden Eagles host South Alabama.

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    It didn’t take long for Nick Sandlin to capture another award following his return to the mound for USM. The junior was named Conference USA pitcher of the week and a Collegiate Baseball player of the week for the third time this season. Sandlin pitched 12 strikeouts and allowed just one hit in five innings of USM’s 8-0 win over Middle Tennessee on Saturday. Junior Adam Jackson is expected to take the mound on Tuesday night when the Golden Eagles host South Alabama.

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  • From QB to RB - USM sophomore Steven Anderson making moves

    From QB to RB - USM sophomore Steven Anderson making moves

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-04-24 04:27:53 GMT
    USM sophomore running back Steven Anderson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM sophomore running back Steven Anderson. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM sophomore running back Steven Anderson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM sophomore running back Steven Anderson. Courtesy: WDAM

    Though soft-spoken, Steven Anderson hits hard. A "violent" runner as Southern Miss teammate Keon Howard describes him, perhaps Anderson is making up for all those years spent at quarterback. "Steven runs like he doesn't want to be hit no more,” Howard said.

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    Though soft-spoken, Steven Anderson hits hard. A "violent" runner as Southern Miss teammate Keon Howard describes him, perhaps Anderson is making up for all those years spent at quarterback. "Steven runs like he doesn't want to be hit no more,” Howard said.

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  • Carey finishes regular season 33-13

    Carey finishes regular season 33-13

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-04-24 04:11:59 GMT
    William Carey pitcher Hannah Moak. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey pitcher Hannah Moak. Courtesy: WDAM
    William Carey pitcher Hannah Moak. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey pitcher Hannah Moak. Courtesy: WDAM

    William Carey swept Brewton-Parker on Monday to wrap up the regular season. The No. 12 Lady Crusaders finish the year 33-13 (19-9 SSAC) and await their seeding in the Southern States Athletic Conference which begins on May 2.

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    William Carey swept Brewton-Parker on Monday to wrap up the regular season. The No. 12 Lady Crusaders finish the year 33-13 (19-9 SSAC) and await their seeding in the Southern States Athletic Conference which begins on May 2.

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  • Monday’s Pine Belt prep baseball scores

    Monday’s Pine Belt prep baseball scores

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-04-24 04:03:28 GMT
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    Monday’s Pine Belt prep baseball results

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    Monday’s Pine Belt prep baseball results

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  • High School baseball playoff scores - April 23

    High School baseball playoff scores - April 23

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:01 AM EDT2018-04-24 04:01:08 GMT
    South Jones pitcher John Mitchell. Courtesy: WDAMSouth Jones pitcher John Mitchell. Courtesy: WDAM
    South Jones pitcher John Mitchell. Courtesy: WDAMSouth Jones pitcher John Mitchell. Courtesy: WDAM

    It was win or go home Monday night in the Pine Belt. Several high school baseball teams looked to punch their tickets to the second round of the MHSAA playoffs.

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    It was win or go home Monday night in the Pine Belt. Several high school baseball teams looked to punch their tickets to the second round of the MHSAA playoffs.

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  • Schedule: Second round of high school baseball playoffs

    Schedule: Second round of high school baseball playoffs

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-04-24 23:52:57 GMT
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    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons

    The second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association baseball playoffs are upon us, and there are several teams from the Pine Belt still in the hunt for championship rings.

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    The second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association baseball playoffs are upon us, and there are several teams from the Pine Belt still in the hunt for championship rings.

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  • Public hearings set for input on future plans in Lamar County

    Public hearings set for input on future plans in Lamar County

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:17 AM EDT2018-04-24 15:17:27 GMT
    U.S. 98 in Lamar CountyU.S. 98 in Lamar County
    U.S. 98 in Lamar CountyU.S. 98 in Lamar County

    The Lamar County Board of Supervisors is hoping to hear new ideas and visions from the community through a series of public hearings next month. 

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    The Lamar County Board of Supervisors is hoping to hear new ideas and visions from the community through a series of public hearings next month. 

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  • South Jones moves ahead in Class 5A baseball playoffs

    South Jones moves ahead in Class 5A baseball playoffs

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:48 PM EDT2018-04-24 03:48:41 GMT
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    Home-field advantage hadn’t meant much for either South Jones or Stone high schools in the first two games of their Class 5A opening-round playoff baseball series. At least until Monday night. Junior right-hander John Mitchell twirled a complete-game four-hitter and the Braves struck for four runs in the third inning on their way to a series-clinching 5-1 victory over the Tomcats.

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    Home-field advantage hadn’t meant much for either South Jones or Stone high schools in the first two games of their Class 5A opening-round playoff baseball series. At least until Monday night. Junior right-hander John Mitchell twirled a complete-game four-hitter and the Braves struck for four runs in the third inning on their way to a series-clinching 5-1 victory over the Tomcats.

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  • Rotary Club honors student athletes in Waynesboro

    Rotary Club honors student athletes in Waynesboro

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:16 PM EDT2018-04-24 03:16:18 GMT
    A select group of local student athletes from Waynesboro High School and Wayne Academy were honored for their hard work in sports and academics. (Photo source: WDAM)A select group of local student athletes from Waynesboro High School and Wayne Academy were honored for their hard work in sports and academics. (Photo source: WDAM)
    A select group of local student athletes from Waynesboro High School and Wayne Academy were honored for their hard work in sports and academics. (Photo source: WDAM)A select group of local student athletes from Waynesboro High School and Wayne Academy were honored for their hard work in sports and academics. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Monday night was the first time the Waynesboro Rotary Club held its Rotary Scholar Athlete Program. A select group of local student athletes from Waynesboro High School and Wayne Academy were honored for their hard work in sports and in academics. A few of the students received 500 dollar Joe Johnson Rotary Scholarships. Club President, Robert Cooley said it's important to be successful on and off the field.  Cooley said, "So, we thought this way we would combine scholasti...

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    Monday night was the first time the Waynesboro Rotary Club held its Rotary Scholar Athlete Program. A select group of local student athletes from Waynesboro High School and Wayne Academy were honored for their hard work in sports and in academics. A few of the students received 500 dollar Joe Johnson Rotary Scholarships. Club President, Robert Cooley said it's important to be successful on and off the field.  Cooley said, "So, we thought this way we would combine scholasti...

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  • Hattiesburg police respond to shooting

    Hattiesburg police respond to shooting

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:38 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:38:10 GMT
    HPD spokesman Ryan Moore said the shooting happened at the West Wind Apartments at 200 block of North 39th Avenue. (Photo source: WDAM)HPD spokesman Ryan Moore said the shooting happened at the West Wind Apartments at 200 block of North 39th Avenue. (Photo source: WDAM)
    HPD spokesman Ryan Moore said the shooting happened at the West Wind Apartments at 200 block of North 39th Avenue. (Photo source: WDAM)HPD spokesman Ryan Moore said the shooting happened at the West Wind Apartments at 200 block of North 39th Avenue. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Hattiesburg police officers responded to a shooting Monday evening. 

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    Hattiesburg police officers responded to a shooting Monday evening. 

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  • Suspect bites man helping a Lumberton officer during chase

    Suspect bites man helping a Lumberton officer during chase

    Monday, April 23 2018 7:14 PM EDT2018-04-23 23:14:33 GMT
    Jeameal Taylor. Source:  Lamar County Jail.Jeameal Taylor. Source: Lamar County Jail.

    A man jumping in to help a Lumberton Police Officer ended up with an injury of his own Monday. Lumberton Police Chief Carlus Page said an officer was dispatched in reference to a domestic incident just before 10 a.m. on Southern Street when the suspect, identified as Jeameal Taylor, starting running. Page said Taylor had knowledge he was wanted by the Mississippi Department of Corrections and "immediately took off running." A civilian, Joshua Root, saw the chase and assis...

