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  • Flames destroy Old Cuevas Bistro

    Flames destroy Old Cuevas Bistro

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:21:24 GMT
    "Destroyed." That is how Harrison County Fire Marshal Pat Sullivan described the aftermath of the Fire at The Old Cuevas Bistro on Menge avenue. Officials say the building caught fire around 11:30 Wednesday
    Old Cuevas Bistro restaurant on Menge Avenue in Pass Christian caught fire at 11:30 Wednesday night. No one was injured, but the restaurant was destroyed.
  • SUPERINTENDENTS WEEK: Milton Kuykendall with DeSoto County Schools talks about school year

    SUPERINTENDENTS WEEK: Milton Kuykendall with DeSoto County Schools talks about school year

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:20 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:20:09 GMT
    (WMC) – WMC Action News 5 Superintendents Week talked with Milton Kuykendall, who is the superintendent of the largest school district in Mississippi, DeSoto County Schools. He revealed details on how
    WMC Action News 5 Superintendents Week talked with Milton Kuykendall, who is the superintendent of the largest school district in Mississippi, DeSoto County Schools.
  • Centennial Plaza developer hopes to announce anchor tenant soon

    Centennial Plaza developer hopes to announce anchor tenant soon

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:54:21 GMT
    One of the many properties on the coast left damaged by Katrina has been sitting vacant since the hurricane. But, the historic Centennial plaza's vacancy could end soon. By as soon as next week, the
    One of the many properties on the coast left damaged by Katrina has been sitting vacant since the hurricane. But, the historic Centennial plaza's vacancy could end soon.
  • Two injured Omega Protein plant workers speak out

    Two injured Omega Protein plant workers speak out

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:54:16 GMT
    Two of the men injured in the Omega Protein explosion on Monday are speaking out about the deadly blast. In an exclusive interview with WLOX, the men describe what happened, and how they survived.
    Two of the men injured in the Omega Protein explosion on Monday are speaking out about the deadly blast. In an exclusive interview with WLOX News, the men describe what happened that day, and how they survived.
  • Stone Co. deputies want night club shut down as nuisance

    Stone Co. deputies want night club shut down as nuisance

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:54:14 GMT
    Is a weekend shooting in Stone County what will finally convince enough people to speak out publicly in favor of shutting down a night club? That's what Stone County sheriff's deputies are wondering.
    Is a weekend shooting in Stone County what will finally convince enough people to speak out publicly in favor of shutting down a night club? That's what Stone County sheriff's deputies are wondering.
  • Libraries are still very relevant in today's world

    Libraries are still very relevant in today's world

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:54:12 GMT
    Technology has changed our lives. There is no doubt about that. It has also changed the business landscape as well.
    Technology has changed our lives. There is no doubt about that. It has also changed the business landscape as well. Remember video stores? One thing technology hasn't done away with is a visit to the local library. Doug Walker has the story.
  • Delayed road repair frustrates Gulfport residents

    Delayed road repair frustrates Gulfport residents

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:54:11 GMT
    John Clark Road is one of several in the City of Gulfport undergoing repairs, but the people living there are saying enough is enough.
    John Clark Road is one of several in the City of Gulfport undergoing repairs, but the people living there are saying enough is enough. Dust and danger are what many there are claiming has become an everyday reality.
  • Hundreds will remain employed at Keesler, but for how long?

    Hundreds will remain employed at Keesler, but for how long?

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:54:09 GMT
    Hundreds of Keesler Air Force Base employees are again faced with uncertainty about their jobs. This week, the Air Force Reserve Command delayed the inactivation of the 815th Airlift Squadron.
    Hundreds of Keesler Air Force Base employees are again faced with uncertainty about their jobs. This week, the Air Force Reserve Command delayed the inactivation of the 815th Airlift Squadron. We talk with a commander to find out what this means for Keesler.
  • Gulfport city leaders devising plan to fix Dolan Ave. crater

    Gulfport city leaders devising plan to fix Dolan Ave. crater

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:54:09 GMT
    A spokesman from the City of Gulfport tells WLOX News an analysis of the ground below Dolan Avenue is complete.
    A spokesman from the City of Gulfport tells WLOX News an analysis of the ground below Dolan Avenue is complete, and engineers are designing a plan to repair any leaking pipes that might have caused the crater.
  • Construction resumes on Bay High football field

    Construction resumes on Bay High football field

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:54:09 GMT
    Bay-Waveland School District leaders are finalizing plans on where to hold home games now that they know the football field won't be ready in time for the first game.
    Bay-Waveland School District leaders are finalizing plans on where to hold home games now that they know the football field won't be ready in time for the first game. Work to replace the turf resumed today.
  • Movie studio under construction in Waveland

