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      • Two women and a baby shot at during drive-by shooting in Northwest Jackson

        Two women and a baby shot at during drive-by shooting in Northwest Jackson

        Friday, December 15 2017 8:45 AM EST2017-12-15 13:45:48 GMT

        Jackson police are on the hunt for the gunman in a drive-by shooting. Two women and a baby were inside the car that was shot at. 

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        Jackson police are on the hunt for the gunman in a drive-by shooting. Two women and a baby were inside the car that was shot at. 

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      • Coliseum welcomes ice skaters to wintertime rink

        Coliseum welcomes ice skaters to wintertime rink

        Thursday, December 14 2017 10:39 PM EST2017-12-15 03:39:02 GMT

        The Mississippi Coast Coliseum has now been transformed into an ice skating rink for all to enjoy!

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        The Mississippi Coast Coliseum has now been transformed into an ice skating rink for all to enjoy!

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      • World War II vet gets new home for early Christmas present

        World War II vet gets new home for early Christmas present

        Thursday, December 14 2017 8:40 PM EST2017-12-15 01:40:40 GMT
        Gilbert Pfisterer, right, gets the keys to his new home from friend Matt Ladner on Thursday.Gilbert Pfisterer, right, gets the keys to his new home from friend Matt Ladner on Thursday.

        One veteran celebrated Christmas early after Habitat for Humanity presented him with a place to call home. 

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        One veteran celebrated Christmas early after Habitat for Humanity presented him with a place to call home. 

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      • Biloxi woman missing; police looking for ex-boyfriend

        Biloxi woman missing; police looking for ex-boyfriend

        Friday, December 15 2017 6:39 AM EST2017-12-15 11:39:58 GMT
        Police are looking for Jimmy Dale Hutchinson Jr. right now. (Photo Source: Biloxi Police Dept.)Police are looking for Jimmy Dale Hutchinson Jr. right now. (Photo Source: Biloxi Police Dept.)

        Biloxi police are looking for a missing woman and her ex-boyfriend.

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        Biloxi police are looking for a missing woman and her ex-boyfriend.

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      • Special election set to replace Rep. John Moore

        Special election set to replace Rep. John Moore

        Friday, December 15 2017 1:42 AM EST2017-12-15 06:42:19 GMT
        Source: Associated PressSource: Associated Press

        Governor Phil Bryant set the date for the special election for House District 60 in Rankin County. The election will take place on Tuesday, February 20 to fill the vacancy left by Rep. John Moore because of his early retirement. 

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        Governor Phil Bryant set the date for the special election for House District 60 in Rankin County. The election will take place on Tuesday, February 20 to fill the vacancy left by Rep. John Moore because of his early retirement. 

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      • Young Olympians training for next boxing tournament in Jackson

        Young Olympians training for next boxing tournament in Jackson

        Friday, December 15 2017 12:13 AM EST2017-12-15 05:13:21 GMT
        Two of the best junior boxers in the nation are located in Jackson. Keep Swinging Gym has been preaching family values, uplifting the youth, and health and fitness for three years.  Click on the video above for the full story.  Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
        Two of the best junior boxers in the nation are located in Jackson. Keep Swinging Gym has been preaching family values, uplifting the youth, and health and fitness for three years.  Click on the video above for the full story.  Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
      • Mississippi/Alabama game more than an exhibition for MS all-stars

        Mississippi/Alabama game more than an exhibition for MS all-stars

        Thursday, December 14 2017 11:50 PM EST2017-12-15 04:50:53 GMT
        The Mississippi/Alabama all-star game will be played in the state of Mississippi for just the second time. Courtesy: WDAMThe Mississippi/Alabama all-star game will be played in the state of Mississippi for just the second time. Courtesy: WDAM

        The Mississippi All-Stars wrapped up its third practice at Hattiesburg High school ahead of the 31st Mississippi/Alabama All-star game on Saturday at noon. Although Saturday’s contest at Southern Miss’ M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg is just an exhibition, the Mississippi players are taking it seriously.

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        The Mississippi All-Stars wrapped up its third practice at Hattiesburg High school ahead of the 31st Mississippi/Alabama All-star game on Saturday at noon. Although Saturday’s contest at Southern Miss’ M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg is just an exhibition, the Mississippi players are taking it seriously.

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      • Board votes down adding JPS to failing Achievement School District

        Board votes down adding JPS to failing Achievement School District

        Thursday, December 14 2017 11:37 PM EST2017-12-15 04:37:00 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        The Mississippi Department of Education voted Thursday on action that would involve Jackson Public Schools. It considered putting the beleaguered system into a district specifically for failing schools. 

