Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:09:56 GMT
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation. On Thursday, more than 60-percent of the Boy Scouts of America's 14-hundred-members voted for theMore >>
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:37:25 GMT
The City of Hattiesburg is increasing the sewer rates for Petal and some Lamar County customers who use their wastewater lagoon. Petal residents are concerned and voicing their opinions after finding outMore >>
Petal and Hattiesburg residents are voicing their opinions after finding out the City of Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates. More >>
Forty-two young women are in Vicksburg for the next week competing to win the title of Miss Mississippi 2012.
The contestants arrived at the Vicksburg Convention Center Sunday morning to begin a week of rehearsals, judges interviews and preliminary competition.
The young women represent communities from all over the state. Each contestant is required to volunteer their time to an important issue. They've chosen causes close to their hearts, from hunger, to illiteracy, human trafficking and childhood obesity.
"I had an opportunity to speak along side First Lady Michelle Obama and its really brought so many amazing opportunities that you know, why not do this pageant? It offers so many great things that will be valuable to me in the future", said Chassidy Sumler, Miss Madison County.
"Every child deserves the opportunity to have a music education. And that's why I really plan to dedicate my life in pursuing that", Grace Claire Cordes, Miss University of Southern Mississippi said.
"As a young girl I was so shy and so afraid to even be in front of people but through volunteerism I realized that I could lead through service", said Kayla Snow, Miss University.
The Parade of Contestants is scheduled for Monday night at 7 in Downtown Vicksburg.
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 >>