    Movie studio under construction in Waveland

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:53:05 GMT
    The words "Lights, Cameras, Action" will soon be heard in the City of Waveland. A Hollywood film maker is in the process of opening a movie studio in the city.
    The words "Lights, Cameras, Action" will soon be heard in the City of Waveland. A Hollywood film maker is in the process of opening a movie studio in the city. The hope is to lure Tinseltown to the Coast.
  • Restaurant tax proposed would fund Hernando park improvements

    Restaurant tax proposed would fund Hernando park improvements

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:40:44 GMT
    (WMC) - People in Hernando, Miss. are at odds over a proposed restaurant tax that would fund park improvements. On August 5, citizens will be able to vote on the 'penny for your parks' tax. If it passes,
    People in Hernando, Miss. are at odds over a proposed restaurant tax that would fund park improvements.
  • Tip leads to capture of Most Wanted suspect

    Tip leads to capture of Most Wanted suspect

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:16 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:16:48 GMT
    One of Hinds County's Most Wanted is in custody. Forty-eight year old Daisy Lee Shannon was arrested on a tip following our Most Wanted segment on the Wednesday 6 p.m. report of WLBT News.Shannon, who
    One of Hinds County's Most Wanted is in custody. Forty-eight year old Daisy Lee Shannon was arrested on a tip following our Most Wanted segment on the Wednesday 6 p.m. report of WLBT News.
  • River City regains Moody bond rating

    River City regains Moody bond rating

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:09 AM EDT2014-07-31 05:09:30 GMT
    Vicksburg's mayor announced important financial news for the city Wednesday. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said the city's credit rating has been restored by Moody's Bond Ratings. It now has an A2 rating after
    Vicksburg's mayor announced important financial news for the city Wednesday. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said the city's credit rating has been restored by Moody's Bond Ratings.
  • Camera surveillance proposed in River City

    Camera surveillance proposed in River City

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:05 AM EDT2014-07-31 05:05:34 GMT
    Cameras seem to be everywhere now often monitoring traffic, shoppers and even high speed chases. The River City's mayor wants those extra eyes watching over his streets. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. wants

    Cameras are a part of our everyday life capturing our images even when we aren't aware. The River City's mayor wants those extra eyes watching over his streets.

  • Surplus To Service: More bang for your buck

    Surplus To Service

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:27 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:27:50 GMT
    Facing budget cuts, law enforcement agencies across the state are turning to a unique program to save money. It's called the 1033 program, and it's allowing them to buy military grade weapons, vehicles
    Facing budget cuts, law enforcement agencies across the state are turning to a unique program to save money. It's called the 1033 program, and it's allowing them to buy military grade weapons, vehicles and gear, for just pennies on the dollar.
  • Search for missing swimmer suspended for the night

    Police release the identity of missing reservoir swimmer

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:22:10 GMT
    Dive teams and other rescue units are searching for a missing swimmer near the lower lake section of the Reservoir. Our crew arrived to the scene shortly after, at around 11 Tuesday night. According
    The search has been suspended for the night for missing swimmer John Gregory Kassel of Madison. EOC Director Butch Hammack says the search will continue Thursday morning.
  • Wednesday's Child: Aurora

    Wednesday's Child - Aurora

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:53:23 GMT
    The ability to use laughter and humor has helped 14 year old Aurora handle some difficult times. She is named for the bright northern lights. She is hoping to shine on this week's Wednesday's Child.Aurora
    Fourteen-year-old Aurora is named for the Northern Lights and hopes to shine with a special family on this week's Wednesday's Child.
  • 60 sailors competing in 2014 Sunfish North American Sailing Championship

    60 sailors competing in 2014 Sunfish North American Sailing Championship

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:50:55 GMT
    Under blue skies, 60 sailors from throughout the world used their talents to maneuver past the opposition in their quest to be the best Sunfish sailor in North America. After two races, Andres Ducasse
    The first of eleven races to decide the 2014 Sunfish North America Championship got underway at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon. The Bay-Waveland Yacht Club is hosting the big sailing event.
  • Alabama 8U Darlings win Dixie Darlings World Series

    Alabama 8U Darlings win Dixie Darlings World Series

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:15:53 GMT
    The Alabama 8U Darlings won the 8 and under Dixie Darlings World Series Wednesday night in Bay St. Louis, MS. Coach Mark Segrest says the team went into the championship game undefeated. They had to lose
    The Alabama 8U Darlings won the 8 and under Dixie Darlings World Series Wednesday night in Bay St. Louis, MS.
  • 105 Mississippi State Bulldog players report for football camp

