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.
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.
Landrum's Homestead Christmas Lights Attraction Draws Visitors from Far and Wide
Experience the magic of Christmas at Landrum's Homestead in Laurel. Every Friday and Saturday until December 23rd, marvel at thousands of lights spread across 30 acres. Enjoy hot chocolate and cider while soaking in this 40-year-old tradition. Admission is $12, free for kids under three.
Patrick's Live Weather Forecast from Downtown Laurel: Warm Evening and Upcoming Thunderstorms
Tune in for Patrick's Friday PM Forecast on 12/1, live from downtown Laurel. Get the latest on the warm, humid weather, the upcoming Christmas parade, and the potential for thunderstorms rolling in from the Gulf of Mexico. Stay updated on the next 5 hours' weather predictions.
One Suspect Arrested, Another Still Wanted in Laurel Attempted Murder Case
Discover the latest updates on a Laurel shooting that left two injured. One suspect, Jordan Atkins, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder. However, the search continues for a second suspect, Catarius McLoud. Tune in for more details.
Charleston Triumphs Over Heidelberg to Win MHSAA Class 2A Football State Championship
• Charleston defeated Heidelberg 26-22 to win the MHSAA Class 2A football state championship. • Heidelberg trailed for most of the game but cut the lead to one score in the fourth quarter.
It doesn’t get much better than a MHSAA 6A football title for first-year West Jones coach
OXFORD — Coaches always dream of bringing immediate success in their first year on the job. Making the playoffs and improving upon the previous regime are always part of it. Perhaps making a deep playoff run is, too. Heck, why not throw a state championship in there? Sure, it...
Crash on Lower Myrick injures driver
A Laurel man had to be treated for injuries after crashing a 2007 Toyota Corolla into a tree at 143 Lower Myrick Road early Wednesday. Jarod Burl Brady, 23, sustained injuries and the car had major damage after the crash,...
Damage from Friday morning crash to be fixed by next week
SUMMARY: A morning crash on I-59 involving multiple 18-wheelers and a pick-up truck near Heidelberg, Jasper County, resulted in two people being hurt. The overpass bridge and guardrail were damaged, but engineers have determined that it is structurally sound and safe for drivers. Surface damage will be repaired, and the guardrails will be fixed as soon as possible. The accident is under investigation, and emergency management officials commend that loss of property and potentially loss of life were avoided.
Focused on Mississippi: Prancer Path
LAUREL, Miss. (WJTV) – In Laurel, there is a small forest of decorated Christmas trees in the downtown area. The display is a fundraiser, which will keep giving all year. The Christmas tree display is called Prancer Path, and you can’t miss it especially at night in downtown Laurel. With the popularity of Ben and […]
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Puppies Today in quitman, MS
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of quitman..
‘Pancake Day’ raises money for Kiwanis clubs in Laurel, Hattiesburg
PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - Kiwanis clubs in Laurel and Hattiesburg raised money to support programs and projects benefiting young people Saturday, by serving thousands of plates of pancakes and sausages. It was all part of the organizations’ annual “Pancake Day.”. The Kiwanis Club of Laurel and the...
The Glory House in Laurel Launches Christmas Store for Families in Need
• The Glory House in Laurel is opening a Christmas Store to provide relief to families in need in Jones County. • The Christmas Store provides at least six items for each child, including necessities and toys.
Laurel police share Christmas shopping safety tips
LAUREL, Miss. (WHLT) – With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it can be easy to get distracted. As shoppers across Mississippi look for holiday gifts, Laurel police said it’s important to be aware of your surroundings because theft is common during the Christmas season. “We suggest that you park in a well-lit […]
West Jones captures 2nd state football title in 4 years
SUMMARY: West Jones Mustangs won the state championship. Corey Reynolds talks about his team and how proud he is. He thanks the community and talks about the group of kids and coaches he has. Reynolds said that winning is just awesome and says that everyone should celebrate the victory. West...
This place in Chatom, Alabama is a Hidden Gem for Classic American Burgers and More
I recently had an intriguing culinary experience at Bertile's in Chatom, Alabama. I found a charming little place with few reviews where you can try local flavors and experience unique dining practices. The food options are great for all dietary preferences.
Heidelberg Oilers headed to first state championship
HEIDELBERG, Miss. (WDAM) - Just a season removed from a 5-7 finish, Heidelberg is headed to the school’s first state championship. The Oilers (11-3) have climbed much higher than Darryl Carter even imagined in his first season as head coach. Carter brought his X’s and O’s to Jasper County...
Laurel Experiences Growth in Short-Term Rentals Following New Airbnb Ordinance
• The City of Laurel in Mississippi has experienced significant growth in short-term rentals, particularly Airbnb properties. • The city previously did not allow Airbnbs but recently passed an ordinance to permit them.
Laurel-Jones County Library to launch bookmobile
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – The Laurel-Jones County Library is planning to launch a bookmobile. Officials plan to change a trolley, which is in the parking lot by the Laurel Library, into the bookmobile. Phase one of the project was receiving the trolley. Officials said phase two will consist of fundraising, volunteer work, and monetary […]
Laurel crews install new water meters
LAUREL, Miss. (WHLT) – Construction is underway in Laurel for the installation of new water meters. Laurel leaders reported construction started on Monday, November 27 on Ellisville Boulevard from Caroll Gartin Boulevard to Jefferson Street. The project consists of replacing all water services and installing new water meters. New asphalt will follow after the project […]