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  • Guest Editorial: Remove confederate emblem from state flag

    Guest Editorial: Remove confederate emblem from state flag

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 8:36 AM EDT2017-09-13 12:36:14 GMT
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    As a Lifelong Mississippi Republican, I sent a memo on Monday to many of our party’s leaders and elected officials around the state, urging them in this bicentennial year of our state to lead the charge finally to remove the confederate battle flag from our state flag.  

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    As a Lifelong Mississippi Republican, I sent a memo on Monday to many of our party’s leaders and elected officials around the state, urging them in this bicentennial year of our state to lead the charge finally to remove the confederate battle flag from our state flag.  

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  • Consider This: Fight for WDAM as agreement with DirecTV expires

    Consider This: Fight for WDAM as agreement with DirecTV expires

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 4:25 PM EDT2017-09-05 20:25:34 GMT
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    Tonight at 10:59pm Central Time, WDAM’s extended agreement with DIRECTV will expire and they may drop this station from their lineup.  

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    Tonight at 10:59pm Central Time, WDAM’s extended agreement with DIRECTV will expire and they may drop this station from their lineup.  

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  • Consider This: Continue supporting WDAM as extension agreement reached

    Consider This: Continue supporting WDAM as extension agreement reached

    Thursday, August 31 2017 2:52 PM EDT2017-08-31 18:52:57 GMT
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    This is an update for our local DIRECTV subscribers. I am pleased to let you know WDAM’s carriage agreement with DIRECTV has been temporarily extended, ensuring you will continue to receive this channel through Tuesday, September 5th.

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    This is an update for our local DIRECTV subscribers. I am pleased to let you know WDAM’s carriage agreement with DIRECTV has been temporarily extended, ensuring you will continue to receive this channel through Tuesday, September 5th.

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  • Consider This: Support keeping WDAM on Directv

    Consider This: Support keeping WDAM on Directv

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-08-30 21:21:06 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    In 1 day, local DIRECTV  viewers may experience what millions of other subscribers across the country already have…and lose access to their favorite news, weather, and programming.   

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    In 1 day, local DIRECTV  viewers may experience what millions of other subscribers across the country already have…and lose access to their favorite news, weather, and programming.   

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  • Consider This: Support our high school football players

    Consider This: Support our high school football players

    Thursday, August 17 2017 2:58 PM EDT2017-08-17 18:58:55 GMT
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    This week kicks off high school football in the Pine Belt.  

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    This week kicks off high school football in the Pine Belt.  

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  • Guest Editorial: Homes for Hope for Children

    Guest Editorial: Homes for Hope for Children

    Thursday, July 27 2017 3:50 PM EDT2017-07-27 19:50:02 GMT
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    This is a guest editorial by Michael Garrett 

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    This is a guest editorial by Michael Garrett 

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  • Consider This: Visit the Gulf Coast

    Consider This: Visit the Gulf Coast

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 8:09 AM EDT2017-07-11 12:09:48 GMT
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    The Mississippi Coast is getting some well-deserved attention in a recent issue of Vogue magazine. 

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    The Mississippi Coast is getting some well-deserved attention in a recent issue of Vogue magazine. 

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  • Consider This: Remember the true meaning of Independence Day

    Consider This: Remember the true meaning of Independence Day

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 11:16 AM EDT2017-07-04 15:16:28 GMT
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    Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States.

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    Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States.

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  • Consider This: Safety first near water

    Consider This: Safety first near water

    Thursday, June 29 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-06-29 15:54:26 GMT
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    Practice Safe Swimming This Summer in the Pine Belt. We love our summertime outdoor activities and swimming is a favorite.

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    Practice Safe Swimming This Summer in the Pine Belt. We love our summertime outdoor activities and swimming is a favorite.

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  • Guest Editorial: Donate to the American Red Cross

    Guest Editorial: Donate to the American Red Cross

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 4:11 PM EDT2017-06-27 20:11:26 GMT
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    Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. 

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    Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. 

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  • Consider This: Join us in raising awareness on opioid addiction

    Consider This: Join us in raising awareness on opioid addiction

    Friday, June 23 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-06-23 21:04:35 GMT
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    The abuse and addiction of opioid prescription drugs has exceeded epidemic proportion in America with more than 33,000 opioid related overdose deaths occurring in 2015 nationwide. 

