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 group of residents in the Palmer's Crossing community in Hattiesburg is accusing City Hall of neglecting safety concerns in their neighborhood and they're threatening legal action if something isn't done about it.
Palmer's Crossing's Community Action Team took the media on a tour Wednesday of what they say are several safety issues that the city is ignoring. Among them are street and sidewalk problems, flooding and drainage concerns and inadequate lighting in some public areas.
Some of the properties on the tour belong to the city, while others are owned by the county.
"It is Thanksgiving...this is the season of giving and we would love for the City to give to us what is due to us," said Rev. Nathan Jordan, one of the founders of the Community Action Team who addressed media at a news conference before the tour. "We're highly taxed, we're more taxed, but we receive less services in the Palmer's Crossing community," Jordan said. He added, "we'll consider litigation, it seems to be the only thing that the City Hall understands is litigation."
"I think Mr. Jordan came to the Council last month and made two or three requests and I think we've taken care of those requests that he came in and talked about," said Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree. "Quite frankly, one of the requests had nothing to do with the City of Hattiesburg, it was Forrest County, but we'll address all of them. Even with that request, we took it through the proper channels," Dupree said.
Jordan says he'll run for mayor as an independent against Dupree next year. But, he says those political plans have nothing to do with Wednesday's neighborhood tour.
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 >>
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 >>
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