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      • “Treats in the Streets” at JCJC on Halloween

        “Treats in the Streets” at JCJC on Halloween

        Tuesday, October 17 2017 8:09 AM EDT2017-10-17 12:09:22 GMT
        Photo credit: JCJCPhoto credit: JCJC

        The “Treats in the Streets” night of activities will be held October 31 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the front lawn area of Jones Hall on the campus of Jones County Junior College in Ellisville. 

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        The “Treats in the Streets” night of activities will be held October 31 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the front lawn area of Jones Hall on the campus of Jones County Junior College in Ellisville. 

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      • Memphis Hustle unveil uniforms

        Memphis Hustle unveil uniforms

        Tuesday, October 17 2017 7:39 AM EDT2017-10-17 11:39:46 GMT
        (Source: Memphis Hustle)(Source: Memphis Hustle)

        Memphis Hustle, the new Girzzlies G-League squad in Southaven, revealed their uniforms for their first season.

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        Memphis Hustle, the new Girzzlies G-League squad in Southaven, revealed their uniforms for their first season.

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      • Man arrested in north Jackson for allegedly promoting prostitution

        Man arrested in north Jackson for allegedly promoting prostitution

        Tuesday, October 17 2017 7:15 AM EDT2017-10-17 11:15:37 GMT
        Source: JPDSource: JPD

        Monday, investigators arranged to meet up with a prostitute at the Super 8 Motel in North Jackson.

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        Monday, investigators arranged to meet up with a prostitute at the Super 8 Motel in North Jackson.

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      • Customers detain armed robbers until police arrive at Family Dollar

        Customers detain armed robbers until police arrive at Family Dollar

        Tuesday, October 17 2017 7:07 AM EDT2017-10-17 11:07:48 GMT
        Source: Raycom image bankSource: Raycom image bank

        The suspects have been transported to police headquarters for questioning. Their charges are pending. 

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        The suspects have been transported to police headquarters for questioning. Their charges are pending. 

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      • Kevin Hart coming to Landers Center

        Kevin Hart coming to Landers Center

        Tuesday, October 17 2017 6:56 AM EDT2017-10-17 10:56:38 GMT
        Kevin Hart (Source: Wikimedia Commons)Kevin Hart (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

        Comedian Kevin Hart is making his way to the Mid-South this winter.

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        Comedian Kevin Hart is making his way to the Mid-South this winter.

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      • NCAC questioning district's removal of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

        NCAC questioning district's removal of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

        Monday, October 16 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-10-16 22:50:56 GMT

        The National Coalition Against Censorship is questioning the decision by the Biloxi School District's sudden decision to remove “To Kill A Mockingbird” from eighth-grade reading assignments.

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        The National Coalition Against Censorship is questioning the decision by the Biloxi School District's sudden decision to remove “To Kill A Mockingbird” from eighth-grade reading assignments.

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      • Damaged limb to be removed from USM's Friendship Oak

        Damaged limb to be removed from USM's Friendship Oak

        Monday, October 16 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-10-16 22:52:28 GMT

        After remaining undefeated for more than 500 years, a damaged portion of the Friendship Oak in Long Beach will be removed. 

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        After remaining undefeated for more than 500 years, a damaged portion of the Friendship Oak in Long Beach will be removed. 

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      • Supervisors opening demolition bids for old Jackson Co. jail

        Supervisors opening demolition bids for old Jackson Co. jail

        Monday, October 16 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-10-16 22:49:58 GMT

        A piece of Jackson County Law enforcement history will soon have a meeting with the wrecking ball.

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        A piece of Jackson County Law enforcement history will soon have a meeting with the wrecking ball.

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      • Biloxi discusses waiving building permit fees for Nate recovery

        Biloxi discusses waiving building permit fees for Nate recovery

        Monday, October 16 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-10-16 22:49:07 GMT

        Biloxi officials are debating whether or not to waive building permit fees for post-Hurricane Nate recovery efforts. 

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        Biloxi officials are debating whether or not to waive building permit fees for post-Hurricane Nate recovery efforts. 

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      • Visitors flock to Gulf Islands National Seashore

        Visitors flock to Gulf Islands National Seashore

        Monday, October 16 2017 10:35 AM EDT2017-10-16 14:35:29 GMT

        Like so many other places along the Mississippi Sound, Gulf Islands National Seashore received its share of scars from Hurricane Nate. The park is now back open, and getting a lot of attention.

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        Like so many other places along the Mississippi Sound, Gulf Islands National Seashore received its share of scars from Hurricane Nate. The park is now back open, and getting a lot of attention.

