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  • Inaugural Family Freedom Festival teaches community about VFW mission

    Inaugural Family Freedom Festival teaches community about VFW mission

    Monday, June 25 2018 12:00 AM EDT2018-06-25 04:00:56 GMT
    VFW aims to teach younger generation to appreciate veterans (Photo Source: WLOX)VFW aims to teach younger generation to appreciate veterans (Photo Source: WLOX)

    The inaugural Family Freedom Festival saw dozens of family and friends simply enjoying one another's company. 

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    The inaugural Family Freedom Festival saw dozens of family and friends simply enjoying one another's company. 

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  • Report: Chris Lemonis will be new Mississippi State baseball coach

    Report: Chris Lemonis will be new Mississippi State baseball coach

    Sunday, June 24 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-06-25 03:39:12 GMT
    Source: Indiana University AthleticsSource: Indiana University Athletics

    Lemonis led the Hoosiers to 3 regional appearances in 4 seasons. He's experienced four College World Series, including three as a former Louisville assistant.

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    Lemonis led the Hoosiers to 3 regional appearances in 4 seasons. He's experienced four College World Series, including three as a former Louisville assistant.

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  • Victim, suspect identified in shooting at Moss Point alderman's home

    Victim, suspect identified in shooting at Moss Point alderman's home

    Sunday, June 24 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-06-25 02:51:43 GMT
    Korey Williams was arrested after reportedly shooting a woman in Moss Point Alderman Floyd Downs' home. (Photo source: WLOX)Korey Williams was arrested after reportedly shooting a woman in Moss Point Alderman Floyd Downs' home. (Photo source: WLOX)

    One woman as sent to the hospital after being shot multiple times in Moss Point. 

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    One woman as sent to the hospital after being shot multiple times in Moss Point. 

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  • Black caucus helps bring resources to city leaders in Mississippi

    Black caucus helps bring resources to city leaders in Mississippi

    Sunday, June 24 2018 10:11 PM EDT2018-06-25 02:11:24 GMT
    Members of the Mississippi Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials are meeting at the Frank Gruich Community Center through Monday.Members of the Mississippi Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials are meeting at the Frank Gruich Community Center through Monday.
    Members of the Mississippi Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials are meeting at the Frank Gruich Community Center through Monday.Members of the Mississippi Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials are meeting at the Frank Gruich Community Center through Monday.

    The Mississippi Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials conference literally can help make the roads a little smoother.

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    The Mississippi Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials conference literally can help make the roads a little smoother.

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  • Convicted doctor in compound pharmacy fraud scheme seeks repeal

    Convicted doctor in compound pharmacy fraud scheme seeks repeal

    Sunday, June 24 2018 8:30 PM EDT2018-06-25 00:30:54 GMT
    Diaz will be sentenced on May 22. (Photo source: WDAM)Diaz will be sentenced on May 22. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Just days after being sentenced to 42 months in prison, a Gulf Coast doctor has filed for an appeal of his convictions and denial of his motion for a new trial. Lawyers on behalf of Albert Diaz filed the paperwork for a notice of appeal on June 18.  District Judge Keith Starrett Diaz handed down his sentence on June 7 at the William J. Colmer Federal Building in Hattiesburg. Diaz convicted for his role in a multi-million dollar compound pharmacy fraud scheme on Ma...

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    Just days after being sentenced to 42 months in prison, a Gulf Coast doctor has filed for an appeal of his convictions and denial of his motion for a new trial. Lawyers on behalf of Albert Diaz filed the paperwork for a notice of appeal on June 18.  District Judge Keith Starrett Diaz handed down his sentence on June 7 at the William J. Colmer Federal Building in Hattiesburg. Diaz convicted for his role in a multi-million dollar compound pharmacy fraud scheme on Ma...

