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.
As we approach the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, it seems as though we are being put to the test, to see what we learned from that devastation, by Tropical Storm Isaac.
Dixie Electric Power Association officials say they are ready to put their preparations to the test.
When it comes to preparedness, the association is days ahead of schedule with an emergency response plan activated Friday.
"Additional polls, transformers, regulators, just the materials we used for out power lines," said Dixie Electric Power Association Resource Manager, Lydia Walter.
Walters says the association is a cooperative of about 95 workers, but back up for whatever Isaac may bring is only a phone call away.
"We can call in as many crews as we think that we need. We have a network of electric cooperative all across the nation. There are 850 cooperatives, so that is a resources that we can call on," said Walters.
You may be thinking, what about your calls?
"We have a new after hours company called the Cooperative Response Center that will be helping us answer phone calls," said Walters.
Walters says if members of the company's seven county coverage area experience a power outage she encourages them to be patient.
"We serve about eight meters per line a mile. So, what that means is when our line crews turn on one mile of power line they get eight homes or businesses back on, as compared to an investor owned utility like Mississippi Power, they may have 25 or 30 homes and businesses on that same mile of line," said Walter.
Dixie Electric Power's main number is 601-425-2535. Give them a call if you have any questions. Walters also wanted to warn everyone that if you see a down power line stay away from it and treat it as if it is energized, and be sure to call the association with the location of the down line.
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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