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  • Players of the Pine Belt - Lumberton senior C.K. Bowens

    Players of the Pine Belt - Lumberton senior C.K. Bowens

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:43 PM EDT2018-07-18 03:43:33 GMT
    Lumberton senior C.K. Owens. Courtesy: WDAMLumberton senior C.K. Owens. Courtesy: WDAM
    Lumberton senior C.K. Owens. Courtesy: WDAMLumberton senior C.K. Owens. Courtesy: WDAM

    Currently, Lumberton High School senior safety C.K. Bowens acts as a de facto coach-on-the-field for Coach Zach Jones’ defense. And if Jones’ has his way, Bowens will become a coach on his staff some day in the future. “Somebody’s fired,” Jones said only half-kidding. “He has a job because I would hire him in a minute. He just has a way of getting his point across and people listen. He’s just a natural leader.”

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    Currently, Lumberton High School senior safety C.K. Bowens acts as a de facto coach-on-the-field for Coach Zach Jones’ defense. And if Jones’ has his way, Bowens will become a coach on his staff some day in the future. “Somebody’s fired,” Jones said only half-kidding. “He has a job because I would hire him in a minute. He just has a way of getting his point across and people listen. He’s just a natural leader.”

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  • Players of the Pine Belt - Northeast Jones' Javier "FiFi" Magee

    Players of the Pine Belt - Northeast Jones' Javier "FiFi" Magee

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 12:01 AM EDT2018-07-17 04:01:09 GMT
    Northeast Jones senior quarterback Javier "FiFi" Magee. Courtesy: WDAMNortheast Jones senior quarterback Javier "FiFi" Magee. Courtesy: WDAM
    Northeast Jones senior quarterback Javier "FiFi" Magee. Courtesy: WDAMNortheast Jones senior quarterback Javier "FiFi" Magee. Courtesy: WDAM

    Injuries midway through the 2017 football season thrust Northeast Jones High School’s Swiss-army-knife-of-a-player, Javier Magee, behind center as the Tigers’ starting quarterback. The experience was, to say the least, unsettling. “It was kind of hard,” said Magee, who is known by his nickname, “Fi Fi,” which for some reason lost in time, is spelled “Fa Fa.”

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    Injuries midway through the 2017 football season thrust Northeast Jones High School’s Swiss-army-knife-of-a-player, Javier Magee, behind center as the Tigers’ starting quarterback. The experience was, to say the least, unsettling. “It was kind of hard,” said Magee, who is known by his nickname, “Fi Fi,” which for some reason lost in time, is spelled “Fa Fa.”

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  • Players of the Pine Belt - Sumrall senior Solomon Landrum

    Players of the Pine Belt - Sumrall senior Solomon Landrum

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-07-16 04:26:21 GMT
    Sumrall senior defensive end Solomon Landrum. Courtesy: WDAMSumrall senior defensive end Solomon Landrum. Courtesy: WDAM
    Sumrall senior defensive end Solomon Landrum. Courtesy: WDAMSumrall senior defensive end Solomon Landrum. Courtesy: WDAM

    Sumrall senior defensive end Solomon Landrum is Coach Shannon White’s kind of football player. “He’s hard hat,” White said. “He’s blue collar. He’s football.” On a team returning its starting quarterback, a dynamic difference-maker at receiver and a cadre of ballcarriers in the backfield, White tapped the four-year starter as the Bobcats’ “Player of the Pine Belt.”

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    Sumrall senior defensive end Solomon Landrum is Coach Shannon White’s kind of football player. “He’s hard hat,” White said. “He’s blue collar. He’s football.” On a team returning its starting quarterback, a dynamic difference-maker at receiver and a cadre of ballcarriers in the backfield, White tapped the four-year starter as the Bobcats’ “Player of the Pine Belt.”

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  • Family gives new details about Doby murder in Covington County

    Family gives new details about Doby murder in Covington County

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-07-19 00:03:36 GMT
    Jessie Lee Doby lived in the New Hope Community in north Covington County. Photo credit WDAM.Jessie Lee Doby lived in the New Hope Community in north Covington County. Photo credit WDAM.

    Loved ones of a murdered Covington County man are speaking out about his death and his life.   

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    Loved ones of a murdered Covington County man are speaking out about his death and his life.   

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  • Collins fire chief begins 4th term as head of state fire association

    Collins fire chief begins 4th term as head of state fire association

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-07-18 23:49:42 GMT
    John Pope, chief of the Collins Fire Department, has been elected to a fourth consecutive term as president of the Mississippi Firefighters Association. Photo credit WDAM.John Pope, chief of the Collins Fire Department, has been elected to a fourth consecutive term as president of the Mississippi Firefighters Association. Photo credit WDAM.
    John Pope, chief of the Collins Fire Department, has been elected to a fourth consecutive term as president of the Mississippi Firefighters Association. Photo credit WDAM.John Pope, chief of the Collins Fire Department, has been elected to a fourth consecutive term as president of the Mississippi Firefighters Association. Photo credit WDAM.

    The chief of the Collins Fire Department is beginning his fourth consecutive term as head of the Mississippi Firefighters Association.  