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      • Second large cat sighting reported in MS

        Second large cat sighting reported in MS

        Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:52 AM EDT2017-10-17 09:52:13 GMT
        A woman captured this animal on her surveillance camera. (Source: Viewer)A woman captured this animal on her surveillance camera. (Source: Viewer)

        The legend of the large cat on the prowl in north Mississippi remains strong. A second person has come forward with more proof that there is definitely something to the story.

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        The legend of the large cat on the prowl in north Mississippi remains strong. A second person has come forward with more proof that there is definitely something to the story.

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      • Mistrial declared following hung jury in Jessica Chambers trial

        Mistrial declared following hung jury in Jessica Chambers trial

        Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:30 AM EDT2017-10-17 09:30:28 GMT
        Quinton Tellis (Source: WMC Action News 5)Quinton Tellis (Source: WMC Action News 5)

        No verdict was reached in the trial of Quinton Tellis, who is accused in the 2014 murder of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers. 

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        No verdict was reached in the trial of Quinton Tellis, who is accused in the 2014 murder of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers. 

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      • South Jones grad Mary-Kate Smith enjoying first season at Ole Miss

        South Jones grad Mary-Kate Smith enjoying first season at Ole Miss

        Tuesday, October 17 2017 12:49 AM EDT2017-10-17 04:49:47 GMT
        South Jones grad Mary-Kate Smith (15) is in her first season at Ole Miss. Courtesy: Ole Miss Sports ProductionsSouth Jones grad Mary-Kate Smith (15) is in her first season at Ole Miss. Courtesy: Ole Miss Sports Productions

        After leading South Jones on the soccer field, Mary-Kate Smith is enjoying her first season at Ole Miss. The junior midfielder has played in all 15 games for the Rebels, scoring two goals and dishing out a team-high seven assists. After spending a season at Southern Miss and Jones County Junior College, respectively, Smtih seems to have found the right fit at Ole Miss.

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        After leading South Jones on the soccer field, Mary-Kate Smith is enjoying her first season at Ole Miss. The junior midfielder has played in all 15 games for the Rebels, scoring two goals and dishing out a team-high seven assists. After spending a season at Southern Miss and Jones County Junior College, respectively, Smtih seems to have found the right fit at Ole Miss.

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      • USM quarterback competition remains a weekly battle

        USM quarterback competition remains a weekly battle

        Tuesday, October 17 2017 12:38 AM EDT2017-10-17 04:38:00 GMT
        Southern Miss quarterbacks Keon Howard (2) and Kwadra Griggs (7). Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss quarterbacks Keon Howard (2) and Kwadra Griggs (7). Courtesy: WDAM

        Southern Miss sophomore quarterback Keon Howard started for Southern Miss for the second straight game on Saturday, leading the Golden Eagles to their second straight win. Howard passed for 221 yards, a touchdown and threw two interceptions in USM's 24-0 win over UTEP.

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        Southern Miss sophomore quarterback Keon Howard started for Southern Miss for the second straight game on Saturday, leading the Golden Eagles to their second straight win. Howard passed for 221 yards, a touchdown and threw two interceptions in USM's 24-0 win over UTEP.

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      • The PSC wants to give you more tools to fight telemarketers

        The PSC wants to give you more tools to fight telemarketers

        Tuesday, October 17 2017 12:27 AM EDT2017-10-17 04:27:52 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        If you're sick of telemarketers calling, you could have a new way to fight back. The public service commission wants to get you more legal rights to sue.

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        If you're sick of telemarketers calling, you could have a new way to fight back. The public service commission wants to get you more legal rights to sue.

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      • New survey questions Reservoir Police effectiveness

        New survey questions Reservoir Police effectiveness

        Tuesday, October 17 2017 12:27 AM EDT2017-10-17 04:27:02 GMT

        Funded through state tax dollars, the Reservoir Police Department is on the hot seat after residents and recreationist are questioning the department's effectiveness.

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        Funded through state tax dollars, the Reservoir Police Department is on the hot seat after residents and recreationist are questioning the department's effectiveness.

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      • Oak Grove's Kendall Parham making most of opportunity at JCJC

        Oak Grove's Kendall Parham making most of opportunity at JCJC

        Tuesday, October 17 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-10-17 04:14:22 GMT
        JCJC sophomore wide receiver Kendall Parham. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC sophomore wide receiver Kendall Parham. Courtesy: WDAM

        It was a short pass just meant to give Jones County Junior College some breathing room. Next thing you know, Kendall Parham is breaking through a wall of PRCC defenders; ahead of him, nothing but open field. Ninety-three yards later, Parham was celebrating the longest touchdown reception of his football life.

