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  • Flooding forces road, school closings in Mid-South

    Flooding forces road, school closings in Mid-South

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:26 PM EST2018-02-23 00:26:08 GMT

    Several inches of rain have been dumped on the Mid-South this week, and we're starting to see the effects.

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    Several inches of rain have been dumped on the Mid-South this week, and we're starting to see the effects.

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  • Brookshire Grocery Co. buying Winn-Dixie stores

    Brookshire Grocery Co. buying Winn-Dixie stores

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:17 PM EST2018-02-23 00:17:24 GMT
    Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) and Southeastern Grocers (SEG) today announced they have entered into an agreement under which BGC will acquire eight Winn-Dixie stores from SEG in New Roads, Breaux Bridge, Franklin, New Iberia, Abbeville, Crowley, Rayne andBrookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) and Southeastern Grocers (SEG) today announced they have entered into an agreement under which BGC will acquire eight Winn-Dixie stores from SEG in New Roads, Breaux Bridge, Franklin, New Iberia, Abbeville, Crowley, Rayne and

    Brookshire's Grocery Company: Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) and Southeastern Grocers (SEG) today announced they have entered into an agreement under which BGC will acquire eight Winn-Dixie stores from SEG in New Roads, Breaux Bridge, Franklin, New Iberia, Abbeville, Crowley, Rayne and Eunice, all in South Louisiana.

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    Brookshire's Grocery Company: Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) and Southeastern Grocers (SEG) today announced they have entered into an agreement under which BGC will acquire eight Winn-Dixie stores from SEG in New Roads, Breaux Bridge, Franklin, New Iberia, Abbeville, Crowley, Rayne and Eunice, all in South Louisiana.

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  • North Gulfport Middle School taken off lockdown

    North Gulfport Middle School taken off lockdown

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:09 PM EST2018-02-23 00:09:09 GMT
    North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area.  (Photo source: WLOX)North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area.  (Photo source: WLOX)

    North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area. 

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    North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area. 

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  • WLOX tower repairs may affect signal

    WLOX tower repairs may affect signal

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:06 PM EST2018-02-23 00:06:12 GMT

    While you watch WLOX over the next few weeks, you’ll likely see our picture periodically freeze or break up. We want to explain why. 

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    While you watch WLOX over the next few weeks, you’ll likely see our picture periodically freeze or break up. We want to explain why. 

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  • UPDATE: Corrections officer at East Mississippi Correctional Facility arrested on marijuana charges

    UPDATE: Corrections officer at East Mississippi Correctional Facility arrested on marijuana charges

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:03 PM EST2018-02-23 00:03:09 GMT
    Source: LCSDSource: LCSD

    28-year-old Cortensia Wilson has been arrested on charges of possession of marijuana. 

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    28-year-old Cortensia Wilson has been arrested on charges of possession of marijuana. 

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  • ‘Tornado Recovery Tour’ shows hard work in Hattiesburg, Petal

    ‘Tornado Recovery Tour’ shows hard work in Hattiesburg, Petal

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:49 PM EST2018-02-22 23:49:44 GMT
    Dozens of people had the opportunity to take a look at progress made around the community following the EF-3 tornado in January of last year. (Photo source: WDAM)Dozens of people had the opportunity to take a look at progress made around the community following the EF-3 tornado in January of last year. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Dozens of people had the opportunity to take a look at progress made around the community following the EF-3 tornado in January of last year. (Photo source: WDAM)Dozens of people had the opportunity to take a look at progress made around the community following the EF-3 tornado in January of last year. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Dozens of people had the opportunity to take a look at progress made around the community following the EF-3 tornado in January of last year.   R3SM and The Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation hosted the free tornado recovery tour Thursday, nearly 13 months after the deadly storm hit parts of Petal, Hattiesburg and Lamar County.   "To drive through the community and see the blending of the blue roofs still on and the new builds there, just lets you know we still hav...More >>
    Dozens of people had the opportunity to take a look at progress made around the community following the EF-3 tornado in January of last year.   R3SM and The Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation hosted the free tornado recovery tour Thursday, nearly 13 months after the deadly storm hit parts of Petal, Hattiesburg and Lamar County.   "To drive through the community and see the blending of the blue roofs still on and the new builds there, just lets you know we still hav...More >>
  • Four South Mississippi teens arrested for separate school threats