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    A man jumping in to help a Lumberton Police Officer ended up with an injury of his own Monday. Lumberton Police Chief Carlus Page said an officer was dispatched in reference to a domestic incident just before 10 a.m. on Southern Street when the suspect, identified as Jeameal Taylor, starting running. Page said Taylor had knowledge he was wanted by the Mississippi Department of Corrections and "immediately took off running." A civilian, Joshua Root, saw the chase and assis...

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  • HPD searching for man who broke into church with a hatchet

    HPD searching for man who broke into church with a hatchet

    Monday, April 23 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-04-23 22:44:58 GMT
    The man broke into the church on April 7, around 3:30 a.m. (Photo source: HPD)The man broke into the church on April 7, around 3:30 a.m. (Photo source: HPD)

    Hattiesburg police are searching for a man who broke into Hardy Street Baptist Church with a hatchet in early April. 

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    Hattiesburg police are searching for a man who broke into Hardy Street Baptist Church with a hatchet in early April. 

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  • Laurel man charged with molestation of relative

    Laurel man charged with molestation of relative

    Monday, April 23 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-04-23 22:43:27 GMT
    Jonathan Smith, 35, of Laurel, was arrested on Saturday and charged with molesting-touching a child for a lustful purpose. (Photo source: Jones County Jail)Jonathan Smith, 35, of Laurel, was arrested on Saturday and charged with molesting-touching a child for a lustful purpose. (Photo source: Jones County Jail)

    A Laurel man was charged with molestation after he was accused of inappropriate behavior with a close relative. 

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    A Laurel man was charged with molestation after he was accused of inappropriate behavior with a close relative. 

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  • Man found dead in burning Hattiesburg home identified

    Man found dead in burning Hattiesburg home identified

    Monday, April 23 2018 6:29 PM EDT2018-04-23 22:29:28 GMT
    According to Hattiesburg police, Anderson’s body was found when firefighters entered the home through the back door. (Photo source: WDAM)According to Hattiesburg police, Anderson’s body was found when firefighters entered the home through the back door. (Photo source: WDAM)

    We now know the identity of the man whose body was found after a house burned down in Hattiesburg last month.

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    We now know the identity of the man whose body was found after a house burned down in Hattiesburg last month.

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  • Bond set for brothers charged in Petal shooting

    Bond set for brothers charged in Petal shooting

    Monday, April 23 2018 6:12 PM EDT2018-04-23 22:12:15 GMT

    Bond has been set for three brothers charged with aggravated assault in connection to a shooting that happened Saturday at an apartment complex in Petal.

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    Bond has been set for three brothers charged with aggravated assault in connection to a shooting that happened Saturday at an apartment complex in Petal.

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  • LIST: Hattiesburg to close roads for Jimmy Buffett concert

    LIST: Hattiesburg to close roads for Jimmy Buffett concert

    Monday, April 23 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:46:27 GMT
    Expected road closures in downtown Hattiesburg on Thursday, April 6, for the Jimmy Buffet concert at the Saenger Theater. (Photo source: City of Hattiesburg)Expected road closures in downtown Hattiesburg on Thursday, April 6, for the Jimmy Buffet concert at the Saenger Theater. (Photo source: City of Hattiesburg)

    Several roads will close in downtown Hattiesburg on Thursday, April 6, for the Jimmy Buffet concert at the Saenger Theater.

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    Several roads will close in downtown Hattiesburg on Thursday, April 6, for the Jimmy Buffet concert at the Saenger Theater.

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  • Hattiesburg man accused of choking wife, dropping her off at the hospital

    Hattiesburg man accused of choking wife, dropping her off at the hospital

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:34:00 GMT
    Anton Bolden.  Source: Forrest County Jail.Anton Bolden. Source: Forrest County Jail.
    Anton Bolden.  Source: Forrest County Jail.Anton Bolden. Source: Forrest County Jail.

    A Hattiesburg man is accused of choking his wife and then leaving her at a local hospital. Hattiesburg Police responded to a local hospital in reference to the domestic assault Monday morning.  According to HPD Spokesman Ryan Moore, the victim stated her husband choked her, and then drove her to the hospital and left around 5:30 a.m. She was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and later discharged, Moore said. When officers located the victim's husband, Anton Bolden...

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    A Hattiesburg man is accused of choking his wife and then leaving her at a local hospital. Hattiesburg Police responded to a local hospital in reference to the domestic assault Monday morning.  According to HPD Spokesman Ryan Moore, the victim stated her husband choked her, and then drove her to the hospital and left around 5:30 a.m. She was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and later discharged, Moore said. When officers located the victim's husband, Anton Bolden...

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  • HPD: Bullet proof vest stopped armed attacker from stabbing officer

    HPD: Bullet proof vest stopped armed attacker from stabbing officer

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:31 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:31:59 GMT
    Johnny Williams (Photo source: Hattiesburg Police Department)Johnny Williams (Photo source: Hattiesburg Police Department)
    Johnny Williams (Photo source: Hattiesburg Police Department)Johnny Williams (Photo source: Hattiesburg Police Department)

    A bullet proof vest may have saved a Hattiesburg police officer’s life Sunday after a standoff with a man reportedly armed with a knife turned physical.

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    A bullet proof vest may have saved a Hattiesburg police officer’s life Sunday after a standoff with a man reportedly armed with a knife turned physical.

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  • No more 'waste dirt' in Lamar County

    No more 'waste dirt' in Lamar County

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:30:18 GMT
    Road Manager Tommy Jones said the service stopped immediately after learning about the lawsuit. (Photo Source: WDAM)Road Manager Tommy Jones said the service stopped immediately after learning about the lawsuit. (Photo Source: WDAM)

    Lamar County residents will no longer be able to receive a 'waste dirt' delivery after a officials found out the service has been breaking the law.

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    Lamar County residents will no longer be able to receive a 'waste dirt' delivery after a officials found out the service has been breaking the law.

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  • Man sentenced for human smuggling after traffic stop on I-59

    Man sentenced for human smuggling after traffic stop on I-59

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:29 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:29:52 GMT
    A Honduran man will spend the next 21 months behind bars for an alleged plan to smuggle illegal immigrants after he was stopped for speeding in the Pine Belt. (Photo source: WDAM archive)A Honduran man will spend the next 21 months behind bars for an alleged plan to smuggle illegal immigrants after he was stopped for speeding in the Pine Belt. (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    A Honduran man will spend the next 21 months behind bars for an alleged plan to smuggle illegal immigrants after he was stopped for speeding in the Pine Belt. Emerson Isaac Hernandez-Turcios, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to 21 months in federal prison followed by one year of supervised release for conspiracy to transport illegal aliens within the United States last week.  Hernandez-Turcios was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.  He had pleaded guilty...

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    A Honduran man will spend the next 21 months behind bars for an alleged plan to smuggle illegal immigrants after he was stopped for speeding in the Pine Belt. Emerson Isaac Hernandez-Turcios, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to 21 months in federal prison followed by one year of supervised release for conspiracy to transport illegal aliens within the United States last week.  Hernandez-Turcios was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.  He had pleaded guilty...

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  • Crash involving school bus in Lamar County

    Crash involving school bus in Lamar County

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:27 AM EDT2018-04-23 15:27:12 GMT
    According to police, students were on the bus at the time of the crash. (Photo source: Hope Housley Martin)According to police, students were on the bus at the time of the crash. (Photo source: Hope Housley Martin)

    Sumrall police and Lamar County Sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a crash involving a school bus just south of Sumrall on state Route 589.

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    Sumrall police and Lamar County Sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a crash involving a school bus just south of Sumrall on state Route 589.