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    The abuse and addiction of opioid prescription drugs has exceeded epidemic proportion in America with more than 33,000 opioid related overdose deaths occurring in 2015 nationwide. 

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  • Guest: Consider This: Donate blood

    Guest: Consider This: Donate blood

    Thursday, June 15 2017 9:00 AM EDT2017-06-15 13:00:43 GMT
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    This is a guest editorial by Katie Martin Take a lifesaving journey toward your dream vacation.  

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    This is a guest editorial by Katie Martin Take a lifesaving journey toward your dream vacation.  

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  • Consider This: Fly the flag

    Consider This: Fly the flag

    Monday, June 12 2017 3:09 PM EDT2017-06-12 19:09:56 GMT
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    Flag Day honors a June 14th, 1777, resolution from the Second Continental Congress, which called for an official United States flag. 

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    Flag Day honors a June 14th, 1777, resolution from the Second Continental Congress, which called for an official United States flag. 

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  • Consider This: Comedy has to have boundaries

    Consider This: Comedy has to have boundaries

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 2:57 PM EDT2017-06-07 18:57:42 GMT
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    Several days ago, Kathy Griffin’s  “comedic” bit showcasing the decapitated head of President Trump went too far. Her failed attempt at humor was not only unacceptable but disgusting, and she deserves what comes of it. 

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    Several days ago, Kathy Griffin’s  “comedic” bit showcasing the decapitated head of President Trump went too far. Her failed attempt at humor was not only unacceptable but disgusting, and she deserves what comes of it. 

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  • Consider This: Protect your children, know car seat safety

    Consider This: Protect your children, know car seat safety

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 2:24 PM EDT2017-05-23 18:24:22 GMT
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    As we once again move into warmer weather, it is worth reminding parents and caregivers to never leave children alone in cars. 

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    As we once again move into warmer weather, it is worth reminding parents and caregivers to never leave children alone in cars. 

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  • Consider This: Call your representatives and demand results

    Consider This: Call your representatives and demand results

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-05-09 20:09:51 GMT
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    In an effort to complete the budget for fiscal year 2018, Governor Bryant has called for a special session next month.  

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    In an effort to complete the budget for fiscal year 2018, Governor Bryant has called for a special session next month.  

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  • Consider This: Protect your loved ones from opioid abuse

    Consider This: Protect your loved ones from opioid abuse

    Monday, May 1 2017 2:09 PM EDT2017-05-01 18:09:09 GMT
    Consider This is a weekly editorial series by General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Source: WDAMConsider This is a weekly editorial series by General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Source: WDAM

    Opioid abuse is a serious public health issue.  

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    Opioid abuse is a serious public health issue.  

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  • Guest Commentary: WUSM to host annual golf tournament

    Guest Commentary: WUSM to host annual golf tournament

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-04-11 23:54:26 GMT
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    WUSM 88.5 FM is Hattiesburg’s only community radio station.

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    WUSM 88.5 FM is Hattiesburg’s only community radio station.

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  • Consider This: Campaign finance reform is a positive move for MS

    Consider This: Campaign finance reform is a positive move for MS

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-04-05 00:00:33 GMT
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    If you contribute to a political campaign you probably expect the money to be used to help elect that person to office. 

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    If you contribute to a political campaign you probably expect the money to be used to help elect that person to office. 

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  • Guest Editorial: Habitat for Humanity crawfish boil

    Guest Editorial: Habitat for Humanity crawfish boil

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-04-04 23:56:32 GMT
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     No family should have to choose between having a decent roof over their heads and putting food on the table.

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     No family should have to choose between having a decent roof over their heads and putting food on the table.

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  • Consider This: Celebrate National Women's History Month

    Consider This: Celebrate National Women's History Month

    Thursday, March 30 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-03-30 20:16:45 GMT
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    In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month. 

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    In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month. 