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    The chief of the Collins Fire Department is beginning his fourth consecutive term as head of the Mississippi Firefighters Association.  

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  • Lamar County doctor offers West Nile protection tips

    Lamar County doctor offers West Nile protection tips

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-07-18 23:49:08 GMT
    The first human case of West Nile Virus is here, and it's a reminder that each year all Mississippians need to act fast to protect themselves from the disease.The first human case of West Nile Virus is here, and it's a reminder that each year all Mississippians need to act fast to protect themselves from the disease.
    The first human case of West Nile Virus is here, and it's a reminder that each year all Mississippians need to act fast to protect themselves from the disease.The first human case of West Nile Virus is here, and it's a reminder that each year all Mississippians need to act fast to protect themselves from the disease.

    According to the Mississippi State Department of Health the first human case of West Nile Virus is here, and it's a reminder that each year all Mississippians need to act fast to protect themselves from the disease.

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    According to the Mississippi State Department of Health the first human case of West Nile Virus is here, and it's a reminder that each year all Mississippians need to act fast to protect themselves from the disease.

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  • Players of the Pine Belt - Lumberton senior C.K. Bowens

    Players of the Pine Belt - Lumberton senior C.K. Bowens

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:43 PM EDT2018-07-18 03:43:33 GMT
    Lumberton senior C.K. Owens. Courtesy: WDAMLumberton senior C.K. Owens. Courtesy: WDAM
    Lumberton senior C.K. Owens. Courtesy: WDAMLumberton senior C.K. Owens. Courtesy: WDAM

    Currently, Lumberton High School senior safety C.K. Bowens acts as a de facto coach-on-the-field for Coach Zach Jones’ defense. And if Jones’ has his way, Bowens will become a coach on his staff some day in the future. “Somebody’s fired,” Jones said only half-kidding. “He has a job because I would hire him in a minute. He just has a way of getting his point across and people listen. He’s just a natural leader.”

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    Currently, Lumberton High School senior safety C.K. Bowens acts as a de facto coach-on-the-field for Coach Zach Jones’ defense. And if Jones’ has his way, Bowens will become a coach on his staff some day in the future. “Somebody’s fired,” Jones said only half-kidding. “He has a job because I would hire him in a minute. He just has a way of getting his point across and people listen. He’s just a natural leader.”

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  • Players of the Pine Belt - Sumrall senior Solomon Landrum

    Players of the Pine Belt - Sumrall senior Solomon Landrum

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-07-16 04:26:21 GMT
    Sumrall senior defensive end Solomon Landrum. Courtesy: WDAMSumrall senior defensive end Solomon Landrum. Courtesy: WDAM
    Sumrall senior defensive end Solomon Landrum. Courtesy: WDAMSumrall senior defensive end Solomon Landrum. Courtesy: WDAM

    Sumrall senior defensive end Solomon Landrum is Coach Shannon White’s kind of football player. “He’s hard hat,” White said. “He’s blue collar. He’s football.” On a team returning its starting quarterback, a dynamic difference-maker at receiver and a cadre of ballcarriers in the backfield, White tapped the four-year starter as the Bobcats’ “Player of the Pine Belt.”

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    Sumrall senior defensive end Solomon Landrum is Coach Shannon White’s kind of football player. “He’s hard hat,” White said. “He’s blue collar. He’s football.” On a team returning its starting quarterback, a dynamic difference-maker at receiver and a cadre of ballcarriers in the backfield, White tapped the four-year starter as the Bobcats’ “Player of the Pine Belt.”

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  • Donaldson, Sandlin lead USM past Dallas Baptist, 9-0

    Donaldson, Sandlin lead USM past Dallas Baptist, 9-0

    Saturday, June 2 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-06-02 04:11:29 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi defeated Dallas Baptist 9-0 Friday evening in the second game of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Baum Stadium. (Photo source: WDAM)The University of Southern Mississippi defeated Dallas Baptist 9-0 Friday evening in the second game of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Baum Stadium. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Junior catcher Cole Donaldson drove in five runs. Junior right-handed pitcher Nick Sandlin struck out 10 batters over seven shutout innings, tying the Southern Miss record for most strikeouts in the NCAA tournament.  B6| Donaldson crushes his second HOMERUN of the season for a 3-run homer ?? USM 6 DBU 0 pic.twitter.com/3apDaTrPUn — Southern Miss Baseball (@SouthernMissBSB) June 2, 2018 Irby laces another 3-1 count into RF to score Donaldson...USM 3, Dallas Baptist ...

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    Junior catcher Cole Donaldson drove in five runs. Junior right-handed pitcher Nick Sandlin struck out 10 batters over seven shutout innings, tying the Southern Miss record for most strikeouts in the NCAA tournament.  B6| Donaldson crushes his second HOMERUN of the season for a 3-run homer ?? USM 6 DBU 0 pic.twitter.com/3apDaTrPUn — Southern Miss Baseball (@SouthernMissBSB) June 2, 2018 Irby laces another 3-1 count into RF to score Donaldson...USM 3, Dallas Baptist ...

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