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  • Local Pine Belt students named Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athletes

    Local Pine Belt students named Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athletes

    Local Pine Belt students named Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athletes

    Monday, April 23 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-04-23 04:04:05 GMT
    WDAMWDAM
    WDAMWDAM

    16 top seniors across Mississippi are making strides, going home with a prestigious award. WDAM was able to speak with one of this years Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete award winners from Laurel High School. Todd Breland said, "I think it's awesome. The way Kimberton, not only his contributions to the athletic portion at Laurel High School, but the way he conducts himself at school everyday. He's always in a good mood. He's tremendous in the classroom. He's just an outstanding yo...

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    16 top seniors across Mississippi are making strides, going home with a prestigious award. WDAM was able to speak with one of this years Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete award winners from Laurel High School. Todd Breland said, "I think it's awesome. The way Kimberton, not only his contributions to the athletic portion at Laurel High School, but the way he conducts himself at school everyday. He's always in a good mood. He's tremendous in the classroom. He's just an outstanding yo...

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  • Local church delays Nicaragua mission trip for safety

    Local church delays Nicaragua mission trip for safety

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-04-23 03:23:50 GMT
    source: wdamsource: wdam
    source: wdamsource: wdam

    The Carterville Baptist Church delayed their mission trip to Nicaragua after receiving an urgent phone call that the destination was no longer safe due to an unrest in the country. Pastor of Carterville Baptist Church and mission team lead Ben Skipper says the call came while members were waiting in line at the airport to receive their plane tickets.  

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    The Carterville Baptist Church delayed their mission trip to Nicaragua after receiving an urgent phone call that the destination was no longer safe due to an unrest in the country. Pastor of Carterville Baptist Church and mission team lead Ben Skipper says the call came while members were waiting in line at the airport to receive their plane tickets.  

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  • Record Store Day: Vinyl, CDs outsell digital music

    Record Store Day: Vinyl, CDs outsell digital music

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:44 AM EDT2018-04-21 15:44:09 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-04-23 00:25:05 GMT
    Music lovers are paying homage to their local record stores.More >>
    Music lovers are paying homage to their local record stores.More >>
  • Pine Belt prep baseball schedule/results (April 16-21)

    Pine Belt prep baseball schedule/results (April 16-21)

    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:36 PM EDT2018-04-22 18:36:06 GMT
    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons

    Pine Belt prep baseball results/schedule (April 16-21)

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    Pine Belt prep baseball results/schedule (April 16-21)

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  • FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

    FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:53:41 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:16 AM EDT2018-04-22 13:16:08 GMT
    (NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...(NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...
    The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems.More >>
    The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems.More >>
  • USM sweeps C-USA baseball from MTSU

    USM sweeps C-USA baseball from MTSU

  • USM wraps up spring drills with annual Black and Gold game

    USM wraps up spring drills with annual Black and Gold game

  • HS baseball playoff scores - April 21

    HS baseball playoff scores - April 21

  • HS baseball playoff scores - April 21

    HS baseball playoff scores - April 21

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:53 PM EDT2018-04-22 03:53:56 GMT
    Sacred Heart baseball. Courtesy: WDAMSacred Heart baseball. Courtesy: WDAM
    Sacred Heart baseball. Courtesy: WDAMSacred Heart baseball. Courtesy: WDAM

    The high schoolers were back at it on Saturday for game two’s in the MHSAA baseball playoffs. Here’s a look at some of the scores from around the Pine Belt: Class 1A Sacred Heart (7) French Camp (6) *Crusaders advance to face Stringer in the second round.

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    The high schoolers were back at it on Saturday for game two’s in the MHSAA baseball playoffs. Here’s a look at some of the scores from around the Pine Belt: Class 1A Sacred Heart (7) French Camp (6) *Crusaders advance to face Stringer in the second round.

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  • An evening with the stars in Laurel

    An evening with the stars in Laurel

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:53 PM EDT2018-04-22 03:53:35 GMT
    source: wdamsource: wdam
    source: wdamsource: wdam

    The Laurel Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosted their 3rd annual Evening with the Stars event.  Organizers say the event is meant to honor those in the city of Laurel that have made an impact on the community.  President Julia Lewis says the organization selects people in the community who exemplify their five point thrust: Educational Development, Economic Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Poli...

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    The Laurel Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosted their 3rd annual Evening with the Stars event.  Organizers say the event is meant to honor those in the city of Laurel that have made an impact on the community.  President Julia Lewis says the organization selects people in the community who exemplify their five point thrust: Educational Development, Economic Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Poli...

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  • The Arc of Southeast MS this year's focus in 2018 Comcast Cares Day

    The Arc of Southeast MS this year's focus in 2018 Comcast Cares Day

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:38 PM EDT2018-04-22 03:38:53 GMT

    The Arc of Southeast Mississippi was this year's focus of the 2018 Comcast Cares Day. Jason Holifield, organizer Comcast Cares Day at the Arc, says Comcast has been committed to improving the quality of life the local communities where employees and customers live and work. Comcast likes to come out and do in the community once a year and try to give back," Holifield said. "We got with the arc here. We're washing some vans, we're doing some landscaping, working on the...

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    The Arc of Southeast Mississippi was this year's focus of the 2018 Comcast Cares Day. Jason Holifield, organizer Comcast Cares Day at the Arc, says Comcast has been committed to improving the quality of life the local communities where employees and customers live and work. Comcast likes to come out and do in the community once a year and try to give back," Holifield said. "We got with the arc here. We're washing some vans, we're doing some landscaping, working on the...

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  • USM sweeps C-USA baseball from MTSU

    USM sweeps C-USA baseball from MTSU

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-04-22 02:38:59 GMT
    USM sweeps C-USA baseball from MTSU; (Photo Source: WDAM)USM sweeps C-USA baseball from MTSU; (Photo Source: WDAM)

    Mason Irby had three hits and drove in four runs and LeeMarcus Boyd and Luke Reynolds homered in the same inning as the University of Southern Mississippi downed Middle Tennessee State University 11-2 Saturday afternoon in the first game of a Conference USA doubleheader at Pete Taylor Park.

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    Mason Irby had three hits and drove in four runs and LeeMarcus Boyd and Luke Reynolds homered in the same inning as the University of Southern Mississippi downed Middle Tennessee State University 11-2 Saturday afternoon in the first game of a Conference USA doubleheader at Pete Taylor Park.

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  • Waynesboro mother puts Autism in action

    Waynesboro mother puts Autism in action

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-04-22 02:38:01 GMT
    source: wdamsource: wdam
    source: wdamsource: wdam

    A Waynesboro mother works to break the stigma surrounding children with autism by hosting an event at the Waynesboro City Auditorium to bridge the gap between children with autism and those without. Melody Jones started the "Autism Sensory Day" event through her organization For Ry's Sake: Autism in Action. "We want to give students that may not be aware of autism the opportunity to interact with autistic children so they'll know some of their mannerisms," s...

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    A Waynesboro mother works to break the stigma surrounding children with autism by hosting an event at the Waynesboro City Auditorium to bridge the gap between children with autism and those without. Melody Jones started the "Autism Sensory Day" event through her organization For Ry's Sake: Autism in Action. "We want to give students that may not be aware of autism the opportunity to interact with autistic children so they'll know some of their mannerisms," s...

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  • JDC's Magee makes history with signing

    JDC's Magee makes history with signing

  • JDC's Magee makes history with signing

    JDC's Magee makes history with signing

    Saturday, April 21 2018 9:47 PM EDT2018-04-22 01:47:24 GMT

    The Jefferson Davis County girls basketball program didn't have to wait long for a player to sign with a college. Senior forward Azaria Magee signed with Copiah-Lincoln Community College Friday, becoming the first player in program history to do so.

