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 University of Southern Mississippi's Golden Eagle spirit lives strong in students and Hattiesburg residents despite a powerful tornado that ripped through the city on Sunday around 5 p.m.
Several buildings at USM's Hattiesburg campus are among the many damaged in Hattiesburg.
Latifah Lowe is a proud USM student and Hattiesburg native. She said USM has always had a great spirit and students have a way of helping each other out in times of need.
But, even with that school spirit, Lowe is still in disbelief at the state of the campus and the city.
"It feels like a nightmare. I'm waiting to wake up," Lowe said. "Houses demolished. I couldn't believe it. This place is demolished. There is a music department and you can see straight through. It looks like someone put a hole through it. It's incredible. Keep Hattiesburg in your prayers."
Haley McMinn also has a big heart for USM.
"It's tough seeing the destructions. Especially to one building [Ogletree Alumni Building] in particular that's been around for more than 100 years," McMinn said.
She said, Ogletree was the historic home of the president.
"Our interim president, we just had Dr. Aubrey Lucas, when he was president he lived in that home," McMinn added.
She said there's an emotional attachment tied to the alumni building.
"For a lot of people it is heartbreaking," McMinn explained. "The community is strong and we will come back strong."
While it's the destruction is a big loss, the Director of Housing Scott Blackwell said there is something to be thankful for.
"Looking at the Ogletree House, that's pretty awful and that's offices. So fortunately there weren't students sleeping in there last night and no one was injured," Blackwell said.
Blackwell estimates there were about 2,000 students on campus Sunday evening. Several of those students are staying in two residence halls right behind Ogletree House. Luckily the dorms only received minor damage.
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