Friday, May 17 2013 11:23 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:23:44 GMT
A Hattiesburg High School senior will soon be on his way to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Parker Krag has received an appointment to the academy. He got his acceptance packet Friday morning.More >>
A Hattiesburg High School senior will soon be on his way to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.More >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 10:08 AM EDT2013-05-15 14:08:44 GMT
ORLANDO (WFTV/CNN) – Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names. The list alternates between boy and girl names. The list kicks off withMore >>
Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 4:04 PM EDT2013-05-17 20:04:23 GMT
Grant Matheny with Arinder Logging says, "Used to it was all cut down by saws and pulled up with cable skidders. It's changed a lot but its still easy to get hurt if you don't pay attention." No betterMore >>
No better start to Pinebelt Tough than its own namesake. Agriculture is the number one Mississippi industry and forestry brought in more than $1.3 billion to the state in 2012. Our story begins with the loggers.More >>
South Korea says North Korea has fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters. Pyongyang routinely test-launches such missiles.More >>
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy...More >>
(RNN) - Not everyone who dines in restaurants stiffs their servers - gratuity included or not.
Moreover, the note left by a pastor prompted many to leave derogatory comments on social media forums on a whole group of people - namely churchgoing people - based on the fault of one.
Julia Davis, a mother of two and a practicing Christian, read the original story on Facebook and was disheartened by the comments left by readers.
On Jan. 27, days before the infamous receipt went viral, Davis and her husband went to their local Applebee's to celebrate her birthday. They were greeted by a friendly server and between placing their order and receiving their food, Davis' husband asked the server if there was anything she needed prayer for.
"She was caught off guard, and I was a little as well by his impulsive question," said Davis in an e-mail.
The server was hesitant, but Davis said the server came back and told them her story, filled with obstacles and attempts to improve her life while being a mother of small children.
"I really connected with her," Davis said. "I very much understand the struggles of balancing in this stage of parenting."
The couple agreed to keep her in their prayers and went on to have a great birthday celebration. Davis felt she was compelled by her faith to do something more than simply pray for the server.
"I decided to leave her a $100 tip, along with a note encouraging her and letting her know we'd keep praying for her," Davis said.
In a phone interview, Davis said she is blessed with money not to spend on her selfish needs, but to be able to help others the best she and her husband can.
The golden rule of "Do onto others as you would have them do onto you" is a motto that fuels the Davis' charitable and giving heart.
"I share this not because I want any glory at all to come to me about this," said Davis, who initially asked not to be named. "I want all the glory to go to God, letting the world know what Jesus really would do in this situation."
Davis and her husband, "have a servant's heart. Their giving is a testament to their character and their faith," said Dr. Rob Edwards, the couple's pastor.
Davis said she will continue to be a passionate giver based on her beliefs and faith.
She believes that we are all able to help those in need, and as long as she is able, she will give in keeping with her faith.
"Each person is special and unique, and as a Christian, I believe that we are all human and make mistakes, but are valuable and worthy," said Davis.
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Saturday, May 18 2013 7:29 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:29:38 GMT
A local patriotic organization has honored the Covington County men who were killed in action in the Vietnam War. In a ceremony Saturday, the Covington County Genealogical and Historical Society SocietyMore >>
In a ceremony Saturday, the Covington County Genealogical and Historical Society Society unveiled a monument on the grounds of the county courthouse.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:09:31 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. The man with Gordon at the time of the accident now faces drug charges. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:07 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:07:33 GMT
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown. If confirmed, Brown would become the state's first black female district judge. Carl Tobias, aMore >>
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 4:16 PM EDT2013-05-18 20:16:49 GMT
The North Lamar Water Association has issued a boil water notice for all of Bellewood Subdivision until further notice. It was issued just before 3 p.m. Saturday. Officials with the association sayMore >>
Officials with the association say a break in a main water line prompted the notice.More >>