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    The Jefferson Davis County girls basketball program didn't have to wait long for a player to sign with a college. Senior forward Azaria Magee signed with Copiah-Lincoln Community College Friday, becoming the first player in program history to do so.

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  • USM wraps up spring drills with annual Black and Gold game

    USM wraps up spring drills with annual Black and Gold game

    Saturday, April 21 2018 9:28 PM EDT2018-04-22 01:28:45 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    Jay Hopson got exactly what he wanted to see out of his University of Southern Mississippi football team Saturday afternoon during the annual Black and Gold Game at M.M. Roberts Stadium: a close game and a lot of fun. “It was fun,” Hopson said after watching the split-squad Gold team hang on for a 20-15 win over the Black team in the finale of spring football. “It was a good game and I felt like there was a lot of competition."

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    Jay Hopson got exactly what he wanted to see out of his University of Southern Mississippi football team Saturday afternoon during the annual Black and Gold Game at M.M. Roberts Stadium: a close game and a lot of fun. “It was fun,” Hopson said after watching the split-squad Gold team hang on for a 20-15 win over the Black team in the finale of spring football. “It was a good game and I felt like there was a lot of competition."

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  • DREAM hosts 2nd annual Hattie Hundred bike ride

    DREAM hosts 2nd annual Hattie Hundred bike ride

    Saturday, April 21 2018 8:17 PM EDT2018-04-22 00:17:25 GMT
    DREAM hosts 2nd annual Hattie Hundred bike ride; (Photo Source: WDAM)DREAM hosts 2nd annual Hattie Hundred bike ride; (Photo Source: WDAM)

    DREAM of Hattiesburg hosted its 2nd annual “Hattie Hundred” bike ride Saturday, April 21 in downtown Hattiesburg.

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    DREAM of Hattiesburg hosted its 2nd annual “Hattie Hundred” bike ride Saturday, April 21 in downtown Hattiesburg.

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  • Walthall Park hosts 20th Downtown Crawfish Jam

    Walthall Park hosts 20th Downtown Crawfish Jam

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-04-21 23:05:51 GMT
    Walthall Park hosted the 20th annual Downtown Crawfish Jam Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Walthall Park hosted the 20th annual Downtown Crawfish Jam Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.
    Walthall Park hosted the 20th annual Downtown Crawfish Jam Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Walthall Park hosted the 20th annual Downtown Crawfish Jam Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

     A 20th annual event in the Hub City celebrating mud bugs and music was also focusing on cancer awareness.  

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     A 20th annual event in the Hub City celebrating mud bugs and music was also focusing on cancer awareness.  

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  • 16th Petal Southern Miss Pow Wow being held at Hinton Park

    16th Petal Southern Miss Pow Wow being held at Hinton Park

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:52:33 GMT
    Hinton Park is hosting the 16th annual Petal-Southern MIss Pow Wow. Photo credit WDAM.Hinton Park is hosting the 16th annual Petal-Southern MIss Pow Wow. Photo credit WDAM.
    Hinton Park is hosting the 16th annual Petal-Southern MIss Pow Wow. Photo credit WDAM.Hinton Park is hosting the 16th annual Petal-Southern MIss Pow Wow. Photo credit WDAM.

    An annual event in Petal is showcasing traditional Native-American culture from MIssissippi and elsewhere.  

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    An annual event in Petal is showcasing traditional Native-American culture from MIssissippi and elsewhere.  

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  • 'Right Way to Throw Away Day' held in Hattiesburg, Purvis

    'Right Way to Throw Away Day' held in Hattiesburg, Purvis

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:35:29 GMT
    Forrest and Lamar counties, along with the City of Hattiesburg, hosted a "Right Way to Throw Away Day" Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Forrest and Lamar counties, along with the City of Hattiesburg, hosted a "Right Way to Throw Away Day" Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.
    Forrest and Lamar counties, along with the City of Hattiesburg, hosted a "Right Way to Throw Away Day" Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Forrest and Lamar counties, along with the City of Hattiesburg, hosted a "Right Way to Throw Away Day" Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Forrest and Lamar County-area residents with old paint, tires, TVs and computers had the chance to get rid of those items Saturday, free of charge, in a safe and convenient way. 

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    Forrest and Lamar County-area residents with old paint, tires, TVs and computers had the chance to get rid of those items Saturday, free of charge, in a safe and convenient way. 

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  • Annual 'End of Watch Ride' honors fallen HPD officers Deen and Tate

    Annual 'End of Watch Ride' honors fallen HPD officers Deen and Tate

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:25:10 GMT
    Hundreds of motorcycles make their way onto Highway 49 for the beginning of the annual "End of Watch Ride" in Hattiesburg. Photo credit WDAM.Hundreds of motorcycles make their way onto Highway 49 for the beginning of the annual "End of Watch Ride" in Hattiesburg. Photo credit WDAM.
    Hundreds of motorcycles make their way onto Highway 49 for the beginning of the annual "End of Watch Ride" in Hattiesburg. Photo credit WDAM.Hundreds of motorcycles make their way onto Highway 49 for the beginning of the annual "End of Watch Ride" in Hattiesburg. Photo credit WDAM.

    Hundreds of motorcyclists gathered in the Hub City Saturday morning to honor two fallen Hattiesburg Police officers and raise money for a scholarship in their name. 

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    Hundreds of motorcyclists gathered in the Hub City Saturday morning to honor two fallen Hattiesburg Police officers and raise money for a scholarship in their name. 

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  • Sports Live from Smoothie King Center

    Sports Live from Smoothie King Center

  • Two Seminary baseball players sign scholarships to next level

    Two Seminary baseball players sign scholarships to next level

  • Two Seminary baseball players sign scholarships to next level

    Two Seminary baseball players sign scholarships to next level

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:28 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:28:19 GMT
    Seminary baseball. Courtesy: WDAMSeminary baseball. Courtesy: WDAM
    Seminary baseball. Courtesy: WDAMSeminary baseball. Courtesy: WDAM

    Just hours before their playoff win over Forest, two Seminary baseball players signed scholarships to play ball at the next level. Landry McQueen inked with Copiah-Lincoln Community College and Fisher Norris signed with Southern Miss.

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    Just hours before their playoff win over Forest, two Seminary baseball players signed scholarships to play ball at the next level. Landry McQueen inked with Copiah-Lincoln Community College and Fisher Norris signed with Southern Miss.

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  • Watkins retires as Petal baseball coach after 38 years

    Watkins retires as Petal baseball coach after 38 years

  • HS baseball playoff scores - April 20

    HS baseball playoff scores - April 20

  • HS baseball playoff scores - April 20

    HS baseball playoff scores - April 20

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:17 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:17:51 GMT
    South Jones vs. Stone. Courtesy: WDAMSouth Jones vs. Stone. Courtesy: WDAM
    South Jones vs. Stone. Courtesy: WDAMSouth Jones vs. Stone. Courtesy: WDAM

    The MHSAA baseball playoffs continued Friday night. Here’s a look at some of the scores from around the Pine Belt...

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    The MHSAA baseball playoffs continued Friday night. Here’s a look at some of the scores from around the Pine Belt...

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  • Watkins retires as Petal baseball coach after 38 years

    Watkins retires as Petal baseball coach after 38 years

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:02 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:02:34 GMT

    Larry Watkins has been a legendary figure in the Petal community with a storied 38-year coaching career.

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    Larry Watkins has been a legendary figure in the Petal community with a storied 38-year coaching career.

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  • USM takes Game 1 against Middle Tennessee

  • USM scores early, often, in victory over Middle Tennessee St.

    USM scores early, often, in victory over Middle Tennessee St.

