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      • Southern Miss sorority raises $55K for Make-A-Wish

        Southern Miss sorority raises $55K for Make-A-Wish

        Friday, November 17 2017 8:33 PM EST2017-11-18 01:33:41 GMT
        SOURCE: Songfest Facebook event pageSOURCE: Songfest Facebook event page
        A University of Southern Mississippi sorority raised $55,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The announcement was made at Southern Miss' Epsilon Delta chapter of Chi Omega Sorority during its annual Songfest, which was held Friday evening from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is the longest-running Greek Life philanthropic event at Southern Miss. Admission was free, but donations were accept...More >>
        A University of Southern Mississippi sorority raised $55,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The announcement was made at Southern Miss' Epsilon Delta chapter of Chi Omega Sorority during its annual Songfest, which was held Friday evening from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is the longest-running Greek Life philanthropic event at Southern Miss. Admission was free, but donations were accept...More >>
      • Navy veteran remembered for his love of military and family

        Navy veteran remembered for his love of military and family

        Friday, November 17 2017 8:07 PM EST2017-11-18 01:07:00 GMT

        Friday afternoon friends and family members of Thomas Cecil Stork gathered for his funeral at Midway United Methodist Church in Moss Point. 

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        Friday afternoon friends and family members of Thomas Cecil Stork gathered for his funeral at Midway United Methodist Church in Moss Point. 

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      • Page 13: Old school hardware store

        Page 13: Old school hardware store

        Friday, November 17 2017 7:53 PM EST2017-11-18 00:53:07 GMT

        Old fashioned small businesses are disappearing in a world dominated by big box stores. 

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        Old fashioned small businesses are disappearing in a world dominated by big box stores. 

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      • Story of Jessie Bardwell will be told to millions

        Story of Jessie Bardwell will be told to millions

        Friday, November 17 2017 7:39 PM EST2017-11-18 00:39:54 GMT

        The story of Pascagoula native Jessie Bardwell will be told this weekend to millions on the CBS program “48 Hours.”

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        The story of Pascagoula native Jessie Bardwell will be told this weekend to millions on the CBS program “48 Hours.”

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      • Home Dedication held for Hattiesburg Resident

        Home Dedication held for Hattiesburg Resident

        Friday, November 17 2017 7:34 PM EST2017-11-18 00:34:32 GMT

        The Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) held a home dedication service for Hattiesburg resident Belle Lange. Lange’s home was destroyed earlier this year in January’s tornados. She says she’s been living with family members since the tornados. “I'm thankful to God that he allowed me to see this day and to share it with my family and friends,” says Lange. “I'm just so grateful.” T

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        The Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) held a home dedication service for Hattiesburg resident Belle Lange. Lange’s home was destroyed earlier this year in January’s tornados. She says she’s been living with family members since the tornados. “I'm thankful to God that he allowed me to see this day and to share it with my family and friends,” says Lange. “I'm just so grateful.” T

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      • 3 on the Road: Dunns Falls

        3 on the Road: Dunns Falls

        Friday, November 17 2017 7:27 PM EST2017-11-18 00:27:43 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        The waterfall at Dunn’s Falls near Meridian is not a natural fall. It was created before the Civil War by John Dunn from a nearby creek to form a pond at the top of the bluff to supply the water needed to turn the wheel and power his mill.

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        The waterfall at Dunn’s Falls near Meridian is not a natural fall. It was created before the Civil War by John Dunn from a nearby creek to form a pond at the top of the bluff to supply the water needed to turn the wheel and power his mill.

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      • Action Report: North Gulfport residents concerned over chemical spraying

        Action Report: North Gulfport residents concerned over chemical spraying

        Thursday, November 16 2017 7:49 PM EST2017-11-17 00:49:29 GMT

        Kansas City Southern Railway company has been using chemical spraying to kill the vegetation along the tracks. Residents living in North Gulfport say those chemicals are making them sick.

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        Kansas City Southern Railway company has been using chemical spraying to kill the vegetation along the tracks. Residents living in North Gulfport say those chemicals are making them sick.

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      • World's smallest heart pump is saving lives

        World's smallest heart pump is saving lives

        World's smallest heart pump is saving lives

        Friday, November 17 2017 6:50 PM EST2017-11-17 23:50:59 GMT
        Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM

        WDAM looked inside a procedure at Forrest General Hospital. It's called the Impella device and doctors are using it on heart attack patients. Here's a breakdown from Cardiologist Dr. Craig Thieling about the device. Dr. Craig Thieling said, "Impella device is a small heart pump. It's really the world's smallest heart pump. Another thing that's unique about this is we are able to put this in just through an artery in the groin. You do not have to have open heart surgery or any ty...