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  • Consider This: Divorce bill would allow victims of abuse to escape

    Consider This: Divorce bill would allow victims of abuse to escape

    Monday, March 13 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-03-13 20:51:30 GMT
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    Recently, a House of Representatives committee chair, Andy Gipson, allowed a bill that would have added domestic abuse as grounds for divorce in Mississippi to die in committee.

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    Recently, a House of Representatives committee chair, Andy Gipson, allowed a bill that would have added domestic abuse as grounds for divorce in Mississippi to die in committee.

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  • Consider This: Choose funding over the state flag

    Consider This: Choose funding over the state flag

    Monday, March 13 2017 10:04 AM EDT2017-03-13 14:04:06 GMT
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    Last Wednesday, the Mississippi House of Representatives voted 57-56 to withhold proposed tax exemptions to public universities that refuse to fly the State flag.  

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    Last Wednesday, the Mississippi House of Representatives voted 57-56 to withhold proposed tax exemptions to public universities that refuse to fly the State flag.  

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  • Consider This: 'Spring forward' with Daylight Saving Time

    Consider This: 'Spring forward' with Daylight Saving Time

    Thursday, March 9 2017 5:02 PM EST2017-03-09 22:02:29 GMT
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    This weekend, America will “spring forward” and begin the annual practice of Daylight Saving Time.

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    This weekend, America will “spring forward” and begin the annual practice of Daylight Saving Time.

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  • Consider This: Enjoy reading

    Consider This: Enjoy reading

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 5:33 PM EST2017-03-07 22:33:36 GMT
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    March 2 was the late children’s author Dr. Seuss's birthday, and the entire country celebrated “Read Across America” Day. 

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    March 2 was the late children’s author Dr. Seuss's birthday, and the entire country celebrated “Read Across America” Day. 

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  • Consider This: Family activities in the Pine Belt

    Consider This: Family activities in the Pine Belt

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 5:24 PM EST2017-03-07 22:24:23 GMT
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    Those of us fortunate enough to live in the Pine Belt have access to a variety of activities that your entire family can enjoy.

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    Those of us fortunate enough to live in the Pine Belt have access to a variety of activities that your entire family can enjoy.

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  • Consider This: Lawmakers should review our state alcohol bills

    Consider This: Lawmakers should review our state alcohol bills

    Monday, February 20 2017 8:53 AM EST2017-02-20 13:53:22 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM

    Two bills affecting the sale of alcohol in Mississippi are under consideration.  

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    Two bills affecting the sale of alcohol in Mississippi are under consideration.  

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  • Consider This: Take care of your heart

    Consider This: Take care of your heart

    Thursday, February 16 2017 4:07 PM EST2017-02-16 21:07:46 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM

    February is Heart Health Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. 

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    February is Heart Health Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. 

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  • Consider This: Respect our elected leaders

    Consider This: Respect our elected leaders

    Friday, February 10 2017 2:12 PM EST2017-02-10 19:12:01 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM

    Living in a democracy, Americans have elections so people can choose who represents them in office. 

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    Living in a democracy, Americans have elections so people can choose who represents them in office. 

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  • Consider This: Thank you for donating, but the work is not finished

    Consider This: Thank you for donating, but the work is not finished

    Thursday, February 2 2017 4:24 PM EST2017-02-02 21:24:20 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM

    On January 21, three Pine Belt counties were devastated by a deadly tornado that claimed four lives and destroyed over a thousand homes. 

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    On January 21, three Pine Belt counties were devastated by a deadly tornado that claimed four lives and destroyed over a thousand homes. 

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  • Consider This: Call your local legislator, let your voice be heard

    Consider This: Call your local legislator, let your voice be heard

    Thursday, January 12 2017 3:14 PM EST2017-01-12 20:14:31 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM

    The state legislature is now in session and many bills have already been filed. 

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    The state legislature is now in session and many bills have already been filed. 

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  • Consider This: Share your perspective

    Consider This: Share your perspective

    Thursday, December 29 2016 3:07 PM EST2016-12-29 20:07:44 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM

    Each week we air commentaries on topics impacting our state or region. 

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    Each week we air commentaries on topics impacting our state or region. 

