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 >>
As the clock ticks down to potentially billions of dollars being slashed from the federal budget, Mississippi's front line of defense will also be at the front of the line for cuts.
"I'm more concerned about he civilians," said Maj. Gen. Augustus Leon Collins, Adjutant General of the Mississippi National Guard.
Collins is paying close attention to the looming automatic spending cuts known as the sequestration. While he hopes it'll be avoided, preliminary plans are being made should the cuts happen.
If they do the state's national guard force may have to periodically do without some of it's workforce.
"Military pay accounts are not going to be affected by sequestration but it's our department of army civilians that work for us. We're more concerned with them," said Collins.
About 1,400 technicians would fall into that category alone. At this point any cuts and furloughs of those workers are just a possibility. essential employees, based on missions, would be exempted.
Even so, for American Legion national commander, Jim Koutz, it's enough to cause concern and devastation.
"We've been worrying about this for a year and a half. It's time to get the budget passed," said Koutz.
With those cuts set to also have an impact on the department of defense, Governor Phil Bryant says the biggest issue with the sequester isn't looming cuts, but rather political games being played inside The White House and the U.S. Capitol. In traditional political fashion, Bryant feels some deal will be reached before the Thursday night deadline.
"I think the president will come to the realization that those type of draconian cuts do not need to be made," said Bryant.
Any negotiations in Washington to avoid the sequester aren't slated to happen until Friday which is after the deadline. These cuts wouldn't happen all at once, but rather over the course of several years.
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 >>
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