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.
A controversial new finger scan program for child care centers is still a hot topic.
The Department of Human Services heard from concerned providers in a public hearing Friday.
Concerned child care providers have been pointing their fingers at DHS over this finger scan program.
DHS has even put the scanners in around 30 facilities as part of their pilot program. The goal behind all this is to monitor families receiving federal assistance for their kids to attend the child care centers. But the providers, even those participating in the pilot program, say the hastle and costs outweigh the need.
"We also know that families will be displaced as a result of that if centers do not take certificates anymore," said Cassandra Welchlin, MS Low Income Child Care Initiative.
"This is a harm and we're asking Department of Human Services to do no harm to these children," Welchlin added.
Providers say many parents are threatening to pull their kids off the roll if the system is implemented.
DHS says their current plan is to keep monitoring the pilot centers before implementing it across the state.
Two of those pilot locations have already opted out of the program.
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 >>