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.
The first black president of the 16-million member Southern Baptist Convention received a standing ovation after a spirited sermon in Jackson's First Baptist Church.
Reverend Fred Luter is no stranger to Mississippi, having preached at more churches in this state than anywhere else. But it is his first time back in the Magnolia State since his historic election in June.
Luter says he would like to see more diversity in the Southern Baptist Convention.
"It cannot stop with me" said Reverend Luter. "We've gotta include other African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians. We gotta have more diversity in the convention. We want our convention to look like heaven's gonna look like."
Luter is senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans.
The Southern Baptist Convention is the nation's largest protestant denomination, with more than 45,700 affiliated churches.
Friday, May 24 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:47:58 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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:42 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:42:16 GMT
The Hattiesburg City Council is expected to vote soon, possibly as early as next week, on its preferred method to upgrade the city's sewer lagoon system. The two options on the table are to build a newMore >>
In order to be able to pay for their new wastewater treatment facility, Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates for Petal and Lamar County customers.More >>