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 >>
A Hattiesburg Vietnam veteran who lost his Purple Heart and other cherished service medals in Hurricane Katrina has had them replaced, thanks to Congressman Steven Palazzo. Navy veteran Michael Risley was presented with a new Military Order of the Purple Heart at Camp Shelby Thursday morning.
He originally received the medal for wounds he suffered in Vietnam in 1968.
Risley lost his Purple Heart and all his other service medals when his Pass Christian home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
In a ceremony at Shelby, Congressman Palazzo pinned a new Purple Heart on Risley and presented him with a new set of replacement medals. He also helped Risley get the proper military paperwork he never received when he got his Purple Heart 44 years ago.
"I lost a lot of things and of course, it was very important to me that I lost these things...it's great to have them back now," said Risley.
"Days like this are so rewarding," said Palazzo. "It pulls at your heart too, that we're able to honor truly, an American hero," he said.
After living in a FEMA trailer for more than one year, Risley joined other family members in Hattiesburg in 2007.
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 >>