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        WDAM looked inside a procedure at Forrest General Hospital. It's called the Impella device and doctors are using it on heart attack patients. Here's a breakdown from Cardiologist Dr. Craig Thieling about the device. Dr. Craig Thieling said, "Impella device is a small heart pump. It's really the world's smallest heart pump. Another thing that's unique about this is we are able to put this in just through an artery in the groin. You do not have to have open heart surgery or any ty...

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      • Gofundme account set up for funeral cost of 14-year-old girl shot in head

        Gofundme account set up for funeral cost of 14-year-old shot in the head

        Gofundme account set up for funeral cost of 14-year-old shot in the head

        Friday, November 17 2017 6:45 PM EST2017-11-17 23:45:16 GMT
        Source: Gofundme.comSource: Gofundme.com

        Family members of Alexandria Love are asking for your help with paying for her funeral. A Gofundme account has been created to help raise funds for her funeral. 

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        Family members of Alexandria Love are asking for your help with paying for her funeral. A Gofundme account has been created to help raise funds for her funeral. 

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      • 9th annual Project Homeless Connect draws crowd in Biloxi

        9th annual Project Homeless Connect draws crowd in Biloxi

        Friday, November 17 2017 5:45 PM EST2017-11-17 22:45:09 GMT

        With the issue of homelessness and panhandling front and center in Biloxi, dozens of businesses and non-profits once again joined together to help.

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        With the issue of homelessness and panhandling front and center in Biloxi, dozens of businesses and non-profits once again joined together to help.

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      • Protesters gather outside OS City Hall in support of MS flag

        Protesters gather outside OS City Hall in support of MS flag

        Friday, November 17 2017 5:40 PM EST2017-11-17 22:40:58 GMT
        Right now, a group is rallying in front of Ocean Springs City Hall in support of the flag. (Photo source: WLOX)Right now, a group is rallying in front of Ocean Springs City Hall in support of the flag. (Photo source: WLOX)

        The City of Ocean Springs has been a hotbed for discussion since Mayor Shea Dobson made the decision to take down the Mississippi state flag from in front of city hall.

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        The City of Ocean Springs has been a hotbed for discussion since Mayor Shea Dobson made the decision to take down the Mississippi state flag from in front of city hall.

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      • Organ donors remembered at UMMC

        Organ donors remembered at UMMC

        Friday, November 17 2017 5:36 PM EST2017-11-17 22:36:48 GMT

        The lives of dozens of organ donors were remembered and honored Friday morning at UMMC. 

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        The lives of dozens of organ donors were remembered and honored Friday morning at UMMC. 

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      • Jackson police looking for missing man

        Jackson police looking for missing man

        Jackson police looking for missing man

        Friday, November 17 2017 5:30 PM EST2017-11-17 22:30:55 GMT
        Source: JPDSource: JPD

        JPD has issued a missing person alert for 54-year-old James Odems.  Odems was last seen leaving his home on November 9th driving a silver Volkswagen Beetle.  MSNEWSNOW has a news team on this story.  If you have any information about the whereabouts of Odems, please call (601)960-1234. Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

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        JPD has issued a missing person alert for 54-year-old James Odems.  Odems was last seen leaving his home on November 9th driving a silver Volkswagen Beetle.  MSNEWSNOW has a news team on this story.  If you have any information about the whereabouts of Odems, please call (601)960-1234. Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

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      • Mississippi Ag Player of the Week (Purvis senior running back John Bolton)

        Mississippi Ag Player of the Week (Purvis senior running back John Bolton)

        Friday, November 17 2017 5:26 PM EST2017-11-17 22:26:51 GMT

        In the big moments and on the big stage, big time players are expected to show up. That's exactly what John Bolton did last week to help Purvis defeat Florence.

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        In the big moments and on the big stage, big time players are expected to show up. That's exactly what John Bolton did last week to help Purvis defeat Florence.

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      • Salvation Army hosts Hattiesburg Angel Tree

        Salvation Army hosts Hattiesburg Angel Tree

        Friday, November 17 2017 5:20 PM EST2017-11-17 22:20:19 GMT
        Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

        You can now help make one child's holiday a little more special the next time you make a trip to Turtle Creek Mall. 

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        You can now help make one child's holiday a little more special the next time you make a trip to Turtle Creek Mall. 

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      • Former IHL Board president Robinson named USM COB's Alumna of Year

        Former IHL Board president Robinson named USM COB's Alumna of Year

        Friday, November 17 2017 4:56 PM EST2017-11-17 21:56:51 GMT
        Robin Robinson (left) receives her Boardman Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award from College of Business dean Faye W. Gilbert Friday. Photo credit WDAM.Robin Robinson (left) receives her Boardman Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award from College of Business dean Faye W. Gilbert Friday. Photo credit WDAM.

