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Eddie Robertson is a Multimedia Journalist for WDAM 7.
Recent Articles by Eddie
Dispute with landowner leaves Wayne County Church without water
Members of Philadelphus Presbyterian Church said that a neighbor, who recently purchased a piece of property joining theirs, dug up their waterline when he had a road built onto his land.
Published September 21, 2020 at 10:34 PM
Hattiesburg senior living facility hosts ‘A Day at the Fair’ for residents
The Claiborne in Hattiesburg hosted a “Day at the Fair” on Thursday at its senior living facility located on Whispering Pine Boulevard.
Published September 17, 2020 at 6:05 PM
Miss. guardsman wins best NCO at National Best Warrior competition
A hometown hero claimed one of the top titles at the 2020 National Guard Best Warrior competition at Camp Shelby.
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Published September 16, 2020 at 9:57 PM
Petal mayor disappointed after Miss. Supreme Court affirms annexation ruling
Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed a chancery judge’s decision denying the majority Petal’s proposed annexation of several tracts of land.
Published September 15, 2020 at 5:29 PM
Wayne County preps for Hurricane Sally
As Hurricane Sally is making its slow trek toward landfall, heavy rain and possible power outages are expected across the Pine Belt.
Published September 14, 2020 at 6:10 PM
Hattiesburg Fire Dept. holds 9/11 memorial stair climb at The Rock
On Friday, around two dozen Hattiesburg firefighters and the current recruit class participated in a 9/11 memorial stair climb.
Published September 11, 2020 at 4:54 PM
Columbia Police Department holds blood drive to commemorate 9/11
Friday, the Columbia Police Department and Vitalant held a “Blue-Blood Heroes” community blood drive.
Published September 11, 2020 at 4:48 PM
New partnership between Jones College and UWA to benefit transfer students
A new partnership between Jones College and the University of West Alabama will benefit eligible students who are looking to transfer to a four-year university.
Published September 10, 2020 at 6:04 PM
USM fraternity lets kids paint lion statues after learning of social media post
An emotional social media post inspired the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Southern Mississippi to give a few kids an opportunity to learn while having fun.
Published September 10, 2020 at 5:57 PM
Endangered gopher tortoises released into the wild at Camp Shelby
Scientist estimate that there are currently only 700,000 gopher tortoises left in the wild.
Published September 9, 2020 at 10:47 PM
Vacant armory chosen for Wayne County emergency shelter
Residents in Wayne County may soon have an emergency shelter available for them to use during severe weather.
Published September 8, 2020 at 7:10 PM
Wayne County firefighters to get new hand-held radios
The Wayne County Board of Supervisors gave their approval for the purchase 50 new hand-held radios and 30 new beepers for their firefighters and emergency responders.
Published September 8, 2020 at 6:19 PM
Several Wayne County roads damaged from last week’s hurricane
Several road in Wayne County sustained flooding damage after Hurricane Laura made landfall in Louisiana last week as a Category 4 storm.
Published September 2, 2020 at 5:28 PM
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 for free and confidential emotional support and resources.
Published September 1, 2020 at 6:36 PM
Hattiesburg, Petal libraries receive wireless internet upgrade
Hattiesburg and Petal libraries recently received upgrades to their wireless internet services, thanks to funding through the federal E-Rate program.
Published September 1, 2020 at 5:50 PM
Two charged with murder in Columbia shooting
Two Columbia men have been charged with murder after a man was killed in a weekend shooting.
Published August 31, 2020 at 3:03 PM
Hattiesburg councilwoman voices concern over garbage cans
Hattiesburg Ward 2 Councilwoman Deborah Delgado says residents need to do a better job of taking up their trash cans once they’ve been emptied.
Published August 28, 2020 at 4:09 PM
Wayne County Schools to resume classes on campus
Students in the Wayne County School District will return to their classrooms on Monday.
Published August 27, 2020 at 6:50 PM
COVID-19 testing available in Waynesboro until 2 p.m.
COVID-19 testing will be conducted at the Waynesboro Auditorium until 2 p.m. Thursday.
Published August 27, 2020 at 12:33 PM
Mississippi’s tax-free Second Amendment Weekend coming up
Mississippi will hold its annual Second Amendment Weekend Friday through Sunday, during which no sales tax will be collected on purchased firearms, ammunition and some hunting supplies.
Published August 26, 2020 at 6:21 PM
Drivers urged to use caution driving on wet roads
As stormy weather moves through the Pine Belt, it’s not uncommon to see more accidents along the roadway.
Published August 25, 2020 at 7:36 PM
Waynesboro-Wayne County Library to extend hours
The new hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Published August 24, 2020 at 6:44 PM
Bridge repairs underway in Wayne County
Repairs are underway for a bridge located on the Buckatunna-Chicora-Clara Road which crosses the Chickasawhay River in Wayne County.
Published August 24, 2020 at 5:49 PM
WCHS football set to play home game Sept. 4 amid COVID-19 restrictions
Wayne County High School will be playing their first home football game of the year on Sept. 4 in Waynesboro.
Published August 20, 2020 at 7:02 PM
Keith’s Superstores donates $34K to Children’s of Mississippi
The money will be used for the completion of a seven-story expansion of the state’s only children’s hospital.
Published August 18, 2020 at 7:21 PM
Leatha’s Barbecue opens in Petal
Mention barbecue anywhere in the Pine Belt and Leatha’s is usually the first name that comes to mind.
Published August 18, 2020 at 6:23 PM
$1.4 million water line project announced in Hattiesburg
On Monday, Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker announced one of the largest residential water line projects in several years.
Published August 17, 2020 at 5:21 PM
Hattiesburg woman celebrates 100th birthday with parade
Catherine Bryan Rhodes celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday at Brookdale Senior Living in Hattiesburg.
Published August 14, 2020 at 5:50 PM
Two Back the Blue events to be held Saturday in Pine Belt
Two Back the Blue events are happening on Saturday to show community support for law enforcement.
Published August 14, 2020 at 4:07 PM
New 911 system in place for Wayne County
The Wayne County Emergency Management Agency announced they have completed the switch to a new 911 emergency response system.
Published August 13, 2020 at 5:34 PM
465 new COVID-19 cases in MS, 36 additional deaths reported
‘Equality': Coach Prime aims to level HBCU playing field as JSU head coach
Jones College hosting community-wide blood drive
Coronavirus in Mississippi: 94,021 cases, 2,846 deaths reported by health dept.
GRAPHIC: Utah police release footage after officers shoot 13-year-old boy
Sophia Eppolito and Lindsay Whitehurst