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        It was a short pass just meant to give Jones County Junior College some breathing room. Next thing you know, Kendall Parham is breaking through a wall of PRCC defenders; ahead of him, nothing but open field. Ninety-three yards later, Parham was celebrating the longest touchdown reception of his football life.

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      • No. 1 Mississippi Gulf Coast hosting MGCCC Fall Invitational at Grand Bear

        No. 1 Mississippi Gulf Coast hosting MGCCC Fall Invitational at Grand Bear

        Monday, October 16 2017 11:52 PM EDT2017-10-17 03:52:37 GMT

        The MGCCC golf team displayed its talents at the Fall Invitational at Grand Bear Golf Course on Monday.

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        The MGCCC golf team displayed its talents at the Fall Invitational at Grand Bear Golf Course on Monday.

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      • Auto insurance regarding hitting deer

        Insurance agent discusses risks and costs of deer-related accidents

        Insurance agent discusses risks and costs of deer-related accidents

        Monday, October 16 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-10-17 03:12:16 GMT
        Source: MDOTSource: MDOT

        With the cooler weather moving in that means more deer will be out and visible throughout our roadways in Mississippi. According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation our state averages more than 3,000 deer related rashes per year. As Jessica Bowman reports, this can not only be a life threatening danger, but it also can be very costly. Steven Kelly said, "For safety it's probably wise not to try and over compensate or avoid hitting a deer."  Alfa Insurance...

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        With the cooler weather moving in that means more deer will be out and visible throughout our roadways in Mississippi. According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation our state averages more than 3,000 deer related rashes per year. As Jessica Bowman reports, this can not only be a life threatening danger, but it also can be very costly. Steven Kelly said, "For safety it's probably wise not to try and over compensate or avoid hitting a deer."  Alfa Insurance...

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      • Why are D-1 schools overlooking OLA volleyball standout Emma Funk?

        Why are D-1 schools overlooking OLA volleyball standout Emma Funk?

        Monday, October 16 2017 11:07 PM EDT2017-10-17 03:07:43 GMT

        Our Lady Academy is preparing for yet another title chase in the Class I volleyball ranks.  

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        Our Lady Academy is preparing for yet another title chase in the Class I volleyball ranks.  

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      • USM football looking toward Louisiana Tech

        USM football looking toward Louisiana Tech

        Monday, October 16 2017 9:22 PM EDT2017-10-17 01:22:55 GMT
        Courtesy: WDAMCourtesy: WDAM
        The University of Southern Mississippi’s 24-0 victory over the University of Texas-El Paso Saturday may not have been a thing of sheer beauty, but even after a weekend to consider it, USM coach Jay Hopson remained inclined to keep another win in his pocket. “Any time you get a ‘W,’ that’s a good thing,” Hopson said Monday during his weekly news conference. “Lot of positives. There are certainly things we can work on.” Certainly. ...More >>
        The University of Southern Mississippi’s 24-0 victory over the University of Texas-El Paso Saturday may not have been a thing of sheer beauty, but even after a weekend to consider it, USM coach Jay Hopson remained inclined to keep another win in his pocket. “Any time you get a ‘W,’ that’s a good thing,” Hopson said Monday during his weekly news conference. “Lot of positives. There are certainly things we can work on.” Certainly. ...More >>
      • #MeToo takes over social media for sexual harassment awareness

        #MeToo takes over social media for sexual harassment awareness

        Monday, October 16 2017 8:40 PM EDT2017-10-17 00:40:02 GMT
        SOURCE: TWITTERSOURCE: TWITTER

        #MeToo is taking social media by storm to raise awareness for sexual harassment.  

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        #MeToo is taking social media by storm to raise awareness for sexual harassment.  

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      • Missing Ridgeland woman found after Silver Alert issued

        Missing Ridgeland woman found after Silver Alert issued

        Monday, October 16 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:25:25 GMT
        Source: MBISource: MBI

        She was taken to a local hospital to get checked out, but it appeared that she didn't have any serious injuries.

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        She was taken to a local hospital to get checked out, but it appeared that she didn't have any serious injuries.

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      • Eudora Welty Library reopens to awaiting public

        Eudora Welty Library reopens to awaiting public

        Monday, October 16 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:06:54 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        Monday, the doors of the downtown Jackson library reopened after the State Fire Marshal closed the building over safety and fire violations.