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-04-21 03:05:20 GMT
    The Golden Eagles will conclude spring drills at noon Saturday with the annual Black and Gold Game at M.M. Roberts Stadium.The Golden Eagles will conclude spring drills at noon Saturday with the annual Black and Gold Game at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

    After two innings Friday night at Pete Taylor Park, the University of Southern Mississippi had strolled to a 6-0 lead over visiting Middle Tennessee State University. Literally. The 13th-ranked Golden Eagles took advantage of MTSU starter Jake Wyrick’s wildness, mixing six walks in with three hits to build an early lead on the way to a 9-1 Conference USA victory over the Blue Raiders.

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    After two innings Friday night at Pete Taylor Park, the University of Southern Mississippi had strolled to a 6-0 lead over visiting Middle Tennessee State University. Literally. The 13th-ranked Golden Eagles took advantage of MTSU starter Jake Wyrick’s wildness, mixing six walks in with three hits to build an early lead on the way to a 9-1 Conference USA victory over the Blue Raiders.

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  • Cancer survivors relay for life in Jones County

    Cancer survivors relay for life in Jones County

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-04-21 03:00:22 GMT
    Cancer survivors and those affected by cancer in the Jones County area geared up for Relay for Life of Jones County on Friday. (Photo source: WDAM)Cancer survivors and those affected by cancer in the Jones County area geared up for Relay for Life of Jones County on Friday. (Photo source: WDAM)
    source: wdamsource: wdam

    Cancer survivors and those affected by cancer in the Jones County/Laurel area are geared up for Relay for Life of Jones County. Lead radiation therapist and Marketing Director with Laurel Cancer Care says this is meant to bring the community together.  "The survivors just come to this event to see other people that have fought the fight and that are continuing to fight," says McKee. "It's just to encourage them to keep fighting." According to Relay for Live...

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    Cancer survivors and those affected by cancer in the Jones County/Laurel area are geared up for Relay for Life of Jones County. Lead radiation therapist and Marketing Director with Laurel Cancer Care says this is meant to bring the community together.  "The survivors just come to this event to see other people that have fought the fight and that are continuing to fight," says McKee. "It's just to encourage them to keep fighting." According to Relay for Live...

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  • MDOC orders statewide lockdown of prisons

    MDOC orders statewide lockdown of prisons

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-04-21 02:38:34 GMT
    The Mississippi Department of Corrections has locked down all prisons in its system for the weekend. (Photo Source: Pixabay)The Mississippi Department of Corrections has locked down all prisons in its system for the weekend. (Photo Source: Pixabay)

    The Mississippi Department of Corrections has locked down all prisons in its system for the weekend.  MDOC announced the weekend lockdown on Twitter on Friday, saying that there would be no visitation, commissary or outside recreation this weekend. According to the Tweet, the lockdown went into effect Friday afternoon and movement is limited statewide until further notice.  LOCKDOWN There will be no visitation, commissary, or outside recreation this weekend at all prison...

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    The Mississippi Department of Corrections has locked down all prisons in its system for the weekend.  MDOC announced the weekend lockdown on Twitter on Friday, saying that there would be no visitation, commissary or outside recreation this weekend. According to the Tweet, the lockdown went into effect Friday afternoon and movement is limited statewide until further notice.  LOCKDOWN There will be no visitation, commissary, or outside recreation this weekend at all prison...

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  • Officers recognized at HPD's annual award ceremony

    Officers recognized at HPD's annual award ceremony

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:37 PM EDT2018-04-21 02:37:54 GMT
    The Hattiesburg Police Department recognized a few of its finest Friday during their annual awards ceremony at the Police Academy at Bobby Chain Airport. (Photo source: WDAM)The Hattiesburg Police Department recognized a few of its finest Friday during their annual awards ceremony at the Police Academy at Bobby Chain Airport. (Photo source: WDAM)

    The Hattiesburg Police Department recognized a few of its finest Friday during their annual awards ceremony at the Police Academy at Bobby Chain Airport. Police Chief Anthony Parker said the awards are for their dedication and service throughout the year and hopes it gives them incentive to help accomplish their goals. David Wynn II was awarded Officer of the Year and Whitney Harper was named Civilian Employee of the Year. Wynn was honored for breaking up a crime ring that...

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    The Hattiesburg Police Department recognized a few of its finest Friday during their annual awards ceremony at the Police Academy at Bobby Chain Airport. Police Chief Anthony Parker said the awards are for their dedication and service throughout the year and hopes it gives them incentive to help accomplish their goals. David Wynn II was awarded Officer of the Year and Whitney Harper was named Civilian Employee of the Year. Wynn was honored for breaking up a crime ring that...

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  • U.S. Postal Service issues new forever stamp for Peace Rose

    U.S. Postal Service issues new forever stamp for Peace Rose

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:25 PM EDT2018-04-21 01:25:53 GMT
    (Source: KSLA News 12)(Source: KSLA News 12)
    (Source: KSLA News 12)(Source: KSLA News 12)

    The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a new Forever stamp celebrating one of the most popular roses of all time. 

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    The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a new Forever stamp celebrating one of the most popular roses of all time. 

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  • USM baseball to play doubleheader Saturday

    USM baseball to play doubleheader Saturday

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:24 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:24:47 GMT

    With inclement weather expected Sunday, the University of Southern Mississippi will wrap up its Conference USA baseball series with Middle Tennessee State University with a Saturday doubleheader at Pete Taylor Park. The first game will start at 1:30 p.m., 30 minutes earlier than the originally-scheduled 2 p.m. start. The second game will begin about 45 minutes at the conclusion of the opener.

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    With inclement weather expected Sunday, the University of Southern Mississippi will wrap up its Conference USA baseball series with Middle Tennessee State University with a Saturday doubleheader at Pete Taylor Park. The first game will start at 1:30 p.m., 30 minutes earlier than the originally-scheduled 2 p.m. start. The second game will begin about 45 minutes at the conclusion of the opener.

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  • HPD releases new details in capital murder of Deborah McGee

    HPD releases new details in capital murder of Deborah McGee

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:40:03 GMT
    Andrew Presley (Photo source: HPD)Andrew Presley (Photo source: HPD)

    Hattiesburg police have released new details in the capital murder investigation of 63-year-old Deborah McGee.

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    Hattiesburg police have released new details in the capital murder investigation of 63-year-old Deborah McGee.

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  • Cancer patients, survivors, attend 29th annual Camp Bluebird

    Cancer patients, survivors, attend 29th annual Camp Bluebird

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:35:22 GMT
    The theme for the 29th annual Camp Bluebird is "We Go Together Like Camp Bluebird." Photo credit WDAM.The theme for the 29th annual Camp Bluebird is "We Go Together Like Camp Bluebird." Photo credit WDAM.
    The theme for the 29th annual Camp Bluebird is "We Go Together Like Camp Bluebird." Photo credit WDAM.The theme for the 29th annual Camp Bluebird is "We Go Together Like Camp Bluebird." Photo credit WDAM.

    Dozens of cancer patients and cancer survivors gathered for a weekend of rest and relaxation at Paul B. Johnson State Park. 

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    Dozens of cancer patients and cancer survivors gathered for a weekend of rest and relaxation at Paul B. Johnson State Park. 