    105 Mississippi State Bulldog players report for football camp

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:06:21 GMT
    The Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex is generating plenty of excitement as the players kickoff practice at 4:45 Thursday. It will be the first of 29 practice sessions permitted under NCAA rules before Mississippi
    Mississippi State fans are hoping that the 2014 Bulldogs will vie for the SEC West Division title.  On Wednesday players checked into football camp ready to begin preseason workouts on Thursday.
  • Neshoba fairgoers prepare for Thursday political speeches

    Neshoba fairgoers prepare for Thursday political speeches

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:27:52 GMT
    The Neshoba County Fair is known as the state's giant house party. That party breaks for a different kind of attraction for two days every year. Mississippi politics have some deep roots at the Neshoba
    The Neshoba County Fair is known as the state's giant house party. That party breaks for a different kind of attraction for two days every year.
  • Suspect indicted for 2013 murder of Smith family

    Suspect indicted for the 2013 murder of a Copiah Co family

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:08:42 GMT
    42-year-old Timothy Burns was indicted on 2 counts of capital murder, rape and 3rd degree arson for the 2013 murders of a Copiah County family.  His arraignment has been set for Friday.  The bodies of
    After nearly nine months, there is finally movement in the courts involving a family murdered in 2013. Timothy Burns who has been in jail charged in murder of the Smith family since last November, has been indicted on multiple charges.
  • Crash takes rising Mississippi State freshman before his time

    Crash takes rising Mississippi State freshman before his time

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:28:44 GMT
    (WMC) - A promising athlete and upcoming college freshman died in a car crash on Monday. Steven Pegram's friends called him 'Cross.' So it's fitting that his friends went back to where Pegram died and
    A promising athlete and upcoming college freshman died in a car crash on Monday.
  • Are home owners' insurance rates going up?

    Insurance hike?

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:18:41 GMT
    Are Mississippians paying too much for homeowner's insurance? One website claims premiums have increased more than 15 percent in our state. 3 On Your Side went to the State Insurance Commissioner for answers. Mississippians
    Are Mississippians paying too much for homeowner's insurance? One website claims premiums have increased more than 15 percent in our state.
  • More than 6,000 meals provided in July by Laurel Housing Authority

    More than 6,000 meals provided in July by Laurel Housing Authority

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:34:49 GMT
    The Laurel Housing Authority's Summer Feeding Program is from June 2 - July 31. From Monday through Friday, hundreds of children 18 and younger are provided with a free meal. "It's not just for the residents
    For the past eight years, the Laurel Housing Authority has provided a summer feeding program. Thanks to several partnerships, meals are currently served at five different sites in the Jones County area.
  • HCSD and JPD make three drug arrests

    HCSD and JPD make three drug arrests

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:18:31 GMT
    The Hinds County Sheriff's Narcotics Division and the Jackson Police Department Narcotics Division executed three search warrants July 25 in three different locations, and have three people in custody.  1055,
    The Hinds County Sheriff's Narcotics Division and the Jackson Police Department Narcotics Division executed three search warrants July 25 in three different locations, and have three people in custody.
  • Biloxi all stars playing for a shot at the LLWS

    Biloxi all stars playing for a shot at the LLWS

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:31:31 GMT
    Wednesday was a big day for a few little league baseball players in South Mississippi. The 11 and 12-year-old 2014 Biloxi All Star team is heading to Waco, TX
    Wednesday was a big day for a few little league baseball players in South Mississippi. The 11 and 12-year-old 2014 Biloxi All Star team is heading to Waco, TX, hoping to punch its ticket to Williamsport, PA, to play in the Little League World Series.
  • Ellisville couple charged with child molestation

    Ellisville couple charged with child molestation

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:52:30 GMT
    An Ellisville couple are charged with molesting their 6-year old relative. Ellisville Police say the couple were arrested on July 22nd and made their initial appearance on Friday, July 25. Charles Cupit
    An Ellisville couple are charged with molesting their 6-year old relative.
  • Petal man pleads guilty to aggravated assault

    Petal man pleads guilty to aggravated assault

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:38:31 GMT
    A Petal man is now behind bars after pleading guilty to aggravated assault. Jonathan Hartfield, 39, has been sentenced to 10 years, 5 to serve, 5 suspended.  According to the Jones County Sheriff's Department,
    Jonathan Hartfield has been sentenced to 10 years, 5 to served, 5 suspended after pleading guilty to brutally beating a man in Jones County back in 2012.
  • Hattiesburg Jaycees donate school supplies to foster children