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        The Mississippi Department of Education voted Thursday on action that would involve Jackson Public Schools. It considered putting the beleaguered system into a district specifically for failing schools. 

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      • The mother of the twins arrested in connection to Monday's triple shooting in Hattiesburg is speaking out.

        Mother of twins arrested in Hattiesburg triple shooting speaks out

        Mother of twins arrested in Hattiesburg triple shooting speaks out

        Thursday, December 14 2017 11:17 PM EST2017-12-15 04:17:58 GMT
        D’VONTE HUMBLES (left) and D’ANDRE HUMBLES (right)D’VONTE HUMBLES (left) and D’ANDRE HUMBLES (right)

        The mother of the twins arrested in connection to Monday's triple shooting in Hattiesburg is speaking out. Joyce Dawkins said her sons are being accused of a crime they didn't commit.  "Labling my twins as alleged Vice Lord members," said Dawkins.  D'Andre and D'vonte Humbles locked up for multiple charges following the triple shooting Monday in Hattiesburg at Bonhomie Apartments. Dawkins said, "D'Andre had Deidre Burns is his baby's mom. He was living ove...

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        The mother of the twins arrested in connection to Monday's triple shooting in Hattiesburg is speaking out. Joyce Dawkins said her sons are being accused of a crime they didn't commit.  "Labling my twins as alleged Vice Lord members," said Dawkins.  D'Andre and D'vonte Humbles locked up for multiple charges following the triple shooting Monday in Hattiesburg at Bonhomie Apartments. Dawkins said, "D'Andre had Deidre Burns is his baby's mom. He was living ove...

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      • Gautier, Gulf Coast star announces commitment to North Texas

        Gautier, Gulf Coast star announces commitment to North Texas

        Thursday, December 14 2017 11:13 PM EST2017-12-15 04:13:25 GMT
        MGCCC running back and former Gautier standout Deandre Torrey celebrates after scoring a touchdown.MGCCC running back and former Gautier standout Deandre Torrey celebrates after scoring a touchdown.

        After one season of running wild on the JUCO ranks, a former Gautier standout is finally locking in the Division One football future he's waited for. Gulf Coast running back Deandre Torrey announced his commitment to North Texas on Twitter Thursday.

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        After one season of running wild on the JUCO ranks, a former Gautier standout is finally locking in the Division One football future he's waited for. Gulf Coast running back Deandre Torrey announced his commitment to North Texas on Twitter Thursday.

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      • Replicas of Columbus' Nina and Pinta open for tours at Schooner Pier in Biloxi

        Replicas of Columbus' Nina and Pinta open for tours at Schooner Pier in Biloxi

        Thursday, December 14 2017 10:55 PM EST2017-12-15 03:55:53 GMT
        The Nina and Pinta are docked at the Schooner Pier in Biloxi. (Photo source: WLOX News)The Nina and Pinta are docked at the Schooner Pier in Biloxi. (Photo source: WLOX News)

        You may now have a chance to step back in time to experience being on-board Christopher Columbus' Nina and Pinta. 

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        You may now have a chance to step back in time to experience being on-board Christopher Columbus' Nina and Pinta. 

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      • South Mississippi Schools hit hard by beginning of flu season

        South Mississippi Schools hit hard by beginning of flu season

        Thursday, December 14 2017 10:49 PM EST2017-12-15 03:49:48 GMT
        Tamiflu prescriptions on the rise in South MississippiTamiflu prescriptions on the rise in South Mississippi

        The Flu bug is hitting Mississippi hard this season.

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        The Flu bug is hitting Mississippi hard this season.

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      • Pine Belt runners react to marathon mix-up

        Pine Belt runners react to marathon mix-up

        Thursday, December 14 2017 10:47 PM EST2017-12-15 03:47:13 GMT

        Four Pine Belt runners trained for 22 weeks for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon last weekend with hopes to qualify for the Boston Marathon as a team. "We started day one and hit it everyday of every week, the whole way through," said Joshua Moore. For Moore, last weekend's marathon in Biloxi was his first.  With his training buddies, Grover Brown, Arrmon Abedikichi and Dan Vega, the four hoped to all qualify for the Boston Marathon in 2019. "We trained hard,...

