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.
There have been far too many instances lately of people and animals being badly injured by vicious dogs. This underscores the need for leash laws in the counties as well as the cities. People will complain that it could have adverse effects on livestock or hunting dogs. I'm sure the laws could be written in such a way as to protect those type interests. But both animals and humans deserve to be protected from vicious dogs and irresponsible owners.
I decided many years ago that, as a dog owner…living in the country…that it was my responsibility to keep my dogs safe by having a fenced in yard. It also insured that my animals would not endanger anyone else in the neighborhood. It was good both ways. Unfortunately, too many people want to let their animals just run wild and either get harmed or cause harm. We urge the county governments to adopt and enforce leash laws throughout the state. It would be a win/win situation and save a lot of grief. I'm Jim Cameron and leash laws make sense to me. Write and let me 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 >>