    Four South Mississippi teens arrested for separate school threats

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:47 PM EST2018-02-22 23:47:14 GMT
    Four teenagers in three different school districts are now under arrest for making threats to their classmates.  (Photo source: Pixabay)Four teenagers in three different school districts are now under arrest for making threats to their classmates.  (Photo source: Pixabay)

    Four teenagers in three different school districts are now under arrest for making threats to their classmates. 

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    Four teenagers in three different school districts are now under arrest for making threats to their classmates. 

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  • Student in custody following threat to Purvis High School

    Student in custody following threat to Purvis High School

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:31 PM EST2018-02-22 23:31:43 GMT
    Lamar County School District confirmed this photo circulated through social media on Thursday (Photo Source: WDAM viewer).Lamar County School District confirmed this photo circulated through social media on Thursday (Photo Source: WDAM viewer).

    A photo circulating on social media referencing a threat to Purvis High School has landed a student in police custody. 

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    A photo circulating on social media referencing a threat to Purvis High School has landed a student in police custody. 

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  • Shoppers Value Foods buys out Picayune Winn-Dixie stores

    Shoppers Value Foods buys out Picayune Winn-Dixie stores

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:17 PM EST2018-02-22 23:17:56 GMT
    (Photo Source: Scott Hill)(Photo Source: Scott Hill)

    Shoppers Value Foods is set to acquire two Winn-Dixie stores in Picayune. 

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    Shoppers Value Foods is set to acquire two Winn-Dixie stores in Picayune. 

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  • 2 Jackson Co. teens in custody after talks of "shooting up the high school"

    2 Jackson Co. teens in custody after talks of "shooting up the high school"

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:08 PM EST2018-02-22 23:08:36 GMT
    Photo: FOX10 NewsPhoto: FOX10 News
    Photo: FOX10 NewsPhoto: FOX10 News

    A pair of Ocean Springs ninth graders are in custody after allegedly making a threat against the high school.

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    A pair of Ocean Springs ninth graders are in custody after allegedly making a threat against the high school.

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  • Starkville denies city's first Pride parade despite support from locals

    Starkville denies city's first Pride parade despite support from locals

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:05 PM EST2018-02-22 23:05:31 GMT
    Source: WikicommonsSource: Wikicommons

    The group was hoping to hold the parade on March 24. According to WCBI in Columbus, Starkville Pride, a campus organization representing members of the LGBTQ Community, had applied for a permit for a Pride Parade in Starkville.

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    The group was hoping to hold the parade on March 24. According to WCBI in Columbus, Starkville Pride, a campus organization representing members of the LGBTQ Community, had applied for a permit for a Pride Parade in Starkville.

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  • Brett Favre was a guest speaker at the Gulf Coast Coaching Clinic

    Brett Favre was a guest speaker at the Gulf Coast Coaching Clinic

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:50 PM EST2018-02-22 22:50:13 GMT

    Between 500 to 600 high school football coaches from throughout the Deep South have converged at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino for the 55th annual Gulf Coast Coaching Clinic, which concludes on Friday.  Brett Favre had the high school coaches laughing when he took the podium Thursday morning.

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    Between 500 to 600 high school football coaches from throughout the Deep South have converged at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino for the 55th annual Gulf Coast Coaching Clinic, which concludes on Friday.  Brett Favre had the high school coaches laughing when he took the podium Thursday morning.

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  • 2 on run after ramming DeSoto Co. deputy cruiser

    2 on run after ramming DeSoto Co. deputy cruiser

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-02-22 22:35:43 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Law enforcement in DeSoto County is seeking two men after a stolen car rammed into a deputy's vehicle.

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    Law enforcement in DeSoto County is seeking two men after a stolen car rammed into a deputy's vehicle.

