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  • Congressman Trent Kelly promoted to National Guard General

    Congressman Trent Kelly promoted to National Guard General

    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:38 PM EST2018-01-20 23:38:38 GMT

    From serving in Operation Desert Storm in 1990 to combat missions in Iraq in 2005 and 2009, 51-year-old Kelly is the definition of what some people call a true public servant.

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    From serving in Operation Desert Storm in 1990 to combat missions in Iraq in 2005 and 2009, 51-year-old Kelly is the definition of what some people call a true public servant.

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  • Gulf Coast group hosts human trafficking awareness seminar in Hattiesburg

    Gulf Coast group hosts human trafficking awareness seminar in Hattiesburg

    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:26 PM EST2018-01-20 23:26:18 GMT
    Susie Harvill, founder of Advocates for Freedom, hosts a training seminar in Hattiesburg Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Susie Harvill, founder of Advocates for Freedom, hosts a training seminar in Hattiesburg Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    A Gulf-Coast group that fights human trafficking in Mississippi is getting some help from volunteers in the Pine Belt.  About a half dozen people attended a training session Saturday for the group Advocates for Freedom.  Organization founder Susie Harvill gave the volunteers an overview of the human trafficking problem in the state.  Some of the volunteers will go on to speak to churches, civic groups and schools. "They're learning how we work and how...

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    A Gulf-Coast group that fights human trafficking in Mississippi is getting some help from volunteers in the Pine Belt.  About a half dozen people attended a training session Saturday for the group Advocates for Freedom.  Organization founder Susie Harvill gave the volunteers an overview of the human trafficking problem in the state.  Some of the volunteers will go on to speak to churches, civic groups and schools. "They're learning how we work and how...

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  • Oak Grove Library, church team up to help people learn about ancestors

    Oak Grove Library, church team up to help people learn about ancestors

    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:14 PM EST2018-01-20 23:14:32 GMT
    The Oak Grove Public Library hosted a free Family History Workshop for the first time Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.The Oak Grove Public Library hosted a free Family History Workshop for the first time Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    A local library and a church teamed up Saturday to help people find their family roots.   Oak Grove Public Library hosted a first-ever, Family History Workshop.  Instructors from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints taught people on how to find information about their ancestors through an online service.  Organizers said researching family histories is becoming more and more popular. "It's to give back to the community and help pe...

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    A local library and a church teamed up Saturday to help people find their family roots.   Oak Grove Public Library hosted a first-ever, Family History Workshop.  Instructors from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints taught people on how to find information about their ancestors through an online service.  Organizers said researching family histories is becoming more and more popular. "It's to give back to the community and help pe...

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    Grass fire blocks traffic on I-220 southbound

    Grass fire blocks traffic on I-220 southbound

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:55 PM EST2018-01-20 21:55:37 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    We will continue to update this developing story.

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    We will continue to update this developing story.

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  • State Auditor investigates Pelahatchie's possible misappropriation of drug seizure funds

    State Auditor investigates Pelahatchie's possible misappropriation of drug seizure funds

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:44 PM EST2018-01-20 21:44:37 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    A small Rankin County town is under the State Auditor's microscope. The agency is tracking years of possible misspending in Pelahatchie.

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    A small Rankin County town is under the State Auditor's microscope. The agency is tracking years of possible misspending in Pelahatchie.

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  • Jackson's two new museums offer more free admission

    Jackson's two new museums offer more free admission

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:41 PM EST2018-01-20 21:41:58 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Thousands of Mississippians took advantage of touring the two new museums during the Martin Luther King holiday for free earlier this week. 

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    Thousands of Mississippians took advantage of touring the two new museums during the Martin Luther King holiday for free earlier this week. 

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    UPDATE: Suspect identified in deadly Houston Ave shooting

    UPDATE: Suspect identified in deadly Houston Ave shooting

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:36 PM EST2018-01-20 21:36:55 GMT
    Source: JPDSource: JPD

    We now know the name of the victim killed at an apartment complex on Houston Avenue.

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    We now know the name of the victim killed at an apartment complex on Houston Avenue.

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  • UPDATE: Suspect identified in shooting of beloved zookeeper and Jackson teen

    UPDATE: Suspect identified in shooting of beloved zookeeper and Jackson teen

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:36 PM EST2018-01-20 21:36:17 GMT

    Jackson Police Department has now identified a suspect involved in the shooting of two men, including a retired zookeeper, on Scott Street on Friday. 

