Man arrested for shooting at Laurel restaurant
LAUREL, Miss. (WHLT) – A man has been arrested in connection to a shooting at a Laurel restaurant earlier this year. Police said Tydarrious Keshawn Thames was extradited back to Laurel from Cobb County, Georgia, on December 4, 2023. He was arrested by agents with the U.S. Marshals Service. Thames is expected to appear in […]
Mississippi Boy, 11, Dies in Rabbit Hunting Accident After Sister, 12, Shoots Him in Head With .22-Caliber Rifle
The girl accidentally pulled the trigger and fatally wounded her brother after he handed her the gun, police said
Buckatunna School to upgrade playground
BUCKATUNNA Miss. (WDAM) - A Wayne County School is making some upgrades after receiving the largest grant in the history of the school district. Buckatunna School recently was awarded more than $400,000 dollars to revamp its elementary playground equipment. The grant was awarded through a partnership between the Pine Belt...
18-year-old dies in Friday night crash in Laurel
LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - An 18-year-old who died in a crash on Friday night in Laurel has been identified. Jones County Deputy Coroner Don Sumrall identified the deceased as Dakota Gray. He was pronounced dead on the scene at approximately 10:26 p.m. The crash occurred around the intersection of 13th...
There's a new Mississippi hospital in the works
Mississippi could have a new hospital next fall. Two hospitals in the state — Covington County Hospital in Collins and South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel — are partnering up to reopen Patients' Choice Medical Center, a hospital in Raleigh that closed earlier this year. The shuttered facility made headlines after it sat vacant for three months without notifying the state's health department that it had closed, according to Mississippi Today.
Wayne General Hospital to begin rural maternal fellowship program
WAYNE COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Rural health care is a topic that has been discussed from the Pine Belt to the state capital. Earlier this year, Wayne General Hospital was designated a baby-friendly facility. Now, the hospital will be part of the first family medicine fellowship program in the state.
Laurel officials handle several matters during meeting
The Laurel City Council is working to make several improvements in the City Beautiful and approved several contractual matters during its meeting Tuesday at Laurel City Hall. The council voted 6-0 to adopt a resolution authorizing Whitney Pickering to manage documentation for FEMA Grant Funding related to declared storm disaster 4727 from June 2023.
Brookhaven native receives MS Optometric 2023 service award
Josh Patrick, OD, a native of Brookhaven, has been named the recipient of the Mississippi Optometric Association’s (MOA) 2023 Community Service Award. Dr. Patrick is in practice at Eye Care Associates in Laurel and Petal. The Community Service award is presented annually to recognize significant contributions to the profession of optometry and the general public. […] The post Brookhaven native receives MS Optometric 2023 service award appeared first on Daily Leader.
Journey Ministries to Host Live Nativity Scene and Church Revival at Breen rench Farms
Join Kristen Phillips as she discusses the upcoming live nativity scene and church revival event in Clarke County. Learn about the three-night event featuring gospel music, a tent revival, and a drive-through depiction of the journey to Bethlehem.
Quitman Tiny-Mites Named Total Pain Care Team of the Week
Meet the Quitman Tiny-Mites, this week's Total Pain Care Team of the Week! This formidable football team won almost all their games this season, making it to the championship. Despite falling short, they're celebrated for their outstanding performance. Could your team be next?
Today the gas price is close to $2.79 in Quitman as of 2023-12-07. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.202, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Downtown Laurel welcomes Christmas season with traditional Christmas Tree Lighting & Christmas Parade
The city of Laurel officially welcomed the Christmas season to downtown on December 1st through the annual tradition of the downtown Christmas Tree Lighting followed by the Christmas Parade. “This is one of those things that I think really makes our town unique,” stated Laurel Main Street Executive Director Caroline...
Grenada Chargers Fall to West Jones Mustangs in First State Title Appearance
Witness the Grenada Chargers' valiant effort in the 6A state championship, where they finished as runners-up. Despite a tough loss to the West Jones Mustangs, the Chargers' spirit remains unbroken, with hopes high for a triumphant return next season.
Eubanks named next Laurel Superintendent
The Laurel School District Board of Trustees has named Assistant Superintendent Dr. Michael Eubanks as the next superintendent of the Laurel School District. Eubanks will begin his new role July 1, 2024, following the retirement of Superintendent Dr. Toy L. Watts. Eubanks brings a wealth of experiences having served as...
Weekly Safety Report: Laurel, Mississippi Faces Shooting and Murder Incidents
Two incidents occurred in Laurel, Mississippi this week. In the first incident, two individuals were injured in a shooting at One Stop on Ellisville Boulevard. One suspect, Jordan Atkins, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, while another suspect, Ke'Tarius McLeod, is currently wanted on the same charges. In the second incident, a murder suspect, Douglas Haynes, was arrested in Moselle after being wanted since September. Haynes has been charged with murder and felony possession of a firearm.
Mississippi High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Jones County Today - December 5
High school basketball competition in Jones County, Mississippi is on the schedule today, and information on these games is available in this article, if you're searching for how to stream them. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and...
Laurel Mayor’s Council for Children announces release of Laurel Family Resource Guide
The Laurel Mayor’s Council for Children announced the release of their new Laurel Family Resource Guide on Wednesday, December 6th. Created with the desire to help families connect with available resources they may need in the community, this guide is the first of its kind. “This has been a...
quitman, MS Residents: Your Future Puppies Best Friend Awaits!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around quitman.
Multiple 18-wheelers in Heidelberg wreck shut down I-59 southbound traffic, officials say
HEIDELBERG, Miss. (WDAM) - An early morning wreck involving multiple 18-wheelers has shut down southbound traffic on I-59 near Heidelberg. Hudson Jenkins, director of the Jasper County Emergency Management Agency, said the wreck involved three 18-wheeler tractor-trailers and a pick-up truck with a gooseneck trailer. He also reported that two people were injured, and the overpass bridge and guardrail were damaged.
14th Annual Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas Concert: Featuring Kermit Ruffins and Supporting Local Animal Rescue
Get ready to swing into the holiday spirit with the 14th Annual Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas Concert. This year, the event is set to be even more memorable as it features the renowned American jazz trumpeter, Kermit Ruffins. Known for his bright, silvery tone and off-the-cuff charm, Ruffins is sure to add a unique flair to this beloved Laurel Christmas tradition.