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 >>
Thursday, April 10 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:13:00 GMT
A Columbia doctor charged with sexual battery has taken his own life. Dr. Martin Ugwudike was found dead in his home in the Canebrake subdivision near Hattiesburg just before noon. Ugwudike, who hasMore >>
A Columbia doctor charged with sexual battery has taken his own life. More >>
Less than 24 hours after a tornado ripped through a swath of Hattiesburg, clean-up crews, power company workers, along with homeowners and businesses are trying to pick the pieces.
The people who live off 18th Street all say the same thing: We will recover.
On Monday, the Hattiesburg neighborhood looked like a war zone. For a few seconds on Sunday afternoon, it felt like one as well.
"Everybody was running around. There were fire departments. There was a lady trapped over there that they got out. I think was she okay," Stephen Scott remembered. "My poor neighbors' over there had a house. I mean, you can just look around. It's what it is. I don't think anybody saw this coming."
Despite the sirens blaring across the city, some were caught off guard by the howling winds and snapping trees.
"I didn't really know what was going on until it hit us," Erin Marshall said. "So we had to get into the bathroom and get into the tub and cover our heads, and that's when the tree came falling down on the house."
For many though, the sirens did their job.
"When I hear those alarms, I know to take cover," Dot Peek said. "We all holed up in the bedroom. It seemed like it took for hours for it to go over. We know it was just a few seconds."
Despite the devastation in the neighborhoods, despite the personal losses and damage, one thing everybody said was they're very thankful to still be alive.
"The house just started shaking and going on, and so in about four or five seconds it was over with, and thank God we're still living to see another day," Alfred Dixon said.
"Materials things don't mean nothing like your life does. We'll overcome it," Dot Peek said.
Sunday, April 20 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:21:06 GMT
A community theatre formed in 1985 continues to overcome adversity in order to put on productions. Just Over the Rainbow Theatre (JORT), which has been without a permanent home since the expansion ofMore >>
A community theatre formed in 1985 continues to overcome adversity in order to put on productions.More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:06:19 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics Press ReleaseHATTIESBURG, Miss. – Bradley Roney highlighted a five-run first inning with a three-run home run to lift Southern Miss to an 8-3 victory over Louisiana Tech here SundayMore >>
Bradley Roney highlighted a five-run first inning with a three-run home run to lift Southern Miss to an 8-3 victory over Louisiana Tech here Sunday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field and complete a three-game Conference USA sweep.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:01:26 GMT
Dozens of Petal residents and members of nearly one dozen Native-American tribes from six Southeastern states are engaging in an exchange of cultures for the first time in the Friendly City this weekend.More >>
Members of the Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee and other tribes are taking part in the 12th annual Golden Eagle Pow Wow.More >>
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