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Yesterday | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Two alleged killers receive $1,000,000 bond each for death of 20-year-old

The two alleged killers are a brother duo, and their bonds were set by Judge Jerry Evans on Monday for $1,000,000 each. Proceedings at the initial appearances were everything but typical.

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Yesterday | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Alleged Seventh St. rapist receives $100,000 bond

He was arrested and charged last week with the alleged rape of a juvenile. It happened on West Seventh St. in Hattiesburg.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Forrest County school closes after fire

Officials say no one was hurt but classes and a football game were canceled after a fire Friday morning at Forrest County Agricultural High School.

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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Two in custody connected with Thursday homicide

Pedro Alvarez, 28, of Hattiesburg, and V'nell Miskell, 25, of Hattiesburg were taken into custody by authorities in connection with the death of Johnnie Cooper, 20. Cooper was found in a ditch, submerged in water Thursday morning at the Timberton Softball complex near William Carey University.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS

Mon Sep 08, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

War and Society Roundtable series will focus on scapegoats and villains

The Dale Center for the Study of War and Society at the University of Southern Mississippi will host the first roundtable discussion of the fall semester Tuesday, September 9 at 6 p.m. The War and Society Roundtable focuses on a different war and society book each month of the academic year. It provides community members, faculty, and students an opportunity to interact while exploring topics of mutual interest.

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Related Topix: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, Petal, MS

The Mississippi Press

Mississippi health officials confirm 5 new cases of West Nile virus, 1 in Harrison County

Mississippi health officials have confirmed five new cases of West Nile virus -- two each Forrest and Hinds counties and one in Harrison County. The Mississippi State Department of Health says Hinds County has had the most West Nile virus cases so far this year, with six.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Harrison County, MS, Hinds County, MS, Mississippi State, MS

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Hattiesburg American

Engagement: Brittney Linton & Louis Norman

Olive. Wedding vows will be exchanged at 4 p.m. on September 27, 2014, at Cold Springs Baptist Church in Collins.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS, Collins, MS, Seminary, MS, Petal, MS

Wed Sep 03, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Attorney general requires change to firearms signs

Mississippi has seen its share of arguments over the past two years concerning gun rights after the passage of House Bill 2, which allowed open carry law to go into effect July 1, 2013.

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The Mississippi Press

Mississippi heath officials report third death from West Nile virus

The state Department of Health says Wednesday the most recent death occurred in Forrest County.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Madison County, MS, Yazoo County, MS, Lauderdale, MS, Madison, MS

Tue Sep 02, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Forrest County sees change in legal representation

The Forrest County Board of Supervisors joined a new insurance trust in April which also brings new legal counsel to the county.

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Related Topix: Brookhaven, MS

Sat Aug 30, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Pine Belt woman dies in Hattiesburg fire

Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem confirmed the death of a female victim, however the name is not being released pending notification of next of kin.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS, Fire

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Shelby bikers head to Coast on safety ride

Soldiers from a training unit at Camp Shelby Friday celebrated the conclusion of an advanced motorcycle safety course by taking a ride to the Gulf Coast.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS, Biloxi, MS, Mississippi

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Midday: Forrest County Extension Service

The office is offering a Coupon 101 class September 4th at noon. The office will also hold a prescribed burning meeting at 6 p.m. The Forrest County Extension Service office is located at 952 Sullivan Drive in Hattiesburg.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Forrest County Extension Service

The office is offering a Coupon 101 class September 4th at noon and 6 p.m. The office will also hold a prescribed burning meeting at 6 p.m. The Forrest County Extension Service office is located at 952 Sullivan Drive in Hattiesburg.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS

Sat Aug 23, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

One dead, one in custody after late night shooting in Hattiesburg

Carlos Yancey, 35, of Hattiesburg died from what appeared to be a gun shot wound according Forrest County Deputy Coroner Jonathan Nobles.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS, Forrest General Hospital, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Two charged with commercial burglary in Petal

On August 20, 2014, officers with the Petal Police Department responded to an alarm at a commercial business located on South Main Street in Petal.

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Related Topix: Petal, MS

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Mississippi unemployment highest in nation

The most recent numbers have been released and once again, Mississippi's unemployment rate has ranked highest in the nation.

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Related Topix: Lamar County, MS, Jones County, MS

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