Friday, May 24 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:37:25 GMT
The City of Hattiesburg is increasing the sewer rates for Petal and some Lamar County customers who use their wastewater lagoon. Petal residents are concerned and voicing their opinions after finding outMore >>
Petal and Hattiesburg residents are voicing their opinions after finding out the City of Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:09:56 GMT
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation. On Thursday, more than 60-percent of the Boy Scouts of America's 14-hundred-members voted for theMore >>
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation.More >>
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
As a young lawyer Jon Mark Weathers ran for, won and served as the District Attorney for Forrest and Perry counties. He then went to work for a private firm for a number of years…but never lost the zeal for public service.
Nearly two terms ago, Weathers walked away from a successful private law practice and once again entered the public arena by successfully running again for District Attorney.
Upon taking office, the challenges were many. The back log of cases was high and deep. He really needed more help than was allocated for assistants. But he did what he set out to do. He shouldered the load and working long hours started chopping away at the mountain of work facing him—an over-wrought calendar of cases that was slowing justice down in Forrest and Perry counties.
Not only did he accomplish what he set out to do in dispensing of long over due legal issues…he administered law and justice in an admirable and highly professional way. A couple of years back tragedy struck in his personal life when he and his wife Peggy lost one of their sons to cancer.
Yesterday, Jon Mark Weathers announced that he was resigning as D.A. after seven and a half years in order to spend more time with his family. He leaves the office and the system in good shape and has established a legacy of top notch law enforcement. Viewpoint salutes Jon Mark Weathers for his service to our area and he leaves office with our gratitude and thanks for a job well done.
I'm Jim Cameron and that's today's viewpoint…as always, let us hear from you.
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 >>