Thursday, May 23 2013 7:31 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:31:22 GMT
The pastor and members of a Jefferson county church make the gruesome discovery of a body on the way to Bible study Wednesday evening. Sheriff Peter Walker said a woman's body was found just before 6:30More >>
Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker has identified the woman found dead in the cemetery of East Mount Olive Baptist Church Wednesday night.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg doctor received the surprise of a lifetime Monday night when his name was drawn in a raffle as the Saints Super Bowl championship ring winner during the nationally televised Saints versus the 49ers game in San Francisco.
Scott Lynn is a Neurologist with Hattiesburg Clinic. He purchased a raffle ticket to benefit the Saints Gulf Coast Renewal Fund. That group works to help victims of the oil spill disaster, and the raffle raised nearly $1.4 million.
The raffle gave Saints fans a chance to win a Tiffany and Company championship ring identical to the ones members of the Saints organization received following the team's 2010 Super Bowl victory.
Lynn said he actually recorded the game on his DVR, to watch a bit later Monday night and realized something was up when he started getting text messages from friends around 10 p.m. So, Lynn fast forwarded the game to watch the official announcement.
"And shortly after that Tom Benson, the owner of the Saints, called and we had a brief conversation that was cut off by a cell phone. He said he would call back and he called about an hour later and congratulated me, it was very nice. It was kind of a crazy evening, not a lot of sleep after that," said Lynn.
Lynn said he will make sure local Saints fans who want a chance to see the ring up close can do so.
Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:45:22 GMT
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to Lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. As part of National Emergency Service Week, for the last 12-years Wayne farms has hostedMore >>
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:42 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:42:16 GMT
The Hattiesburg City Council is expected to vote soon, possibly as early as next week, on its preferred method to upgrade the city's sewer lagoon system. The two options on the table are to build a newMore >>
In order to be able to pay for their new wastewater treatment facility, Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates for Petal and Lamar County customers.More >>
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