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.
2013 is likely to be an active year for tourism development in Hattiesburg.
Officials with the Hattiesburg Convention Commission say the folks at the Hattiesburg Zoo will be particularly busy, preparing to open new exhibits featuring flamingos and zebus. They are also scheduled to open a new tiger holding facility, new education center and new animal quarantine sometime this year.
"Those are some long term projects that have taken us a little bit longer than we thought to get out, but they're critical to our growth, they're critical to our accreditation and within 2013, all three of those will open," said Rick Taylor, executive director of the Hattiesburg Tourism and Convention Commissions.
The staff at the African-American Military History Museum are preparing for a busy Black History Month. They'll be hosting a special exhibit on the Gulf War, with themed programming every Saturday in February at 11 a.m.
And work is continuing to progress on the Historic Eureka School Museum. Renovation is currently being done on the cafeteria and restrooms on the first floor of the facility.
It was built in 1921 and plans are to open it within two years as a civil rights museum.
"Our goal at this time, and it's an ambitious goal, is to complete this by the end of 2014 and have it open to the public," said Taylor.
Each year, about 100,000 people enjoy the Hattiesburg zoo and last year, more than 7,000 visited the African-American Military History Museum.
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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