D'Iberville vs. Wayne County: Key Moments from the Match on 09/29
Catch the thrilling highlights from the 09/29 D'Iberville vs. Wayne County game. Experience the adrenaline rush as the teams battle it out on the field. Don't miss out on the best moments of this unforgettable match.
Jones County resident escapes mobile home fire
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Jones County volunteer firefighters responded to a mobile home fire on Friday, September 29. The fire happened around 11:00 p.m. on Slaughter Pen Road in Laurel. Officials with the Jones County Fire Council said firefighters found the single wide mobile home fully engulfed and threatening two other mobile homes. The […]
Columbus mom convicted of killing 11-year-old son in Mississippi because he 'was a demon'
A Columbus mother who was drawn to voodoo and told investigators that she killed her 11-year-old son with a metal "stake" in a Mississippi hotel room because she believed he was a demon has been convicted of capital murder. Latina Marie Lee Oates, 36, who lived on Columbus' Far North...
35th annual Mississippi Pecan Festival in Richton draws thousands of attendees
Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Richton's 35th annual Mississippi Pecan Festival. Join thousands of attendees as they revel in the rich traditions, delicious pecan treats, and local culture. Don't miss out on the highlights of this beloved community event.
Leroy still has its foot on 1A but Millry will challenge for Super 7 along with MGM, Saraland, Vigor, Jackson and Mobile Christian
LEROY — The sign adjacent to U.S. Highway 43 has remained unchanged for years, much like the success of Leroy’s football team. “The churches of Leroy welcome you,” it says. Then there is the church of the Bears, which cuts across all denominational lines, as well as...
Missing Laurel man may be in Jackson area
LAUREL, Miss. (WHLT) – Laurel police are searching for a missing 43-year-old man. Investigators said Travis Smith has not been in contact with his family for the last several weeks. They believe he may be in the Jackson area. Anyone with information on Smith’s whereabouts can contact the Laurel Police Department at 601-399-4440 or Crime […]
Ohio woman sentenced to life with no parole after being found guilty of capital murder
LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - An Ohio woman accused of killing her 11-year-old son in a Laurel hotel bathroom in 2020 was found guilty of capital murder Thursday evening. After a four-day trial, Judge Dal Williamson sentenced Latina Oates to life in prison without parole. The state did not seek the...
New splash pad dedicated to former mayor Friday in Laurel
LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - A new splash pad in Laurel is honoring a former mayor. Those who knew Mayor Melvin Mack said the dedication was a perfect way to honor him because he loved the children of Laurel. Friends, co-workers and Mack’s family spoke Friday about the city’s first Black...
Salvation Army getting jump on ‘Angel Tree’ campaign
SUMMARY: The content mentions that denying voting rights violated the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The Salvation Army is mentioned several times as an organization that is already making plans to help families in need for Christmas. The Salvation Army leaders in Laurel and Hattiesburg are organizing annual “Angel Tree” programs to provide Christmas assistance for low-income families, children, senior citizens, and adults with disabilities. The programs have been extended this year, but the appointments are already fully booked. The need for assistance is even greater this year compared to last year. Anyone in need can contact the Laurel Salvation Army at 601-428-4232 or the Hattiesburg Salvation Army at 601-544-3684 to learn more about applying for their “Angel Tree” program.
Laurel Housing Authority ‘Turning Up the Pink’
LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - The Laurel Housing Authority will be “Turning Up the Pink” at its annual Breast Cancer Awareness event scheduled for next week. The observance is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Circle Homes, 50 Brown Circle, Laurel. Thanks to COVID-19, LHA modified its annual...
Security Footage - Clark's Gas Station in Laurel - March 2020
This security footage helped law enforcement locate Latina Oates and her two surviving sons following the murder of 11-year-old Josh Oates.
Ohio Mother Latina Oates' Murder Trial Progresses: Jury to Decide Between Premeditated Act or Temporary Insanity
The murder trial of Latina Oates, an Ohio woman accused of the alleged murder of her 11-year-old son, Joshua, is now in its critical stage. Oates is being charged with her alleged crime, which supposedly took place in a hotel room in Laurel.
Miss Waynesboro Pageant is This Thursday Evening
The annual Miss Waynesboro Beauty Pageant, featuring many lovely young ladies vying for the coveted title, will be held on Thursday, September 28. The pageant will take place at the Waynesboro Middle School cafeteria with the Grand Walk beginning at 6:30 p.m. Reigning Miss Waynesboro, Miss Olivia Gobbell, will be crowning the new 2024 Miss Waynesboro.
Clarke County Chancery Clerk candidate profile: Leanne Volking
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - WTOK-TV sent a questionnaire to all candidates and we did not edit responses. Read below and view other candidate profiles here. What are the duties of the Chancery Clerk? The Chancery Clerk is the Clerk for the Board of Supervisors, maintaining the minutes for all board meetings, and the County Auditor/Treasurer. The Chancery Clerk is required to record all documents related to land ownership and transactions in the county. In addition, the Chancery Clerk records and maintains court documents for estates, divorces, and child support as well as lunacy and drug/alcohol commitments. The Chancery Clerk also provides support for the youth court and collects past due taxes for the county.
Seafood Lovers' Paradise: The Top 3 Seafood Restaurants in Laurel to Satisfy Your Cravings
In this article, we'll be exploring three exceptional seafood restaurants in Laurel. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
09/29 Highlights: Hattiesburg v. George County
SUMMARY: In a football game, West Jones defeats Hattiesburg with a final score of 21-6. The West Jones defense is strong and dominates the game. The Hattiesburg offense struggles to score. Quarterback Deuce Knight and defensive back Kohl Bradley make a significant impact for West Jones. Brandon Gautier scores a touchdown for West Jones, but it is called back due to a penalty. The Tigers' defense does a good job of holding the Rebels off the scoreboard. Overall, West Jones' defense leads them to victory.
Presley criticizes Reeves hospital plan during Laurel campaign stop
LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Brandon Presley is continuing to take shots at Gov. Tate Reeves’ new plan to boost Medicaid reimbursements for hospitals. Presley spoke in Laurel Wednesday at an annual legislative forum hosted by State Representative Omeria Scott. Reeves announced his plan last week. Reeves...
Purvis family adopts children from Congo
SUMMARY: There are traffic backups between U.S. 11 and Hardy, and drivers should look for alternative routes. During football season, Friday nights can be particularly busy. One Purvis family spends the night supporting their son, Moses, a running back for the Tornadoes. The outlook for the siblings was different a decade ago when they lived in the Congo. The Cummings family, along with the Salvation Army in Laurel, is organizing its annual Angel Tree program to help families in need this Christmas.
Laurel Police Department Body Cam Footage - March 2020
This body cam footage from the Laurel Police Department shows the hotel room.
Defense and special teams shine in Heidelberg's district win over Richton
Heidelberg dominated where it mattered most Friday night, scoring two touchdowns on special teams plays while the Oilers’ defensive front had its way against Richton’s offensive front, giving the Oilers a shutout victory in their district opener. “Our guys have been playing well the whole time even early...