Friday, May 17 2013 11:23 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:23:44 GMT
A Hattiesburg High School senior will soon be on his way to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Parker Krag has received an appointment to the academy. He got his acceptance packet Friday morning.More >>
A Hattiesburg High School senior will soon be on his way to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.More >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 10:08 AM EDT2013-05-15 14:08:44 GMT
ORLANDO (WFTV/CNN) – Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names. The list alternates between boy and girl names. The list kicks off withMore >>
Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 4:04 PM EDT2013-05-17 20:04:23 GMT
Grant Matheny with Arinder Logging says, "Used to it was all cut down by saws and pulled up with cable skidders. It's changed a lot but its still easy to get hurt if you don't pay attention." No betterMore >>
No better start to Pinebelt Tough than its own namesake. Agriculture is the number one Mississippi industry and forestry brought in more than $1.3 billion to the state in 2012. Our story begins with the loggers.More >>
South Korea says North Korea has fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters. Pyongyang routinely test-launches such missiles.More >>
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy...More >>
"I had several friends that had to deal with breast cancer, and lost a good friend to breast cancer, and an aunt that had it, and it was just a disease that seemed to all at once be everywhere I looked,"said "Flowers of Hope" Project Coordinator, Dee Tatum.
Almost ten years ago, Tatum discovered a harsh breast cancer statistic.
"There are a lot of people out there, one in eight women, sometime in their life are going to face a diagnosis of breast cancer,"said Tatum.
Tatum decided she needed to do something for the patients facing the illness. Her inspiration came from a book.
"I saw the book called "Flower of Hope", which was a collection of 27 patterns, that a woman had put together in Florida that she was using for breast cancer awareness project,"said Tatum.
The patterns were of flowers, and were auctioned off. Tatum wanted to create a project that would be free for survivors, and also showcase her craft.
"I have a small stain glass studio in Hattiesburg,"said Tatum.
Sticking with the inspiration of flowers, Tatum, and other stain glass artists, made stain glass panels of flowers.
"This was a good topic. This was a good thing to do,"said Tatum.
Tatum just needed to find breast cancer survivors.
"BCAT identifies the patients and gives the panels away,"said Tatum.
Members of BCAT, or Breast Cancer Awareness Team, are nurses from hospitals, clinics and members of cancer networks and organizations.
"They go through their patient lists and they pick the patients, identify how many numbers, give us numbers and we make the panels,"said Tatum.
Tatum says the artists can't make enough panels for all the survivors in the area. So, each year, selected patients, who are celebrating one year of survival receive a panel.
"We made 30 this year,"said Tatum.
Each year, Tatum says the panels are displayed at the Library of Hattiesburg Petal, Forrest County to give everyone a chance to see the project. She feels showing these stains to the public spreads a message.
"The panels themselves, they're trying to make a difference in one person's life by saying, people care about you,"said Tatum.
The panels will be on display from October 1, 2012 through October 12 at the library. A reception for the cancer survivors, artists and the public will be held on October 11at the Library from 5 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:07 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:07:33 GMT
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown. If confirmed, Brown would become the state's first black female district judge. Carl Tobias, aMore >>
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 4:16 PM EDT2013-05-18 20:16:49 GMT
The North Lamar Water Association has issued a boil water notice for all of Bellewood Subdivision until further notice. It was issued just before 3 p.m. Saturday. Officials with the association sayMore >>
Officials with the association say a break in a main water line prompted the notice.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 2:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 18:39:09 GMT
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison. Halat said he had "absolutely nothing" to doMore >>
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:58:29 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River.More >>
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