Friday, May 24 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:37:25 GMT
The City of Hattiesburg is increasing the sewer rates for Petal and some Lamar County customers who use their wastewater lagoon. Petal residents are concerned and voicing their opinions after finding outMore >>
Petal and Hattiesburg residents are voicing their opinions after finding out the City of Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:09:56 GMT
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation. On Thursday, more than 60-percent of the Boy Scouts of America's 14-hundred-members voted for theMore >>
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation.More >>
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
Camp Shelby officials, the US Coast Guard and local veterans groups have honored a 92-year-old, terminally-ill World War Two veteran from Clarksdale who has donated his uniform and other military memorabilia to the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum. Friday morning, a special commemoration ceremony was held in honor of Petty Officer First Class William A. Barnes.
Barnes served as an anti-aircraft gunner on a Coast Guard cutter in the Pacific and was credited with shooting down three enemy planes and assisting in the downing of two others.
"I feel like this is kind of the climax of my career and association with the United States Coast Guard and I just feel like it just closes the book, so to speak, on all these 70 years I've been talking Coast Guard," said Barnes.
The commanding officer for the U.S. Coast Guard base in New Orleans was among those praising Barnes for his military service.
"Through your service and your time and your efforts, you've embodied our core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty," said Capt. Jon Gage.
"(Mr. Barnes) needed this day," said Chad Daniels, museum director. "We wanted to provide that to him and we're happy to do it," he said.
An exhibit featuring Barnes' uniform, a photo of his ship and a biography of his military service is currently on display in the lobby of the museum.
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 >>