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 >>
Several New York City firemen delivered Christmas a little early to South Mississippi by hosting three toy giveaways on Saturday. At Nativity BVM in Biloxi children rushed through the doors beaming with excitement to pick out their gifts.
Eight-year-old Bree Williams said, "I got this teddy bear and this thing right here you put in the bath tub and it changes color."
Much younger Sincere Coleman opted for a ninja turtle toy, but no matter what gift the children chose they all had smiles from ear to ear.
Denotra Coleman is Sincere's aunt, she said, "He is a firefighter crazy and then when he realized he was getting a fire hat and then oh my boy when he saw Santa aw, it's so exciting, you should see the smile on the kids faces here."
The firemen say that is what keeps them coming back.
Ray Ruckeescher said, "Give them a present and talk to them and meet with him, it's just so rewarding and it's a great feeling and I feel lucky to be able to do this."
In fact it is so important to these men to carry on their tradition they started seven years ago after Hurricane Katrina, they did not even let Sandy's devastation stop them.
"Some of the firefighters here with me had 4 or 5 feet of water in their homes, lost cars, lost everything," Ruckeescher said.
Despite the tragedy these men are dealing with they never lose their firefighter spirit.
Dennis Ruckeescher said, "Our whole careers were helping people so we kind of miss that in a way this is our chance to be able to help people and continue our firefighting experience."
And their generosity is appreciated by many.
Coleman said, "Just to come all the way down here to little ole Mississippi and to have them give out toys to kids that is fantastic, God is still working wonders and the wonder of Him is still on earth."
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 >>