Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:54 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:54:17 GMT
In the wake of Monday's puppy mill bust in Walthal County may Mississippi animal advocates are calling for tougher animal cruelty laws in the state. Advocates believe stiffer penalties would go a longMore >>
In the wake of Monday's puppy mill bust in Walthal County many Mississippi animal advocates are calling for tougher animal cruelty laws in the state.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:13 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:13:43 GMT
Turtle Creek Mall partnered with The Leaf Foundation on Saturday to host its first annual Memorial Day Weekend Autograph Party for contestants in the upcoming Miss Mississippi pageant. Residents from allMore >>
Turtle Creek Mall partners with The Leaf Foundation to host first annual Memorial Day Weekend Autograph Party for contestants in upcoming Miss Mississippi Pageant. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:12 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:12:30 GMT
(RNN/KENS/CNN) - At least one person in San Antonio has died Saturday during heavy flooding caused by rain that dumped more than a foot of water on some parts of the area. Police confirmed a woman's bodyMore >>
Firefighters in San Antonio are still looking for two missing people after heavy rain and flooding swamped the area and left thousands without power.More >>
Road improvements on one of the busiest sections of Hardy Street are expected to get under way before the end of the year.
Tuesday night the Hattiesburg City Council approved plans to widen and re-pave Hardy from 21st to 25th Avenue. The widening consists of adding a center turn lane with short medians. This will allow traffic heading toward downtown not to be impeded by drivers turning left off of Hardy.
"The goal is to prevent delays caused by mainly left turn conflicts," said Bert Kurykendall, Hattiesburg City Engineer. "If you are heading east and you are in the left lane and all of a sudden there's a line of seven cars stopped in front of you waiting for the lead car to turn left. We believe this will help to eliminate that."
Adding sidewalks on both sides of the roadway is also part of the project as part of the cities Complete Streets Program.
The project is funded mostly by a Mississippi Department of Transportation grant. The estimated cost is around $920,000 with MDOT paying $640,000.
Once the construction gets underway, it's expected to take about nine-months to complete. Kuyrkendall says there will be lane closures during this time and drivers should expect delays or look for alternate routes.
Saturday, May 25 2013 8:34 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:34:55 GMT
Some Hattiesburg-area VFW and American Legion members paid special tribute to our nation's veterans today, with help from some young volunteers. They placed American flags on the graves of thousands ofMore >>
Some Hattiesburg-area VFW and American Legion members paid special tribute to our nation's veterans Saturday, with help from some young volunteers.More >>
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 >>
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