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        Monday, the doors of the downtown Jackson library reopened after the State Fire Marshal closed the building over safety and fire violations.

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      • HUD visit reveals 9 findings, 2 concerns with Hub City entitlement programs

        HUD visit reveals 9 findings, 2 concerns with Hub City entitlement programs

        Monday, October 16 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:00:25 GMT
        The City of Hattiesburg received a report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development that highlighted a few issues and findings pertaining to entitlement programs. The report, which was based on an on-site visit from August 29-31, 2017, discovered nine findings and two concerns for overall management of the HOME Investment Partnership program and financial management of the Community Development Block Grant program. “They touch on a variety of issues, some thing...More >>
        The City of Hattiesburg received a report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development that highlighted a few issues and findings pertaining to entitlement programs. The report, which was based on an on-site visit from August 29-31, 2017, discovered nine findings and two concerns for overall management of the HOME Investment Partnership program and financial management of the Community Development Block Grant program. “They touch on a variety of issues, some thing...More >>
      • Forrest County Board approves Calico as 12th Circuit Court liaison

        Forrest County Board approves Calico as 12th Circuit Court liaison

        Monday, October 16 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-10-16 22:33:50 GMT
        Nick Calico, Source: WDAMNick Calico, Source: WDAM

        Today, the Forrest County Board of Supervisors approved a personnel action form submitted by senior Judge Robert Helfrich that creates a liaison position in the 12th Circuit Court to be filled by Nick Calico, former Chief Investigator with the sheriff's department. According to Board President David Hogan, Calico's pay rate will remain the same and that he is basically being transferred from the sheriff's department to the 12th Circuit Court. Hogan said it's...

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        Today, the Forrest County Board of Supervisors approved a personnel action form submitted by senior Judge Robert Helfrich that creates a liaison position in the 12th Circuit Court to be filled by Nick Calico, former Chief Investigator with the sheriff's department. According to Board President David Hogan, Calico's pay rate will remain the same and that he is basically being transferred from the sheriff's department to the 12th Circuit Court. Hogan said it's...

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      • State senator Sean Tindell resigns

        State senator Sean Tindell resigns

        Monday, October 16 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-10-16 22:18:49 GMT

        Sean Tindell is resigning from his position as state senator.  

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        Sean Tindell is resigning from his position as state senator.  

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      • Gulfport man cleared in 2015 shooting death at Club Memories

        Gulfport man cleared in 2015 shooting death at Club Memories

        Monday, October 16 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-10-16 22:05:18 GMT
        Arthur Jones Jr. cleared of murder charge in 2015 shooting.Arthur Jones Jr. cleared of murder charge in 2015 shooting.

        A Gulfport man was cleared of a murder charge in the 2015 shooting death of a Collins 17-year-old outside a Hattieburg nightclub.  According to District Attorney Patricia Burchell, the case was presented to a grand jury and Arthur Jones Jr. was cleared of his murder charge in the 2015 shooting death of Jabarri Goudy, which occurred in the parking lot of Club Memories in Hattiebsurg.  Police said the shooting occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday...

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        A Gulfport man was cleared of a murder charge in the 2015 shooting death of a Collins 17-year-old outside a Hattieburg nightclub.  According to District Attorney Patricia Burchell, the case was presented to a grand jury and Arthur Jones Jr. was cleared of his murder charge in the 2015 shooting death of Jabarri Goudy, which occurred in the parking lot of Club Memories in Hattiebsurg.  Police said the shooting occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday...

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      • Longtime Hattiesburg business burglarized

        Longtime Hattiesburg business burglarized

        Monday, October 16 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-10-16 21:53:34 GMT
        Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM
        Magic City Mobile Homes on Highway 49 North in Hattiesburg was burglarized over the weekend. The thieves took a Polaris Ranger 4-wheeler, a brown 2002 Ford F-250 diesel pickup truck, an 18-foot double axle trailer and a green golf cart. Owner Larry Hathorne said he believes it happened Saturday night and among other items taken, there were also some tools in the truck they use for their mobile home business that were taken. “My first reaction was all my too...More >>
        Magic City Mobile Homes on Highway 49 North in Hattiesburg was burglarized over the weekend. The thieves took a Polaris Ranger 4-wheeler, a brown 2002 Ford F-250 diesel pickup truck, an 18-foot double axle trailer and a green golf cart. Owner Larry Hathorne said he believes it happened Saturday night and among other items taken, there were also some tools in the truck they use for their mobile home business that were taken. “My first reaction was all my too...More >>

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