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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Both Laurel and Hattiesburg wrapped up day one of post-season youth league baseball today. Laurel is hosting the Dixie Majors World Series, while Oak Grove High School is busy hosting the Babe Ruth 15-year old Southwest Regional.
Coincidently enough, both events featured matchups of local talent.
Most of the interest in Laurel centered around the 7:00 pm matchup. Hattiesburg (Pine Belt) faced off with host team Laurel-Jones County. The team further north got the better of Hattiesburg, as Jones County walked away with the round one 3-1 win.
Over at Oak Grove, the host Warriors must now win to stay alive after a 9-4 loss at the hands of Southwest, Mississippi. Friday night, Oak Grove took down Madisonville of Louisiana 4-2, and they'll have to beat Del Rio of Texas in order to advance.
Day one is in the books, which may mean a little big more to the Oak Grove Athletics Association. The reason? As early two months ago, they weren't planning on hosting anything.
About six weeks ago, the original host site for the tournament backed out, leaving Oak Grove the burden of compressing over a year's worth of preparation into just over five weeks.
"Normally when a tournament like this is put on, the host site will have about 18 months from the time they get the bid until they get the tournament and put it on," said David Judice, president of the Oak Grove Athletics Association.
"David and his group of volunteers stepped up and has really made the best of not a good situation," acknowledged Allen Turner, assistant southwest director of the Babe Ruth tournament, "(We) typically don't have a site back out at the last minute, but they stepped up putting this together.
"They've done a phenomenal job."
"I think the Oak Grove family has really drawn together to work on this," said Judice, "and it's helped out through all the work that's gone in to putting this tournament on."
First pitch for the warriors is set for 11:00 am at Oak Grove on Sunday, while Hattiesburg also faces a must-win situation, starting at 1:00 pm against Columbia County of Georgia tomorrow in Laurel. Jones County can again rest until the evening hours, as they'll take on Terrebonne Parish of Louisiana Sunday at 7:00 pm.
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 >>