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 >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:54:24 GMT
Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies. The class included intensive training for theMore >>
Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies.
Friday, April 18 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:38:37 GMT
This is a news release from Attorney General Jim Hood's Office A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. BrandonMore >>
A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:23:56 GMT
The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club. The third annual tour is part of the university's effort to connect with alumniMore >>
The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club.More >>
A Gulfport business owner said opportunities for women in the business world have come a long way over the last three decades. This year marks 25 years since Congress passed the Women's Business Ownership Act to encourage more women entrepreneurs.
According to the Small Business Administration, there are 8.1 million women-owned businesses across the country. Together they generate $1.3 trillion in revenue. In Mississippi, 61,000 businesses are owned by women, and they generate $7.3 billion.
These days Jeanne Dibble runs a wreath and gift shop on Pass Road in Gulfport. The sixty-year-old has had many enterprises over her lifetime from selling produce to operating a laundry service.
"It runs in my blood, my family has owned businesses all my life. I grew up in family owned businesses," Dibble said. "There's a lot of freedom to it. And just the joy of being able to work with people and work with them on your time frame and your schedule."
Dibble said, 30 years ago she was one of very few women business owners. She said back then women were expected to stay at home and were often not given a chance to compete by a largely male-dominated business world. She said laws requiring a portion of federal government contracts to go to women owned businesses forced open some doors of opportunity.
"Now I know that a lot of those programs took a lot of flack years ago," Dibble said."Oh, it's unfair and you should be able to thrive on your own merits. You shouldn't have the government encouraging you in business or encouraging businesses or telling them what they have to do. Who to hire and how many to hire. But given the background from so many years ago men were in the workplace, women were at home. Women would not have had the opportunities had it not been for those programs."
Dibble co-owns the shop with her daughter and said it does her heart good to see that nowadays there are so many women entrepreneurs.
"I had to say anything to anyone whether it be a woman or anyone starting a new business, you've got to look to God for your strength. You've got to have faith but you've also got to know that it's a lot of hard work. It doesn't come easy," she said.
Part of the Women's Business Ownership Act was designed to end discriminatory lending practices by banks that favored male business owners For example the law eliminated all individual state laws that required women to have a male relative sign a business loan.
Saturday, April 19 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:01:26 GMT
Dozens of Petal residents and members of nearly one dozen Native-American tribes from six Southeastern states are engaging in an exchange of cultures for the first time in the Friendly City this weekend.More >>
Members of the Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee and other tribes are taking part in the 12th annual Golden Eagle Pow Wow.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:57:35 GMT
Hundreds of children and their parents got some early Easter presents at Dahmer Park Saturday morning during the 67th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the City of Hattiesburg and the Lion'sMore >>
The event also featured games for the children. Kids could also have photos made with the Easter Bunny.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:21:52 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics Press ReleaseHATTIESBURG, Miss. – Matt Durst delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth giving Southern Miss the only run they needed while Christian Talley and Ryan MiltonMore >>
Matt Durst delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth giving Southern Miss the only run they needed while Christian Talley and Ryan Milton combined to shutout Conference USA foe Louisiana Tech for the second-straight day in a 1-0 decision here Saturday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:18:25 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics Press ReleaseHATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss' annual Black and Gold game,More >>
The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss' annual Black and Gold game, Saturday afternoon at M.M. Roberts Stadium.More >>
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