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  • Miss Tupelo crowned Miss Mississippi 2018

    Miss Tupelo crowned Miss Mississippi 2018

    Sunday, June 24 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-06-24 23:40:52 GMT
    Aysa Branch, Miss Tupelo, won Miss Mississippi 2018 Saturday during the televised pageant. (Photo Source : Miss Mississippi Corporation)Aysa Branch, Miss Tupelo, won Miss Mississippi 2018 Saturday during the televised pageant. (Photo Source : Miss Mississippi Corporation)

    Aysa Branch won the title of Miss Mississippi 2018 on Saturday following three days of preliminaries in Vicksburg. Branch was one of the first winners during day one of primaries in the swimsuit competition.  CONGRATS! Miss Tupelo wins Miss Mississippi 2018 #MissMississippi #MissMS2018 pic.twitter.com/yHdq0cYyOU — ShakariSBriggs (@ShakariSBriggs) June 24, 2018 A native of Booneville, Branch is a University of Mississippi student studying integrated marketing comm...

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    Aysa Branch won the title of Miss Mississippi 2018 on Saturday following three days of preliminaries in Vicksburg. Branch was one of the first winners during day one of primaries in the swimsuit competition.  CONGRATS! Miss Tupelo wins Miss Mississippi 2018 #MissMississippi #MissMS2018 pic.twitter.com/yHdq0cYyOU — ShakariSBriggs (@ShakariSBriggs) June 24, 2018 A native of Booneville, Branch is a University of Mississippi student studying integrated marketing comm...

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  • Miss Mississippi excited for the opportunity to spread her message

    Miss Mississippi excited for the opportunity to spread her message

    Sunday, June 24 2018 6:53 PM EDT2018-06-24 22:53:13 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The new Miss Mississippi is Asya Branch. Branch won the crown at the Vicksburg Convention Center Saturday night

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    The new Miss Mississippi is Asya Branch. Branch won the crown at the Vicksburg Convention Center Saturday night

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  • Four charged with child abuse in Jones County

    Four charged with child abuse in Jones County

    Sunday, June 24 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-06-24 22:44:32 GMT
    Douglas Lovett, Rebecca Lovett, Louge, and Robinson were all taken into custody and charged with five counts of Contributing to Delinquency or Neglect to a Child.; (Photo source: Jones County Sheriff's Dept.)Douglas Lovett, Rebecca Lovett, Louge, and Robinson were all taken into custody and charged with five counts of Contributing to Delinquency or Neglect to a Child.; (Photo source: Jones County Sheriff's Dept.)

    Four people were arrested on charges of child abuse in Jones County after their children were found malnourished and covered in insect bites.

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    Four people were arrested on charges of child abuse in Jones County after their children were found malnourished and covered in insect bites.

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  • Dog shot, killed by Bay St. Louis police after reports of aggression

    Dog shot, killed by Bay St. Louis police after reports of aggression

    Sunday, June 24 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-06-24 21:49:33 GMT
    Bay St. Louis police say the German Shepherd that was shot and killed was being aggressive toward an officer. (Photo Source: WLOX)Bay St. Louis police say the German Shepherd that was shot and killed was being aggressive toward an officer. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Over the weekend, a German Shepherd was shot and killed by a Bay St. Louis police officer, leaving its owners angry and seeking justice. 

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    Over the weekend, a German Shepherd was shot and killed by a Bay St. Louis police officer, leaving its owners angry and seeking justice. 

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  • Wilson Furr wins 2018 State Amateur, qualifies for Sanderson Farms Championship

    Wilson Furr wins 2018 State Amateur, qualifies for Sanderson Farms Championship

    Sunday, June 24 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-06-24 21:42:08 GMT
    Source: MS Golf AssociationSource: MS Golf Association

    The Jackson native shot 69 on Sunday to complete an 11 shot victory. Furr finished at -12 overall, recording four straight rounds in the 60's.

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    The Jackson native shot 69 on Sunday to complete an 11 shot victory. Furr finished at -12 overall, recording four straight rounds in the 60's.

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  • USM beach volleyball facility set

    USM beach volleyball facility set

    Sunday, June 24 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-06-24 21:05:08 GMT
    Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)

    The way University of Southern Mississippi coach Stephanie Radecki has it figured, there’s not a better time to be involved with Lady Eagles volleyball. 

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    The way University of Southern Mississippi coach Stephanie Radecki has it figured, there’s not a better time to be involved with Lady Eagles volleyball. 

