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.
Events celebrating the birthday of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are in full swing in the Pine Belt. Saturday night, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Committee hosted a 3rd annual banquet at Sanderson Farms corporate headquarters.
Several awards were presented, including the Salute to Greatness Award, which went to Laurel native and olympic legend Ralph Boston.
Organizers say Dr. King is still an important role model, 45 years after his assassination.
"We believed in his morals, we believe in his values, we believe in the dream that he had and we believe in the legacy that he left," said Shanon Dixon, banquet chairperson. "And we definitely want to participate in that, pass it on to our generation, the generation beneath us and the generation after that," she said.
Sunday, celebrations continue with a commemoration program at Macedonia Baptist Church in Collins at 3 p.m.
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 >>