    Hattiesburg Jaycees donate school supplies to foster children

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:33:07 GMT
    The Hattiesburg Jaycees collected donations and school supplies for foster children in Forrest County. Supplies for one hundred students will be delivered Thursday morning to the Department of Human Services
    The Hattiesburg Jaycees collected donations and school supplies for foster children in Forrest County.
  • USM Foundation raises over $15 million to benefit the university

    USM Foundation raises over $15 million to benefit the university

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:31:18 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation raised $15,560,117 during the 2013-2014 fiscal year, making it the second highest fundraising year in history. Donations ranged from small amounts to
    The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation raised $15,560,117 during the 2013-2014 fiscal year, making it the second highest fundraising year in history.
  • Medical House Call: Knee replacement surgery

    Medical House Call: Knee replacement surgery

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:19:50 GMT
    It's not uncommon to know of someone who needs a knee replacement or of someone who's had the surgery. The average age of knee replacement surgery is 75. However, there is a new technology available
    It's not uncommon to know of someone who needs a knee replacement or of someone who's had the surgery.
  • Senator Giles Ward will not seek re-election at term ends

    Senator Giles Ward will not seek re-election after term ends

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:54:57 GMT
    Source: Mississippi SenateSource: Mississippi Senate
    Senator Giles Ward, R-Louisville, will not seek re-election after his current term ends in January of 2016. Ward made the announcement at the Neshoba County Fair on Wednesday morning. After serving fiver
    Senator Giles Ward, R-Louisville, announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election after his current term ends in January of 2016.
  • Car goes up in flames near Woodrow Wilson on I-55 southbound

    Car goes up in flames near Woodrow Wilson on I-55 southbound

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:53:21 GMT
    Source: Spencer SmithSource: Spencer Smith
    A car went up in flames on Tuesday night on Interstate 55 in the southbound lanes at the Woodrow Wilson exit. Jackson firefighters and other emergency crews responded to the scene.  The flames caused
    A car went up in flames on Tuesday night on Interstate 55 in the southbound lanes at the Woodrow Wilson exit.
  • Byram police searching for Cookie Monster

    Byram police searching for Cookie Monster

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:38:00 GMT
    The Byram Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect that burglarized the kitchen area of the Holiday Inn Express in Byram. At about 5 pm on Monday, surveillance video shows
    At about 5 pm on Monday, surveillance video shows an unidentified black male exiting a side door of the hotel with a garbage can and plastic bag believed to be filled with stolen miscellaneous food items.
  • Smaller Walmarts popping up on the coast

    Smaller Walmarts popping up on the coast

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:53:08 GMT
    Walmart's new approach for making shopping more convenient is about to make its South Mississippi debut. This Fall, Walmart will open two new stores called neighborhood markets.
    Walmart's new approach for making shopping more convenient is about to make its South Mississippi debut. This fall, Walmart will open two new stores called neighborhood markets. This is a dramatic change for a company who for many years was known for its massive supercenters.
  • DeSoto County students, teachers to receive laptops

    DeSoto County students, teachers to receive laptops

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:29:13 GMT
    Teachers and students in DeSoto County Schools will soon have new laptops in classrooms. It's part of a four year plan that will eventually put technology in the hands of all students. This year,
    Teachers and students in DeSoto County Schools will soon have new laptops in their classrooms.
  • Man arraigned in death of Laurel woman

    Man arraigned in death of Laurel woman

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:13:39 GMT
    A man charged with capital murder for allegedly killing a Laurel woman had his arraignment Tuesday. William Dean pled not guilty for the death of 85-year-old Nora Peters after he was read his charges in
    A man charged with capital murder for allegedly killing a Laurel woman had his arraignment Tuesday.
  • Children compromised after air conditioner theft

    Children compromised after air conditioner theft

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:01:14 GMT
    The tire tracks are still visible in the grass. Some time on Sunday afternoon, someone drove onto a Catholic Charities property in Jackson, ripped two out of three air conditioning units off of their concrete
    Someone stole two out of three air conditioning units from a Catholic Charities property over the weekend.
  • Junior Auxiliary helps area students start the school year right

    Junior Auxiliary helps area students start the school year right

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:00:35 GMT
    The Junior Auxiliary of Hattiesburg met Tuesday to sort school supplies and fill backpacks as part of their annual Backpack Service Project. The backpacks are delivered to 22 schools in Forrest and Lamar
    The Junior Auxiliary of Hattiesburg met Tuesday to sort school supplies and fill backpacks as part of their annual Backpack Service Project. The backpacks are delivered to 22 schools in Forrest and Lamar
  • Tallulah doctor accused of providing girlfriend with 13K prescription pills

