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 >>
88 World War Two veterans, mostly from Mississippi, were in the nation's capital Tuesday to see the National World War Two Memorial and other sites as part of the 4th Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight. The flights are sponsored by a number of corporations and organizations and are a way of saying thank you to Magnolia State veterans for their service and sacrifice.
The veterans, along with volunteer guardians and other members of the Honor Flight organization, left Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport early Tuesday morning and arrived in Washington before noon.
"I wanted to see history and they gave me a chance to do it and here I am," said Eddie Barnes of Hattiesburg, an Army veteran who served from 1943-46.
"I just think it's a wonderful display here and it's just a wonderful place to visit," said Harry Pippen, another World War Two veteran from Laurel.
The veterans also visited the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, the Iwo Jima Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery.
They returned to Gulfport Tuesday night, where they were greeted as rerturning heros by hundreds of local residents and active-duty military personnel.
"We show them the gratitude that they deserve," said Wayne Lennep, public information officer for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight. "We thank them for their service and we really believe that America is free because of these people and we just want to take them to that memorial that was built in their honor," Lennep said.
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 >>