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 >>
(RNN) - A project is saluting a historic 19th century speech in a 21st century manner.
So far, a host of noteworthy people have videos of them reciting the Gettysburg Address posted on the site, including President Barack Obama, former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter, TV hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
Reciters of the Gettysburg Address span the political spectrum, with the likes of former House Speaker and Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schulz joining Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.
Those who wish to participate can either memorize or read aloud the address, upload it on YouTube and send the website the link via a form. The recording will then be added to a multitude of others.
Learntheaddress.org was developed by documentarian Ken Burns and a number of partners, including PBS, National History Day and the National Park Service.
The website stated that Greenwood School in Putney, VT, inspired both the project and an upcoming Burns documentary slated to air in the spring of 2014. The school's student body consists of boys with "learning differences" ages 11-17, who are "encouraged to practice, memorize, and recite the Gettysburg Address."
The National Park Service has scheduled a weeklong celebration at Gettysburg National Military Park in honor of the speech's anniversary, including a wreath-laying, a book signing for Abraham Lincoln scholars, a tree-planting ceremony, a display of Lincoln historical items and the placement of nearly 3,500 luminarias on Civil War soldiers' graves.
The Gettysburg Address had an impact that vastly surpassed the speech's two-minute length. President Abraham Lincoln delivered the address at the opening of the national cemetery in Gettysburg, PA, on Nov. 19, 1863, four months after the Battle of Gettysburg.
The short speech reflected on the larger significance of the Civil War and is regarded, according to Library of Congress, as the "one of the most elegant and eloquent speeches in U.S. history."
According to the Gettysburg Foundation, there are only five manuscript copies of the historic speech left, two in the Library of Congress, one at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL, one at Cornell University and one in the Lincoln Bedroom in the White House.
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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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