        A top executive with Sanderson Farms, Inc. has been recognized as the Boardman Distinguished Alumna of the Year for the USM College of Business. 

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        A top executive with Sanderson Farms, Inc. has been recognized as the Boardman Distinguished Alumna of the Year for the USM College of Business. 

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      • Body found in Tchoutacabouffa River identified

        Body found in Tchoutacabouffa River identified

        Friday, November 17 2017 4:50 PM EST2017-11-17 21:50:04 GMT
        Biloxi police are investigating a possible drowning in the Tchoutacabouffa River. (Photo source: WLOX)Biloxi police are investigating a possible drowning in the Tchoutacabouffa River. (Photo source: WLOX)

        Biloxi police are investigating a possible drowning in the Tchoutacabouffa River.

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        Biloxi police are investigating a possible drowning in the Tchoutacabouffa River.

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      • Mississippi Public Universities to award 4,663 degrees in December

        Mississippi Public Universities to award 4,663 degrees in December

        Friday, November 17 2017 4:27 PM EST2017-11-17 21:27:51 GMT
        Southern Miss campus/Photo source: WDAMSouthern Miss campus/Photo source: WDAM
        Mississippi Public Universities will confer 4,663 degrees in December. According to a press release from Mississippi Public Universities, the Board of Trustees approved awarding the degrees, which includes 3,519 undergraduate and 1,144 graduate degrees. It in an increase of 235 more degrees than was awarded in December 2016.  2017 DECEMBER COMMENCEMENT SCHEDULES Alcorn State University Time/Date: 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 8, 2017 Location: Davey L. Whitney Health and Ph...More >>
        Mississippi Public Universities will confer 4,663 degrees in December. According to a press release from Mississippi Public Universities, the Board of Trustees approved awarding the degrees, which includes 3,519 undergraduate and 1,144 graduate degrees. It in an increase of 235 more degrees than was awarded in December 2016.  2017 DECEMBER COMMENCEMENT SCHEDULES Alcorn State University Time/Date: 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 8, 2017 Location: Davey L. Whitney Health and Ph...More >>
      • WATCH: Dramatic video shows arrest of Jerry Glenn Willis

        WATCH: Dramatic video shows arrest of Jerry Glenn Willis

        Friday, November 17 2017 4:27 PM EST2017-11-17 21:27:43 GMT
        (Photo source: YouTube/Toni Davenport)(Photo source: YouTube/Toni Davenport)

        It will take a governor’s warrant to get Jerry Glenn Willis back to Mississippi from Arkansas to face charges linked to the burning of his girlfriend.

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        It will take a governor’s warrant to get Jerry Glenn Willis back to Mississippi from Arkansas to face charges linked to the burning of his girlfriend.

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      • USM hopes to send seniors out on winning note

        USM hopes to send seniors out on winning note

        Friday, November 17 2017 4:19 PM EST2017-11-17 21:19:07 GMT
        Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
        The University of Southern Mississippi will be saying farewell to nearly a quarter of their football roster Saturday afternoon at M.M. Roberts Stadium. And USM football coach Jay Hopson said he hopes the 23-man senior class will be sent out with a bang in the final home game of their careers. “Just a special day,” Hopson said. “Hopefully, we have a big crowd to send these seniors out. They’re a bunch of young men (who) have done a lot of tremendous things for...More >>
        The University of Southern Mississippi will be saying farewell to nearly a quarter of their football roster Saturday afternoon at M.M. Roberts Stadium. And USM football coach Jay Hopson said he hopes the 23-man senior class will be sent out with a bang in the final home game of their careers. “Just a special day,” Hopson said. “Hopefully, we have a big crowd to send these seniors out. They’re a bunch of young men (who) have done a lot of tremendous things for...More >>
      • Friday Night Football Showdown: Down to Five Local Teams

        Friday Night Football Showdown: Down to Five Local Teams

        Friday, November 17 2017 3:20 PM EST2017-11-17 20:20:07 GMT

        The high school football season has leaped into week 14 and five teams from the coast remain in the hunt for a state championship title tonight beginning at 7.

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        The high school football season has leaped into week 14 and five teams from the coast remain in the hunt for a state championship title tonight beginning at 7.

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      • Southern Pine Electric begins Adopt-a-School program

        Southern Pine Electric begins Adopt-a-School program

        Friday, November 17 2017 2:04 PM EST2017-11-17 19:04:02 GMT
        Hopewell Elementary School has been the first school selected to benefit from Southern Pine Electric's new Adopt-a-School program. Photo credit WDAM.Hopewell Elementary School has been the first school selected to benefit from Southern Pine Electric's new Adopt-a-School program. Photo credit WDAM.

