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.
Members of one Laurel church are getting a head start on helping the needy this holiday season. The folks at Houston Road Baptist Church hosted a kick-off event Thursday night for Operation Christmas Child.
That charity provides holiday shoebox gifts to underprivileged children in more than 100 countries.
Featured speaker was Renan Perdomo, a Petal resident and native of Honduras who was one of the first recipients of a shoe box gift 20 years ago.
"When I was in Honduras, I always wanted to meet the people who packed the shoe boxes," Perdomo said. "And now that I'm here in the United States and I get to see how these shoe boxes are being packed, it's just like, wow, this is amazing, I get to do it now," he said.
"Most of these children will not receive a Christmas present otherwise and the more important part of that is we want them to know that someone cares about them and loves them and ultimately, we want to share the love of Jesus Christ with them," said David McPhail, local coordinator for Operation Christmas Child.
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 >>