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  • Lamar Co. man sentenced in federal court on drug charges

    Lamar Co. man sentenced in federal court on drug charges

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:31:27 GMT
    A Lamar County man has been sentenced to nearly 8 years in federal prison on drug charges. Tommy Lucas, 48, was sentenced to 95 months by U.S. District Court Judge Keith Starrett Thursday morning. LuacsMore >>
    A Lamar County man has been sentenced to nearly 8 years in federal prison on drug charges. Tommy Lucas, 48, was sentenced to 95 months by U.S. District Court Judge Keith Starrett Thursday morningMore >>
  • City of Hattiesburg employee fails to register as sex offender

    City of Hattiesburg employee fails to register as sex offender

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:04:34 GMT
    A City of Hattiesburg employee is behind bars for failing to register as a sex offender. Public Works employee Martaze Denzel Hammond, 35, was arrested Wednesday by the Forrest County Sheriff's DepartmentMore >>
    A City of Hattiesburg employee is behind bars for failing to register as a sex offender. Public Works employee Martaze Denzel Hammond, 35, was arrested Wednesday by the Forrest County Sheriff's Department after exceeding a 90 day period in which to register as a sex offender.More >>
  • Four arrested after attempted correctional facility drug crime

    Four arrested after attempted correctional facility drug crime

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:21:06 GMT
    Four suspects were arrested Thursday during an attempt to commit a crime at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution. According to prison officials, officers responded to a fence alarm around 5 a.m.,More >>
    Four suspects were arrested Thursday during an attempt to commit a crime at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution. According to prison officials, officers responded to a fence alarm around 5 a.m., July 31, 2014, at the SMCI campus located in Leakesville, MS where officers found two packages. K9 personnel picked up a trail of the suspects which lead towards Wildcat Corner, located at the corner of High School Road and Hwy. 57 near Leakesville.More >>

Mississippi National Guard Family Support Group collecting money for Phone Cards, for the 155th that has been deployed to Iraq. Go to Hancock Bank and ask to donate money to Mississippi National Guard Family Support Group account.

Operation School Days- They are collecting school supplies and balls for the children in Iraq. Drop off for this is Temple Baptist Church, Grace Temple Church, the Armory in Poplarville (601-795-3143) and Petal City Hall. You can also so go to web site link for suggested items that soldiers need.  www.ngms.state.ms.us/1-155inf/mail.htm

Whistle Stop Festival Saturday, April 16th in Waynesboro- Contact Margaret Carr 601-735-5115

Six Flags New Orleans opens for weekends beginning Saturday, May 19th for more information go to www.sixflags.com or call 504-253-8000. For group rates call 504-253-8141. The park will be open weekdays after Memorial Day weekend.

Summer Gifted Programs at USM -601-266-5236

Mississippi State University Extension Service (1st Tuesday)- This segment features home economists, 4-H youth agents, and county agents from the Pine Belt discussing topics of interest.

Midday Book Report (2nd Tuesday) - Pamela Pridgen and Donna Davis brings us the latest in reading material available at your local library.

Consumer Alert - Bill Moak, President of the Better Bureau of Mississippi keeps consumers up to date about frauds and scams that occur in our area. For more information, call 1-800-987-8280 or visit the web site at www.bbbmississippi.org .

Community Calendar occurs every Wednesday and highlights upcoming events that take place in the Pine Belt. To get your PSA's on air, fax them to Attention Brenda Parker 601-584-9302 or email them to bparker@wdam.com in the subject line please put PSA/Community Calendar