        Children at one Covington County school are benefiting from a new partnership with Southern Pine Electric Power Association.  

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        Children at one Covington County school are benefiting from a new partnership with Southern Pine Electric Power Association.  

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      • More than 1,400 under boil water advisory in Hancock Co.

        More than 1,400 under boil water advisory in Hancock Co.

        Friday, November 17 2017 1:19 PM EST2017-11-17 18:19:11 GMT

        More than 1,400 customers who get water through the Kiln Utility and Fire District are now under a boil water notice after “one or more” water line breaks.

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        More than 1,400 customers who get water through the Kiln Utility and Fire District are now under a boil water notice after “one or more” water line breaks.

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      • Mississippi's first bourbon whiskey goes on the shelves

        Mississippi's first bourbon whiskey goes on the shelves

        Friday, November 17 2017 1:01 PM EST2017-11-17 18:01:23 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        Bourbon Whiskey tasters of Mississippi can rejoice. There's a new libation on the block, and it's the first bourbon whiskey ever made in Mississippi. The distillery on West Peace Street in Canton marks the spot for tours and bourbon whiskey tastings. 

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        Bourbon Whiskey tasters of Mississippi can rejoice. There's a new libation on the block, and it's the first bourbon whiskey ever made in Mississippi. The distillery on West Peace Street in Canton marks the spot for tours and bourbon whiskey tastings. 

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      • Choctaws vote not to build new casino

        Choctaws vote not to build new casino

        Friday, November 17 2017 1:00 PM EST2017-11-17 18:00:12 GMT

        Members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians have voted not to build a new casino in the Red Water community. Preliminary results show 1449 votes against and 654 votes in favor. There are still 112 absentee votes that need to be counted. 

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        Members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians have voted not to build a new casino in the Red Water community. Preliminary results show 1449 votes against and 654 votes in favor. There are still 112 absentee votes that need to be counted. 

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      • Suspect in murder of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier released on bond

        Suspect in murder of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier released on bond

        Friday, November 17 2017 12:59 PM EST2017-11-17 17:59:29 GMT
        Dwan Wakefield - Source: Madison County Sheriff's OfficeDwan Wakefield - Source: Madison County Sheriff's Office

        The Madison County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that 17-year-old Dwan Wakefield has been given a $275,000 bond. 

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        The Madison County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that 17-year-old Dwan Wakefield has been given a $275,000 bond. 

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      • Leonid Meteor Shower peaks Saturday morning

        Leonid Meteor Shower peaks Saturday morning

        Friday, November 17 2017 12:23 PM EST2017-11-17 17:23:21 GMT

        Each year in November, the Leonid Meteor Shower puts on a dazzling display of shooting stars across the night sky. 

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        Each year in November, the Leonid Meteor Shower puts on a dazzling display of shooting stars across the night sky. 

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      • 18-wheeler cleared from tracks in Long Beach

        18-wheeler cleared from tracks in Long Beach

        Friday, November 17 2017 11:42 AM EST2017-11-17 16:42:28 GMT
        An 18-wheeler was stuck on the railroad tracks at Nicholson Ave. in Long Beach for about 30 minutes Friday morning. (Photo source: WLOX)An 18-wheeler was stuck on the railroad tracks at Nicholson Ave. in Long Beach for about 30 minutes Friday morning. (Photo source: WLOX)

        An 18-wheeler was stuck on the railroad tracks at Nicholson Ave. in Long Beach for about 30 minutes Friday morning. A wrecker pulled the truck off the tracks around 9:40 a.m.

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        An 18-wheeler was stuck on the railroad tracks at Nicholson Ave. in Long Beach for about 30 minutes Friday morning. A wrecker pulled the truck off the tracks around 9:40 a.m.

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      • Unique qualities could help grow coast cities, former MS mayor says

        Unique qualities could help grow coast cities, former MS mayor says

        Friday, November 17 2017 11:28 AM EST2017-11-17 16:28:46 GMT
        Former Pelahatchie mayor Knox Ross says cities should focus on their unique qualities to spur growth. (Photo source: WLOX)Former Pelahatchie mayor Knox Ross says cities should focus on their unique qualities to spur growth. (Photo source: WLOX)

        Boosting the health of the economy in Hancock County. That idea was getting the wheels turning in Bay St. Louis on Friday morning.

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        Boosting the health of the economy in Hancock County. That idea was getting the wheels turning in Bay St. Louis on Friday morning.

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