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      • Miss Hospitality 2017 crowned in Hattiesburg

        Miss Hospitality 2017 crowned in Hattiesburg

        Sunday, July 23 2017 12:45 AM EDT2017-07-23 04:45:53 GMT
        Emma Grace McGrew of Booneville is crowned the 2017 Mississippi Miss Hospitality in Hattiesburg Saturday night. Photo credit WDAM.Emma Grace McGrew of Booneville is crowned the 2017 Mississippi Miss Hospitality in Hattiesburg Saturday night. Photo credit WDAM.

        The new Miss Hospitality has been crowned in Hattiesburg.  She is Emma Grace McGrew, 18, of Booneville. 

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        The new Miss Hospitality has been crowned in Hattiesburg.  She is Emma Grace McGrew, 18, of Booneville. 

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      • Here's what you need to know about Mississippi's sales tax holiday

        Here's what you need to know about Mississippi's sales tax holiday

        Sunday, July 23 2017 12:45 AM EDT2017-07-23 04:45:39 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        We're less than a week away from some back to school savings. The Sales Tax Holiday starts at 12:01 A.M. Friday, July 28 and runs through midnight Saturday, July 29.

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        We're less than a week away from some back to school savings. The Sales Tax Holiday starts at 12:01 A.M. Friday, July 28 and runs through midnight Saturday, July 29.

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      • Hinds County Sheriff's Dept. mourns loss of Investigator Rebecca Pittman

        Hinds County Sheriff's Dept. mourns loss of Investigator Rebecca Pittman

        Sunday, July 23 2017 12:38 AM EDT2017-07-23 04:38:48 GMT
        Rebecca Pittman (Source: Hinds County Sheriff's Dept.)Rebecca Pittman (Source: Hinds County Sheriff's Dept.)

        Hinds County Sheriff’s Officials said Saturday, long time Investigator Rebecca Pittman passed away Saturday morning at her home.

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        Hinds County Sheriff’s Officials said Saturday, long time Investigator Rebecca Pittman passed away Saturday morning at her home.

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      • Back to School event provides free resources for students

        Back to School event provides free resources for students

        Saturday, July 22 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-07-23 03:58:30 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        It's almost that time for students in the Magnolia State to head back to school.  Here in the Jackson, the mayor and city  partnered with several nonprofits to help make sure young people are healthy and ready to make the grade this year.

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        It's almost that time for students in the Magnolia State to head back to school.  Here in the Jackson, the mayor and city  partnered with several nonprofits to help make sure young people are healthy and ready to make the grade this year.

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      • Gautier hosts first Music on the Lawn

        Gautier hosts first Music on the Lawn

        Saturday, July 22 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-07-23 03:12:28 GMT

        The music has come to Gautier. Thanks to help from the Mississippi Songwriters Alliance, the first Music on the Lawn brought local songwriters together to make music that makes everybody happy.

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        Thanks to help from the Mississippi Songwriters Alliance, the first Music on the Lawn brought local songwriters together to make music that makes everybody happy. 

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      • State flag debate will likely reach a boiling point in Biloxi

        State flag debate will likely reach a boiling point in Biloxi

        Saturday, July 22 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-07-23 03:00:16 GMT

        The next seven days, issues such as the state flag, and race relations will be debated in Biloxi.

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        The next seven days, issues such as the state flag, and race relations will be debated in Biloxi. 

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      • Christmas in July for kids at Batson Children's Hospital

        Christmas in July for kids at Batson Children's Hospital

        Christmas in July for kids at Batson Children's Hospital

        Saturday, July 22 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-07-23 02:52:47 GMT

        It was Christmas in July for some deserving kids at Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital. 

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        It was Christmas in July for some deserving kids at Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital. 

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      • 2 injured in accident at I-10 and Menge Ave.

        2 injured in accident at I-10 and Menge Ave.

        Saturday, July 22 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-07-23 02:32:29 GMT

        Two people were injured Saturday evening after a pick-up truck ran off the road and hit a parked 18-wheeler at I-10 and Menge Ave.

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        Two people were injured Saturday evening after a pick-up truck ran off the road and hit a parked 18-wheeler at I-10 and Menge Ave.

