2012 Special Reports - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

It’s been said that, no matter where you go, every person has a story. Join Margaret Ann each Monday on News 7 Sunrise as she throws a dart at a map of the Pine Belt to select a town where she will find interesting stories. Who knows what she will see, or who she will talk to along the way. Tune in Tuesdays during News 7 Six O’clock Edition to see what she found when she went “darting off” to find the stories of your neighborhoods.
Have you ever wondered how certain towns or people were named? Mike McDaniel will research some of the strangest names in the Pine Belt (Hot Coffee, anyone?) to uncover the stories behind the names. Watch News 7 Six O’clock edition on Mondays starting on April 28 to find out What’s in a Name.
Take a road trip with Rachel Beech as she travels to some of the fun and exciting destinations within and surrounding the Pine Belt. She’ll bring you the scoop on places to go and things to do for your next road trip. Take A Road Trip will air Wednesdays starting April 30 during News 7 Six O’clock Edition.
Once again, Mississippi topped the national list ranking as one of the most obese states in the nation. In this three part series, Erin will look to medical experts as well as Mississippi culture and economy seeking to understand why Mississippi residents remain obese. Don’t miss this fascinating look at obesity in Mississippi, April 30-May 2 during News 7 at 6:30.
Despite strong feelings on both sides of the argument, the use of cannabis oil for medical purposes recently passed in the Mississippi Legislature. Tune in to Mississippi Medical Marijuana with Vanessa Pacheco during News 7 Six O’clock Edition May 7 through 9 for a look at how this law affects people in our state and where the future of medical marijuana in Mississippi seems to be heading.
In Mississippi, state prisons currently house 21, 505 inmates with a national recidivism rate of 67% within three years. In her three part series, Megan will learn from law enforcement officials about programs designed to decrease recidivism and will talk to inmates that are trying to break the cycle. She'll also hear the moving testimony of a man who beat the odds. Breaking the Cycle with Megan Hodge starts Wednesday May 14 during News 7 Six O’clock Edition.

2012 Special Reports

2012 Special Reports

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  • Crunching numbers on Hattiesburg's budget

    Crunching numbers on Hattiesburg's budget

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-08-23 03:38:14 GMT

    Interim Chief Financial Officer Connie Everett said her assessment of Hattiesburg's finances indicates that FY 2017 has been a difficult year.

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    Interim Chief Financial Officer Connie Everett said her assessment of Hattiesburg's finances indicates that FY 2017 has been a difficult year.

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  • Firefighters battle blaze at Laurel apartment building

    Firefighters battle blaze at Laurel apartment building

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-08-23 03:29:11 GMT

    Firefighters battled a large blaze after a Laurel apartment building caught fire on Tuesday evening. According to Jones County Fire Rescue, multiple departments responded to a fire at the Laurel North Apartments.  Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control, but not before four apartments in one building were destroyed. It is believed that no one was inside. Two dogs were rescued from the apartments and one child from an adjoining...

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    Firefighters battled a large blaze after a Laurel apartment building caught fire on Tuesday evening. According to Jones County Fire Rescue, multiple departments responded to a fire at the Laurel North Apartments.  Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control, but not before four apartments in one building were destroyed. It is believed that no one was inside. Two dogs were rescued from the apartments and one child from an adjoining...

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  • Ovett man seriously injured after machinery accident

    Ovett man seriously injured after machinery accident

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 10:02 PM EDT2017-08-23 02:02:08 GMT
    An Ovett man was seriously injured after an accident occurred involving a piece of machinery on Tuesday afternoon. According to the Jones County Fire Council, the Ovett Volunteer Fire Dept. responded to an incident at a home on Gavin Mills Road where a man had sustained severe injuries from an auger. Emergency personnel worked to stabilize the man as a rescue helicopter was requested to the scene where it would land in a nearby field. The man was transported to Forrest General Hospi...More >>
    An Ovett man was seriously injured after an accident occurred involving a piece of machinery on Tuesday afternoon. According to the Jones County Fire Council, the Ovett Volunteer Fire Dept. responded to an incident at a home on Gavin Mills Road where a man had sustained severe injuries from an auger. Emergency personnel worked to stabilize the man as a rescue helicopter was requested to the scene where it would land in a nearby field. The man was transported to Forrest General Hospi...More >>
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