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    Jackson Police Department has now identified a suspect involved in the shooting of two men, including a retired zookeeper, on Scott Street on Friday. 

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  • Two arrested for burglary and restaurant fire, police say

    Two arrested for burglary and restaurant fire, police say

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:01 PM EST2018-01-20 21:01:02 GMT
    Police say the suspects took a safe and a cash register before setting the restaurant ablaze. (Photo Source: WLOX)Police say the suspects took a safe and a cash register before setting the restaurant ablaze. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Two men have been arrested after they allegedly stole from a Saucier restaurant and set the building on fire. 

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    Two men have been arrested after they allegedly stole from a Saucier restaurant and set the building on fire. 

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    UPDATE: Two JPS schools added to Jackson precautionary boil water advisory

    UPDATE: Two JPS schools added to Jackson precautionary boil water advisory

    Saturday, January 20 2018 2:58 PM EST2018-01-20 19:58:50 GMT
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    The City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has announced that the current boil water advisory now pertains to two Jackson Public Schools. 

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    The City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has announced that the current boil water advisory now pertains to two Jackson Public Schools. 

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  • Pass police chief talks safety for upcoming parade

    Pass police chief talks safety for upcoming parade

    Saturday, January 20 2018 1:14 PM EST2018-01-20 18:14:21 GMT
    This is a photo from police on the scene after the shooting in 2016. (Photo source: WLOX News)This is a photo from police on the scene after the shooting in 2016. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    Officials in Pass Christian are already making plans for tighter security at this year's annual Mardi Gras parade.

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    Officials in Pass Christian are already making plans for tighter security at this year's annual Mardi Gras parade.

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  • Cold front Monday brings rain and low risk for strong storms

    Cold front Monday brings rain and low risk for strong storms

    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:18 PM EST2018-01-20 17:18:10 GMT

    A cold front will bring a chance for showers and a few thunderstorms to south Mississippi on Monday. 

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    A cold front will bring a chance for showers and a few thunderstorms to south Mississippi on Monday. 

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  • Three people shot at Biloxi nightclub

    Three people shot at Biloxi nightclub

    Saturday, January 20 2018 9:31 AM EST2018-01-20 14:31:56 GMT
    Wayna Scott, 21 of Gautier, is charged in an overnight shooting Friday at a Biloxi nightclub. (Source: Biloxi Police Dept)Wayna Scott, 21 of Gautier, is charged in an overnight shooting Friday at a Biloxi nightclub. (Source: Biloxi Police Dept)

    A Gautier man is now behind bars after a nightclub shooting in Biloxi left three people injured overnight Friday.

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    A Gautier man is now behind bars after a nightclub shooting in Biloxi left three people injured overnight Friday.

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  • Jackson's water crisis deepens

    Jackson's water crisis deepens

    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:21 AM EST2018-01-20 13:21:18 GMT

    Jackson's water crisis deepens. City leaders are scrambling to control the outbreak of water main breaks caused by freezing weather. Some residents are still dealing with a dramatic drop in pressure.     

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    Jackson's water crisis deepens. City leaders are scrambling to control the outbreak of water main breaks caused by freezing weather. Some residents are still dealing with a dramatic drop in pressure.     

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  • USS Fitzgerald welcomed to new home in Pascagoula

    USS Fitzgerald welcomed to new home in Pascagoula

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:56 PM EST2018-01-19 23:56:37 GMT
    The USS Fitzgerald will undergo a two-year repair and upgrade at Ingalls Shipbuilding. (Photo Source: WLOX)The USS Fitzgerald will undergo a two-year repair and upgrade at Ingalls Shipbuilding. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Some of the USS Fitzgerald’s crew joined hundreds of others at Point Park to see the destroyer slowly make its way to the Port of Pascagoula.

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    Some of the USS Fitzgerald’s crew joined hundreds of others at Point Park to see the destroyer slowly make its way to the Port of Pascagoula.

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  • JCJC softball enters 2018 with high expectations

    JCJC softball enters 2018 with high expectations

    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:10 AM EST2018-01-20 05:10:08 GMT
    JCJC softball opens the season on February 3. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC softball opens the season on February 3. Courtesy: WDAM

    Following a school-record 55 wins and run that ended in an 8-7 loss in the NJCAA national championship, Jones County Junior College softball is eager to open the 2018 season on February 3. Coming that close to the school’s first national title serves as motivation enough for the Lady Bobcats. Regardless, expectations are always high for coach Chris Robinson’s teams – JCJC is a combined 105-12 the last two seasons.

