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.
Hattiesburg-area lawyers are reaching out in a new way to help low-income people who have unresolved legal matters.
Thursday, members of the South Central Mississippi Bar Association and the Hattiesburg Area Young Lawyers Association hosted a free legal clinic at Christian Services, Inc.
It gave attorneys an opportunity to attend a continuing legal education workshop and the chance to meet one-on-one with clients who are also helped by the staff at Christian Services.
Those clients got assistance with divorce and other family law issues.
The event was held in recognition of National Pro Bono Week.
"Here at Christian Services, you have a very big need for attorneys who are willing to do some free services," said DeCarlo Hood, president of the Hattiesburg Area Young Lawyers Assn. "So, the idea was, if we want to find people with need who really need it, you go where they are," Hood said.
"We all want to volunteer and give our time and help those in the under-served population, which is a reason that we've organized this event today," said Tracy Bowles, president of the South Central Mississippi Bar Assn.
Bill Prout, executive director of Christian Services, Inc., says plans are in the works to open a permanent pro bono legal office at Christian Services' headquarters.
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 >>