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.
The City of Hattiesburg versus Lamar County ambulance service dispute will be heard by a chancellor to be picked by the Mississippi Supreme Court after all chancery judges in the area recused themselves from hearing the case. Forrest County Judge Ronald Doleac was the latest to recuse himself, withdrawing himself from hearing the case on Tuesday.
The city and the county are fighting it out in court over who will service the portion of West Hattiesburg that lies in Lamar County. Hattiesburg designates AAA Ambulance as its primary emergency services provider while Lamar County employs ASAP Ambulance.
"They're our provider for our, for everything in Lamar County," said Lamar County Board of Supervisors attorney Perry Phillips. "We have an obligation we feel like to at least make sure that they're involved in the ambulance service in Lamar County."
"It's I guess a multi-layered issue in terms of the City of Hattiesburg being able to have control of who provides the services within the corporate limits of the city," said attorney for the city Charles Lawrence.
The parties both say the issue isn't the quality of patient care but rather a business dispute. However, safety could become a factor: if Lamar County officials win in court, they plan to redirect 911 calls made from the city out to the county dispatch center, which could delay first responders.
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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