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    Following a school-record 55 wins and run that ended in an 8-7 loss in the NJCAA national championship, Jones County Junior College softball is eager to open the 2018 season on February 3. Coming that close to the school’s first national title serves as motivation enough for the Lady Bobcats. Regardless, expectations are always high for coach Chris Robinson’s teams – JCJC is a combined 105-12 the last two seasons.

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  • Brandon tops Terry in OT thriller, 66-65

    Brandon tops Terry in OT thriller, 66-65

    Friday, January 19 2018 11:14 PM EST2018-01-20 04:14:32 GMT
    Brandon (15-5) made the short trip to Terry (14-5) to take the lead in 6-6A with a 66-65 victory.  Terry led 31-23 at the half, but Brandon rallied in the second half and pushed the game to overtime.  Click on the video above for highlights.  Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
    Brandon (15-5) made the short trip to Terry (14-5) to take the lead in 6-6A with a 66-65 victory.  Terry led 31-23 at the half, but Brandon rallied in the second half and pushed the game to overtime.  Click on the video above for highlights.  Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Sanderson Farms Championship raised $1.2 million for hospital

    Sanderson Farms Championship raised $1.2 million for hospital

    Friday, January 19 2018 11:03 PM EST2018-01-20 04:03:13 GMT
    Century Club Charities, the host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, presented a check from proceeds raised during the 2017 tournament to Friends of Children's Hospital, a fundraising organization for Batson Children's Hospital. The check was written for $1.2 million, which is a new record. The 2016 tournament raised more than $1.125 million for Friends of Children's Hospital. Century Club Charities is now planning to raise more money through the North Mississip...More >>
    Century Club Charities, the host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, presented a check from proceeds raised during the 2017 tournament to Friends of Children's Hospital, a fundraising organization for Batson Children's Hospital. The check was written for $1.2 million, which is a new record. The 2016 tournament raised more than $1.125 million for Friends of Children's Hospital. Century Club Charities is now planning to raise more money through the North Mississip...More >>
  • Dr. Toy Watts welcomed as the new Laurel School District Superintendent

    Laurel School District welcomes new superintendent

    Laurel School District welcomes new superintendent

    Friday, January 19 2018 10:43 PM EST2018-01-20 03:43:00 GMT
    "I absolutely love knowing I can be a change agent in someone's life," Dr. Toy Watts said. (Photo source: Laurel School District)"I absolutely love knowing I can be a change agent in someone's life," Dr. Toy Watts said. (Photo source: Laurel School District)

    The new Laurel School District Superintendent said she's ready to hit the ground running. Jessica Bowman sat down with Dr. Toy Watts Friday to talk about her new position and her plans for the future of the district. Dr. Toy Watts said, "I absolutely love knowing I can be a change agent in someone's life." With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Toy Watts was selected by the Board of Trustees as Laurel's new superintendent, and an honorable role as the first woman selec...

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    The new Laurel School District Superintendent said she's ready to hit the ground running. Jessica Bowman sat down with Dr. Toy Watts Friday to talk about her new position and her plans for the future of the district. Dr. Toy Watts said, "I absolutely love knowing I can be a change agent in someone's life." With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Toy Watts was selected by the Board of Trustees as Laurel's new superintendent, and an honorable role as the first woman selec...

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  • Hattiesburg woman gets a fresh new start

    Hattiesburg woman gets a fresh new start

    Friday, January 19 2018 10:33 PM EST2018-01-20 03:33:13 GMT
    Volunteers came together to dedicate Stewart’s home to her through song and praise. At the end of the ceremony, she was handed the keys and paperwork for her home. (Photo source: WDAM)Volunteers came together to dedicate Stewart’s home to her through song and praise. At the end of the ceremony, she was handed the keys and paperwork for her home. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Throughout the year, several people were offered the opportunity to have their home rebuilt after last year’s tornado. Now, one year later, it’s 89-year-old Pauline Stewart’s turn for a fresh start. According to her son Eugene Stewart, he says the damages to her home were very extensive. He said he almost considered moving her in with him in Georgia. 