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      • Fire causes minor damage to China Buffet in Vicksburg

        Fire causes minor damage to China Buffet in Vicksburg

        Saturday, July 22 2017 10:25 PM EDT2017-07-23 02:25:29 GMT
        Source: Vicksburg Fire DepartmentSource: Vicksburg Fire Department

        Vicksburg Fire Chief Craig Danczyk said officials were called to the China Buffet Saturday evening for a fire.

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        Vicksburg Fire Chief Craig Danczyk said officials were called to the China Buffet Saturday evening for a fire.

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      • Pascagoula leaders consider changing city logo

        Pascagoula leaders consider changing city logo

        Saturday, July 22 2017 8:41 PM EDT2017-07-23 00:41:45 GMT

        Recent talks of changing the well-known Pascagoula log is causing quite the stir on social media. 

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        Recent talks of changing the well-known Pascagoula log is causing quite the stir on social media. 

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      • Leaders rally support for Gulfport Job Corps center

        Leaders rally support for Gulfport Job Corps center

        Saturday, July 22 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-07-23 00:11:58 GMT

        Gulfport leaders say if the U.S. Department of Labor doesn't sign a memorandum of agreement by July 31, Gulfport will lose $30 million to restore the city's job corps complex.

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        Gulfport leaders say if the U.S. Department of Labor doesn't sign a memorandum of agreement by July 31, Gulfport will lose $30 million to restore the city's job corps complex.

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      • Therapy dogs earn diplomas at graduation

        Therapy dogs earn diplomas at graduation

        Saturday, July 22 2017 7:43 PM EDT2017-07-22 23:43:46 GMT

        It's graduation day for therapy dogs and their handlers. A dozen pet partners donned caps and gowns for this graduation ceremony. 

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        It's graduation day for therapy dogs and their handlers. A dozen pet partners donned caps and gowns for this graduation ceremony. 

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      • Checkpoints lead to two drug arrests in Perry County

        Checkpoints lead to two drug arrests in Perry County

        Saturday, July 22 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-07-22 23:27:28 GMT
        Checkpoints lead to 2 drug arrests in Perry County. Photo Courtesy: Perry County Sheriff's OfficeCheckpoints lead to 2 drug arrests in Perry County. Photo Courtesy: Perry County Sheriff's Office

        Checkpoints set up by the Perry County Sheriff's Office led to two drug arrests on Friday night. Perry County Deputies set up driver license checkpoints on Old River Road and Pumping Station Road. One arrest was made on each road, according to a post from the Perry County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page.  Deputies arrested Channing Rodriguez Carter, 31, for felony possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), and Joseph Ryan Scronce, 32, was arrested for ...

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        Checkpoints set up by the Perry County Sheriff's Office led to two drug arrests on Friday night. Perry County Deputies set up driver license checkpoints on Old River Road and Pumping Station Road. One arrest was made on each road, according to a post from the Perry County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page.  Deputies arrested Channing Rodriguez Carter, 31, for felony possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), and Joseph Ryan Scronce, 32, was arrested for ...

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      • MSU student, Germantown native found shot to death

        MSU student, Germantown native found shot to death

        Saturday, July 22 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-07-22 21:41:53 GMT
        (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

        An investigation is underway following the death of a Mississippi State University student from Germantown. 

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        An investigation is underway following the death of a Mississippi State University student from Germantown. 

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      • One killed, four injured after head-on collision on I-59 near Purvis

        One killed, four injured after head-on collision on I-59 near Purvis

        Saturday, July 22 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-07-22 20:12:16 GMT
        This vehicle was involved in a three-car fatal accident on I-59 near Purvis Friday night. Photo credit WDAM.This vehicle was involved in a three-car fatal accident on I-59 near Purvis Friday night. Photo credit WDAM.

        Mississippi Highway Patrol said a Hattiesburg man was killed after driving the wrong way on I-59 Friday night. Master Sergeant Brent Barfield, Public Information Officer for MHP Troop 6, said James Dawkins, 58, was driving northbound in the southbound land of I-59 when he collided head-on with another vehicle.  The accident happened around 11:00 p.m. near mile marker 52 in Lamar County.  Dawkins died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Barfield said the 21-yea...

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        Mississippi Highway Patrol said a Hattiesburg man was killed after driving the wrong way on I-59 Friday night. Master Sergeant Brent Barfield, Public Information Officer for MHP Troop 6, said James Dawkins, 58, was driving northbound in the southbound land of I-59 when he collided head-on with another vehicle.  The accident happened around 11:00 p.m. near mile marker 52 in Lamar County.  Dawkins died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Barfield said the 21-yea...

