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.
City officials behaving badly - that is what we have had ample evidence of this week reporting on the Laurel City Council Meeting.
City administrators and council members disrespecting each other and going at it like children at a school yard to the point that, to his credit, Laurel Mayor Melvin Mack has called for a day of prayer next week to heal the rifts so that the business of the city can be done in a professional way unhampered by tantrums and insults.
This is not the way the people elected or the city employs those charged with taking care of the needs of the citizens to behave. It is rude and unproductive and sets a bad example for the young people who will be the leaders of tomorrow to follow.
Certainly we don't want to paint with too broad a brush. There are certainly some officials who behave like adults and approach their responsibilities with the gravity they deserve. But as a whole the way many are carrying on is shameful and the city of Laurel deserves better.
We hope the people will demand a more civil discourse among their officials and hold those accountable who refuse to follow this path of civility at the ballot box.
I'm Jim Cameron and that's today's viewpont. Write and tell us what you think.
Friday, May 24 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:47:58 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 >>
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 >>