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  • Twelfth tornado victim receives new home

    Twelfth tornado victim receives new home

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:20:40 GMT
    Margie Crudup is the twelfth tornado victim to move back into her home after the Jan. 2017 tornado that destroyed parts of Hattiesburg. (Photo Source: WDAM)Margie Crudup is the twelfth tornado victim to move back into her home after the Jan. 2017 tornado that destroyed parts of Hattiesburg. (Photo Source: WDAM)
    Margie Crudup is the twelfth tornado victim to move back into her home after the Jan. 2017 tornado that destroyed parts of Hattiesburg. (Photo Source: WDAM)Margie Crudup is the twelfth tornado victim to move back into her home after the Jan. 2017 tornado that destroyed parts of Hattiesburg. (Photo Source: WDAM)
    After losing her home in a tornado that touched down in 2017, Margie Crudup is rebuilding her life with the help of Mennonite Disaster Service, R3SM and the Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation.  "It's a great pleasure to have this moment right now to say that I have a home to live in," she said. "It's a blessing." A dedication ceremony was hosted Friday where Crudup received keys to her brand new home. The two bedroom and one bath home sits in the 200...More >>
    After losing her home in a tornado that touched down in 2017, Margie Crudup is rebuilding her life with the help of Mennonite Disaster Service, R3SM and the Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation.  "It's a great pleasure to have this moment right now to say that I have a home to live in," she said. "It's a blessing." A dedication ceremony was hosted Friday where Crudup received keys to her brand new home. The two bedroom and one bath home sits in the 200...More >>
  • HHS baseball coach shows team what it means to fight

    HHS baseball coach shows team what it means to fight

    Joe Hartfield and his Tigers are district champions for the third straight year. Even with all the success, Hartfield is very fortunate to be out there coaching this season.

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    Joe Hartfield and his Tigers are district champions for the third straight year. Even with all the success, Hartfield is very fortunate to be out there coaching this season.

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  • HHS baseball coach shows team what it means to fight

    HHS baseball coach shows team what it means to fight

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:19:07 GMT
    Joe Hartfield is in his 12th season as the head coach of Hattiesburg High Baseball. (Photo source: WDAM)Joe Hartfield is in his 12th season as the head coach of Hattiesburg High Baseball. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Joe Hartfield is in his 12th season as the head coach of Hattiesburg High Baseball. (Photo source: WDAM)Joe Hartfield is in his 12th season as the head coach of Hattiesburg High Baseball. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Joe Hartfield is in his 12th season as the head coach of Hattiesburg High Baseball, and the Tigers are district champions for the third straight year. Even with all the success, Hartfield is very fortunate to be out there coaching this season.

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    Joe Hartfield is in his 12th season as the head coach of Hattiesburg High Baseball, and the Tigers are district champions for the third straight year. Even with all the success, Hartfield is very fortunate to be out there coaching this season.

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  • Good News: Student art encourages healthy living

    Good News: Student art encourages healthy living

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:33 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:33:46 GMT
    Artwork from three schools will stay up until Tuesday. Four more schools will then be shown until May 8. (Photo source: WDAM)Artwork from three schools will stay up until Tuesday. Four more schools will then be shown until May 8. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Artwork from three schools will stay up until Tuesday. Four more schools will then be shown until May 8. (Photo source: WDAM)Artwork from three schools will stay up until Tuesday. Four more schools will then be shown until May 8. (Photo source: WDAM)

    From healthy living to character building, elementary students from the Hattiesburg Public School District create little masterpieces of inspiration.

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    From healthy living to character building, elementary students from the Hattiesburg Public School District create little masterpieces of inspiration.

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  • HPD searching for man accused of writing fraudulent check

    HPD searching for man accused of writing fraudulent check

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:05 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:05:16 GMT
    If you have any information on this suspect, please contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867. (Photo source: HPD)If you have any information on this suspect, please contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867. (Photo source: HPD)
    If you have any information on this suspect, please contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867. (Photo source: HPD)If you have any information on this suspect, please contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867. (Photo source: HPD)
    Hattiesburg police are searching for a man wanted in a forgery-uttering case. HPD spokesman Ryan Moore said the man wrote a fraudulent check for a drink machine at a business in the 600 block of Campbell Loop Drive in Hattiesburg. Witnesses said the suspect is roughly 6'2, 185 pounds and in his mid-to-late 20s, according to police.  If you have any information on this suspect, please contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867. Copyright WDAM 2018....More >>
    Hattiesburg police are searching for a man wanted in a forgery-uttering case. HPD spokesman Ryan Moore said the man wrote a fraudulent check for a drink machine at a business in the 600 block of Campbell Loop Drive in Hattiesburg. Witnesses said the suspect is roughly 6'2, 185 pounds and in his mid-to-late 20s, according to police.  If you have any information on this suspect, please contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867. Copyright WDAM 2018....More >>
  • USM to wrap up spring football with annual Black and Gold Game

    USM to wrap up spring football with annual Black and Gold Game

    Friday, April 20 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-04-20 19:51:29 GMT

    In many cases, spring football is the time of year for asking questions, but usually, the definitive answers don’t arrive until preseason practice. Take the University of Southern Mississippi for example.

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    In many cases, spring football is the time of year for asking questions, but usually, the definitive answers don’t arrive until preseason practice. Take the University of Southern Mississippi for example.

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  • Mississippi jobless rate and payrolls remain strong in March

    Mississippi jobless rate and payrolls remain strong in March

    Friday, April 20 2018 3:10 PM EDT2018-04-20 19:10:51 GMT

    Mississippi's job market was steady in March, humming along at record-low unemployment and record-high employer payrolls.

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    Mississippi's job market was steady in March, humming along at record-low unemployment and record-high employer payrolls.

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  • Federal Red Snapper season dates announced

    Federal Red Snapper season dates announced

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:50 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:50:13 GMT
    For-hire vessels with federal permits will be able to fish for Red Snapper for 51 days beginning June 1.  (Photo source: WLOX)For-hire vessels with federal permits will be able to fish for Red Snapper for 51 days beginning June 1.  (Photo source: WLOX)
    For-hire vessels with federal permits will be able to fish for Red Snapper for 51 days beginning June 1.  (Photo source: WLOX)For-hire vessels with federal permits will be able to fish for Red Snapper for 51 days beginning June 1.  (Photo source: WLOX)

    For-hire vessels with federal permits will be able to fish for Red Snapper for 51 days beginning June 1. 

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    For-hire vessels with federal permits will be able to fish for Red Snapper for 51 days beginning June 1. 

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  • New skatepark headed to Laurel

    New skatepark headed to Laurel

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:55 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:55:55 GMT
    Design of the new skatepark headed to Laurel (Photo source: city of Laurel.)Design of the new skatepark headed to Laurel (Photo source: city of Laurel.)

    A portion of Laurel's Daphne Park will soon be transformed into a skater's paradise. "We are taking bids for the skatepark that's going to be built in Daphne Park," Mayor Johnny Magee said. Boards shredding Pascagoula's Skatepark on the coast is an example of what you will see in the coming months in Laurel. "I'm really excited about it," local business owner Sean Stewart said.  Stewart said he is ecstatic to see the city and mayor behind th...

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    A portion of Laurel's Daphne Park will soon be transformed into a skater's paradise. "We are taking bids for the skatepark that's going to be built in Daphne Park," Mayor Johnny Magee said. Boards shredding Pascagoula's Skatepark on the coast is an example of what you will see in the coming months in Laurel. "I'm really excited about it," local business owner Sean Stewart said.  Stewart said he is ecstatic to see the city and mayor behind th...

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  • Regions on track to open new mortgage center by spring 2019

    Regions on track to open new mortgage center by spring 2019

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:55 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:55:22 GMT
    Crews work on the foundation of the new Regions Mortgage Operations Center in West Hattiesburg Thursday. Photo credit WDAM.Crews work on the foundation of the new Regions Mortgage Operations Center in West Hattiesburg Thursday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Construction of the new Regions Bank Mortgage Operations Center in West Hattiesburg is progressing on schedule, according to Regions' South Mississippi Area president Greg Garraway. 