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      • Man critically injured after Jones County electrocution

        Man critically injured after Jones County electrocution

        Saturday, July 22 2017 3:29 PM EDT2017-07-22 19:29:49 GMT
        Photo courtesy: Jones County Fire CouncilPhoto courtesy: Jones County Fire Council

        A Friday afternoon electrocution in Jones County left one man critically injured. The electrocution happened at Pitts Swabbing Service on Highway 84 East when a man operating an oil derrick reportedly came into contact with a high voltage cable, according to a press release from the Jones County Fire Council. After part of the vehicle came into contact with the cable, the man was electrocuted by tens of thousands of volts and sustained significant burns. The man was a...

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        A Friday afternoon electrocution in Jones County left one man critically injured. The electrocution happened at Pitts Swabbing Service on Highway 84 East when a man operating an oil derrick reportedly came into contact with a high voltage cable, according to a press release from the Jones County Fire Council. After part of the vehicle came into contact with the cable, the man was electrocuted by tens of thousands of volts and sustained significant burns. The man was a...

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      • RW hopes site approval request makes a splash

        RW hopes site approval request makes a splash

        Saturday, July 22 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-07-22 18:51:57 GMT

        On Thursday, attorneys for the casino developer return to Jackson ready to roll the dice and get gaming commissioners to say yes to their site.

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        On Thursday, attorneys for the casino developer return to Jackson ready to roll the dice and get gaming commissioners to say yes to their site.

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      • Lamar County supervisors focus on changing fire district lines

        Lamar County supervisors focus on changing fire district lines

        Saturday, July 22 2017 2:37 PM EDT2017-07-22 18:37:25 GMT
        Since House Bill 469 was signed into law, Lamar County Supervisors are already focusing on redrawing district fire lines in the county to better serve the citizens. “That law was passed to give the board of supervisors the authority to redraw fire district lines, as necessary to improve the fire ratings and fire services to the citizens,” said Lamar County Administrator Jody Waits. This week, supervisors focused on three areas in the county. “There have been ongoi...More >>
        Since House Bill 469 was signed into law, Lamar County Supervisors are already focusing on redrawing district fire lines in the county to better serve the citizens. “That law was passed to give the board of supervisors the authority to redraw fire district lines, as necessary to improve the fire ratings and fire services to the citizens,” said Lamar County Administrator Jody Waits. This week, supervisors focused on three areas in the county. “There have been ongoi...More >>
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        First Baptist Church of Jackson pastor resigns

        First Baptist Church of Jackson pastor resigns

        Saturday, July 22 2017 1:04 PM EDT2017-07-22 17:04:21 GMT
        Matt Brooks - Source: FBCMatt Brooks - Source: FBC

        3 On Your Side has just learned the pastor of First Baptist Church in Jackson, one of the largest in the state, has resigned.

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        3 On Your Side has just learned the pastor of First Baptist Church in Jackson, one of the largest in the state, has resigned.

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      • Two wrecks, one critical injury on I-110

        Two wrecks, one critical injury on I-110

        Saturday, July 22 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-07-22 15:07:45 GMT
        (Photo: file)(Photo: file)

        One driver was in critical condition after a series of accidents Saturday morning on I-110. That driver was reportedly unable to stop or swerve around an accident scene. He slammed into a car on the southbound side of I-110. The damage was so severe, he had to be cut out of the car by first responders.

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        One driver was in critical condition after a series of accidents Saturday morning on I-110. That driver was reportedly unable to stop or swerve around an accident scene. He slammed into a car on the southbound side of I-110. The damage was so severe, he had to be cut out of the car by first responders.

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        2 jailed, charged with armed robberies, other felonies in Hub City

        2 jailed, charged with armed robberies, other felonies in Hub City

        Saturday, July 22 2017 9:42 AM EDT2017-07-22 13:42:02 GMT
        Thaddieus Cooper. Source: HPDThaddieus Cooper. Source: HPD

        Two Hattiesburg men are behind bars, facing felony charges in connection to multiple crimes in the Hub City. 

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        Two Hattiesburg men are behind bars, facing felony charges in connection to multiple crimes in the Hub City. 