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        Four Pine Belt runners trained for 22 weeks for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon last weekend with hopes to qualify for the Boston Marathon as a team. "We started day one and hit it everyday of every week, the whole way through," said Joshua Moore. For Moore, last weekend's marathon in Biloxi was his first.  With his training buddies, Grover Brown, Arrmon Abedikichi and Dan Vega, the four hoped to all qualify for the Boston Marathon in 2019. "We trained hard,...

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      • Fans line up for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" on opening night

        Fans line up for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" on opening night

        Thursday, December 14 2017 10:31 PM EST2017-12-15 03:31:26 GMT
        SOURCE: starwars.comSOURCE: starwars.com
        Tonight is the premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," and fans rushed to the Grand 18 Theatre in Hattiesburg to get a first look. The Grand 18 has been showing nothing but screenings of "Star Wars"  since 6 p.m., and fans across the Pine Belt came to prove why it is one of the highest grossing film series in history.  Fans said they're excited to see what's to come in the movie. The last showing tonight is at 11:20 p.m., but we've been ...More >>
        Tonight is the premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," and fans rushed to the Grand 18 Theatre in Hattiesburg to get a first look. The Grand 18 has been showing nothing but screenings of "Star Wars"  since 6 p.m., and fans across the Pine Belt came to prove why it is one of the highest grossing film series in history.  Fans said they're excited to see what's to come in the movie. The last showing tonight is at 11:20 p.m., but we've been ...More >>
      • WLOX 2017 Offensive Player of the Year: Tony Brown of East Central

        WLOX 2017 Offensive Player of the Year: Tony Brown of East Central

        Thursday, December 14 2017 10:21 PM EST2017-12-15 03:21:50 GMT

        Tony Brown provided plenty of excitement the past two years for East Central High School football fans.  He also piled up touchdowns and rushing yards.

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        Tony Brown provided plenty of excitement the past two years for East Central High School football fans.  He also piled up touchdowns and rushing yards.

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      • Buzzer-beater from half court gives Sacred Heart 6th-grade girls win

        Buzzer-beater from half court gives Sacred Heart 6th-grade girls win

        Thursday, December 14 2017 10:04 PM EST2017-12-15 03:04:22 GMT
        SOURCE: Matt MauritzSOURCE: Matt Mauritz

        A half-court buzzer beater from a sixth-grade girl gave Sacred Heart an exciting win over Laurel Christian on Thursday night.  McKynlee Naquin took the shot just in front of the half-court line with only two seconds left and her team down by two. The crowd went wild as she drained the shot and gave her team a 15-13 win.  Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

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        A half-court buzzer beater from a sixth-grade girl gave Sacred Heart an exciting win over Laurel Christian on Thursday night.  McKynlee Naquin took the shot just in front of the half-court line with only two seconds left and her team down by two. The crowd went wild as she drained the shot and gave her team a 15-13 win.  Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

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      • Grove Park re-opens, new management, new name

        Grove Park re-opens, new management, new name

        Thursday, December 14 2017 10:02 PM EST2017-12-15 03:02:59 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        It's one of the city's oldest golf courses, opened almost sixty years ago. For some time, it was the only place African Americans were allowed to play golf in Jackson. 

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        It's one of the city's oldest golf courses, opened almost sixty years ago. For some time, it was the only place African Americans were allowed to play golf in Jackson. 

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      • Two women, baby shot at in drive-by in northwest Jackson

        Two women, baby shot at in drive-by in northwest Jackson

        Thursday, December 14 2017 9:40 PM EST2017-12-15 02:40:26 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        The Jackson police department is investigating a drive-by shooting in northwest Jackson. Two women and a baby were inside the car that was shot at. 

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        The Jackson police department is investigating a drive-by shooting in northwest Jackson. Two women and a baby were inside the car that was shot at. 

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      • Gautier promotes Marcus High to head coach

        Gautier promotes Marcus High to head coach

        Thursday, December 14 2017 8:49 PM EST2017-12-15 01:49:29 GMT
        Marcus High speaks to WLOX during his tenure as head coach of East Central - circa 2011Marcus High speaks to WLOX during his tenure as head coach of East Central - circa 2011

        Gautier went in-house to select their newest head coach, promoting Marcus High from offensive line coach to running the program.

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        Gautier went in-house to select their newest head coach, promoting Marcus High from offensive line coach to running the program.

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      • Multi-million dollar initiative is aimed at addressing HIV/AIDS in the South

        Multi-million dollar initiative is aimed at addressing HIV/AIDS in the South

        Thursday, December 14 2017 8:44 PM EST2017-12-15 01:44:39 GMT

        A multi-million dollar initiative is focusing its efforts on the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the South. HIV still carries a serious stigma in the South. The COMPASS initiative hopes to break down some of the built-in barriers that keep the South at the top of lists for HIV and AIDS rates. This bio-pharmaceutical company, Gilead, has pledged $100 million dollars over the next 10 years that will all go to HIV/AIDS work in the South "We believe that they don't need Gilead or anyone ...