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    Construction of the new Regions Bank Mortgage Operations Center in West Hattiesburg is progressing on schedule, according to Regions' South Mississippi Area president Greg Garraway. 

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  • Man killed in Pearl River County car crash

    Man killed in Pearl River County car crash

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:49:13 GMT
    Officials say the victim was a 71-year-old man from Moundville, Alabama. (Photo Source: File)Officials say the victim was a 71-year-old man from Moundville, Alabama. (Photo Source: File)
    (Source: File)(Source: File)
    A man was pronounced dead after a single car accident in Pearl River County.  On April 19, Mississippi Highway Patrol investigated a fatal crash on I-59 around 7:30 p.m.  The victim was identified as a 71-year-old male from Moundville, AL. He was reportedly traveling north on I-59 in a 2003 Toyota Tundra. Officials say the Toyota went off of the right side of the road, overturned and collided with trees. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the ...More >>
    A man was pronounced dead after a single car accident in Pearl River County.  On April 19, Mississippi Highway Patrol investigated a fatal crash on I-59 around 7:30 p.m.  The victim was identified as a 71-year-old male from Moundville, AL. He was reportedly traveling north on I-59 in a 2003 Toyota Tundra. Officials say the Toyota went off of the right side of the road, overturned and collided with trees. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the ...More >>
  • JCJC picks up MACJC baseball road sweep of Mississippi Gulf Coast

    JCJC picks up MACJC baseball road sweep of Mississippi Gulf Coast

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:33 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:33:30 GMT
    The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)

    Fifth-ranked Jones County Junior College relied on different methods to come up with a pair of Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College baseball victories at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The Bobcats (29-7, 14-4 MACJC) rallied for two runs in the top of the ninth inning to win the opening game 4-2, then jumped out to 10-0 lead after three innings in the nightcap before holding on for a 14-9 win.

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    Fifth-ranked Jones County Junior College relied on different methods to come up with a pair of Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College baseball victories at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The Bobcats (29-7, 14-4 MACJC) rallied for two runs in the top of the ninth inning to win the opening game 4-2, then jumped out to 10-0 lead after three innings in the nightcap before holding on for a 14-9 win.

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  • PRCC remains atop baseball standings with sweep of Hinds CC

    PRCC remains atop baseball standings with sweep of Hinds CC

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:29 PM EDT2018-04-20 01:29:26 GMT
    PRCC. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC. Courtesy: WDAM
    PRCC. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC. Courtesy: WDAM

    Simon Landry hit a home run in each game to help Pearl River Community College stay atop the Mississippi Association of Community Community and Junior Colleges' baseball standings with a doubleheader sweep of Hinds Community College.

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    Simon Landry hit a home run in each game to help Pearl River Community College stay atop the Mississippi Association of Community Community and Junior Colleges' baseball standings with a doubleheader sweep of Hinds Community College.

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  • Action Report: Handyman takes money, leaves disabled vet without a working shower

    Action Report: Handyman takes money and leaves a disabled Veteran without a working shower

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:46:57 GMT
    James Taylor, an Army veteran, feels taken advantage of after a shoddy contracting job. (Photo Source: WLOX)James Taylor, an Army veteran, feels taken advantage of after a shoddy contracting job. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    An Army veteran says he hired a handyman to build a roll-in shower in his home. He started the job, but hasn't been back to finish.
     

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    An Army veteran says he hired a handyman to build a roll-in shower in his home. He started the job, but hasn't been back to finish.
     

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  • Hattiesburg Circle hosts 'Fuel Up Night' for Oak Grove

    Hattiesburg Circle hosts 'Fuel Up Night' for Oak Grove

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:26:21 GMT
    The Circle K on Hardy Street in Hattiesburg hosted a "Fuel Up Night" for Oak Grove High School Thursday. (Photo source: WDAM)The Circle K on Hardy Street in Hattiesburg hosted a "Fuel Up Night" for Oak Grove High School Thursday. (Photo source: WDAM)
    The Circle K on Hardy Street in Hattiesburg hosted a "Fuel Up Night" for Oak Grove High School Thursday. (Photo source: WDAM)The Circle K on Hardy Street in Hattiesburg hosted a "Fuel Up Night" for Oak Grove High School Thursday. (Photo source: WDAM)
    The Circle K on Hardy Street in Hattiesburg hosted a "Fuel Up Night" for Oak Grove High School Thursday. The national chain pledged 10 cents from every gallon of gas sold from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. It's all part of the company's "Fueling Our Schools" fundraising campaign. Free food and drinks were also on hand to those who stopped by. "We are thrilled to know that people in our community are reaching out to support our schools and give back," said ...More >>
    The Circle K on Hardy Street in Hattiesburg hosted a "Fuel Up Night" for Oak Grove High School Thursday. The national chain pledged 10 cents from every gallon of gas sold from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. It's all part of the company's "Fueling Our Schools" fundraising campaign. Free food and drinks were also on hand to those who stopped by. "We are thrilled to know that people in our community are reaching out to support our schools and give back," said ...More >>
  • USM women’s golf finishes sixth at C-USA championship

    USM women’s golf finishes sixth at C-USA championship

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:51:22 GMT

    Paced by Nichada Satasuk, Miranda Holt and Valentina Haupt, the University of Southern Mississippi moved up two spots to finish sixth at the 2018 Conference USA Women’s Golf Championship played at the Verandah Club’s Old Orange Course.

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    Paced by Nichada Satasuk, Miranda Holt and Valentina Haupt, the University of Southern Mississippi moved up two spots to finish sixth at the 2018 Conference USA Women’s Golf Championship played at the Verandah Club’s Old Orange Course.

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  • Native Ways School Day event teaches kids Native American culture

    Native Ways School Day event teaches kids Native American culture

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:07:17 GMT
    Fourth-grade kids from Oak Grove Longleaf Elementary learned about the Native American culture at Native Ways School Day. (Photo source: WDAM)Fourth-grade kids from Oak Grove Longleaf Elementary learned about the Native American culture at Native Ways School Day. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Fourth-grade kids from Oak Grove Longleaf Elementary learned about the Native American culture at Native Ways School Day. (Photo source: WDAM)Fourth-grade kids from Oak Grove Longleaf Elementary learned about the Native American culture at Native Ways School Day. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Students from the University of Southern Mississippi and members from the Golden Eagle Intertribal Society educated elementary kids during its Native Ways School Day event Thursday at Willie Hinton Park in Petal. “It’s important because our cultures need to be humbled and honored in some sort of way," said USM senior Lanena John, who is president of the Golden Eagle Intertribal Society and a proud member of the Mississippi band of Chocta...More >>
    Students from the University of Southern Mississippi and members from the Golden Eagle Intertribal Society educated elementary kids during its Native Ways School Day event Thursday at Willie Hinton Park in Petal. “It’s important because our cultures need to be humbled and honored in some sort of way," said USM senior Lanena John, who is president of the Golden Eagle Intertribal Society and a proud member of the Mississippi band of Chocta...More >>
  • Christian Services needs volunteers for Meals on Wheels program

    Christian Services needs volunteers for Meals on Wheels program

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:02:18 GMT
    Hattiesburg's Christian Services, Inc. has been a Meals on Wheels distributor for about five years. Photo credit WDAM.Hattiesburg's Christian Services, Inc. has been a Meals on Wheels distributor for about five years. Photo credit WDAM.

    Hattiesburg's Christian Services, Inc. is needing more volunteers for its Meals on Wheels program.  

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    Hattiesburg's Christian Services, Inc. is needing more volunteers for its Meals on Wheels program.  

