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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 >>
It's all about the odds, and one single ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials disclosed Sunday.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 >>
A car crash takes the life of an East Texas teenager and star athlete. The Department of Public Safety says the Whitehouse High School Junior lost control of his car Tuesday night and hit an oncoming car. School administrators say Alex Fleming, 17, was on his way home from studying when the accident happened. They say Fleming was the model student-athlete.
"Alex was a great leader on our football team, a junior looking forward to his senior year," said Randy McFarlin, Whitehouse Head Football Coach. A cornerback for the Whitehouse Wildcats last year, Fleming helped lead his football team to their first district title in 29 years.
"Alex was just the perfect athlete to work with," said McFarlin. "He was there everyday, and he listened to you. He loved football. Even some family members this morning thanked us for the memories of the football season last year." His trademark, McFarlin says was his gold shoes.
"In order to wear gold shoes you have to be fast, and Alex was fast," said McFarlin. "Today the kids remember Alex as gold shoes." Alex wasn't just a star football player. He played the trumpet in the high school band and excelled in the classroom.
"We were talking to his history class this morning and how he was just the leader in that class," said Tony Black, Whitehouse High School Principal. "Anytime a question was asked in the classroom, all the other kids turned and waited for him to answer because he always seemed to have the answer." Most of all, the school says Alex was a great friend, and one that will be greatly missed.
"We just ask everyone to remember the Fleming family and the Whitehouse family in their players as we go through this tough time," said McFarlin. Black says they had additional counselors at school Wednesday, and will for the rest of the week. McFarlin canceled spring football practice as well. The funeral is set for Friday at 4:00 p.m. at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler.
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