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 Forrest County emergency shelter opened up at 5 p.m. Monday.
The shelter is staffed by staff and volunteers from the American Red Cross with assistance from the Salvation Army and the Department of Human Services.
About 40 people spent their first night at the shelter Monday. By mid-morning Tuesday that number was up to about 75. The shelter is capable of accommodating about 260-people.
Most of the people currently at the shelter are from the local area, with a few from the coastal region.
Anyone headed to the shelter should make some preparations prior to arriving.
"Please bring any medications that you may be on. Bring toys for your children, diapers, and baby food if you have infants," said Babs Faulk, Shelter Manager. "Bring blankets, a change of clothes, and your tooth brushes. We have limited supplies and we do the best we can. Any of your comfort items, bring them with you."
Staff from the Southern Pines Animal Shelter are caring for pets that arrive with their owners in a separate building.
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 >>