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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:37:25 GMT
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 >>
Hattiesburg Area Habitat for
Humanity currently has two houses under construction, but the house located on
McInnis Street in Petal has a new sense of urgency.
The house has been selected
for the Stevens family, who has been a partner with Habitat for Humanity since
2010, but due to the February 10 tornado, there is a sense of urgency to
construct the home as soon as possible.
The Stevens lost their
apartment during the tornado, all their belongings, and have had to relocate to
Habitat for Humanity believes
the construction of the new home will give the family a sense of stability
following such a devastating loss, though construction can take 4 - 6
months to complete.
"We're going to need a lot
of volunteer help on this house. If we have people that are skilled in
construction, you know, you licensed contractors, if you're group wants to come
out and help, that's always something that speeds up the process," said
Hattiesburg Habitat for Humanity Resource Development Manager, Lee Anne Venable.
"Volunteer labor is precious to us, but you have to teach volunteers, and so if
we have skilled labors that can come out and help on this house that would
certainly help with the process and speeding that up so we can get it finished
and get the Stevens family moved in a little faster."
If you would like to help
or donate, call the Hattiesburg Habitat for Humanity office at 601-582-4663.
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 >>
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