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Heidelberg Oilers Achieve Decisive 44-6 Victory Against East Marion
The Heidelberg Oilers scored a substantial 44-6 win against East Marion on September 22nd. Their strong offense in the first half helped them build a 24-6 lead by the second quarter. One player stood out by running up the middle after a handoff, helping to extend the Oilers' lead.
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Shooting and Stabbing Raise Concerns in Laurel, Mississippi
Laurel, Mississippi experienced two incidents this week that raised concerns for public safety. The first incident involved a fatal shooting at the South Park Village Apartments, where a man was found shot in the chest and later pronounced dead at the hospital. The second incident involved a stabbing, where a man was allegedly stabbed in the head during an argument about child discipline. Both incidents resulted in arrests and charges.
Victim identified following deadly shooting in Laurel
LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - A man who died following a shooting in Laurel has been identified. According to Jones County Deputy Coroner Ernest Hollingsworth, the man was identified as 32-year-old Jeremy Jones of Laurel. Hollingsworth said Jones was pronounced dead at the South Central Regional Medical Center just after midnight,...
31st Annual Clarke Fest
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -Today was the 31st Annual Clarke Fest which was hosted at the Archusa Creek water park. There was a car show with plenty of vendors and live music for everyone to enjoy all day today with plenty of other forms of entertainment for everyone to enjoy. This...
Two injured in Jones County crash involving car, four-wheeler
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Two people were injured after a four-wheeler and car crashed in Jones County. The accident happened on Highway 84 near Summerland Road around 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 21. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found a four-door sedan off of the highway and in the wood line, as […]
Child airlifted from site of single-vehicle accident in Jasper County
JASPER COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - A single-vehicle accident in Jasper County injured two, including a child who was airlifted by medical helicopter from the scene. The Central Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page said the accident happened Wednesday afternoon on Mississippi 18. An adult was taken for medical treatment by ambulance.
Appeal denied for Jones County man accused of killing unborn child in crash
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – The appeal for a Jones County man, who was convicted in connection to a crash that killed a teacher’s unborn child, has been denied. The Laurel Leader Call reported James Gilbert, 36, was sentenced to 52 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC). In October 2021, […]
UPDATE: Woman reported missing in Clarke County found
CLARKE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - UPDATE: Katrina Beth Fike was located in Meridian and was taken to a hospital. Clarke County Sheriff Todd Kemp confirms Katrina Beth Fike of Enterprise is missing. Fike is driving a green 2015 Kia Soul with a Mississippi Disabled Plate that reads DBM4176. Fike is...
Former Ellisville Clerk Charged with Embezzlement over Tampering with Water Payments
Emerald Wuertz, Ellisville's former Deputy City Clerk, is under arrest. The state auditor, Shad White, says she's charged with embezzlement. It's alleged that Wuertz tampered with water service payments.
Ongoing Wildfires Challenge Clarke County; Burn Ban Remains Crucial
A dangerous wildfire situation is unfolding in Clarke County, Mississippi, worsened by an ongoing dry period. The region is grappling with escalating forest fires due to extreme heat and lack of rainfall. Even something as simple as the careless disposal of a lit cigarette is sparking major fires which cause significant damage to homes and local habitats.
Traffic switch set for I-59 in Jones County
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced a traffic switch for Interstate 59 in Jones County. The switch will start at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, September 25 and last approximately six weeks. According to MDOT, the switch will take place on I-59 between Sandford Road and the Leaf […]
Man in critical condition after shot in head during altercation in Jasper Co. Monday, sheriff says
JASPER COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - An investigation has begun in Jasper County after one man is in critical condition after being shot in the head during an altercation in the Stringer community Monday afternoon. According to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department, a call of shots being fired from a home...
Meet the Southern Sisters | Our Mississippi Home
Www.ourmshome.com – Judy Smith – 2023-09-22 13:53:06. SUMMARY: Southern Sisters, a boutique owned by sisters Suzanne Williams and Sandy Williams Hanna in Laurel, Mississippi, offers a warm and welcoming shopping experience. The store features unique, handmade artwork, crafts, and jewelry with a Southern theme, as well as popular mainstream items. Laurel has become a popular destination for tourists due to the success of HGTV's “Hometown,” and visitors often comment on the community spirit and hospitality in the city. The Southern Sisters will be participating in the upcoming Social on 7th event, where they will showcase their diverse displays and host a book release and signing.
Laurel’s Loblolly Festival expected to be bigger than ever
LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - Laurel Main Street’s Loblolly Festival is just a few weeks away, and this year’s event is expected to be the biggest ever, with more vendors than ever. Laurel Main Street Executive Director Caroline Burks said more than 250 vendors will be at this year’s...
State Commissioners visit local Foster Parent Support Group
First Baptist Church in Laurel hosted a Foster Parent Support Group for foster parents in Jones County on Sunday, September 17th featuring Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services, Andrea Sanders, along with Deputy Commissioner of Clinical Supports, Devon Loggins. Commissioner Sanders shared more about the day’s event:...
Roundup: George County earns rare win over Wayne; Gulfport drops third straight game
228sports.com – Curtis Rockwell – 2023-09-23 14:12:11. SUMMARY: In a football game, the George County Rebels defeated the Wayne County War Eagles for the first time since 1991 with a score of 14-13 in overtime. The Rebels tied the game in the fourth quarter with a touchdown. The game went into overtime, and the Rebels scored a touchdown to secure the win. The Rebels' defense had three turnovers, including an interception and two fumble recoveries. In another game, the Brandon Bulldogs defeated the Gulfport Admirals with a score of 35-20. The Bulldogs took an early lead and never trailed. The Admirals suffered their third straight loss. The Harrison Central Red Rebels remained unbeaten with a 23-6 win over the Mendenhall Tigers. The Pass Christian Pirates bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 41-3 victory over the Northeast Jones Tigers.
Pat Harrison Waterway District hosts public meeting about dam breach at Archusa Creek Water Park
QUITMAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Pat Harrison Waterway District held a meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss the dam breach at Archusa Creek Water Park in Quitman. Attendees were able to ask questions and have a discussion with Josh Todd, the Interim Executive Director. Todd explained the first phase of getting...
Nonprofit founder provides scholarship to Wayne County school
BUCKATUNNA, Miss. (WDAM) - Giving back was the mission and the message one nonprofit founder and chief executive officer had in mind for the Town of Buckatunna. After launching in Newport News, Va., five years ago, the nonprofit Cubz 2 Kingz has made its way to the Pine Belt, and in this instance, providing resources for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, known as STEAM.
Multiple Jones Co. VFDs respond to early morning fires at 2 wooden homes
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Multiple volunteer fire departments were out in Jones County early Tuesday morning to put out fires at two wooden homes. According to Jones County Fire Council Public Information Officer, Dana Bumgardner, Southwest, South Jones and Moselle volunteer fire departments responded to a structure fire at Monroe Road around 3:31 a.m.
Mississippi 14-year-old reported missing
A Mississippi sheriff’s department requested help finding a missing 14-year-old teen. Julian Ferry of Ellisville was last seen Monday. Ferry is described as a white male, approximately 5’ 9” in height, weighing approximately 165 lbs., with brown eyes and dark brown hair. He was last seen at...