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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
No that's not a mistype. Rome Emmons, 83, will travel to Oxford on Saturday for his 66th straight Ole Miss-Mississippi State football game. And had it not been for car trouble way back when, it would be his 67th.
"We started in 1945 to go up to (Mississippi) State to see them play. I was living in Meridian at that time," said the retired Hattiesburg business man, "We got as far as Electric Mills, and the old car gave out on us. So, we went back to Meridian, and we didn't see that game.
"So the next year, 1946, was the first game that I saw."
Emmons has seen more Egg Bowls than most people have been alive. He's seen every high, low, win, and loss there is to see. His rebels will attempt to break a three-game losing skid with their hated in-state rivals on Saturday, but if they don't, Emmons will have no problem reminding his rivals about an even longer losing streak Ole Miss handed State.
"We hear all this stuff from State about them beating Ole Miss three times. They need to look at history a little bit," he said with a chuckle, "Until 1964, Mississippi State never won a game; from 1947 to 1964. They did tie three games, but Ole Miss won 14 games."
The Emmons family tree is painted blue and red. All three of his children attended Ole Miss, along with all three of their spouses, and all three of his grandchildren.
It hasn't been a fun last three years for the Ole Miss alum, though. Last season, the Dogs crushed the Rebels 31-3 on their own turf. Though the Rebels have lost their last three straight in 2012, they lead Vanderbilt by 17, and took LSU to the brink of upset in the bayou.
Emmons feels very confident in the direction Hugh Freeze is taking the program, and though he didn't give a score, it's not surprising what prediction he gave..."Ole Miss should win," he said.
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 >>