Thursday, December 5 2013 11:06 AM EST2013-12-05 16:06:32 GMT
The 16 year old girl involved in one of two Covington County car crashes Wednesday afternoon has died. All others involved have injuries. Kaylan Ainsworth was extracted from her car and airlifted to theMore >>
A 16-year-old girl involved in one of two Covington County car crashes Wednesday afternoon has died. All others involved have injuries.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:38 PM EST2013-12-05 03:38:22 GMT
Around 5:40 p.m. a call was made to the Hattiesburg Police Department reporting of shots fired at the Wendy's across the street from Cloverleaf Mall. Officers arrived to the scene find one person hadMore >>
Around 5:40 p.m. a call was made to the Hattiesburg Police Department reporting of shots fired at the Wendy's across the street from Cloverleaf Mall.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 11:44 AM EST2013-12-05 16:44:22 GMT
This is a news release from Jones County Junior College Sixty-two Jones County Junior College faculty and staff were recently honored for their years of service to the college. Administrators treatedMore >>
Sixty-two Jones County Junior College faculty and staff were recently honored for their years of service to the college. More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 9:15 AM EST2013-12-05 14:15:24 GMT
The aunt of a 12 year old girl police say was raped several times dating back to this summer still finds it difficult to find the words to describe her pain. "It's like my world fell from underneath meMore >>
Police said the rape of a 12-year-old girl now includes five people and more arrests could be on the way. Her aunt still finds it difficult to find the words to describe her pain.More >>
(RNN) - A new survey says a quarter of young social media users have posted comments, photos and other information that they fear could cost them a job.
The survey, conducted by legal information website Findlaw.com, found that 29 percent of 18- to-34-year-old users of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and other popular social media users have posted personal information that they fear could cause them to lose a job or job offer.
"People love using social media to share their thoughts and life experiences," said Stephanie Rahlfs, an attorney-editor with FindLaw.com. "The drawback is that many comments, photos and other information may not be looked upon favorably by employers.
"And taking down or removing a post or photo may not be enough," she added. "As the information may continue to live on in other parts of the internet. It's best to assume anything that you post could live on the internet forever - and to think accordingly before hitting the 'post' button."
Whether it actually did any good or not, 21 percent of those surveyed say they have taken down photos or other postings out of fear of repercussion from employers.
Eighty-two percent say they pay attention to their privacy settings, but 6 percent say they use the default settings and pay no attention at all to privacy settings.
FindLaw.com offered some suggestions when it comes to managing social media:
Think before you post: Always assume that your boss or a prospective employer could someday see that photo or comment. Your posting may be visible via friends' and other acquaintances' social media. Always err on the side of safety and good judgment.
Check your privacy settings: Most social media provide a variety of controls for who is allowed to view postings and other personal information, and what information is being revealed to others. Check settings frequently.
Limit personal information: Be aware of what personal information you are entering when initially registering. Many details of personal information are not required
If you believe you were wrongfully terminated, seek legal help: Although many individuals who are terminated from their job feel their termination was "wrongful," the legal definition of wrongful termination is limited only to only those circumstances where an employee was fired for an illegal reason. Free information on wrongful terminations can be found at http://employment.findlaw.com/.
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Thursday, December 5 2013 7:36 PM EST2013-12-06 00:36:24 GMT
A multi-agency drug sweep called "Operation Wake-up Call" rounded up ten alleged drug dealers from both poplarville and the Pearl River Community College Campus. The Poplarville Police Department asMore >>
A multi-agency drug sweep called "Operation Wake-up Call" rounded up ten alleged drug dealers from both poplarville and the Pearl River Community College Campus.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 6:10 PM EST2013-12-05 23:10:23 GMT
A Jones County woman and five children are homeless after a fire destroyed their home Tuesday. The initial call came in to the Southwest Jones Volunteer Fire Department around 1:35 p.m. Crews were ableMore >>
A Jones County family of eight are homeless after a fire of unknown causes destroyed their home Tuesday afternoon.More >>
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