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Austin Simmons

Austin Simmons is a native of southeast Louisiana. He was born and raised in Mandeville, LA. After graduating from Mandeville High School in 2007, Austin attended The University of Southern Mississippi. He graduated from USM in 2011 with a degree in broadcast journalism.

Austin's love of sports started at a very young age. From playing little league baseball at 5 years old to watching the Saints on Sundays with his dad for as long as he can remember, sports have been a huge part of his life. Austin enjoys the competition and comradery that sports bring to everyone involved in them. He started his life in broadcasting as a board operator and commercial voice in Hammond, LA when he was in high school, and he has worked in radio and television ever since.

Some of Austin's favorite things are spending time with friends and family, sports, and his grandma's fried chicken.

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    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:51:22 GMT

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    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:27 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:27:57 GMT
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    Hattiesburg police charged a man with capital murder on Thursday in the homicide investigation of 63-year-old Deborah McGee.  Andrew Presley, 53, who was charged with hindering prosecution on April 12, was brought back in Thursday and questioned on evidence in the case, leading to the murder charge. Presley has a child with McGee's niece, Ebony Lambert, 40, who was charged with hindering prosecution on Wednesday.  Jordan Stewart, 53, of Hattiesburg was...

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  • Native Ways School Day event teaches kids Native American culture

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    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:07:17 GMT
    Fourth-grade kids from Oak Grove Longleaf Elementary learned about the Native American culture at Native Ways School Day. (Photo source: WDAM)Fourth-grade kids from Oak Grove Longleaf Elementary learned about the Native American culture at Native Ways School Day. (Photo source: WDAM)
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