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 >>
When University of Southern Mississippi Polymer Science and Engineering Graduate Student, Katrina Knauer is not researching ways to cut down harmful emissions in the Aerospace Industry, she's helping the campus recycle, or petitioning for grants to maintain bike trails.
Another way she tries to spread the message of sustainable living is organizing bike flash mobs.
"We all really don't like how Hattiesburg is not accommodating to bikers or pedestrians," said Knauer.
Knauer and her biking friends are trying to create biker awareness in Hattiesburg.
"So, we are trying to petition for more bike lanes, more side walks," said Knauer.
Biking is just one of the initiatives Knauer is passionate about.
"We also have started a recycling movement here on campus to try to promote recycling awareness, and help people know where they can drop off their recycling and how they can get it picked up," said Knauer.
Knauer recalls biking and recycling was a way of life during her undergraduate years at Florida State, so she took action to bring a certain way of life on Southern Miss campus.
"I decided to start the group Sustainability Advocates to get the awareness out there, to let people know the choices that are available to them to make a more sustainable, healthier lifestyle," said Knauer.
For more than a year, Knauer and the Sustainability Advocates have worked to bring a green way of living to the Southern Miss campus.
"We are having a right way to throw away day. That is going to be October 27. Basically, a day for people in Hattiesburg to bring products that they are not quite sure how to get rid of in a healthy sustainable way," said Knauer.
Knauer says one of their biggest jobs are on game day.
"We walk around to tail gates and collect their recycling, because that is a really huge waste producer," said Knauer.
The advocates are going a step further. They've applied for a grant to maintain the mountain biking trails off the trace for bikers. And you wouldn't completely be green without this.
"Also we are starting a community garden," said Knauer.
Knauer believes these endeavors are the right steps to going green, but her message is these projects are about more than the generic going green statement we all hear about.
"You are not just healthy for the environment, you are healthy for yourself. Basically, supporting better decisions for our country and for our planet in general," said Knauer.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:51 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:51:23 GMT
The soldiers and civilians at Camp Shelby are preparing for an annual Memorial Day service honoring America's fallen heros. Next Thursday at 10 a.m., the post will host the annual Laying of the WreathsMore >>
The soldiers and civilians at Camp Shelby are preparing for an annual Memorial Day service honoring America's fallen heros.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 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 >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:00:02 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 7:29 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:29:38 GMT
A local patriotic organization has honored the Covington County men who were killed in action in the Vietnam War. In a ceremony Saturday, the Covington County Genealogical and Historical Society SocietyMore >>
In a ceremony Saturday, the Covington County Genealogical and Historical Society Society unveiled a monument on the grounds of the county courthouse.More >>
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