Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:54:24 GMT
Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies. The class included intensive training for theMore >>
Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies.
Friday, April 18 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:38:37 GMT
This is a news release from Attorney General Jim Hood's Office A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. BrandonMore >>
A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:23:56 GMT
The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club. The third annual tour is part of the university's effort to connect with alumniMore >>
The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club.More >>
A Jackson County family desperately wants some closure in the murder of their loved one.
It happened on Thanksgiving Day in Pascagoula, 12 years ago. That's when 56 year old Horace Jones was found beaten to death inside his home.
Jones was an impressive figure. At six-foot, nine, he was easily recognizable in the neighborhood.
A police detective and family members say there are definitely people out there who could help solve this murder.
"I remember it perfect. It was Thanksgiving day, 12 years ago. I went to his house on Thanksgiving to wish him a happy Thanksgiving," said his daughter, Carla Woodson.
But she never delivered that holiday greeting. She opened her daddy's front door and walked in on a murder scene.
"I went in. And when I went in, I found a tragedy. He was laying on the floor with his head busted wide open. And I went into a shock. I was scared to move 'cause I didn't know if there was anybody else in the house that would do anything to hurt me," Woodson recalled.
Alma Jones is the victim's granddaughter. She was just 13 years old on that tragic Thanksgiving.
"I think about my granddaddy all the time. And it's always puzzled me ever since I was a child," she said.
Jones and her family are convinced there are people out there who know what happened.
"I wish they would come forward and go ahead and speak. And, you know, have some sympathy at least for the family, so we can get past this, instead of holding it as a secret for so many years. It's just wrong," said Jones.
"There is hope. There's always hope on these cold cases," said Pascagoula police detective, Darren Versiga.
He is doing all he can to cultivate new leads. Versiga is driven by the challenge of "cold case" files, and has several such challenges hanging in his second floor office.
He says the family is right: There are people who know exactly what happened.
"When you have this kind of crime, it's in a residential neighborhood. People saw what happened. They saw people coming and going. They know his friends. Sometimes they are just unwilling, or we have not talked to the right people," said the detective.
As time marches on, the cold case grows colder. Memories fade. Even the landscape changes.
In fact, the residence where Horace Jones was found dead no longer exists. It was demolished post-Katrina and replaced with a new housing development.
"Every Thanksgiving, they have to think about Horace. And I would like for them to wake up next Thanksgiving and say, we got him, we put him in jail. And they'll have that satisfaction," said the investigator.
Saturday, April 19 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:01:26 GMT
Dozens of Petal residents and members of nearly one dozen Native-American tribes from six Southeastern states are engaging in an exchange of cultures for the first time in the Friendly City this weekend.More >>
Members of the Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee and other tribes are taking part in the 12th annual Golden Eagle Pow Wow.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:57:35 GMT
Hundreds of children and their parents got some early Easter presents at Dahmer Park Saturday morning during the 67th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the City of Hattiesburg and the Lion'sMore >>
The event also featured games for the children. Kids could also have photos made with the Easter Bunny.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:21:52 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics Press ReleaseHATTIESBURG, Miss. – Matt Durst delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth giving Southern Miss the only run they needed while Christian Talley and Ryan MiltonMore >>
Matt Durst delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth giving Southern Miss the only run they needed while Christian Talley and Ryan Milton combined to shutout Conference USA foe Louisiana Tech for the second-straight day in a 1-0 decision here Saturday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:18:25 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics Press ReleaseHATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss' annual Black and Gold game,More >>
The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss' annual Black and Gold game, Saturday afternoon at M.M. Roberts Stadium.More >>
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