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  • Sting leads to 4 arrests, stolen weapons from Hattiesburg car break-ins

    Sting leads to 4 arrests, stolen weapons from Hattiesburg car break-ins

    Thursday, April 19 2018 3:13 PM EDT2018-04-19 19:13:28 GMT
    Three men and a 16-year-old were arrested in the overnight sting.  Source: WDAM.Three men and a 16-year-old were arrested in the overnight sting. Source: WDAM.

    An overnight auto burglary sting lead to four arrests and several stolen weapons and electronics in Hattiesburg.

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    An overnight auto burglary sting lead to four arrests and several stolen weapons and electronics in Hattiesburg.

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  • Rite Aid will soon be no more in the Pine Belt

    Rite Aid will soon be no more in the Pine Belt

    Thursday, April 19 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-04-19 18:13:00 GMT
    Forbes reported late last month that Walgreens finalized a deal with Rite Aid to purchase 1,932 of its stores in a $4.4 billion cash deal. (Photo source: WDAM)Forbes reported late last month that Walgreens finalized a deal with Rite Aid to purchase 1,932 of its stores in a $4.4 billion cash deal. (Photo source: WDAM)

    There were two Rite Aid stores in the Pine Belt at the start of 2018; one in Petal and one in Hattiesburg. Now, only the Petal location remains open, but it will soon close its doors for good, too.

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    There were two Rite Aid stores in the Pine Belt at the start of 2018; one in Petal and one in Hattiesburg. Now, only the Petal location remains open, but it will soon close its doors for good, too.

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  • UPDATE: Missing teen in George County found safe

    UPDATE: Missing teen in George County found safe

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:19:12 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    The search for a missing teenager in George County has ended. The 14-year-old boy was found safe shortly after 11 a.m., say authorities.

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    The search for a missing teenager in George County has ended. The 14-year-old boy was found safe shortly after 11 a.m., say authorities.

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  • Tuition to rise 4 percent on average at Mississippi schools

    Tuition to rise 4 percent on average at Mississippi schools

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:12:05 GMT
    Tuition raise for MS universities; Source: Raycom image bankTuition raise for MS universities; Source: Raycom image bank
    Tuition raise for MS universities; Source: Raycom image bankTuition raise for MS universities; Source: Raycom image bank

    Tuition and fees would rise at Mississippi's eight public universities in fall 2018 under changes approved Thursday by the College Board. 

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    Tuition and fees would rise at Mississippi's eight public universities in fall 2018 under changes approved Thursday by the College Board. 

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  • Pine Belt businessman elected to Mississippi Power Board of Directors

    Pine Belt businessman elected to Mississippi Power Board of Directors

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:56 AM EDT2018-04-19 15:56:01 GMT
    Thomas-Duff.jpg (Photo Source: mississippipower.com)Thomas-Duff.jpg (Photo Source: mississippipower.com)
    Thomas-Duff.jpg (Photo Source: mississippipower.com)Thomas-Duff.jpg (Photo Source: mississippipower.com)
    Mississippi Power announced that Thomas Duff, a local businessman in the Pine Belt, was elected to the company's board of directors Thursday, April 19.  Pine Belt businessman Thomas Duff has been elected to Mississippi Power’s Board of Directors: https://t.co/qUb1Aie0H4 — Mississippi Power (@MS_Power) April 19, 2018 Mississippi Power President and CEO Anthony Wilson says Duff's leadership and business acumen will be a huge asset to the board. “Thomas...More >>
    Mississippi Power announced that Thomas Duff, a local businessman in the Pine Belt, was elected to the company's board of directors Thursday, April 19.  Pine Belt businessman Thomas Duff has been elected to Mississippi Power’s Board of Directors: https://t.co/qUb1Aie0H4 — Mississippi Power (@MS_Power) April 19, 2018 Mississippi Power President and CEO Anthony Wilson says Duff's leadership and business acumen will be a huge asset to the board. “Thomas...More >>
  • MS Insurance Commissioner urge storm victims to file claims quickly

    MS Insurance Commissioner urge storm victims to file claims quickly

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:32 AM EDT2018-04-19 14:32:30 GMT
    mchaney2014.png (Photo Source: MID webstie)mchaney2014.png (Photo Source: MID webstie)
    mchaney2014.png (Photo Source: MID webstie)mchaney2014.png (Photo Source: MID webstie)
    Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney is urging any victims affected from the April 14 storms to file their insurance claims as quickly as possible. In a press release issued out on Wednesday, April 15, Chaney said The Mississippi Insurance Department's consumer service division is standing by ready to assist victims. "Our thoughts are with victims across the state as they begin cleanup and repairs," Chaney said."The Mississippi Insurance Department is ready to help t...More >>
    Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney is urging any victims affected from the April 14 storms to file their insurance claims as quickly as possible. In a press release issued out on Wednesday, April 15, Chaney said The Mississippi Insurance Department's consumer service division is standing by ready to assist victims. "Our thoughts are with victims across the state as they begin cleanup and repairs," Chaney said."The Mississippi Insurance Department is ready to help t...More >>
  • Hattiesburg School to host Spring Concert at WCU

    Hattiesburg School to host Spring Concert at WCU

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-04-19 13:33:31 GMT
    Hattiesburg School Spring Concert at William Carey; (Photo Source: Hattiesburg Public School Twitter)Hattiesburg School Spring Concert at William Carey; (Photo Source: Hattiesburg Public School Twitter)
    Hattiesburg School Spring Concert at William Carey; (Photo Source: Hattiesburg Public School Twitter)Hattiesburg School Spring Concert at William Carey; (Photo Source: Hattiesburg Public School Twitter)
    The Hattiesburg Public School District Strings Program is hosting a Spring Concert Thursday, April 19. The Hattiesburg Public School District Strings Program will host a Spring Concert on today at 6:30 p.m. The concert will be held at William Carey University's Thomas Hall. Admission is FREE. Let’s support our extremely talented students. pic.twitter.com/WkKP0SxRVh — Hattiesburg High (@HattiesburgHigh) April 19, 2018 The event will feature live musical performances f...More >>
    The Hattiesburg Public School District Strings Program is hosting a Spring Concert Thursday, April 19. The Hattiesburg Public School District Strings Program will host a Spring Concert on today at 6:30 p.m. The concert will be held at William Carey University's Thomas Hall. Admission is FREE. Let’s support our extremely talented students. pic.twitter.com/WkKP0SxRVh — Hattiesburg High (@HattiesburgHigh) April 19, 2018 The event will feature live musical performances f...More >>
  • Dabo Swinney makes a visit to Hattiesburg

    Dabo Swinney makes a visit to Hattiesburg

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:11 AM EDT2018-04-19 12:11:33 GMT

    Dabo Swinney experienced a first Thursday night in Hattiesburg. It was his first time in the city. Swinney was the guest speaker at Southern Miss for First Priority's live auction.

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    Dabo Swinney experienced a first Thursday night in Hattiesburg. It was his first time in the city. Swinney was the guest speaker at Southern Miss for First Priority's live auction.

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  • Dabo Swinney makes visit to Hattiesburg

  • Exchange your child's old car seat for a voucher to get a new one at Target

    Exchange your child's old car seat for a voucher to get a new one at Target

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:27 AM EDT2018-04-19 10:27:04 GMT
    (Source: Target)(Source: Target)

    Are you in the market for a new child's car seat? If you have an old one, exchange it at Target for a voucher that can be used to purchase a new car seat, booster seat, car seat base, or travel system.

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    Are you in the market for a new child's car seat? If you have an old one, exchange it at Target for a voucher that can be used to purchase a new car seat, booster seat, car seat base, or travel system.

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    The Australian foreign minister says Adm. Harry Harris will become the next U.S. ambassador to South Korea instead of Australia.More >>
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    House Democrats talk to Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:08 AM EDT2018-04-24 15:08:09 GMT
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