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Moselle, MS – Brenda Carlisle-Guinn Fatally Injured in Tractor-Trailer Crash on Moselle-Seminary Rd

The victim has since been identified as 49-year-old Brenda Carlisle-Guinn, a resident of Ellisville, by the Jones County Coroner’s Office. A representative from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department said that the crash happened when a tractor-trailer and Carlisle-Guinn’s vehicle collided. The cause of the impact is still under police investigation.
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Sawmill Square continues fireworks show under new leadership

LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - Laurel was the place to be Saturday to celebrate Independence Day. Sawmill Square Mall held the 8th annual “Bash at the Mall” as well as its annual fireworks show, which has been a staple in Laurel for decades. “We have tents in the back...
LAUREL, MS
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Oak Park, EUROHA reunions continue through July 4 weekend

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - This weekend saw two, large high school reunions in the Pine Belt. The national Oak Park High School Alumni Association (NOPHSAA) in Laurel and the EUROHA (Eureka-Royal Street-Rowan-Hattiesburg High) Alumni Association in Hattiesburg each welcomed hundreds of former students for dances, parades and other activities.
HATTIESBURG, MS
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Mason Strickland named head coach at alma mater South Jones

ELLISVILLE, Miss. (WDAM) - Maybe the shining moment of Mason Strickland’s baseball career - a complete game shutout to keep Southern Miss alive at the 2018 Conference USA Tournament, earning him MVP. One can still find Strickland around a baseball diamond these days, named South Jones’ new head coach...
ELLISVILLE, MS
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8th annual AD47 camp wraps up in Laurel

LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - Akeem Davis, a former National Football League safety, returned home to Laurel this weekend to host his annual football leadership camp- AD47. Also called ‘Cops and Cleats,’ the camp is a joint effort with local law enforcement. It provides the opportunity for kids ages...
LAUREL, MS
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Landrum’s Homestead and Village holds annual Patriotic Family Day

LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - The Landrum’s Homestead and Village celebrated America’s birthday Saturday during its annual Patriotic Family Day,. The day-long event honored the Fourth of July with red, white, and blue decorations and free food and drink samples. “We have Daniel here, our blacksmith, and Paul’s here,...
LAUREL, MS
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Wayne County residents honor Uvadale victims

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - After disaster struck Robb Elementary School last month, one Wayne County resident felt a call to honor those victims. Mary Taylor, a former educator, went to the Waynesboro City Council with an idea to answer that call. “We knew we couldn’t reach the families, but...
WAYNE COUNTY, MS
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Star-Spangled Celebration pops off despite the rain

After disaster struck Robb Elementary School last month, one Wayne County resident felt a call to honor those victims. From fire hydrants to traffic boxes, Hattiesburg continues to paint the city one brush stroke at a time. Laurel Police Dept. continues legacy of the late Chief Stewart. Updated: 10 hours...
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Oak Park Alumni Association celebrates biennial reunion

Laurel, Miss. (WDAM) -This weekend, the city of Laurel flooded with blue and white. The Oak Park Dragons have returned home to celebrate their biennial reunion. “It’s very exhilarating to come home and see what you youngsters have done with the start that we gave you and the start that was given to us,” Brigadier General George B. Price, Oak Park alumni class of 1945. “We were taught at Oak Park that the ball was never too high for you to jump if you really wanted to get it done, and you were never told that you couldn’t do it. So, these are so very hallowed grounds you have here that has produced some of the greatest Americans ever.”
LAUREL, MS
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Laurel Police Dept. continues legacy of the late Chief Stewart

LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - A Laurel legacy continues with the police department’s annual Fill-A-Truck food drive. Every year the LPD hosts the Fill-a-Truck food drive in front of Walmart on State Route 15. They stand outside, rain or shine, collecting non-perishable food items from shoppers. This tradition started under...
LAUREL, MS
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UPDATE: Woman killed in Moselle-Seminary Road crash identified

JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - The woman killed in the crash on Moselle-Seminary Road at Stewart Drive in Moselle has been identified. The Jones County Coroner’s Office reports that Brenda Carlisle-Guinn, 49 of Ellisville, died at the scene of the crash. The next-of-kin has been notified. According to the...
MOSELLE, MS
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Hattiesburg woman receives new home five years after tornado

Oak Park Alumni House set to open as part of First Friday. Laurel residents are preserving history with the July 1 grand opening of the Oak Park Alumni House, one of two events planned for Laurel First Friday. Jones College Police Chief retires after 28 years in law enforcement. Updated:...
HATTIESBURG, MS

Woman killed in crash involving 18-wheeler in Jones County

JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – A two-vehicle crash involving an 18-wheeler and a passenger vehicle in Jones County left one woman dead on Thursday. The crash happened on Moselle Seminary Road near Stewart Drive near the Southern Hens plant. According to Jones County deputies, the driver of the passenger vehicle died at the scene. The […]
JONES COUNTY, 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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Oak Park Alumni House set to open as part of First Friday

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - Laurel residents are preserving history with the July 1 grand opening of the Oak Park Alumni House, one of two events planned for Laurel First Friday. A safe haven for African American students, Oak Park opened its doors in 1928 and has since remained a...
LAUREL, MS
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