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 >>
As the economy continues to struggle, WDAM again asks for community support for the "Stuff a Truck" food drives set for Laurel and Hattiesburg. The first WDAM Food Drive will benefit Hattiesburg's Christian Services. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at Mattress Express off of Hwy 98W on Wednesday, October 3rd from 7:30 a.m. - 6:00p.m. The food items will be delivered to Christian Services, where volunteers will use supplies for the Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels and several other services they provide to those in need in our community.
The Christian Services is a ministry filled with diverse men and women coming from different churches and organizations all sharing the passion in helping those in need. They show no prejudice for other beliefs and try to guide everyone to the truth. This ministry is a tax- exempt, nonprofit organization that is supported by contributions. It offers a positive environment to those who have been misled by reinforcing strong values and morals. They are involved with several programs such as low cost Angel Food boxes, a soup kitchen, other holiday events, and etc. that help to serve the community. On average 350- 600 hot meals are served 5 days each week. Christian Services believe that everything should be done with love, compassion and care.
Last year, the Hattiesburg "Stuff a Truck" event was a huge success, collecting the equivalent to 18 truckloads of food items. Items donated to Christian Services Inc. were distributed throughout the various missions and ministries and helped to touch hundreds of lives.
Hattiesburg's "Stuff A Truck" Food Drive is sponsored by Mattress Express.
The second event will benefit Laurel's Christian Food Mission that provides hot meals and food items to over 200 households in their community. Non- perishable food items can be dropped off at Honda of Laurel at 1717 Old Amy Road off of Hwy 15 North in Laurel on Wednesday, October 10th, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. The food items will be delivered to Christian Food Mission where volunteers will distribute to those in need throughout the community.
Laurel's "Stuff A Truck" Food Drive is sponsored by Honda of Laurel.
The Christian Food Mission feeds hundreds of elderly and handicapped residents in need. The Christian Food Mission was founded in 1985 being the first voluntary food group in Jones County. It is an interdenominational, evangelical ministry that builds a relationship with both its volunteers and clientele. Volunteers are responsible for feeding and distributing food five days a week and they have also helped in disaster relief. They firmly believe in feeding the needy while spreading the word of Christianity to others. Some volunteers are the only contact that some of the elderly have to depend on. Christian Food Mission relies heavily on churches, Christian volunteers, and anyone who wishes to volunteer time or money.
Last year "Stuff a Truck" was very successful with over four truck loads of food donated. The food items came from individuals, businesses, school groups, church groups and local civic groups. One gentle man from Moselle took initiative by collecting non- perishable items from people in his community and delivered them to the Food Drive in Laurel.
We invite everyone to come out and support both these worthy community service projects.
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 >>