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.
Governor Barbour has called a special session of the legislature for this week. The main issue at stake is something that could help catapult some part of our state forward economically creating approximately 1-thousand jobs and a payroll of $85-million per year.
The technology is called biomass. It is about harvesting pine tress, even damaged ones, and using them to produce wood pellets to turn into a fuel source. The governor wants the Legislature to approve $45-million in bonds to finance this venture. That also includes money to colleges and universities for work force training.
While Barbour hasn't revealed who the company is or the sites under consideration, Seven on Your Side has learned that sites are being looked at in North Mississippi as well as South Mississippi. We don't understand that. South Mississippi is known as the Pine Belt…the Piney Woods section of Mississippi. It was the Pine tree that lifted this part of the state to prominence over the cotton fields of the Delta.
We hear from reliable sources that the 2 of the largest tracts of ready-to-harvest Pine is in Wayne County in Southeast Mississippi and Franklin County in Southwest Mississippi. It makes no sense to locate anything to do with the timber industry north of Jackson. If this industry goes north of I-20 it will be for one reason alone—politics. With South Mississippi getting the short end of the stick once again. We urge the lawmakers from South Mississippi not to let that happen. This industry belongs in South Mississippi and we are counting on you to bring it to its rightful home among your constituents.
I'm Jim Cameron with today's Viewpoint. Let us know 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 >>