Thursday, May 23 2013 7:31 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:31:22 GMT
The pastor and members of a Jefferson county church make the gruesome discovery of a body on the way to Bible study Wednesday evening. Sheriff Peter Walker said a woman's body was found just before 6:30More >>
Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker has identified the woman found dead in the cemetery of East Mount Olive Baptist Church Wednesday night.
FEMA has opened a third outlet in Hattiesburg for homeowners wanting to get information on rebuilding their homes after the Feb. 10 tornado. A Hazard Mitigation Outreach Team has set up shop at Economy Supply in downtown Hattiesburg.
They have all sorts of tips on rebuilding stronger and safer homes.
Two other locations have already been opened at Home Depot and Lowe's in West Hattiesburg.
"We work with the state into the local communities to insure that information to build stronger and safer gets out to the public and who can utilize it throughout this time period of recovery," said Rita Egan, media relations specialist for FEMA.
Egan said since the storm, FEMA has accepted 2,526 applications for assistance and said more than $2 million in aid for temporary housing and home repair has been approved.
She also said Saturday will be the last day that Disaster Recovery Centers in Wayne and Marion counties will be open. Three others in Hattiesburg and Petal will remain open for now.
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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:47:58 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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:42 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:42:16 GMT
The Hattiesburg City Council is expected to vote soon, possibly as early as next week, on its preferred method to upgrade the city's sewer lagoon system. The two options on the table are to build a newMore >>
In order to be able to pay for their new wastewater treatment facility, Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates for Petal and Lamar County customers.More >>
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