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Late night fire engulfs Sumrall home; no injuries reported

SUMRALL, Miss. (WDAM) - Flames engulfed a mobile home along Rocky Bridge Road on Friday night. A passerby notified 911 around 9:55pm on July 1 after noticing smoke and flames from the road. The Sumrall Fire Department was the first on the scene, and they had to break a chain...
SUMRALL, MS
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Farmers donate watermelons to Mississippi veterans

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Friends of Mississippi Veterans, alongside the Cockrell Farmers Market, donated watermelons to veterans in Collins and Jackson on July 1 ahead of the 4th of July weekend. Fifty watermelons were carried to Collins, and another 50 watermelons were carried to Jackson. “We’re wanting to give back to them and have a […]
JACKSON, MS
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Longtime journalist Eddie Robertson retires from WDAM

MOSELLE, Miss. (WDAM) - He’s had about 40 jobs in his lifetime, and for 27 years he’s worked at WDAM7. From an editor in production to a multimedia journalist, Eddie Robertson has worn many hats at the TV station. Sadly, Friday marked his last day with WDAM because Robertson is officially retiring on July 1.
LAUREL, MS
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Columbia, MS – Injury-Causing Car Accident at I-59 & US-98

Near the time of 3:26 p.m., the collision took place near the intersection of US-98 and Interstate 59 NB. The accident victims received treatment from the paramedics who were sent to the scene. No updates on the conditions of the injured parties have been provided. A crash investigation is being...
COLUMBIA, MS
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Collins veterans treated to early 4th of July party

COLLINS, Miss. (WDAM) - The 4th of July came early on Friday, July 1, for residents at the State Veterans Home in Collins. The non-profit Veterans Outreach treated the veterans to their annual Independence Day party, complete with hamburgers and hot dogs. Members of Improve Baptist Church in Columbia also made custom holiday cakes for the event.
COLLINS, MS
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James Edward Cockrell, 70, of Mount Olive

Please note that this post contains affiliate links and any sales made through such links will reward MageeNews.com a small commission – at no extra cost to you. James Edward Cockrell, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away in his home June 29, 2022 at the age of 70. James was born on December 27, 1951 to James Kenneth and Mary Aileene Cockrell in Magee, MS. Throughout his life, James worked in different occupations including heavy machine operator, the oilfield industry, and Right of Way supervisor. James was active in his church, New Hope Baptist Church, of Mount Olive, MS. He served as an usher to the church and served on several committees. After retiring, James enjoyed spending time on his front porch with his five grandchildren and great grandson. He was married to his wife just 4 days shy of fifty-two years. The two were lovingly called MawMaw and PawPaw Crock by their most prized possessions.
MOUNT OLIVE, MS
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Patricia Ann Patrick, 82, of Mendenhall, Mississippi

Please note that this post contains affiliate links and any sales made through such links will reward MageeNews.com a small commission – at no extra cost to you. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Mendenhall for Patricia Ann Patrick, 82, of Mendenhall, who passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Bedford Care Center. Visitation will be held from 1:00 until service time on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. Interment will be at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Cemetery in Mendenhall. Bro. Earl Clark and Bro. Frank Harmon will officiate the services.
MENDENHALL, MS
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Brenda Lee Welch, 62, of Mendenhall, Mississippi

Please note that this post contains affiliate links and any sales made through such links will reward MageeNews.com a small commission – at no extra cost to you. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 02, 2022 at Rials Creek Church in Mendenhall for Brenda Lee Welch, 62, of Mendenhall, who passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at her residence. Interment will be at Rials Creek Cemetery in Mendenhall. Bro. Bobby White, Bro. Jimmy Bruce White, Bro. Gary Phillips, and Bro. Daniel Ferguson will officiate the services. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2022 and 08:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on July 2, 2022 at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Magee, MS.
MENDENHALL, MS
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Firework Ordinance Reminder for the City of Magee

Please note that this post contains affiliate links and any sales made through such links will reward MageeNews.com a small commission – at no extra cost to you. The tents are up filled with fireworks just waiting for you to buy! It’s that time of the year that puts our poor pets in a stupor—fireworks season!
MAGEE, MS
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Richard Rankin Retires from SCDF

Please note that this post contains affiliate links and any sales made through such links will reward MageeNews.com a small commission – at no extra cost to you. A reception honoring Richard Rankin’s retirement was held Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at the Community Center in Mendenhall. Mr. Rankin...
SIMPSON COUNTY, MS
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Thomas Carrol Pilgrim

Thomas Carrol Pilgrim, 82, of Taylorsville, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at his residence. He was born Wednesday, January 10, 1940, in Jones County, Mississippi. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at Old Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Taylorsville, Mississippi,...
TAYLORSVILLE, MS
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Recruiting: Columbia, Miss. ATH D.J. Cloyd commits to Tulane for 2023

D.J. Cloyd from Columbia, Miss. became the sixth overall pledge for Tulane’s 2023 class Tuesday. He is the third commitment for the Green Wave within the past five days. The 6-2, 190-pound Cloyd received his Tulane offer on March 31. He also considered offers from ULM, Alcorn and South Alabama. Southern Miss has been closely monitoring.
COLUMBIA, MS
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Pine Belt businesses push forward despite rising inflation

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - As prices continue to soar and goods become less affordable, small business owners in Sumrall and Hattiesburg are remaining optimistic. Jerrica and Kelvin Preston run their restaurant, Preston’s BBQ, just off Main Street. They’re currently gearing up for the Fourth of July weekend.
HATTIESBURG, MS
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Watching Your Wallet: Smart saving during inflation

As prices continue to soar and goods become less affordable, small business owners in Sumrall and Hattiesburg are remaining optimistic. Twenty-one immigrants from various countries attended a naturalization ceremony in Hattiesburg on Tuesday, June 28 to officially become U.S. citizens. Laurel Central Avenue roundabout almost finished. Updated: 4 hours ago.
HATTIESBURG, MS
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Alfred Laird

Alfred Laird, 80, of Silver Creek, passed away June 26, 2022, at his residence in Silver Creek. Alfred was born March 22, 1942, in Lincoln County to Versie and Allie Smith Laird. A funeral service was held June 29 at Hepzibah Baptist Church in Silver Creek. Graveside service followed at...
SILVER CREEK, MS
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Magee 15U Babe Ruth State Champions

Please note that this post contains affiliate links and any sales made through such links will reward MageeNews.com a small commission – at no extra cost to you. Magee 15 year olds traveled to Ocean Springs this past weekend to compete in the 15U Babe Ruth State Championship game. The team won the title with a recored of 5-1 and defeated Oceans Springs twice to become the 15u Babe Ruth State Champions.
MAGEE, MS
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Michael Leroy Verucchi

NATCHEZ – Services for Michael Leroy Verucchi, 82, of Mendenhall, formerly of Natchez, who died Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in Mendenhall will be at 11 a.m., Friday, July 1, 2022, at Laird Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral...
NATCHEZ, MS
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2 GOP congressmen in Mississippi at risk of defeat in runoff

MAGEE, Miss. (AP) — Congressional primary runoffs with incumbents are rare in Mississippi. This year, two of the state's Republican representatives are fighting to keep their jobs in runoffs against challengers from their own party. U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo is seeking a seventh term and was considered vulnerable after...
MAGEE, MS
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Ann Thornton, 84 of Mize

Please note that this post contains affiliate links and any sales made through such links will reward MageeNews.com a small commission – at no extra cost to you. (April 27, 1938 – June 24, 2022) Ann Thornton, 84 of Mize, Mississippi passed away from her earthly home to...
MIZE, MS
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