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  • Sports betting can affect other businesses

    Sports betting can affect other businesses

    Sunday, June 24 2018 3:29 PM EDT2018-06-24 19:29:58 GMT

    Legalizing sports betting in casinos is a big money move to get more people and more revenue for the state of Mississippi. 

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    Legalizing sports betting in casinos is a big money move to get more people and more revenue for the state of Mississippi. 

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  • Miss Tupelo Asya Branch crowned Miss Mississippi 2018

    Miss Tupelo Asya Branch crowned Miss Mississippi 2018

    Sunday, June 24 2018 3:14 PM EDT2018-06-24 19:14:00 GMT
    Asya Branch crowned Miss Mississippi 2018 Source: WLBTAsya Branch crowned Miss Mississippi 2018 Source: WLBT

    The new Miss Mississippi will be crowned TONIGHT followed by an interview with WLBT's Maggie Wade immediately following the pageant.

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    The new Miss Mississippi will be crowned TONIGHT followed by an interview with WLBT's Maggie Wade immediately following the pageant.

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  • City of Pascagoula exploring new app to integrates bike rentals with routes

    City of Pascagoula exploring new app to integrates bike rentals with routes

    Sunday, June 24 2018 3:11 PM EDT2018-06-24 19:11:04 GMT
    White bikes lined up at Beach Park in Pascagoula, ready for renters (photo source: WLOX)White bikes lined up at Beach Park in Pascagoula, ready for renters (photo source: WLOX)
    White bikes lined up at Beach Park in Pascagoula, ready for renters (photo source: WLOX)White bikes lined up at Beach Park in Pascagoula, ready for renters (photo source: WLOX)

    The City of Pascagoula is exploring more options for bike riders via a new app.

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    The City of Pascagoula is exploring more options for bike riders via a new app.

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  • Hundreds flock to Trade Mart for Comic-Con

    Hundreds flock to Trade Mart for Comic-Con

    Sunday, June 24 2018 2:28 PM EDT2018-06-24 18:28:06 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Cosplay enthusiast converged on the Trade Mart building today for this year's Comic-Con. It's a time and place where the good turn bad and the shy become emboldened. This is Stephen Harper's fourth Comic-Con. He is playing Dr. Drakken this year.

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    Cosplay enthusiast converged on the Trade Mart building today for this year's Comic-Con. It's a time and place where the good turn bad and the shy become emboldened. This is Stephen Harper's fourth Comic-Con. He is playing Dr. Drakken this year.

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  • Amateur radio operators train to be best in worst of times

    Amateur radio operators train to be best in worst of times

    Sunday, June 24 2018 12:57 PM EDT2018-06-24 16:57:55 GMT
    Members of the Mississippi Coast Amateur Radio Association train during annual the group's annual field day. (Source: WLOX)Members of the Mississippi Coast Amateur Radio Association train during annual the group's annual field day. (Source: WLOX)
    Members of the MS Coast Amateur Radio Association train during annual field day.Members of the MS Coast Amateur Radio Association train during annual field day.

    Amateur radio operators from around the Gulf Coast gathered Saturday to hone their skills and prepare for when disaster strikes.

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    Amateur radio operators from around the Gulf Coast gathered Saturday to hone their skills and prepare for when disaster strikes.

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  • Heat Advisory in effect for South Mississippi

    Heat Advisory in effect for South Mississippi

    Sunday, June 24 2018 9:42 AM EDT2018-06-24 13:42:38 GMT
    A heat advisory is in effect across South Mississippi until late Sunday afternoon. (Source: WLOX)A heat advisory is in effect across South Mississippi until late Sunday afternoon. (Source: WLOX)

    The National Weather Service offices in Slidell and Mobile have placed all of South Mississippi under a heat advisory until late Sunday afternoon. 

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    The National Weather Service offices in Slidell and Mobile have placed all of South Mississippi under a heat advisory until late Sunday afternoon. 

