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  • Hattiesburg pastor reacts to passing of Billy Graham

    Hattiesburg pastor reacts to passing of Billy Graham

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:03 AM EST2018-02-22 05:03:54 GMT
    Pastor Jeff Clark of Hattiesburg's Venture Church. Photo credit WDAM.Pastor Jeff Clark of Hattiesburg's Venture Church. Photo credit WDAM.

    A Hub City minister is reacting to the death of the Rev. Billy Graham, the most widely-heard Christian evangelist in history.   He died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina at the age of 99.  Pastor Jeff Clark of Hattiesburg's Venture Church said Graham was a humble man of integrity who would be missed. "Billy Graham is who all of us wanted to be like," said Clark, who once saw Graham in person while he was a seminary student in Dallas ...

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    A Hub City minister is reacting to the death of the Rev. Billy Graham, the most widely-heard Christian evangelist in history.   He died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina at the age of 99.  Pastor Jeff Clark of Hattiesburg's Venture Church said Graham was a humble man of integrity who would be missed. "Billy Graham is who all of us wanted to be like," said Clark, who once saw Graham in person while he was a seminary student in Dallas ...

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  • New film documents life of civil rights pioneer Clyde Kennard

    New film documents life of civil rights pioneer Clyde Kennard

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:45 PM EST2018-02-22 04:45:47 GMT
    A new documentary about Clyde Kennard called, "Measure of Progress: The Clyde Kennard Story," premiered at the Lake Terrace Convention Center Wednesday night. Photo credit WDAM.A new documentary about Clyde Kennard called, "Measure of Progress: The Clyde Kennard Story," premiered at the Lake Terrace Convention Center Wednesday night. Photo credit WDAM.

    A new documentary about Hattiesburg civil rights pioneer Clyde Kennard premiered at the Lake Terrance Convention Center Wednesday night.   "Measure of Progress: The Clyde Kennard Story" documents Kennard's attempts at enrolling at the University of Southern Mississippi in the 1950's when it was a segregated Mississippi Southern College. He was turned down several times and ultimately was sent to prison on trumped up charges.  He died of cancer after be...

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    A new documentary about Hattiesburg civil rights pioneer Clyde Kennard premiered at the Lake Terrance Convention Center Wednesday night.   "Measure of Progress: The Clyde Kennard Story" documents Kennard's attempts at enrolling at the University of Southern Mississippi in the 1950's when it was a segregated Mississippi Southern College. He was turned down several times and ultimately was sent to prison on trumped up charges.  He died of cancer after be...

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  • Laurel to undergo $5 million water and sewer project

    Laurel to undergo $5 million water and sewer project

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:12 PM EST2018-02-22 03:12:32 GMT
    The City of Laurel is planning a $5 million water and sewer project to improve aging infrastructure. (Photo source: WDAM)The City of Laurel is planning a $5 million water and sewer project to improve aging infrastructure. (Photo source: WDAM)

    The City of Laurel undergoing a $5 million water and sewer project. WDAM looked at what's happening. Mayor Johnny Magee said, "The problem is Laurel is over 100 years old and the water and sewer lines are about the same age." Caving in and sprouting leaks, Mayor Johnny Magee said it's time for an infrastructure revamp in the city.  Magee said, "We are going to redo the water and sewer lines all the way from the flagpole on Central Avenue about two and a half mil...

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    The City of Laurel undergoing a $5 million water and sewer project. WDAM looked at what's happening. Mayor Johnny Magee said, "The problem is Laurel is over 100 years old and the water and sewer lines are about the same age." Caving in and sprouting leaks, Mayor Johnny Magee said it's time for an infrastructure revamp in the city.  Magee said, "We are going to redo the water and sewer lines all the way from the flagpole on Central Avenue about two and a half mil...

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  • Greek parliament to probe 10 politicians over pharma scandal

    Greek parliament to probe 10 politicians over pharma scandal

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 3:53 PM EST2018-02-21 20:53:54 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:15 AM EST2018-02-22 11:15:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 file photo, a woman enters the Novartis Greek offices in Athens. Greek lawmakers are debating in Athens on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 whether to launch an investigation into 10 se...(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 file photo, a woman enters the Novartis Greek offices in Athens. Greek lawmakers are debating in Athens on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 whether to launch an investigation into 10 se...
    In a heated debate set to last 13 hours, Greek lawmakers were to decide on whether to launch an investigation into 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in...More >>
    In a heated debate set to last 13 hours, Greek lawmakers were to decide on whether to launch an investigation into 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal.More >>
  • Montenegro police working to identify attacker on US embassy

    Montenegro police working to identify attacker on US embassy

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:03 AM EST2018-02-22 09:03:57 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:14 AM EST2018-02-22 11:14:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic). Police block off the area around the U.S. Embassy in Montenegro's capital Podgorica, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Montenegro says an attacker threw a grenade at the U.S. Embassy in the capital of the Balkan state then killed himse...(AP Photo/Risto Bozovic). Police block off the area around the U.S. Embassy in Montenegro's capital Podgorica, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Montenegro says an attacker threw a grenade at the U.S. Embassy in the capital of the Balkan state then killed himse...

    The police said in a statement on Thursday that the man threw a bomb into the embassy yard and then committed suicide by activating another one around midnight Wednesday.

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    The police said in a statement on Thursday that the man threw a bomb into the embassy yard and then committed suicide by activating another one around midnight Wednesday.

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  • In Syria, a father says last goodbye to dead child

    In Syria, a father says last goodbye to dead child

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:54 AM EST2018-02-22 09:54:00 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:14 AM EST2018-02-22 11:14:22 GMT
    (Ghouta Media Center via AP). This frame grab from video provided on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018 by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian man...(Ghouta Media Center via AP). This frame grab from video provided on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018 by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian man...
    A father saying his last goodbye to his dead child in a moment captured on video, before the shelling starts again.More >>
    A father saying his last goodbye to his dead child in a moment captured on video, before the shelling starts again.More >>
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