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  • Guest Editorial: Jim Cameron returns with another viewpoint

    Guest Editorial: Jim Cameron returns with another viewpoint

    Tuesday, December 27 2016 4:27 PM EST2016-12-27 21:27:17 GMT
    Jim Cameron returns to WDAM to share his viewpoint on the 60th anniversary of the station. Source: WDAMJim Cameron returns to WDAM to share his viewpoint on the 60th anniversary of the station. Source: WDAM

    The year was 1956 and the world was a very different place. 

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    The year was 1956 and the world was a very different place. 

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  • Consider This: Hit the reset button in January 2017

    Consider This: Hit the reset button in January 2017

    Thursday, December 22 2016 10:58 AM EST2016-12-22 15:58:27 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM
    This is that time of the year when we have an opportunity to reflect on the year that was. In less than two weeks, we will close the book on 2016. Life comes with ups and downs and I’m sure you’ve all had your fair share of each in the last 12 months.  Our hope is that there were more ups than downs, but sometimes the circumstances that dictate that are out of our control.   So why not focus on those things within your control to make 2017 the best year y...More >>
    This is that time of the year when we have an opportunity to reflect on the year that was. In less than two weeks, we will close the book on 2016. Life comes with ups and downs and I’m sure you’ve all had your fair share of each in the last 12 months.  Our hope is that there were more ups than downs, but sometimes the circumstances that dictate that are out of our control.   So why not focus on those things within your control to make 2017 the best year y...More >>
  • Guest Editorial: Consider participating in the Salvation Army Angel Tree program

    Wednesday, December 14 2016 8:24 AM EST2016-12-14 13:24:20 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM
    This is a guest editorial  Hello, I’m Captain Stacey Connelly with the Hattiesburg Salvation Army. Since you were a little child, when it comes to this time of year, Christmas time, if you are like me, you’ve always heard it is better to give than to receive. The truth of the matter is both giving and receiving gifts make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It’s great to be able to spend time with friends and family, spend time away from work, eating, and exch...More >>
    This is a guest editorial  Hello, I’m Captain Stacey Connelly with the Hattiesburg Salvation Army. Since you were a little child, when it comes to this time of year, Christmas time, if you are like me, you’ve always heard it is better to give than to receive. The truth of the matter is both giving and receiving gifts make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It’s great to be able to spend time with friends and family, spend time away from work, eating, and exch...More >>
  • Consider This: Give to a charity this Christmas

    Consider This: Give to a charity this Christmas

    Wednesday, December 14 2016 8:21 AM EST2016-12-14 13:21:29 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM

    This is the season for giving. While people in Mississippi are among the most giving in the nation when it comes to charity, we are also among the neediest as a state.

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    This is the season for giving. While people in Mississippi are among the most giving in the nation when it comes to charity, we are also among the neediest as a state.

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  • Consider This: Give thanks to America

    Consider This: Give thanks to America

    Tuesday, November 22 2016 5:35 PM EST2016-11-22 22:35:17 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM
    In 1621, the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony and the native American Indians celebrated the first Thanksgiving. Since then, we have latched onto everything associated with that day. We have 33 places named Plymouth, four places called Turkey Creek and we even call seven places Cranberry. Thanksgiving is a big business. Over 243 million turkeys are forecasted to be raised in the U.S. and over 859 pounds of cranberries to be produced. And as for another Thanksgiving staple, sw...More >>
    In 1621, the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony and the native American Indians celebrated the first Thanksgiving. Since then, we have latched onto everything associated with that day. We have 33 places named Plymouth, four places called Turkey Creek and we even call seven places Cranberry. Thanksgiving is a big business. Over 243 million turkeys are forecasted to be raised in the U.S. and over 859 pounds of cranberries to be produced. And as for another Thanksgiving staple, sw...More >>
  • Consider This: Make a difference this Thanksgiving

    Consider This: Make a difference this Thanksgiving

    Thursday, November 17 2016 7:38 PM EST2016-11-18 00:38:11 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM

    “Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year! As we celebrate family and friendship, most of us look forward to enjoying lots of delicious food,” said Ann McCullen, executive director of Edwards Street Fellowship. However, many of us have become numb to the statistics about hunger among our fellow Mississippians. 

