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Chris Thies is the Digital Content Manager for WDAM 7.
Recent Articles by Chris
Hattiesburg woman found dead in Lumberton; MBI investigating
A homicide investigation is underway after a woman’s body was discovered Tuesday.
Published August 5, 2020 at 1:50 PM
Former Laurel police officer indicted in shooting death of Jasper Co. woman
The indictment charges Christopher Wade Robertson with manslaughter in the shooting death of Dominique Henry.
Published August 4, 2020 at 6:56 PM
Two ex-police officers indicted for allegedly beating Black man in Miss.
Two former Laurel, Miss. police officers have been indicted by a grand jury in Jasper County.
Published August 4, 2020 at 6:42 PM
Hattiesburg man dies after being hit by vehicle in Lamar Co.
The accident happened before 8 a.m. on Sandy Run Road.
Published August 3, 2020 at 2:10 PM
Former FCAHS band director sentenced for having sexual relationship with minor
Lindsey Daniels pleaded guilty to sexual battery in a position of authority or trust on March 2, 2020.
Published July 31, 2020 at 4:02 PM
Collins man faces life in prison for meth conspiracy
Reshun Goudy faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and $10 million in fines.
Published July 29, 2020 at 4:11 PM
Laurel School District delays school start date
The Laurel School District announced the start date for school will be pushed back by two weeks.
Published July 29, 2020 at 3:29 PM
Man charged with wife’s murder in Wayne County
Eric Holifield has been charged with first degree murder in the death of his wife, Kimberly Nanette Holifield.
Chris Thies and
Published July 27, 2020 at 12:16 PM
Search suspended for 2 possible drowning victims, will resume in morning
The search for two people who possibly drowned in the Bouie River in Forrest County has been suspended for the night.
Published July 24, 2020 at 10:24 PM
1,610 new COVID-19 cases, 28 deaths reported in Miss.
MSDH reported 1,610 new COVID-19 cases and 28 additional deaths on Friday.
Published July 24, 2020 at 12:38 PM
982 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths reported in Miss.
MSDH reported 982 new COVID-19 cases and 13 additional deaths on Thursday.
Published July 23, 2020 at 12:47 PM
2 more women charged in Hattiesburg drive-by shooting investigation
Two more women have been charged in an ongoing shooting investigation in the Hub City.
Published July 22, 2020 at 4:28 PM
1,547 new COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths reported in Miss.
Five deaths were reported in the Pine Belt.
Published July 22, 2020 at 1:08 PM
7-vehicle pileup cleared from I-59 in Jones Co.
No injuries were reported.
Published July 14, 2020 at 4:35 PM
1,031 new COVID-19 cases, 11 new deaths reported in Mississippi
MSDH reported 1,031 new COVID-19 cases and 11 additional deaths on Friday.
Published July 10, 2020 at 11:58 AM
703 new COVID-19 cases, 16 new deaths reported in Mississippi
Thursday's numbers bring the state total to 33,591 cases and 1,204 deaths.
Published July 9, 2020 at 12:25 PM
Gov. Reeves extends safe return order to July 6
Over the past three days, MSDH has reported more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases in the state.
Published June 26, 2020 at 6:16 PM
USM cancels commencement ceremonies scheduled for August
The university announced it was forced to cancel graduation ceremonies that had been scheduled for August.
Published June 26, 2020 at 5:13 PM
Covington County murder suspect captured
Officials with the Covington County Sheriff’s Office said 39-year-old Charles Chevalier was captured in Simpson County around 10 p.m.
Published June 24, 2020 at 10:52 PM
Missing La. man could be in Hattiesburg area
Hattiesburg police are helping in the search for 27-year-old Dedrick Grant Jr.
Published June 22, 2020 at 1:06 PM
Man accused of ramming MCSO vehicle, nearly hitting deputy
Kelby Glenn Jordan is charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, felony fleeing and burglary.
Published June 19, 2020 at 4:17 PM
Dozens walk from Hattiesburg to Petal for Bridging the Gap march
A group marched from Chain Park in Hattiesburg across the Leaf River into Petal for a protest they call Bridging the Gap.
Published June 19, 2020 at 3:06 PM
Miss. National Guard soldier identified as victim in deadly Jackson shooting
Sgt. Stephen Matory served as a transport management coordinator for a company in the 2/20th Special Forces Group based in Jackson.
Published June 18, 2020 at 4:46 PM
Sumrall boy catches state record speckled trout
“Specks” are some of the most prized gamefish for inshore saltwater anglers.
Published June 17, 2020 at 4:43 PM
Forrest Co. voters will decide fate of Confederate monument in November
The Forrest County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to put the issue of relocating the statue on the ballot in November.
Chris Thies and
Published June 15, 2020 at 1:10 PM
WATCH: Mother of Marc Davis speaks at Petal protest
Catherine Davis gave an emotional account of her son’s final moments and called for justice for his death.
Published May 30, 2020 at 4:14 PM
Jefferson Davis Co. woman missing since May 17
Laneka Longino was last seen by family members on May 17.
Published May 29, 2020 at 2:03 PM
USM announces condensed schedule for fall 2020 semester
The semester will begin on Aug. 17, and on-campus instruction will end Nov. 23.
Published May 28, 2020 at 9:16 PM
‘Home Town’ returning in 2021 with fifth season
HGTV announced Thursday the hit show “Home Town” will be back with 16 new episodes in 2021.
Published May 28, 2020 at 4:30 PM
23 new COVID-19 deaths reported statewide; 6 in the Pine Belt
The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 328 new COVID-19 cases and 23 additional deaths Thursday.
Published May 28, 2020 at 11:31 AM
Bok Homa Casino reopens doors to public
Pink Up: Laurel breast cancer survivor tells her story
Players of the Pine Belt: Purvis RB Ty Badon to take on larger role in 2020
Tim Doherty and
Presbyterian Christian School set to return Aug. 11
Miss. native and assistant to the president, Dr. Fleming discusses state’s COVID-19 response
Courtney Ann Jackson