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  • Woman injured after diving accident in Forrest County

    Woman injured after diving accident in Forrest County

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-06-24 03:57:15 GMT
    A woman was hospitalized after a diving accident in Forrest County; (Photo source: WDAM)A woman was hospitalized after a diving accident in Forrest County; (Photo source: WDAM)

    A woman is in the hospital after a diving accident in Forrest County.

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    A woman is in the hospital after a diving accident in Forrest County.

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  • Year four of Akeem Davis' "AD 47 Academy" in the books

    Year four of Akeem Davis' "AD 47 Academy" in the books

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:34 PM EDT2018-06-24 03:34:21 GMT
    Akeem Davis, Laurel native. Courtesy: WDAMAkeem Davis, Laurel native. Courtesy: WDAM
    Akeem Davis, Laurel native. Courtesy: WDAMAkeem Davis, Laurel native. Courtesy: WDAM

    Joshua Marshall was eight years old when he first attended Akeem Davis’ “AD 47 Football Leadership Academy” in 2015. He hasn’t missed a camp since and on Saturday graduated from the camp as a 12-year-old. "I learned about character,” Marshall said.

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    Joshua Marshall was eight years old when he first attended Akeem Davis’ “AD 47 Football Leadership Academy” in 2015. He hasn’t missed a camp since and on Saturday graduated from the camp as a 12-year-old. "I learned about character,” Marshall said.

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  • JPD investigating shooting on Queen Elizabeth Lane

    JPD investigating shooting on Queen Elizabeth Lane

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-06-24 03:33:28 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    Just before 9 pm, officers were dispatched to the location where they found a man suffering injuries to both legs while attending a gathering. The 32-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital with what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries. 

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    Just before 9 pm, officers were dispatched to the location where they found a man suffering injuries to both legs while attending a gathering. The 32-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital with what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries. 

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  • Car enthusiasts come from all over for 16th annual Scrapin' the Coast

    Car enthusiasts come from all over for 16th annual Scrapin' the Coast

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:33 PM EDT2018-06-24 02:33:40 GMT
    Custom cars line Highway 90 for 16th Scrapin' the Coast. (Photo source: WLOX)Custom cars line Highway 90 for 16th Scrapin' the Coast. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Custom cars line highway 90 for 16th Scrapin' the CoastCustom cars line highway 90 for 16th Scrapin' the Coast

    Thousands of visitors and locals made their way to Biloxi Saturday for the first day of the 16th annual Scrapin' the Coast. 

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    Thousands of visitors and locals made their way to Biloxi Saturday for the first day of the 16th annual Scrapin' the Coast. 

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  • Petal native wins in final night of Miss Mississippi preliminaries

    Petal native wins in final night of Miss Mississippi preliminaries

    Saturday, June 23 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-06-24 01:41:52 GMT
    Petal native wins talent in the final night of preliminaries during Miss Mississippi pageant. (Photo Sou rce: Miss Mississippi Corporation)Petal native wins talent in the final night of preliminaries during Miss Mississippi pageant. (Photo Sou rce: Miss Mississippi Corporation)

    The Mississippi Corporation wrapped up the final night of primaries on June 22. The evening ended with two contestants being double winners over the course of three days.  Miss Mississippi Corporation Tanner Fant, Miss New South, won swimsuit just two days after winning talent on the first night of preliminaries. Petal native, Brooke Bullock, won talent with a piano performance. And on Thursday night, she won in the swimsuit competition. Bullock, Miss North Central Mi...

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    The Mississippi Corporation wrapped up the final night of primaries on June 22. The evening ended with two contestants being double winners over the course of three days.  Miss Mississippi Corporation Tanner Fant, Miss New South, won swimsuit just two days after winning talent on the first night of preliminaries. Petal native, Brooke Bullock, won talent with a piano performance. And on Thursday night, she won in the swimsuit competition. Bullock, Miss North Central Mi...

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  • Super Bowl champion Fletcher Cox hosts 3rd annual Elite Camp

    Super Bowl champion Fletcher Cox hosts 3rd annual Elite Camp

    Saturday, June 23 2018 8:11 PM EDT2018-06-24 00:11:47 GMT

    High schools from all over Mississippi participated Saturday. You had a 7-on-7 Tournament outside, while the big guys in the trenches got after it inside.

