Thursday, May 23 2013 7:31 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:31:22 GMT
The pastor and members of a Jefferson county church make the gruesome discovery of a body on the way to Bible study Wednesday evening. Sheriff Peter Walker said a woman's body was found just before 6:30More >>
Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker has identified the woman found dead in the cemetery of East Mount Olive Baptist Church Wednesday night.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Longtime Forrest County building and grounds supervisor Curtis Elliot is stepping aside as the county's lead man in overseeing maintenance and new construction.
Elliot was presented with a proclamation Tuesday by the board of supervisors after announcing his retirement which took affect June 30th. Elliot began working for the county in 1997 and has overseen disaster recovery as well as increased growth, including a new $25 million jail.
"I'm going to miss a lot of it. I'm going to miss a lot of the people. I've had some very good experience. It's been a very stressful time, but I've enjoyed every bit of it," said Elliott.
"With Curtis Elliot we're loosing a great asset for the county so there're definitely going to be some voids that we're really going to all have to step up, but mainly our head maintenance men will have to step up and try to help fill the voids. As far as the jail is concerned, we're going to rely more heavily on Dean and Dean, the architectural firm to help us make sure that the project moves smoothly," said board president David Hogan.
In addition to the proclamation thanking Elliot for his work, the supervisors declared July 6th as Curtis Elliot Day.
Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:45:22 GMT
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to Lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. As part of National Emergency Service Week, for the last 12-years Wayne farms has hostedMore >>
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:42 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:42:16 GMT
The Hattiesburg City Council is expected to vote soon, possibly as early as next week, on its preferred method to upgrade the city's sewer lagoon system. The two options on the table are to build a newMore >>
In order to be able to pay for their new wastewater treatment facility, Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates for Petal and Lamar County customers.More >>
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