Wednesday, May 15 2013 10:08 AM EDT2013-05-15 14:08:44 GMT
ORLANDO (WFTV/CNN) – Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names. The list alternates between boy and girl names. The list kicks off withMore >>
Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:23 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:23:44 GMT
A Hattiesburg High School senior will soon be on his way to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Parker Krag has received an appointment to the academy. He got his acceptance packet Friday morning.More >>
A Hattiesburg High School senior will soon be on his way to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 4:04 PM EDT2013-05-17 20:04:23 GMT
Grant Matheny with Arinder Logging says, "Used to it was all cut down by saws and pulled up with cable skidders. It's changed a lot but its still easy to get hurt if you don't pay attention." No betterMore >>
No better start to Pinebelt Tough than its own namesake. Agriculture is the number one Mississippi industry and forestry brought in more than $1.3 billion to the state in 2012. Our story begins with the loggers.More >>
South Korea says North Korea has fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters. Pyongyang routinely test-launches such missiles.More >>
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy...More >>
Dance Moms Miami star and teacher Victor Smalley visited Hattiesburg over the weekend to teach classes at On Your Toes dance studio.
Smalley is the owner of Stars Dance Studio in Miami, Florida with his business partner Angel Armas.
Smalley's success began when he was 15, and was also a dancer on the popular show "So you think you can dance."
Smalley's studio was then chosen to be an extension of "Dance Moms" through a YouTube video of one of his students, Mia Dias.
"I was always an artist as a kid, but painting didn't give me the joy that I needed," Smalley said. "Once I took a dance class the rest was history."
Smalley taught three classes of jazz and contemporary routines throughout the day to students from Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi
Owner of One Your Toes Jennifer Odom-Townsend was very pleased with the turnout.
"Classes were filled within 24 hours through our web site," Townsend said. "We had to add an extra class so everyone could be apart of the event."
Townsend brought Smalley to her studio in hopes of giving her students, and any dancer the opportunity to learn from a professional.
"As a child, I had to travel to conventions and competitions to get the chance to work with professionals," Townsend said. "I want to bring the experience to my students that would be a little more close to home."
Smalley stayed all day incorporating meet and greets between each class.
"I travel every weekend whether it be to teach, perform or take my kids to competition," Smalley said. "I was surprised by the kindness and good manners I have received here in Mississippi, it was totally different than I expected!"
Smalley also met each student individually and autographed T-shirts and pictures.
Senior dance student Sydney McGee took Smalley's jazz class.
"I was really excited to hear that he was coming to our studio," McGee said. "I have taken classes with him before, and he is such an amazing dancer."
McGee is also a fan of Smalley's show, and aspires to be a professional dancer herself.
On Your Toes plans to host Maddie Ziegler and Gianna Martella from the original show "Dance Moms" will visit Hattiesburg August 4, 5 and 6. Townsend hopes to continue bringing celebrity dancer instructors to the studio in the future.
Saturday, May 18 2013 4:16 PM EDT2013-05-18 20:16:49 GMT
The North Lamar Water Association has issued a boil water notice for all of Bellewood Subdivision until further notice. It was issued just before 3 p.m. Saturday. Officials with the association sayMore >>
Officials with the association say a break in a main water line prompted the notice.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 2:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 18:39:09 GMT
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison. Halat said he had "absolutely nothing" to doMore >>
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:58:29 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River.More >>