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.
Just when you think Washington's handling of the BP oil spill couldn't get any worse…it does.
According to a report just out from the Associated Press an edict from the Obama administration says that should a hurricane stir up the millions of gallons of crude oil still in the Gulf of Mexico and deposit it in yards, streets, homes and wetlands…it will have to be tested before any clean up can begin.
That's right…samples will have to be sent off to laboratories to see just where the oil came from before it can be removed. This…because they say not all the oil in the Gulf is from the BP oil spill and there are tens of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells located in the Gulf. Therefore…in their infinite wisdom…the feds want to see just who the washed up oil belongs to so that they can assess responsibility. This, they reason, would enable the government to get paid faster by the various oil companies at fault.
Ed Overton, a professor of Environmental Studies at LSU is quoted by the AP saying, "This is insane." He says the testing could range from hours to days while cleanup stands at a standstill. California Representative Darrell Issa was quoted as saying, "At best, this ‘plan' will prolong the time it takes for the community to recover from a hurricane.
At worst, it could force displaced residents to remain sheltered at distant locations while the government squabbles over who should clean up the mess." For those of us who remember Katrina as more than a TV special this hits close to home. We are going into the teeth of the hurricane season with this flawed plan and someone needs to do something about it before we have a double disaster on our hands. I'm Jim Cameron…let us know what you think.
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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