USM football returns to practice field

The University of Southern Mississippi football team returned to practice Friday in preparation of the 17th annual Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl on Jan. 4 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a Barnard College freshman.
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  Woman in Va. says her employer fired her over her son’s cancer

Claussen says she worked beside her son in his hospital bed in Virginia. She`s worked remotely for a Salt Lake City company called The Summit Group for 13 years.

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  Hattiesburg Fire Department buys toys for kids in need

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  MDE audit finds several violations by Wayne County School District

A four-month audit of the Wayne County School District has revealed several violations by the district and noncompliance with state and federal education requirements.
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  1,300 flu deaths in US so far this season, CDC estimates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there have at least 1,300 deaths, 23,000 hospitalizations and 2.6 million illnesses from the flu.

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Attempted bank robbery reported at First Southern Bank in Hattiesburg

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Jones Co. school bus backs into vehicle in Forrest Co.

Local firefighter helps family escape house fire in Jones Co.

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“Holiday heart syndrome” was coined in 1978 to describe the dramatic increase in patients going to the emergency room complaining of irregular heart rhythms during the holidays.

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USM football returns to practice field

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Jones College quartet named JuCo All-America

Four players from Jones College were accorded All-American honors.

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Jones College quartet named JuCo All-America

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Hattiesburg trio voted 2nd-team Class 5A All-State

A trio of Hattiesburg High School football players were voted Class 5A 2nd-team all-state.
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Holy Trinity Catholic Church, about 30 miles northwest of Kansas City, has created a detailed replica of Notre Dame using 450 pounds of ingredients.

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