Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:08 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:53:06 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:09 GMT
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue. HSSM released few details on the Monday rescue. They wouldn'tMore >>
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
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 >>
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -
A new head coach, new coaching staff, new quarterback and a new day for Southern Miss football began on Friday morning with the team's first practice. Hitting the practice field just after 8:00 am, the Golden Eagles officially began the countdown to Sept. 1 kickoff when they broke huddle with a "1-2-3. Hard work!" chant at midfield.
Scanning over both practice fields, and sporting the same giant, sun-blocking hat he wore at South Carolina, Ellis Johnson didn't like everything he saw. Then again, how much can you see on the first day?
"I guess it went fine. First day is the first day," said the Golden Eagles' first-year head coach, "A lot of mistakes, little things that we got to get ironed out, but that's what it's all about; getting that first one under your belt."
If there was one thing Jamie Collins didn't like, it was the energy to start things. "(We) started off kind of slow, and got to get back used to it," said the senior defensive lineman, "It packed up as practice went along, but we'll come along."
That's not to say there weren't a few things to like about the first day of practice, which was conducted with only shorts, jerseys and helmets. "I thought the kids were in pretty good condition," said Johnson, "(they) picked up a lot of the new things we did, and we got a lot of repetition."
Very soon, if it hasn't already, the attention will turn toward the depth chart; specifically at the guy under center. Technically, five quarterbacks are still in the running, but redshirt sophomore Arsenio Favor still cannot cut or redirect on his surgically repaired knee and is still listed as day to day.
He may not know who will start after day one, but one thing he does know...it's anybody, and he mean's anybody's, job to win. "The quarterback position is going to be a mad scramble with four guys, five guys fighting for it.
"A freshman could easily win that job."
Other positions of interest will definitely be at linebacker and in the secondary, which Johnson referred to as "thin."
Over the next few days, before the team dawns pads for the first time Tuesday Aug. 7, the challenge, says Johnson will be solidifying some changes to the playbook, and finding leadership. From an X's and O's standpoint, the Johnson and his coaches have slightly tweaked the running game from the Spring.
"So they're some schemes that the offensive line, running backs and quarterbacks have got to execute, but other than that, it really hasn't been much of an adjustment for them.
"The biggest goal for this team is we got to find some leadership. We've got to get some guys to step up. We've got a very tough first five games. Players are going to be tested. This team's going to get a very severe test. We're probably going to play three teams the first five games better than anybody they played last year, and I think the key to whether we're successful in that run is going to be what kind of leadership we got."
Nebraska awaits the Black and Gold for their season-opening showdown in Lincoln on Sept. 1. In the meantime, the team will practice Saturday morning, then conduct its annual media day around noon.
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