Wednesday, December 11 2013 1:19 PM EST2013-12-11 18:19:41 GMT
Jones County authorities said a wanted felon who escaped into a wooded area after leading them on a brief car chase through the northwest part of the county Tuesday afternoon should be considered "armedMore >>
Sheriff's Department investigators said Ralston Sinclair Keyes, 29, who is wanted on drug and weapons charges, fled from authorities about 2 p.m. in a small SUV, after they spotted him on a county road.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 5:49 PM EST2013-12-10 22:49:07 GMT
Police received on Tuesday afternoon reports of shots fired at Courtyard Apartments off 7th Street. Police responded to the call, but upon arrival no victim or suspect was discovered at the scene. ReportsMore >>
Reports of shots fired at Courtyard apartments off 7th Street were called in to the Hattiesburg Poilce Department Tuesday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:00 PM EST2013-12-11 01:00:12 GMT
Hattiesburg High School has had a string of burglaries in the last week resulting in four computers, two wireless keyboard, and two wireless mice stolen. Two Apple Computers were stolen Thursday nightMore >>
Hattiesburg High School has had a string of burglaries in the last week resulting in four computers, two wireless keyboard, and two wireless mice stolen.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:55 PM EST2013-12-10 20:55:07 GMT
A local man is thankful to be alive – after falling into a creek. The Jones County Fire Council, which provided the photo, says the unidentified 64-year-old man tumbled approximately 35 feet down a steepMore >>
A Jones County man is thankful to be alive after falling into a creek.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.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:01 PM EST2013-12-12 01:01:20 GMT
In the wake of Gov. Phil Bryant's energy summit last week, Southern Miss President Dr. Rodney Bennett is taking time to tout some of what he calls the "life-changing" energy research going on at USM. DuringMore >>
During a media roundtable Wednesday morning, Dr. Bennett introduced faculty and students involved in ground-breaking energy research on solar cells and plant oils.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:00 PM EST2013-12-11 23:00:54 GMT
Local and state law enforcement agencies are gearing up for the annual December Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign. The nationwide program is funded through federal grants that support law enforcementMore >>
Local and state law enforcement agencies are gearing up for the annual December Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:59 PM EST2013-12-11 22:59:13 GMT
Crown Health Care Laundry Services is beginning to move equipment into the Columbia Site. The Pensacola-based company has taken care of the laundry needs for many hospitals in the area for years andMore >>
Crown Health Care Laundry Services is beginning to move equipment into the Columbia Site.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:36 PM EST2013-12-11 22:36:33 GMT
This is a news release from Mayor Johnny DuPree's office Despite the Feb. 10 tornado that ravaged the heart of the city and rough weather on August 1 that produced heavy rain and intense lightening secondsMore >>
Hattiesburg's National Night Out Against Crime Campaign ranks eighth place on the nation's top 10 list.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 4:54 PM EST2013-12-11 21:54:11 GMT
This is an issued statement from Linsday Miller, a JCJC student who recently competed in the Dr. Pepper Scholarship competition. "Being a part of the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway has been an incredibleMore >>
This is an issued statement from Linsday Miller, a JCJC student who recently competed in the Dr. Pepper Scholarship competition. More >>
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