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      • Stone County's unique bicentennial project

        Stone County's unique bicentennial project

        Friday, July 21 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-07-21 22:51:23 GMT
        The project celebrates the county's 100th birthday and Mississippi's bicentennial. (Photo source: WLOX)The project celebrates the county's 100th birthday and Mississippi's bicentennial. (Photo source: WLOX)

        Mississippi is celebrating its 200th birthday this year. The bicentennial is being recognized in a variety of ways.

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        Mississippi is celebrating its 200th birthday this year. The bicentennial is being recognized in a variety of ways.

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      • Classroom preps underway as school year inches closer

        Classroom preps underway as school year inches closer

        Friday, July 21 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-07-21 19:21:33 GMT

        In the weeks before school starts, the halls may be void of students, but they are already buzzing with activity. Many teachers cut their summer break short to get their classrooms back in order.

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        In the weeks before school starts, the halls may be void of students, but they are already buzzing with activity. Many teachers cut their summer break short to get their classrooms back in order.

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      • Our first solar eclipse in decades occurs in August

        Our first solar eclipse in decades occurs in August

        Saturday, July 22 2017 5:47 AM EDT2017-07-22 09:47:55 GMT
        On the 21st of August this year, the sun will go dark in the middle of the afternoon.On the 21st of August this year, the sun will go dark in the middle of the afternoon.

        On the 21st of August this year, the sun will go dark in the middle of the afternoon. This solar eclipse will be visible, weather cooperating, all across the United States of America.

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        On the 21st of August this year, the sun will go dark in the middle of the afternoon. This solar eclipse will be visible, weather cooperating, all across the United States of America.

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      • One dead, four injured in three vehicle wreck near Purvis

        One dead, four injured in three vehicle wreck near Purvis

        Saturday, July 22 2017 3:52 AM EDT2017-07-22 07:52:25 GMT
        This vehicle was involved in a three-car fatal accident on I-59 near Purvis Friday night. Photo credit WDAM.This vehicle was involved in a three-car fatal accident on I-59 near Purvis Friday night. Photo credit WDAM.

        One person was killed and four others were injured in a three-vehicle accident on Interstate-59 near Purvis late Friday night.  

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        One person was killed and four others were injured in a three-vehicle accident on Interstate-59 near Purvis late Friday night.  

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      • After Freeze's resignation, challenges possible in NCAA investigation

        After Freeze's resignation, challenges possible in NCAA investigation

        Saturday, July 22 2017 1:24 AM EDT2017-07-22 05:24:53 GMT

        Thursday's resignation of Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze creates several hurdles for the Rebels over the next few months, and not just on the field as the 2017 season looms. 

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        Thursday's resignation of Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze creates several hurdles for the Rebels over the next few months, and not just on the field as the 2017 season looms.

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      • Freeze's Resignation: Are escort services legal or illegal?

        Freeze's Resignation: Are escort services legal or illegal?

        Saturday, July 22 2017 1:05 AM EDT2017-07-22 05:05:24 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        Now we answer the question some people are asking. Is calling an escort service illegal? 

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        Now we answer the question some people are asking. Is calling an escort service illegal? 

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      • Ole Miss football turning the page with Matt Luke from Gulfport leading the program

        Ole Miss football turning the page with Matt Luke from Gulfport leading the program

        Saturday, July 22 2017 12:51 AM EDT2017-07-22 04:51:02 GMT

        Following the resignation of Hugh Freeze, former Ole Miss player from Gulfport Matt Luke will lead the Rebels as Interim Head Coach. Jason Krohn grew up with Luke and played football with him at Gulfport High. Also an Ole Miss alum, Krohn believes Luke is the right person to guide the Rebels through difficult times. 

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        Following the resignation of Hugh Freeze, former Ole Miss player from Gulfport Matt Luke will lead the Rebels as Interim Head Coach. Jason Krohn grew up with Luke and played football with him at Gulfport High. Also an Ole Miss alum, Krohn believes Luke is the right person to guide the Rebels through difficult times. 

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      • Bay St. Louis sports enthusiasts say indoor facility is needed

        Bay St. Louis sports enthusiasts say indoor facility is needed

        Saturday, July 22 2017 12:41 AM EDT2017-07-22 04:41:05 GMT

        A group of sports enthusiasts who play basketball at 7th Street Park in Bay St. Louis say they want more time and space to play, without upsetting the neighbors.

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        A group of sports enthusiasts who play basketball at 7th Street Park in Bay St. Louis say they want more time and space to play, without upsetting the neighbors.

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