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.
Why is it that everyone in the country thinks it is alright to use Mississippi as the derogatory example for what—at least in their opinion—is ignorance and backwardness? A few weeks ago we were defamed by a Justice Department Employee for submitting a voter passed initiative in favor of a statewide voter I.D. Several days ago the governor of North Carolina, Beverly Perdue, railed against her state for voting down an initiative that would have recognized same sex marriage in that state by a margin of 62 to 38%. That was her opinion and prerogative. But then she had to wind up her statement with the quip, "We look like Mississippi". Well the fact is, there are currently over 30 states with bans against same-sex marriage. Why not use one of them as her example? To single out Mississippi over all the rest in a way that was clearly meant to say that we are the epitome of bigoted thinking was an intended slur against our state. When Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant contacted the North Carolina Governor to enlighten her, she refused to apologize or amend her comment. It seems to me the good governor Perdue has some prejudices of her own she needs to deal with. One of them is against the people of Mississippi. Let us know what you think.
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 >>
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 >>
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