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    “Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year! As we celebrate family and friendship, most of us look forward to enjoying lots of delicious food,” said Ann McCullen, executive director of Edwards Street Fellowship. However, many of us have become numb to the statistics about hunger among our fellow Mississippians. 

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  • Consider This: Thank a Veteran

    Friday, November 11 2016 1:07 PM EST2016-11-11 18:07:14 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM

    This week our nation will commemorate and honor America's military veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. 

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    This week our nation will commemorate and honor America's military veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. 

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  • Consider This: Don't ignore domestic violence

    Consider This: Don't ignore domestic violence

    Thursday, October 27 2016 2:02 PM EDT2016-10-27 18:02:32 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM
    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but awareness must be a year-round effort. Domestic violence impacts one in four women in the United States and costs tax payers billions of dollars every year. This month reminds all of us that domestic violence is a tragedy that doesn’t really receive the attention it truly deserves. In 2015, Mississippi law enforcement officers responded to over 10-thousand domestic violence calls. Mississippi has dropped from the fifth...More >>
    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but awareness must be a year-round effort. Domestic violence impacts one in four women in the United States and costs tax payers billions of dollars every year. This month reminds all of us that domestic violence is a tragedy that doesn’t really receive the attention it truly deserves. In 2015, Mississippi law enforcement officers responded to over 10-thousand domestic violence calls. Mississippi has dropped from the fifth...More >>
  • Consider This: Help those in need

    Consider This: Help those in need

    Thursday, October 13 2016 4:15 PM EDT2016-10-13 20:15:48 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM

    The entire planet has had recent disasters that left millions of people in need and remind us of the importance of helping others.

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    The entire planet has had recent disasters that left millions of people in need and remind us of the importance of helping others.

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  • Consider This: The possibility of a MS lottery

    Consider This: The possibility of a MS lottery

    Wednesday, October 5 2016 4:52 PM EDT2016-10-05 20:52:50 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM

    Governor Bryant gave lottery supporters a glimmer of hope this week when he said he is willing to discuss creating a lottery for Mississippi. 

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    Governor Bryant gave lottery supporters a glimmer of hope this week when he said he is willing to discuss creating a lottery for Mississippi. 

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  • Consider This: Exercise your right to vote

    Consider This: Exercise your right to vote

    Friday, September 30 2016 11:18 AM EDT2016-09-30 15:18:18 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM

    With the presidential election less than 40 days away, we are all inundated with campaign ads, mailings, and news reports about the upcoming election. 

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    With the presidential election less than 40 days away, we are all inundated with campaign ads, mailings, and news reports about the upcoming election. 

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  • Consider This: Fund Mental Health Care services

    Consider This: Fund Mental Health Care services

    Tuesday, September 20 2016 2:44 PM EDT2016-09-20 18:44:28 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM

    Recently, Mississippians learned that a mentally ill man in our state has been jailed for five years without being tried for a crime rather than being placed in a mental health facility.  

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    Recently, Mississippians learned that a mentally ill man in our state has been jailed for five years without being tried for a crime rather than being placed in a mental health facility.  

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  • Consider This: PEER has Mississippi's best interest in mind

    Consider This: PEER has Mississippi's best interest in mind

    Friday, September 16 2016 11:29 AM EDT2016-09-16 15:29:09 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM

    PEER, the Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review Committee, is the state’s legislative watchdog committee.  

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    PEER, the Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review Committee, is the state’s legislative watchdog committee.  

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  • Consider This: Give blood, save a life

    Consider This: Give blood, save a life

    Tuesday, September 6 2016 10:12 AM EDT2016-09-06 14:12:03 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM

    To help boost the nation’s blood supply after a particularly challenging summer, Governor Phil Bryant has proclaimed September 10 as Mississippi Blood Donation Day.  

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    To help boost the nation’s blood supply after a particularly challenging summer, Governor Phil Bryant has proclaimed September 10 as Mississippi Blood Donation Day.  