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        A multi-million dollar initiative is focusing its efforts on the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the South. HIV still carries a serious stigma in the South. The COMPASS initiative hopes to break down some of the built-in barriers that keep the South at the top of lists for HIV and AIDS rates. This bio-pharmaceutical company, Gilead, has pledged $100 million dollars over the next 10 years that will all go to HIV/AIDS work in the South "We believe that they don't need Gilead or anyone ...

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      • John Archie returns to Gulfport as Admirals' newest head coach

        John Archie returns to Gulfport as Admirals' newest head coach

        Thursday, December 14 2017 8:27 PM EST2017-12-15 01:27:08 GMT

        John Archie is returning to the Coast. After previously spending 2013-15 as Gulfport's defensive coordinator and assistant head coach, Archie has rejoined the Admirals as the program's newest head coach, the school announced earlier today.  

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        John Archie is returning to the Coast. After previously spending 2013-15 as Gulfport's defensive coordinator and assistant head coach, Archie has rejoined the Admirals as the program's newest head coach, the school announced earlier today.  

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      • Contraband including pie found at Parchman Work Camp

        Contraband including pie found at Parchman Work Camp

        Thursday, December 14 2017 8:13 PM EST2017-12-15 01:13:43 GMT

        More contraband including a pie found at a Mississippi prison site.   A pecan pie was among an assortment of items  found at the Parchman Work Camp. Also seized in the skakedown canned and leaf tobacco, cellphones, chargers, marijuana, shanks, dice and gang paraphernalia. Guards confiscated tennis shoes, homemade fishing cords, pairs of dice, lighters, ear pieces, extension cords and two empty whiskey bottles.  Mississippi Department of Corrections Com...

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        More contraband including a pie found at a Mississippi prison site.   A pecan pie was among an assortment of items  found at the Parchman Work Camp. Also seized in the skakedown canned and leaf tobacco, cellphones, chargers, marijuana, shanks, dice and gang paraphernalia. Guards confiscated tennis shoes, homemade fishing cords, pairs of dice, lighters, ear pieces, extension cords and two empty whiskey bottles.  Mississippi Department of Corrections Com...

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      • Fire safety tips for Christmas season

        Fire safety tips for Christmas season

        Thursday, December 14 2017 7:38 PM EST2017-12-15 00:38:32 GMT
        Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM

        Winter months are some of the busiest for firefighters, and not just because of the cold temperatures. “This time of the year, December, January and February, statistically nationwide we have more structure fires than any other point in the year,” said Hattiesburg Fire Marshal Stephen Mooney. In the recent weeks, Hattiesburg firefighters responded to five house fires, with the latest one on Monday, being caused by an extension cord. “Extension cords are a hug...

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        Winter months are some of the busiest for firefighters, and not just because of the cold temperatures. “This time of the year, December, January and February, statistically nationwide we have more structure fires than any other point in the year,” said Hattiesburg Fire Marshal Stephen Mooney. In the recent weeks, Hattiesburg firefighters responded to five house fires, with the latest one on Monday, being caused by an extension cord. “Extension cords are a hug...

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      • Ocean Springs man sentenced for child porn possession

        Ocean Springs man sentenced for child porn possession

        Thursday, December 14 2017 7:34 PM EST2017-12-15 00:34:10 GMT

        A coast man who pleaded guilty in September to possessing child pornography will serve eight years in federal prison.

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        A coast man who pleaded guilty in September to possessing child pornography will serve eight years in federal prison.

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      • Dozier presented key to City of Hattiesburg

        Dozier presented key to City of Hattiesburg

        Thursday, December 14 2017 7:16 PM EST2017-12-15 00:16:57 GMT
        Brian Dozier awarded key to city. SOURCE: USM baseballBrian Dozier awarded key to city. SOURCE: USM baseball
        When he’s not making the highlight reels during the major league baseball season, Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier and his wife, Renee, call Hattiesburg home. Now, the former University of Southern Mississippi standout has his very own key to the city that embraced him during his days as a Golden Eagle. Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker honored Dozier Thursday during a ceremony at City Hall, presenting him with a proclamation and “lifetime key to the City of Hatti...More >>
        When he’s not making the highlight reels during the major league baseball season, Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier and his wife, Renee, call Hattiesburg home. Now, the former University of Southern Mississippi standout has his very own key to the city that embraced him during his days as a Golden Eagle. Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker honored Dozier Thursday during a ceremony at City Hall, presenting him with a proclamation and “lifetime key to the City of Hatti...More >>
      • Moss Point cuts ribbon on new public safety center