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    Throughout the year, several people were offered the opportunity to have their home rebuilt after last year’s tornado. Now, one year later, it’s 89-year-old Pauline Stewart’s turn for a fresh start. According to her son Eugene Stewart, he says the damages to her home were very extensive. He said he almost considered moving her in with him in Georgia. 

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  • Defense rests in trial of nurse charged with manslaughter

    Defense rests in trial of nurse charged with manslaughter

    Friday, January 19 2018 9:34 PM EST2018-01-20 02:34:06 GMT
    The manslaughter trial for Carmen Brannan, pictured here in court in May 2017, began Thursday. She is accused of denying medical care to a patient in the county jail. (Source: WLOX)The manslaughter trial for Carmen Brannan, pictured here in court in May 2017, began Thursday. She is accused of denying medical care to a patient in the county jail. (Source: WLOX)

    The defense rested late Friday night in the trial of nurse accused in the death of a former patient.

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    The defense rested late Friday night in the trial of nurse accused in the death of a former patient.

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  • Real life captured in special art books

    Real life captured in special art books

    Friday, January 19 2018 9:04 PM EST2018-01-20 02:04:48 GMT
    Marcussen is well-known around the country for his coastal flavored water colors. (Photo source: Stig Marcussen Art Facebook)Marcussen is well-known around the country for his coastal flavored water colors. (Photo source: Stig Marcussen Art Facebook)

    Ocean Springs artist Stig Marcussen considers himself an old-fashioned guy. He doesn't have a cell phone or use social media. Instead, he travels a lot and paints more than is imaginable. 

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    Ocean Springs artist Stig Marcussen considers himself an old-fashioned guy. He doesn't have a cell phone or use social media. Instead, he travels a lot and paints more than is imaginable. 

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  • Pascagoula police investigate infant girl's death

    Pascagoula police investigate infant girl's death

    Friday, January 19 2018 8:50 PM EST2018-01-20 01:50:05 GMT
    The infant appeared to have died from SIDS (Photo source: WLOX)The infant appeared to have died from SIDS (Photo source: WLOX)

    The Pascagoula Police Department is investigating the death of an infant girl. 

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    The Pascagoula Police Department is investigating the death of an infant girl. 

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  • Analyst: SRHS pension fund could be broke by 2025

    Analyst: SRHS pension fund could be broke by 2025

    Friday, January 19 2018 7:49 PM EST2018-01-20 00:49:22 GMT
    (Photo source: WLOX)(Photo source: WLOX)

    New court papers paint a bleak outlook for Singing River Health System retirees. Analysts just determined the system’s pension fund is in dire shape. And it’s very possible the pension fund will run out of money in eight years.

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    New court papers paint a bleak outlook for Singing River Health System retirees. Analysts just determined the system’s pension fund is in dire shape. And it’s very possible the pension fund will run out of money in eight years.

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  • Boil water notice lifted for parts of Laurel

    Boil water notice lifted for parts of Laurel

    Friday, January 19 2018 7:37 PM EST2018-01-20 00:37:08 GMT
    Boil water notice lifted for portions of Laurel; Photo Source: City of Laurel Gov't Facebook PageBoil water notice lifted for portions of Laurel; Photo Source: City of Laurel Gov't Facebook Page

    City officials have lifted a boil water notice for portions of Laurel.  

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    City officials have lifted a boil water notice for portions of Laurel.  

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  • Missing Biloxi teen found safe

    Missing Biloxi teen found safe

    Friday, January 19 2018 7:21 PM EST2018-01-20 00:21:13 GMT
    Jada Butler was last seen leaving her home on Jan. 15, 2018 (Photo Source: WLOX)Jada Butler was last seen leaving her home on Jan. 15, 2018 (Photo Source: WLOX)

    The Biloxi Police Department would like your help in locating a 15-year-old girl who has been reported missing. 

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    The Biloxi Police Department would like your help in locating a 15-year-old girl who has been reported missing. 

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  • 3 on the Road: Golden West Cemetery

    3 on the Road: Golden West Cemetery

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:52 PM EST2018-01-19 23:52:13 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Pastor Coleman pretty much thought this project looked impossible the first time he saw it last March. The first time he looked for it, all he actually saw that day was woods. 

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    Pastor Coleman pretty much thought this project looked impossible the first time he saw it last March. The first time he looked for it, all he actually saw that day was woods. 

