Lamar County Newswire

Lamar County Newswire

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  1. Asphalt removal has begun on a stretch of Highway 589 in Lamar County./Photo credit: WDAMRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Asphalt removal has begun on a stretch of Highway 589 in Lamar County. Crews from Tanner Construction out of Laurel were on-site Friday where the roadway had washed away from severe flooding back in early March.

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  2. Junior Burnett deemed mentally competent, trial date setRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A former Pine Belt lawman convicted of attempted capital murder was back in a Lamar County courtroom Friday for a competence hearing. Averal "Junior" Burnett, 49, was deemed mentally competent to stand trial for sexual battery charges, and the date was set for January 23, 2017.

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  3. Richton family wants neglected cemetery maintained properlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 21 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... and they said it has also been neglected. They said Sunset Cemetery, which is mostly white, is much ... The Lamar County Sheriff's Department is looking to expand its force for the first time since 2006, all while saving the taxpayers money. The ...

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  4. More Read the original story

    Wednesday Jun 15 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... participate in ceremonial torch runs to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the State Games of Mississippi. The Lamar County Sheriff's Department executed an auto burglary round-up Tuesday night that resulted in the arrests of four suspects. The Lamar ...

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  5. Lamar Co. deputies execute auto burglary round-up, 4 chargedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    The Lamar County Sheriff's Department executed an auto burglary round-up Tuesday night that resulted in the arrests of four suspects. According to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel, the arrests are linked to 12 auto burglaries spanning over three weeks in The Kings Mill, Audubon Hills, and Madison Hills neighborhoods.

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  6. Photo credit: WDAMRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 9 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    It is something the county does not have, however with the right aspects, it could become a reality in the future. "There's not a concurrence that we would ever put an ordinance in place that would enact a leash law for the entire county," Lamar County District 4 Supervisor Phillip Carlisle said.

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  7. Lamar Co. man pleads guilty for 2015 fatal wreck, methRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 9 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A Lamar County man is heading to prison after pleading guilty in connection to a 2015 fatal wreck and drug charges. Backstrom was charged in the April 6, 2015 wreck that killed Willie H. Simmons Jr. and it was later determined that Backstrom was operating his vehicle in a negligent manner while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

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  8. Hattiesburg files motion to dismiss Lamar Co. annexation appealRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 3 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    The motion, filed by Hattiesburg's annexation attorney John Scanlon, states the city is "respectfully requesting that this Court dismiss this matter with prejudice because the matter is brought in the improper venue, Lamar County has no standing, and an appeal of this nature seeking review of an annexation ordinance is improper." Scanlon said it's now up to a judge to decide if the motion to dismiss Lamar County's appeal will be granted or not.

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  9. MS reports first West Nile case in the nationRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 2 | The Tunica Times

    The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the first human case of West Nile virus in 2016, also the first human case of WNV in the nation so far this year. The reported case is in Lamar County.

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  10. Mississippi confirms 1st West Nile virus case in US for 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 27 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    Mississippi is reporting its first human case of West Nile virus for 2016, and the state Department of Health says it is the first in the nation this year. The department said Friday that the case of the mosquito-borne virus is in Lamar County, and the Centers for Disease Control confirms it is the first in the U.S. this year.

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  11. Mississippi attorney: Don't block religious objections lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 27 | Newms360.com

    Mississippi is reporting its first human case of West Nile virus for 2016, and the state Department of Health says it is the first in the nation this year. The department said Friday that the case of the mosquito-borne virus is in Lamar County, and the Centers for Disease Control confirms it is the first in the U.S. this year.

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  12. Mississippi becomes first state with a reported case of West Nile virus in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 27 | The Mississippi Press

    Mississippi became the first state in the nation with a reported human case of West Nile virus this year with the confirmation of a case in Lamar County. "While WNV can occur any time of the year, we see the bulk of our cases during peak season, which is July through September," said Mississippi Department of Health epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Dobbs.

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  13. Mississippi congressman concerned about "inadequate" Red Cross response to floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 26 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... ARC's botched response to Hurricane Katrina, similar planning and coordination and training problems continue." Lamar County Emergency Management Director James Smith told ProPublica changes to that staffing model and recent cutbacks have hindered ...

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  14. Lamar County officials urge people to use White Goods drop-off sitesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    These sites are meant for items like tires, furniture and mattresses, and officials said leaving these items outside your home is not acceptable. "There will be furniture, there will be refrigerators I mean all kinds of stuff," Limb Truck Operator Matthew Maciejewski said.

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  15. Hattiesburg fighting for annexation on multiple frontsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    "The city did file their annexation in chancery court, which was not a surprise to the board of supervisors," said Jody Waits, Lamar County administrator. " They stand opposed as they were all along , and they'll take all steps they can to oppose the annexation."

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  16. Purvis man pleads guilty to 2013 murderRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A Lamar County man charged with capital murder in the 2013 death of a Purvis woman pleaded guilty in court Friday. Timothy Taylor, 39, was indicted in January 2014 for the death of Claudette Ezell, 76, who died at her home on First Avenue in Purvis.

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  17. Hattiesburg moving quickly on wastewater spray field plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2016 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... that as well. We're working diligently, like I said, to identify private land, that public land, to replace the Lamar County land if possible. If we can't, we'll move forward and try to eminent domain that. I believe that's something that's coming ...

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  18. Lamar Co. Supervisors discuss changing school board linesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... board members are elected from five equal districts within the county to include Lumberton School District," Lamar County Administrator Jody Waits said. The supervisors also approved the appointment of Joelle Bunnell to the 11 member consolidation ...

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  19. Southern Miss Police Captain Receives Inaugural AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... a savings account designated to provide immediate cash assistance to families of sworn officers in Forrest or Lamar County-- Hattiesburg Police Department, Forrest County Sheriff's Department, Hattiesburg Fire Department, University of Southern ...

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  20. Citizen group files appeal against HattiesburgRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... very much so, for a variety of reasons. Affordability, what it will do to the environment, and I that people in Lamar County are opposed to it. So there are those very basic issues." Adelman said this appeal process is unique because he is ...

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