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Chris Thies is the Digital Content Manager for WDAM 7.
Recent Articles by Chris
Shelters open ahead of severe weather threat
Storm shelters in Forrest, Lamar and Jones counties have opened for people needing a safe place to stay during the strong storms expected to blow through the Pine Belt this evening.
Published April 18, 2019 at 2:25 PM
Suspect charged in vicious beating tells judge drinking, misunderstanding led to attack
Two men charged in a brutal on-camera beating that sparked outrage in the Wayne County community appeared in court Wednesday afternoon.
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Published April 17, 2019 at 5:06 PM
Video showing brutal attack sparks outrage in Wayne Co.
A brutal assault caught on camera has the Wayne County community in an uproar, with many suspecting the attack might have been a hate crime.
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Published April 16, 2019 at 12:59 PM
Former Oloh fire district bookkeeper indicted for embezzlement
A former bookkeeper for the Oloh Fire Protection District is facing up to 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine for allegedly embezzling more than $68,000 from the fire district.
Published April 15, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Sheriff: Mother charged after newborn tests positive for meth
A mother was arrested and charged with child abuse after her newborn tested positive for methamphetamine, according to officials with the Jones County Sheriff’s Office.
Published April 12, 2019 at 1:45 PM
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Cool and breezy for Good Friday with a nice Easter weekend
A Hidden Side of Homelessness: Pine Belt lacks shelters for women
Duke named athletic director at SE Bapitist
Hattiesburg pastor Ricky Leflore passes away
Minor damage, flooding reported following outbreak of strong storms