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 >>
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - As students enter the cafeteria at Oak Grove Upper and Lower Elementary Schools they are lining up for some healthy eating says Becky Bounds, Lamar County's District Nutritionist.
"We cook from scratch everyday. We bake bread from scratch everyday. Our entree is made from scratch everyday. We think that is important that it is not bagged and packaged and put out on the line, everything is done with a little tender loving care," said Bounds.
The district serve students fresh fruits and vegetable everyday as well. Bounds says she's excited 11 of Lamar County Schools received the Gold Award of Distinction and Gold Awards on a national level for healthy food and nutrition services. Purvis High was the only high school in the nation to get a gold award of distinction.
"It simply means we are making a difference.,and our state gets a bad wrap about being the most obese state in the nation but you know we got it right. We are trying to make a difference everyday, and you can't change those habits over night but schools can make a difference and we are doing that," said Bounds.
The USDA's Food and Nutrition Deputy Undersecretary, Janey Thornton out Washington D.C. will visit Lamar County Schools on December 9th to congratulate them on their outstanding awards.
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 >>