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Gulfport's Centennial Plaza is South Mississippi’s Bicentennial Celebration headquarters this Friday and Saturday. Here's what you need to know if you're planning to go to the party...

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  • After nine years, Chris Robinson finally brings a national title to JCJC

    After nine years, Chris Robinson finally brings a national title to JCJC

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:54 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:54:59 GMT
    JCJC softball coach Chris Robinson. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC softball coach Chris Robinson. Courtesy: WDAM

    Chris Robinson took over a JCJC softball program nine years ago that won just 10 games in the season prior. Nine seasons later, the Lady Bobcats have won 391 games under Robinson, the most recent giving Jones County its first national championship in school history. “It's night and day,” Robinson said. “Coach Bob Herrington and I talk about this, we took over a program that won ten games.

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    Chris Robinson took over a JCJC softball program nine years ago that won just 10 games in the season prior. Nine seasons later, the Lady Bobcats have won 391 games under Robinson, the most recent giving Jones County its first national championship in school history. “It's night and day,” Robinson said. “Coach Bob Herrington and I talk about this, we took over a program that won ten games.

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  • One dead, seven shot in Hazlehurst night club shooting

    One dead, seven shot in Hazlehurst night club shooting

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:44 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:44:04 GMT
    According to Hazlehurst Police Chief Swilly, 26-year-old Jonathan Miller was shot and killed at a bar and night club called Tootsie's Spot. Source: WLBTAccording to Hazlehurst Police Chief Swilly, 26-year-old Jonathan Miller was shot and killed at a bar and night club called Tootsie's Spot. Source: WLBT

    One person is dead and seven more people shot in an overnight shooting that happened in Hazlehurst early Sunday morning. 

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    One person is dead and seven more people shot in an overnight shooting that happened in Hazlehurst early Sunday morning. 

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  • Joe Hartfield wins first state title in 20-year coaching career

    Joe Hartfield wins first state title in 20-year coaching career

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:40:20 GMT
    Hattiesburg baseball coach Joe Hartfield. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg baseball coach Joe Hartfield. Courtesy: WDAM
    Hattiesburg baseball coach Joe Hartfield. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg baseball coach Joe Hartfield. Courtesy: WDAM

    Coach Joe Hartfield had big shoes to fill when he stepped in the season following Hattiesburg’s 2006 state championship, when the Tigers were led by Larry Knight. Twelve years later, Hartfield has brought the Tigers their sixth state title and the first in his 20-year coaching career. "[Hattiesburg] won it in 2006 under coach Knight and coach Knight left a huge legacy to fill,” Hartfield said. “We're just glad to be able to hang another banner."

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    Coach Joe Hartfield had big shoes to fill when he stepped in the season following Hattiesburg’s 2006 state championship, when the Tigers were led by Larry Knight. Twelve years later, Hartfield has brought the Tigers their sixth state title and the first in his 20-year coaching career. "[Hattiesburg] won it in 2006 under coach Knight and coach Knight left a huge legacy to fill,” Hartfield said. “We're just glad to be able to hang another banner."

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