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 >>
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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 >>
The University of Southern Mississippi's Golden Eagle spirit lives strong in students and Hattiesburg residents despite a powerful tornado that ripped through the city on Sunday around 5 p.m.
Several buildings at USM's Hattiesburg campus are among the many damaged in Hattiesburg.
Latifah Lowe is a proud USM student and Hattiesburg native. She said USM has always had a great spirit and students have a way of helping each other out in times of need.
But, even with that school spirit, Lowe is still in disbelief at the state of the campus and the city.
"It feels like a nightmare. I'm waiting to wake up," Lowe said. "Houses demolished. I couldn't believe it. This place is demolished. There is a music department and you can see straight through. It looks like someone put a hole through it. It's incredible. Keep Hattiesburg in your prayers."
Haley McMinn also has a big heart for USM.
"It's tough seeing the destructions. Especially to one building [Ogletree Alumni Building] in particular that's been around for more than 100 years," McMinn said.
She said, Ogletree was the historic home of the president.
"Our interim president, we just had Dr. Aubrey Lucas, when he was president he lived in that home," McMinn added.
She said there's an emotional attachment tied to the alumni building.
"For a lot of people it is heartbreaking," McMinn explained. "The community is strong and we will come back strong."
While it's the destruction is a big loss, the Director of Housing Scott Blackwell said there is something to be thankful for.
"Looking at the Ogletree House, that's pretty awful and that's offices. So fortunately there weren't students sleeping in there last night and no one was injured," Blackwell said.
Blackwell estimates there were about 2,000 students on campus Sunday evening. Several of those students are staying in two residence halls right behind Ogletree House. Luckily the dorms only received minor damage.
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 >>