Laurel Housing Authority working to bring homeownership information to residents
Are you thinking about homeownership? Need to improve your credit? Need a loan? Or want to start the process of owning your own house? Then, you should attend a Homeowners Event being held later this month. June is National Homeownership Month and the Laurel Housing Authority is partnering with the...
Interrogation video allowed in 2019 Jones Co. capital murder case
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (WDAM) - Videoed interviews were seen Wednesday by a District Eighth Circuit Court jury in the murder trial of Brandon Lee Gardner and Brooke Taylor Stringer. Gardner and Stringer are charged with capital murder in the 2019 death of 6-month-old Roselee Stringer. The alleged incident occurred in Jones...
City of Petal proposes changes to fireworks policy
PETAL, Miss. (WDAM) - The City of Petal is considering changes to its policies regarding fireworks. An ordinance proposed by Ward 3 Alderman Blake Nobles could limit the use and sale of fireworks to Independence Day and New Year’s Day. “Mostly, it’s just an attempt to give our residents...
Newton County murder suspect found dead
JASPER COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Jasper County deputies said a man, who was wanted for murder in Newton County, has died. On Wednesday, deputies said they received information that Roderic T. Moss, 48, was located at an abandoned home on CR 121 in Clarke County. Authorities arrived at the scene and said they saw a […]
LPD makes $23K cocaine bust
LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - The Laurel Police Department made a cocaine bust worth $23,000 on Friday. LPD Capt. of Investigations Michael Reaves said Anthony Brown was arrested. LPD seized around 232 grams of powder cocaine, which law enforcement believes is uncut and was being prepared to sell. Authorities also seized a firearm and a vehicle.
This Is the City in Mississippi With the Most People on Food Stamps
The Biden Administration and House Republicans recently reached a bi-partisan deal to raise the debt ceiling. To reach the compromise, and keep the United States from a catastrophic debt default, the White House agreed to a series of spending cuts to social safety net programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps. (Here is a look at the American presidents who added the most to the national debt.)
New gas station coming to Petal
PETAL, Miss. (WDAM) - Constriction is underway on a new gas station along Mississippi 42 in Petal. The new station is scheduled for construction at the intersection of Mississippi 42 and Herrington Road. There had been talk of a Bojangles inside the station, but city leaders said those plans fell...
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Every week starting in June, the Laurel Rogers Museum of Art will have free family art, reading events with the library and drop-in drawings. The Laurel Police Department made a cocaine bust worth $23,000 on Friday. Missing Lamar Co. teen found safe. Updated: 10 hours ago. |. Alyssa Long, the...
Sheriff: Homeowner killed in Heidelberg house fire
HEIDELBERG, Miss. (WDAM) - Emergency officials responded to a fatal house fire that took place in Heidelberg Tuesday morning. According to Jasper County Sheriff Randy Johnson, 58-year-old Larry McFarland, who officials believe was the homeowner, was killed in the fire at a home on County Road 62 around 10 a.m.
Wayne County issues warrant for arrest
Felisha Long is driven to tears as the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies continue the search for her daughter, Alyssa. Trailer burns down during search for Newton Co. murder suspect. Updated: 2 hours ago. |. The Jasper County Sheriff's Department says authorities believe the trailer is where...
Petal equestrian club is seeking volunteers
PETAL, Miss. (WDAM) - A Petal equestrian club is looking for volunteers to fill its saddles. “Worthy Stables” offers six-week sessions, during which child and adult volunteers can assist riders in need of equine therapy. Owner Jesse Mathias said the club’s biggest need is consistent help. “You know,...
City of Laurel Firefighters Installing Smoke Alarms
The City of Laurel’s Fire Department is working to ensure the safety of residents. Laurel Fire Chief Leo Brown said the Laurel Fire Department is actively installing free smoke alarms in residents throughout the city. Fire Chief Brown said the effort is a part of the Laurel Fire Department’s...
Mitchell Eugene "Country Shaker" Thornhill
Mitchell Eugene "Country Shaker" Thornhill, 65, of Laurel, MS passed away Monday, June 5, 2023 at his residence in Laurel, MS. He was born Friday, February 14, 1958 in Wesson, Mississippi. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Ellisville Funeral Home...
Edward Earl 'Drake' Glasscock II
Edward Earl “Drake” Glasscock, II, 53 of Laurel, MS passed away Monday, June 5, 2023, in Laurel, MS. He was born Sunday, August 10, 1969 in Bloomington, Illinois. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 5:00PM until 8:00PM at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel at 4593 Indian Springs Road, Laurel, MS. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 9, 2023, at 10:00AM at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel, MS. Burial will follow in Indian Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Laurel, Mississippi. Bro. Mike West will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel is in charge of arrangements.
Discovery Days at 6th Street Museum District
Every week starting in June, the Laurel Rogers Museum of Art will have free family art, reading events with the library and drop-in drawings. Residents in the City of Lumberton are looking to make art a part of the community. Petal YMCA offering new lifeguard training. Updated: 18 hours ago.
Jones County driver injured after crash on Highway 184
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – A driver was injured and had to be extracted from a vehicle after a pickup truck crashed in Jones County. The crash happened around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 4 on Highway 184. Officials with the Jones County Fire Council said firefighters found the pickup truck on its side when […]
J.F. "Pete" Parrish
J. F. “Pete” Parrish, 86 of Laurel, MS passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at the Comfort Care Nursing Center in Laurel, Mississippi. He was born Thursday, July 2, 1936, in Laurel, Mississippi. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023, from 1:30PM until 3:00PM at Indian...
Here’s why you can’t get tickets to the Hattiesburg Super Regional
PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - The limited availability of tickets for this weekend’s Hattiesburg Super Regional starts with the University of Southern Miss’ success in the previous season. Brad Smith, Southern Miss Athletics senior associate athletic director/external operations, said the team’s momentum started last year. “Last baseball...
Ricky Dale English
Ricky Dale English, 75 of Laurel, MS left this world on Friday, June 2, 2023, to meet his Lord and Savior He was born Monday, August 4, 1947 in Quitman, Mississippi. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, from 11:00AM until 1:00PM at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel in 4593 Indian Springs Road, Laurel, MS. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at 1:00PM at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel in Laurel, MS. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Laurel, Mississippi. Bro. Brent Benson will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel is in charge of arrangements.
2016 Chevy Corvette Stolen In Mississippi
A red 2016 Chevy Corvette Stingray was stolen near Ellisville, Mississippi on the night of May 19 and law enforcement is asking for the public’s help finding it. According to the Jones County Sheriff’s Department, the sports car has a Mississippi NASCAR #3 tag P413, although we doubt the thieves have left that on.
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