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.
A stalled project to extend Byrd Boulevard in Petal is now back on track, thanks to a grant from the Mississippi Dept. of Transportation.
Thursday morning, Southern District Transportation Commissioner Tom King presented Petal city officials an $840,000 Surface Transportation Program grant. It will be used to build a two-lane extension of Byrd Boulevard north to Old Richton Road. The grant will pay for 80 percent of the project.
The City of Petal will be required to fund the additional 20 percent. Much of that will come from a private family trust.
The project began in 2004, but city officials say it was delayed several times because of various regulations and environmental studies.
"It's a great project and I think it will be an economic boon, another economic development boon for the City of Petal," said King.
"We've grown a lot out east along the highway, but we'll need to stay here closer to the center of Petal and this will open that up for development," said Hal Marx, mayor of Petal.
Marx said construction should start in about six months.
Friday, May 24 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:47:58 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 >>
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 >>