    Tallulah doctor accused of providing girlfriend with 13K prescription pills

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:55:07 GMT
    The girlfriend of a Louisiana physician has pleaded guilty to five counts of prescription forgery. Pattie Carr will be sentenced August 4th. Prosecutors say Carr had her live-in boyfriend write fraudulent
    Prosecutors say Carr had her live-in boyfriend write fraudulent prescriptions for more than 13,000 pills including Hydrocodone and Lyrica.
  • Youth groups honor Biloxi VA veterans

    Youth groups honor Biloxi VA veterans

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:44:04 GMT
    Three church groups joined forces with the Soldiers Angels Program Monday to say thank you to the senior veterans of the Biloxi VA.
    Three church groups joined forces with the Soldiers Angels Program Monday to say thank you to the senior veterans of the Biloxi VA. It was a luncheon to show appreciation for their military service and the sacrifices they've made for our nation.
  • Highway 28 shut down because of overturned asphalt truck

    Highway 28 shut down because of overturned asphalt truck

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:23:37 GMT
    Highway 28 in Copiah County is shut down this morning. A truck hauling asphalt turned over on Highway 28 near Georgetown, just west of the Pearl River bridge, spilling its contents all over the highway. All
    A truck hauling asphalt turned over on Highway 28 near Georgetown, just west of the Pearl River bridge, spilling its contents all over the highway.
  • Suspects in gang rape appear in court

    Suspects in gang rape appear in court

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:32:07 GMT
    Suspects in a gang rape at a Shell Gas station appeared before a judge on Monday. Marquise Samuel, Ja'Lon Jones, and Edward Samuel were all denied bond, and will stay in jail for now. They are charged
    They are charged in relation to an incident on Friday, July 18 at the gas station on Daniel Lake Blvd.
  • 'Fearless 74' furls its flag for the final time

    'Fearless 74' furls its flag for the final time

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-26 10:54:09 GMT
    It was a decommissioning ceremony complete with the pomp and circumstance the U.S. Navy is famous for. The Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 was commissioned in 1943.
    It was a decommissioning ceremony complete with the pomp and circumstance the U.S. Navy is famous for. The Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 was commissioned in 1943. It has played a significant role for our armed forces, specifically during war times, building air fields, bridges and temporary bases for our troops all over the world.
  • Action Report: Village Place management fixes closed pool

    Action Report: Village Place management fixes closed pool

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-26 10:54:09 GMT
    Like most apartments on the Coast, Village Place has what looks like a nice swimming pool located in the center of the apartment complex.
    Like most apartments on the Coast, Village Place has what looks like a nice swimming pool located in the center of the apartment complex.
  • Teachers get STEM training from Ingalls engineers

    Teachers get STEM training from Ingalls engineers

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-26 10:54:08 GMT
    Science and math lessons are about to get more interactive for many South Mississippi students. On Friday, some middle school teachers took part in a free STEM workshop at Ingalls.
    Science and math lessons are about to get more interactive for many South Mississippi students. On Friday, some middle school teachers took part in a free STEM workshop at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula. What the teachers learned could change the way your child looks at engineering.
  • Mississippi Port Authority board considers projects and progress

    Mississippi Port Authority board considers projects and progress

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-26 10:54:06 GMT
    The Mississippi State Port Authority board discussed several proposed projects at Friday's monthly meeting.
    The Mississippi State Port Authority board discussed several proposed projects at Friday's monthly meeting. Commissioners heard about plans to improve the harbor area at the west end of the port property. The old catwalk will be replaced with a new breakwater and walkway. The board also awarded a construction contract for buildings on the west pier and agreed to pursue a lease with a company that wants to export wood pellets.
  • Several charged after drug bust in Marion County

    Several charged after drug bust in Marion County

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:50:46 GMT
    Marion County Sheriff's Department and the Marion County Narcotics Task Force made five drug arrests during a search warrant in Columbia Thursday. Agents seized several pounds of high grade marijuana
    Marion County Sheriff's Department and the Marion County Narcotics Task Force made five drug arrests during a search warrant in Columbia Thursday.
  • Miss Hospitality Preliminaries

    Miss Hospitality Preliminaries

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:45:59 GMT
    We are in downtown Hattiesburg at the Saenger for this years Miss Hospitality Pageant. Tonight marks the 65th anniversary for the pageant and the thirty five participants from across the state are excited
    We are in downtown Hattiesburg at the Saenger for this years Miss Hospitality Pageant.
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