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 >>
Todd Monken's offer to become head football coach at The University of Southern Mississippi has passed the eyeball test, according to the state's Institutions of Higher Learning commissioner. This after the State College Board warned officials "no more bad contracts."
The edict followed the uproar following Ellis Johnson's contract that guaranteed him $700,000 a year should he be terminated. According to language in the Johnson offer, the contract was subject to IHL approval, but Commissioner Hank Bounds says the Board does not approve coach's contracts and they never saw Johnson's contract.
Bounds said he was asked to review the Monken offer and called it "appropriate."
Details of Monken's offer have not been released, and there is no official contract yet, but officials say it is comparable to Johnson's $700,000-a-year salary, or $58,333 a month. The offer most likely does not contain a $700,000 guarantee should he be terminated.
Southern Miss Director of Athletics Jeff Hammond announced Monday the hiring of Todd Monken as the school's 20th football coach. The hiring is pending approval by the IHL Board of Trustees.
USM fired head football Ellis Johnson after one winless season. The 60-year-old Johnson is due a $2.1 million buyout over the next three seasons.
Southern Miss finished with a 0-12 record one season after a school-record 12-2 finish that included a win in the Hawaii Bowl. The Golden Eagles were the only team in the Football Bowl Subdivision not to win a game in 2012.
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 >>