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.
On this day six years ago a storm was brewing out in the Gulf of Mexico. On August 29 in came roaring ashore…hitting the Gulf Coast of Mississippi like it had a bulls eye painted on it. Bringing in a wall of water several stories high and vicious winds Hurricane Katrina obliterated much of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Homes and businesses for several miles in ceased to exist. The storm continued its way north and did tremendous damage with high wind and driving rain all the past Jackson. Residents throughout at least half of Mississippi were without power for days and even weeks. People couldn't get gas or fresh water. Refrigerated food had to be cooked or thrown away. Roads were blocked in every direction by fallen trees and debris. Forest and timberland was decimated. People fled into our area in droves from New Orleans, the Mississippi Coast and Mobile. The Hattiesburg/Laurel area was the first big stop on the way up from the coast…but it was certainly no picnic up here. New Orleans suffered the breaking of levies that caused flooding and death. Mississippi suffered the wrath of the hurricane. It was an historical disaster of epic proportions. With hurricane Irene bearing down on the east coast of the United States during the same time period this year, our thoughts and prayers are with them. Let's be as generous with our help afterward as folks from all over the country were with us after Katrina. I'm Jim Cameron and that's today's viewpoint.
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 >>