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 >>
In this installment of Pinebelt Tough, Christopher Harkey takes us through a sawmill. Operators at Joe Miles & Sons Lumber in Bogalusa, LA, were kind enough to show us what makes them Pinebelt Tough.
"You gotta be on your P's and Q's otherwise you're gonna get hurt." Pinebelt Tough picks up where we left off following a log from the forest to the mill. "Its not just tinker toys, haha." When a log truck rolls into Joe Miles & Sons Sawmill in Bogalusa, Louisiana, its weighed and unloaded.
"The big foot here can lift a whole load of logs," says Jonathan Smith with Joe Miles & Sons Lumber, Inc., "The loader operator is loading the debarker. The debarker has a series of spike rollers and knives. Then they go through the metal detector." The metal detector can spot something as small as a bb. If it passes, the log goes to the deck saws. The saw operator uses a keen eye to cut various lengths for the best boards possible. Once in the mill the logs go through a series of band saws to take the edges off, using technology on its cutting edges for efficiency. Smith says, "The lasers paints the logs and the infrared camera catches the data. It's going to tell you the grade of wood and all that." The program called the Optimizer tells the main saws the best way to cut. "The slews skew, that where the saws reside. There is 24 saws on top and 24 saws on bottom."
That's when the lumber really takes shape. Then it's on to a series of refining trimmers. "It comes through here. This is a trimmer. It trims the ends." Once trimmed, it is sorted, loaded into bays, and stacked for the dry kiln. "This is our dry kiln. It dries the lumber." And nothing around the mill is wasted, "They're lit off of fuel, but they run off of saw dust. "Each load spends 12 hours in the kiln. Once its dry, Smith says, "A set of chains that conveys it through to the planer." Each stack is unloaded and hitches a ride to the planer which gives the board its smooth finish. Then the lumber is resorted, "And its banded and tagged and put out here. This is our dry lumber shed. This is the finished product."
A ballet of forklift drivers load trucks of sold lumber. "Barely touch that lumber with the tip of those forks, you will knock them over and that's a scary feeling." Then the truck operator goes to work tying down the load and it's off to the lumberyard as board lumber for homes, businesses, and construction projects. In our book, that's Pinebelt Tough. "You're dealing with lumber. Its gonna get tough. It's not a bad job. Gets a little hectic though."
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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