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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 >>
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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 >>
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Churches from around the Petal area gathered today for the Community Easter Celebration. Guests from over 18 different church congregations filled the Petal Performing Arts Center to celebrate the trueMore >>
Guests from over 18 different church congregations filled the Petal Performing Arts Center to celebrate the true meaning of Easter with song and praise while listening to scripture reading from several local pastors.
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A Columbia doctor charged with sexual battery has taken his own life. Dr. Martin Ugwudike was found dead in his home in the Canebrake subdivision near Hattiesburg just before noon. Ugwudike, who hasMore >>
A Columbia doctor charged with sexual battery has taken his own life. More >>
Dixie Youth Baseball, one of the nation's premier youth baseball leagues, chose Laurel to host it's 3 world series tournaments, beginning August 3rd.
Dixie Youth Baseball Commissioner Wes Skelton spoke about the final inspections at the facilities.
"We had the series here in 2009 and they did a fantastic job and they have some of the best facilites we've every played on."
Elvin Ulmer, Laurel's recreation department director, confidently praised the Laurel Sportsplex.
"[There's] no where else you can go that has the facilities that Laurel [has].
They may have more facilities, but as far as quality of them, they don't," said Ulmer.
"I mean we'll put our facilities up with anyone not only with the state, but throughout the nation."
It's the first time in the organization has ever held all 3 tournaments in one venue, which include Majors (ages 11-12), AAA (ages 9-10) and "O" Zone.
Skelton explained the benefits of having everything in one place.
"We get the economy of scale to be able to bring 'em here, but still save quite a bit of money.
So, it's a financial impact to our organization as well as being a positive financial impact for Laurel."
Besides logistics, Skelton knows the focus remains on the kids.
"We're here to teach these kids character building traits and baseball is a great vehicle to do that," Skelton proclaimed.
With the agenda we have this year all the kids that come here are going to have a great time."
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