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MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
It's been less than 10 months since the world record for a lottery prize. On Saturday night, it could conceivably fall once again.More >>
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Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday.More >>
Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday. In South Mississippi, the concern centered around the state government's plan to allow offshore drilling off coastal waters.More >>
Iran's state radio says authorities have executed two men convicted of spying for Israel's Mossad and the American CIA spy agency.More >>
Iran's state radio says authorities have executed two men convicted of spying for Israel's Mossad and the American CIA intelligence agency.More >>
It's being called a national epidemic. No it is not some strain of disease that is sweeping across America. It is the use of cell phones and texting while driving.
A study found that 58% of high school seniors said they had texted or e-mailed while driving during the previous month. Distracted driving deaths are most common in teens, making up 16% of fatal accidents.
Thirty-eight states have passed laws regarding the use of cell phones and texting. Unfortunately Mississippi is not one of them. Several bills have been presented and failed during the past couple of legislative sessions. Only drivers with a learner's permit or a school bus driver are prohibited from texting while driving in our state.
While the report dealt with teenagers, driving while using a cell phone is also an issue with adults. Next legislative session we urge our state lawmakers to try again and outlaw texting while driving. In addition they should also take it one step further and make it illegal to talk on cell phones and drive, unless you are doing it hands free.
There is only one way to stop this epidemic, and that is to put away our phones and other gadgets while driving.
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