COLUMBIA, MISS. - Residents in the City of Columbia will vote on a referendum that will increase restaurant and hotel taxes by three percent.  The referendum will help pay for a sports complex and several other renovations taking place in the city.

“This [referendum] wo...

HATTIESBURG, MISS. - The Hattiesburg Police Department provides more information about the death of a 25-year-old mother of two, Falisa Carter.

“On April 24th, Demarcus McGruder’s charge was upgraded to capital murder,” Captain Branden McLemore from the Hattiesburg Poli...

HATTIESBURG, MISS. - USM’s head basketball coach puts in his letter of resignation Thursday morning. After five years with the Golden Eagles, Doc Sadler says he no longer wants to be a head coach.
 

“At this time I do not want to be a head coach,” Sadler said. “I don’t...

HATTIESBURG, MISS. – Students and faculty members from William Carey University (WCU) stood in front of Mt. Zion Baptist Church with their hands and fingers linked together, Tuesday evening. 
 

“When he [Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.] came to Mt. Zion in 1968, he was here...

HATTIESBURG, MISS. – Abortion and teacher pay raises are two of the biggest subjects lawmakers discussed during this year’s legislative session, and time is ticking down as many lawmakers claim that this year, they will end the legislative session two weeks early.

Mon...

LAUREL, MISS. – Wednesday evening during a press conference, Johnny Magee, the mayor of Laurel made his selection for the city’s next police chief.
 

“I would like to present to you my choice to lead the Laurel Police Department, John Thomas Cox,” Magee stated.


John Tho...

This press release comes from the Area Development Partnership

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Kohler Company, one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies, announced plans to consolidate its North American gasoline engine manufacturing operations from a facility i...

HATTIESBURG, MISS. – A Mississippi lawmaker wants to see a change in the criminal justice system after the death of his father and says it could have a positive impact on the state’s economy.
 

“Back in 1991 on Super Bowl Sunday, my father was murdered,” Juan Barnett, a...

HATTIESBURG, MISS. – A generous $5,000 donation attempts to remove small financial roadblocks for residents seeking help with drug addiction. Thursday morning, the Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation presented a $5,000 check to the “Jeffrey’s Fund.”
 

“I just feel, we...

This press release comes from the Jones County Fire Council

JONES COUNTY, MISS. - Calhoun, Union and Powers volunteer fire departments are collecting relief supplies for the victims of the tornadoes that ravaged Lee County, Alabama.  To date, 23 persons, including four...

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