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    High schools from all over Mississippi participated Saturday. You had a 7-on-7 Tournament outside, while the big guys in the trenches got after it inside.

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  • Anthony Dixon hosts 2nd annual football camp

    Anthony Dixon hosts 2nd annual football camp

    Saturday, June 23 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-06-24 00:01:03 GMT

    It was a two-day event at the HealthPlex

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    It was a two-day event at the HealthPlex

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  • Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi to address food insecurity

    Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi to address food insecurity

    Friday, June 22 2018 12:44 PM EDT2018-06-22 16:44:08 GMT

    The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi (The Partnership) was recently awarded an Emerging Advocacy Fund Grant from MAZON (pronounced Ma-Zone). MAZON is a Jewish Response to Hunger national advocacy organization working to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.  

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    The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi (The Partnership) was recently awarded an Emerging Advocacy Fund Grant from MAZON (pronounced Ma-Zone). MAZON is a Jewish Response to Hunger national advocacy organization working to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.  

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  • Deadline passes for casting absentee ballots in-person for Tuesday runoff

    Deadline passes for casting absentee ballots in-person for Tuesday runoff

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:39:12 GMT
    Circuit Clerk offices across the state were open Saturday for absentee voting. Photo credit WDAM.Circuit Clerk offices across the state were open Saturday for absentee voting. Photo credit WDAM.

    Circuit courthouses across Mississippi were open Saturday, to accommodate voters casting absentee ballots for Tuesday's primary election runoff. 

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    Circuit courthouses across Mississippi were open Saturday, to accommodate voters casting absentee ballots for Tuesday's primary election runoff. 

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  • Woman arrested after shooting neighbor in hip

    Woman arrested after shooting neighbor in hip

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:22:10 GMT
    Trameka Shanneal Coney. Source: Vicksburg PDTrameka Shanneal Coney. Source: Vicksburg PD

    When they arrived, police say they spoke with 27-year-old Roshonda Pare Smith, who complained that her 18-year-old cousin had run-off and was living with a neighbor, 32-year-old Trameka Shanneal Coney.

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    When they arrived, police say they spoke with 27-year-old Roshonda Pare Smith, who complained that her 18-year-old cousin had run-off and was living with a neighbor, 32-year-old Trameka Shanneal Coney.

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  • Winners in the final night of preliminary competition at Miss Mississippi 2018

    Winners in the final night of preliminary competition at Miss Mississippi 2018

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:21:03 GMT

    Saturday night in Vicksburg the new Miss Mississippi will be chosen from 49 contestants.  Two winners in the final night of preliminary competition were chosen by judges. Double preliminary winners Friday night. First in Talent Brooke Bullock, Miss North Central Mississippi played piano.  She is also a piano teacher. She is one of two contestants to win in the swimsuit preliminary Thursday night. Bullock said, "it's absolutely a first for me. I of course in the b...

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    Saturday night in Vicksburg the new Miss Mississippi will be chosen from 49 contestants.  Two winners in the final night of preliminary competition were chosen by judges. Double preliminary winners Friday night. First in Talent Brooke Bullock, Miss North Central Mississippi played piano.  She is also a piano teacher. She is one of two contestants to win in the swimsuit preliminary Thursday night. Bullock said, "it's absolutely a first for me. I of course in the b...

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  • BREAKING

    Two found dead inside Van Mark Apartments bedroom

    Two found dead inside Van Mark Apartments bedroom

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:20:03 GMT
    According to Lieutenant Tony Willridge, it appears a group of friends were hanging out when one of the victims received some bad news through a phone call and displayed a weapon. Source: WLBTAccording to Lieutenant Tony Willridge, it appears a group of friends were hanging out when one of the victims received some bad news through a phone call and displayed a weapon. Source: WLBT

    According to Lieutenant Tony Willridge, it appears a group of friends were hanging out when one of the victims received some bad news through a phone call and displayed a weapon.

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    According to Lieutenant Tony Willridge, it appears a group of friends were hanging out when one of the victims received some bad news through a phone call and displayed a weapon.

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