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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
a year ago, Andrew and Kari Bradberry were celebrating the birth of their
child, Alexander Bradberry.
was born with HLHS, Hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
six months and going through two open heart surgeries, Alexander passed away in
September, just three days after the Bradberry's held a blood drive for him. Immediately
after that, Andrew and his wife Kari received some surprising news.
"We found out we were pregnant, and then a few months later we
found out we were expecting twins," said Andrew Bradberry. "We were really
surprised, and then right before Christmas we went in to do the basic anatomy
eval of the babies, and we found out that one of the babies has the same heart
defect that Alexander had."
Once born, one of the twin boys will immediately have to go
through one of three open heart surgeries, and in order to prepare for that,
the Bradberry's held their second blood drive on Thursday in Hattiesburg.
"I feel, you know, bad in a sense that I have to ask my son
to go through this again, but I feel confident that this time it'll work out
better for us," said Andrew.
Thanks to the help of Batson Children's Hospital, Mississippi
Blood Drive, and Hardy Street Baptist Church, many residents were able to
donate blood to help the Bradberry's.
"Thank you so much to anyone and everyone that has shown support
for us through Facebook, through you know, messaging boards, for coming out and
just giving Kari and I great joy in celebrating Alexander's life and preparing
for our next baby," said Andrew.
More than 40 residents went out to the blood drive to donate
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 >>