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 >>
The city of Hattiesburg is ready to roll full steam ahead by updating the city's more than 20-year-old land development code.
According to Urban Development Director Patti Brantley, the code has to change to allow the plan of the city's 2008 to 2028 Comprehensive Plan to begin. The city's Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2008, will eventually enhance the city's livability through mixed use development, which will allow for less encroachment into neighborhoods.
It aims to also create biking and pedestrian mobility, revitalize commercial corridors, reduce sprawl and cluster, and improve development design. Brantley, says the public won't see these changes over night, but it is important that people know about the changes in the code, and also participate.
"If you go to fullsteamaheadhattiesburg.com you can begin to be a part of our process, and to keep aware of what we are doing. There will be neighborhood meetings coming up that we certainly hope you will attend, but right now there are a couple of surveys on this web site, there is a residents survey and there is a business owners survey. It would be great to have that input to use in the analysis report," said Brantley.
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 >>