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  • Consider This: Plan now for hurricanes

    Consider This: Plan now for hurricanes

    Thursday, September 1 2016 10:16 AM EDT2016-09-01 14:16:53 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM
    We are now in the heart of hurricane season. A majority of our strongest hurricanes occur between August and October and we need to make sure we are prepared. In the event a storm disrupts our lives, be sure you have a plan in place and a hurricane kit prepared. We are extremely dependent on technology, and storms can interrupt that along with communication.  The loss of electricity or even the ability to cook or buy food and water or buy gas for yo...More >>
    We are now in the heart of hurricane season. A majority of our strongest hurricanes occur between August and October and we need to make sure we are prepared. In the event a storm disrupts our lives, be sure you have a plan in place and a hurricane kit prepared. We are extremely dependent on technology, and storms can interrupt that along with communication.  The loss of electricity or even the ability to cook or buy food and water or buy gas for yo...More >>
  • Consider This: Lead a discussion

    Consider This: Lead a discussion

    Thursday, September 1 2016 10:15 AM EDT2016-09-01 14:15:29 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM

    We are happy to see football season begin again. We were not happy to see how one of the NFL’s quarterbacks acted before a pre-season game… 

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    We are happy to see football season begin again. We were not happy to see how one of the NFL’s quarterbacks acted before a pre-season game… 

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  • Consider This: Donate to LA flood victims

    Consider This: Donate to LA flood victims

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 4:09 PM EDT2016-08-16 20:09:52 GMT
    Please consider donating to LA flood victims. Source: WDAMPlease consider donating to LA flood victims. Source: WDAM

    It hasn’t even been a week since the rains began to fall in south Louisiana. 

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    It hasn’t even been a week since the rains began to fall in south Louisiana. 

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  • Consider This: Find someone who is different

    Consider This: Find someone who is different

    Wednesday, July 20 2016 2:24 PM EDT2016-07-20 18:24:19 GMT
    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM

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  • Consider This: Personal Safety is more important than a video game

    Consider This: Personal Safety is more important than a video game

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    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM

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  • Consider This: Support the new HPSD superintendent

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    Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAMConsider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM

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    An old gas station on Bay Street will stay closed, but future growth on the Hattiesburg corridor is still an option.

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    An old gas station on Bay Street will stay closed, but future growth on the Hattiesburg corridor is still an option.

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  • Hattiesburg warns residents of email scam

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    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:26 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:26:45 GMT
    Example of scam email Source: City of HattiesburgExample of scam email Source: City of Hattiesburg
    The City of Hattiesburg warned its residents about an email scam making its rounds on Tuesday.  "Today, a Hattiesburg resident made city officials aware of an email scam regarding parking tickets," read the email from the city.  All tickets issued by Hattiesburg's Parking Division are paper and will not be delivered electronically, according to city clerk Kermas Eaton. Residents should be careful to pay attention to any email or phone correspondents asking for pe...More >>
    The City of Hattiesburg warned its residents about an email scam making its rounds on Tuesday.  "Today, a Hattiesburg resident made city officials aware of an email scam regarding parking tickets," read the email from the city.  All tickets issued by Hattiesburg's Parking Division are paper and will not be delivered electronically, according to city clerk Kermas Eaton. Residents should be careful to pay attention to any email or phone correspondents asking for pe...More >>
  • State auditor gives overview of state spending to GOP Women's group

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    Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:13 PM EDT2017-09-20 01:13:39 GMT
    State auditor Stacey Pickering speaks to a meeting of Forrest-Lamar Republican Women Tuesday. Photo credit WDAM.State auditor Stacey Pickering speaks to a meeting of Forrest-Lamar Republican Women Tuesday. Photo credit WDAM.

    State Auditor Stacey Pickering presented an overview of Mississippi's fiscal spending during a meeting of Forrest-Lamar Republican Women Tuesday. Pickering spoke about the state's new comprehensive annual financial report. That report and the Legislative Budget Report, just released Tuesday, can be found on the state auditor's website at osa.ms.gov. Pickering said his office is currently engaged in several public corruption investigations, which have led to several arrests in No...

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    State Auditor Stacey Pickering presented an overview of Mississippi's fiscal spending during a meeting of Forrest-Lamar Republican Women Tuesday. Pickering spoke about the state's new comprehensive annual financial report. That report and the Legislative Budget Report, just released Tuesday, can be found on the state auditor's website at osa.ms.gov. Pickering said his

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