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 >>
Vanderbilt University Athletics Director David Williams is speaking publicly for the first time since news of a sex crimes investigation surfaced on campus.
Williams, a vice chancellor at the private university, said the letter he sent last week to Commodores student athletes advising them to no longer visit Nashville bar Tin Roof had nothing to do with the investigation by Metro police into four former football players' possible involvement in an alleged crime.
"Since there were student athletes that were going to the Tin Roof, we were concerned there may be a NCAA compliance issue or one brewing," Williams told the Channel 4 I-Team.
The letter, dated July 17, reads, "Effective immediately, the athletics department has declared the Nashville bar Tin Roof off limits," and Williams went on to write the university was informed of concerning behaviors at the bar, including underage drinking and students using fake IDs.
"Since we really didn't have any mechanisms to get down to the bottom of it in a short period of time, we took the position of putting the Tin Roof off limits until we can determine what's actually going on," Williams said.
The athletic director also said the letter was not just about one Vanderbilt team in particular. Rather, he says officials have received what the school considers reliable information about different athletes drinking at the bar.
The Tin Roof owner said last week he had read the letter sent out by the athletic director and said he's not aware of any ongoing underage drinking issues going on at his bar, adding they are doing everything they can to make sure it doesn't happen there.
When asked about the ban at Tin Roof, Williams said that's the only bar for which they received that information and said this isn't the first time the university has put a place off limits for students.
The university said Cory Batey, Brandon Banks, Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie and Brandon Vandenberg are no longer on the football team and have also been banned from campus. The four are at the center of a Metro sex crimes investigation after an alleged sexual assault inside a campus dorm last month.
The university named the players last week ahead of SEC Media Days, saying they were dropped from the 2013 roster for "violation of team rules."
None has been charged with a crime.
"It's an investigation and I'm not allowed to comment on it," Williams said.
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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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