Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 GMT
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Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:57:46 GMT
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning. According to Pascagoula Police Lt. James DeShannon Massey, motorists are asked to avoidMore >>
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:19 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:19:41 GMT
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, James Decker III, 32, of GeorgeMore >>
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
The 55th edition of the Miss Mississippi pageant is underway in Vicksburg. Thursday night the second round of preliminary winners was announced: Miss Natchez Trace Chelsea Rick won Swimwear and Miss USM Grace Claire Cordes took Talent.
Wednesday night, there were many celebrations on the stage of the Vicksburg Convention Center, including recognizing a former Miss Mississippi who wore the crown 50 years ago.
Charlie Carroll Raye was Miss Mississippi in 1962. In celebration of 55 years of the pageant in Vicksburg, she is back on stage, dancing and singing. The two volunteers of the year were also honored. The celebration continued for two contestants who won in the talent and swimwear competition. In talent, Miss Mississippi State University sang her way to victory.
"It feels great because singing is something I really have a passion for, something that I love to do and so getting awarded in that area of my life you know is the greatest honor," said Stephanie Stanford.
Thursday night, Stanford competes in evening wear and on-stage question. She says she is not taking the win for granted but says there are still two more nights of competition to go.
It's a huge honor to win on such a hard talent night, absolutely. I mean all of these girls would have been equally deserving, so I'm very honored to have this."
In swimwear, Breanne Ponder took first place. She was Miss Mississippi USA in 2010. This is the first time she is competing at Miss Mississippi. She competes in talent Thursday night.
"I'll be singing, it's called ‘Cry Me a River'. I say that and everybody assumes Justin Timberlake, no it's not Justin Timberlake, Arthur Knight wrote it and it's really a kind of a jazzy, sultry song so I sound like a man but it works," said Ponder.
There is one more night of preliminary competition as we get closer to Saturday night and finding out who will make the top 10 and finally the crown of Miss Mississippi 2012.
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