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  • State maintains "B" grade for efforts to fight human trafficking

    State maintains "B" grade for efforts to fight human trafficking

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:18 PM EST2018-01-19 23:18:40 GMT
    The group, Advocates for Freedom, has put up billboards like this across Mississippi to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking. Source: WDAM.The group, Advocates for Freedom, has put up billboards like this across Mississippi to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking. Source: WDAM.

    For the fifth year in a row, a national organization has given Mississippi a "B" grade for its efforts to fight human trafficking.  Shared Hope International, based in Vancouver, Washington, issues an annual state report card on human trafficking laws. It says Mississippi has effective laws, but should make human trafficking training for law enforcement mandatory, rather than voluntary.  Some people in the Hattiesburg area who work to increase awareness of human...

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    For the fifth year in a row, a national organization has given Mississippi a "B" grade for its efforts to fight human trafficking.  Shared Hope International, based in Vancouver, Washington, issues an annual state report card on human trafficking laws. It says Mississippi has effective laws, but should make human trafficking training for law enforcement mandatory, rather than voluntary.  Some people in the Hattiesburg area who work to increase awareness of human...

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  • Hailes, Brown spark Lady Eagles past MTSU, 61-53

    Hailes, Brown spark Lady Eagles past MTSU, 61-53

    Saturday, January 20 2018 7:32 PM EST2018-01-21 00:32:41 GMT
    (Photo source: USM)(Photo source: USM)

    University of Southern Mississippi sophomore guard Shonte Hailes posted her first double-double of the season Saturday afternoon with a game-high 20 points and a career-best 13 rebounds and junior swingman Megan Brown added 10 points and six rebounds in a 61-53 win over Middle Tennessee State University.

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    University of Southern Mississippi sophomore guard Shonte Hailes posted her first double-double of the season Saturday afternoon with a game-high 20 points and a career-best 13 rebounds and junior swingman Megan Brown added 10 points and six rebounds in a 61-53 win over Middle Tennessee State University.

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  • Dupree, Marx, remember deadly Jan. 21 tornado as anniversary nears

    Dupree, Marx, remember deadly Jan. 21 tornado as anniversary nears

    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:42 PM EST2018-01-20 23:42:36 GMT
    Four people were killed when a tornado struck Hattiesburg and Petal on Jan. 21, 2017. Photo credit WDAM.Four people were killed when a tornado struck Hattiesburg and Petal on Jan. 21, 2017. Photo credit WDAM.

    City leaders are marking the one year anniversary of the deadly tornado that struck the Pine Belt on Jan. 21, 2017.      Four people were killed and hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed in Lamar, Forrest and Perry counties.  Both former Hattiesburg mayor Johnny Dupree and Petal mayor Hal Marx are looking back at how their communities worked together to help survivors, clean up and rebuild.   "It hit William Carey University this time, ...

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    City leaders are marking the one year anniversary of the deadly tornado that struck the Pine Belt on Jan. 21, 2017.      Four people were killed and hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed in Lamar, Forrest and Perry counties.  Both former Hattiesburg mayor Johnny Dupree and Petal mayor Hal Marx are looking back at how their communities worked together to help survivors, clean up and rebuild.   "It hit William Carey University this time, ...

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  • Gulf Coast group hosts human trafficking awareness seminar in Hattiesburg

    Gulf Coast group hosts human trafficking awareness seminar in Hattiesburg

    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:26 PM EST2018-01-20 23:26:18 GMT
    Susie Harvill, founder of Advocates for Freedom, hosts a training seminar in Hattiesburg Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Susie Harvill, founder of Advocates for Freedom, hosts a training seminar in Hattiesburg Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    A Gulf-Coast group that fights human trafficking in Mississippi is getting some help from volunteers in the Pine Belt.  About a half dozen people attended a training session Saturday for the group Advocates for Freedom.  Organization founder Susie Harvill gave the volunteers an overview of the human trafficking problem in the state.  Some of the volunteers will go on to speak to churches, civic groups and schools. "They're learning how we work and how...

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    A Gulf-Coast group that fights human trafficking in Mississippi is getting some help from volunteers in the Pine Belt.  About a half dozen people attended a training session Saturday for the group Advocates for Freedom.  Organization founder Susie Harvill gave the volunteers an overview of the human trafficking problem in the state.  Some of the volunteers will go on to speak to churches, civic groups and schools. "They're learning how we work and how...

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