        Moss Point cuts ribbon on new public safety center

        Thursday, December 14 2017 6:37 PM EST2017-12-14 23:37:32 GMT
        Moss Point's new Public Safety Center is located on Bellview Avenue, right across from the library and the fire department.  (Photo source: WLOX)Moss Point's new Public Safety Center is located on Bellview Avenue, right across from the library and the fire department.  (Photo source: WLOX)

        Employees at the Moss Point Police Department are celebrating being able to work in a brand new building. Thursday afternoon, they held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new public safety complex.

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        Employees at the Moss Point Police Department are celebrating being able to work in a brand new building. Thursday afternoon, they held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new public safety complex.

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      • Ocean Springs man sentenced to prison for possession of child pornography

        Ocean Springs man sentenced to prison for possession of child pornography

        Thursday, December 14 2017 6:28 PM EST2017-12-14 23:28:41 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        The U.S. Department of Justice has announced the sentencing of a man from Ocean Springs. 

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        The U.S. Department of Justice has announced the sentencing of a man from Ocean Springs. 

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      • Howard Industries helps The Salvation Army this holiday season

        Howard Industries helps The Salvation Army this holiday season

        Thursday, December 14 2017 6:13 PM EST2017-12-14 23:13:50 GMT
        Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

        Howard Industries is helping make the holidays special for hundreds of children and families in the Pine Belt. Employees at the Laurel company purchased gifts for 175 angels this year to donate to The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program Thursday. "It's been a tradition for many, many years here and our employees are always giving of themselves and money for the kids," said Michael Howard, President of Howard Industries.  "It's just been a good tradition here at H...

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        Howard Industries is helping make the holidays special for hundreds of children and families in the Pine Belt. Employees at the Laurel company purchased gifts for 175 angels this year to donate to The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program Thursday. "It's been a tradition for many, many years here and our employees are always giving of themselves and money for the kids," said Michael Howard, President of Howard Industries.  "It's just been a good tradition here at H...

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      • Crash kills longtime Hattiesburg business owner

        Crash kills longtime Hattiesburg business owner

        Thursday, December 14 2017 6:10 PM EST2017-12-14 23:10:32 GMT

        A crash at the intersection of Broadway Dr. and McInnis Loop killed a longtime Hattiesburg business owner Thursday morning.

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        A crash at the intersection of Broadway Dr. and McInnis Loop killed a longtime Hattiesburg business owner Thursday morning.

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      • Clay County SO, ASP investigate woman's death

        Clay County SO, ASP investigate woman's death

        Thursday, December 14 2017 10:21 PM EST2017-12-15 03:21:34 GMT
        Friday, December 15 2017 7:41 AM EST2017-12-15 12:41:06 GMT
        (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

        Authorities found the body of Vanessa Fraine in October in a mobile home on Clay County Road 250 near Knobel.

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        Authorities found the body of Vanessa Fraine in October in a mobile home on Clay County Road 250 near Knobel.

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      • A Better Region 8: New twist on 'Shop with a Cop'

        A Better Region 8: New twist on 'Shop with a Cop'

        Thursday, December 14 2017 7:55 PM EST2017-12-15 00:55:59 GMT
        Friday, December 15 2017 7:30 AM EST2017-12-15 12:30:45 GMT
        (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

        It's something that most of us have experienced. You pass a law enforcement officer sitting in their car. They pull out, turn on their blue lights and pull you over. It's almost never good news when that happens right?

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        It's something that most of us have experienced. You pass a law enforcement officer sitting in their car. They pull out, turn on their blue lights and pull you over. It's almost never good news when that happens right?

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      • Sister Rosetta Tharpe nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

        Sister Rosetta Tharpe nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

        Thursday, December 14 2017 10:45 PM EST2017-12-15 03:45:44 GMT
        Thursday, December 14 2017 11:38 PM EST2017-12-15 04:38:29 GMT
        Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Source: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Website)Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Source: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Website)

        A guitarist and singer from Cotton Plant, who served as a role model for several area musicians who later became famous, was recently nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

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        A guitarist and singer from Cotton Plant, who served as a role model for several area musicians who later became famous, was recently nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

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