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  • ‘Slugfest’ Predicted At Ross Barnett For Bassmaster Central Open

    ‘Slugfest’ Predicted At Ross Barnett For Bassmaster Central Open

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:28 PM EST2018-02-22 22:28:26 GMT
    Photo by Nate Sims/B.A.S.S.Photo by Nate Sims/B.A.S.S.

    Unseasonably warm weather in central Mississippi is creating an ideal scenario for what most excites bass fishermen, just in time for the first Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on Ross Barnett Reservoir.

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    Unseasonably warm weather in central Mississippi is creating an ideal scenario for what most excites bass fishermen, just in time for the first Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on Ross Barnett Reservoir.

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  • Stone County schools disrupted by threats of violence

    Stone County schools disrupted by threats of violence

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:43 PM EST2018-02-22 21:43:14 GMT
    An alleged school shooting threat rattled students within the Stone County School District. (Photo Source: WLOX)An alleged school shooting threat rattled students within the Stone County School District. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    (Photo Source: WLOX)(Photo Source: WLOX)

    The 15-year-old suspect police believe is responsible has been sent to a juvenile detention center in Natchez. Officials say he could also be charged as an adult.

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    The 15-year-old suspect police believe is responsible has been sent to a juvenile detention center in Natchez. Officials say he could also be charged as an adult.

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  • UPDATE: Vicksburg Police make arrest in restaurant shooting

    UPDATE: Vicksburg Police make arrest in restaurant shooting

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:30 PM EST2018-02-22 21:30:17 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Vicksburg Police have charged 58-year-old James Jeffery McBroom of #5 Hayfield Road with aggravated assault in connection with a Wednesday night shooting at the Klondyke Restaurant at 100 North Washington Street.

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    Vicksburg Police have charged 58-year-old James Jeffery McBroom of #5 Hayfield Road with aggravated assault in connection with a Wednesday night shooting at the Klondyke Restaurant at 100 North Washington Street.

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  • Southern Miss NCS4 helps keep Winter Olympics safe

    Southern Miss NCS4 helps keep Winter Olympics safe

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:32 PM EST2018-02-22 21:32:13 GMT
    The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security, or NCS4, played a role in training security for the Winter Olympics. (Photo source: WDAM)The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security, or NCS4, played a role in training security for the Winter Olympics. (Photo source: WDAM)
    (Source: WDAM Staff)(Source: WDAM Staff)

    As the stunning flips and tricks of the 2018 Winter Olympics played out from South Korea over the past couple of weeks, we’ve watched and cheered on Team U.S.A. to bring home the gold.    What you might not know is the University of Southern Miss had a hand in the huge strides to keep the event safe and secure for athletes and spectators on the other side of the world. 

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    As the stunning flips and tricks of the 2018 Winter Olympics played out from South Korea over the past couple of weeks, we’ve watched and cheered on Team U.S.A. to bring home the gold.    What you might not know is the University of Southern Miss had a hand in the huge strides to keep the event safe and secure for athletes and spectators on the other side of the world. 

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  • Suspects wanted for attempted ATM theft

    Suspects wanted for attempted ATM theft

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:15 PM EST2018-02-22 21:15:37 GMT
    A suspect in the attempted ATM theft in Saucier, MS. (Photo Source: Harrison Co. Sheriff's Office)A suspect in the attempted ATM theft in Saucier, MS. (Photo Source: Harrison Co. Sheriff's Office)
    A suspect in the attempted ATM theft in Saucier, MS. (Photo Source: Harrison Co. Sheriff's Office)A suspect in the attempted ATM theft in Saucier, MS. (Photo Source: Harrison Co. Sheriff's Office)

    Harrison County Sheriff's Office is looking for the suspects involved with an attempted ATM theft in Saucier. 

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    Harrison County Sheriff's Office is looking for the suspects involved with an attempted ATM theft in Saucier. 

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  • Jackson Co. man charged with child's death appears in court

    Jackson Co. man charged with child's death appears in court

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:27 PM EST2018-02-22 21:27:56 GMT
    A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old son made his first court appearance Thursday. Michael Harris, 27, is charged with capital murder.  (Photo source: WLOX)A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old son made his first court appearance Thursday. Michael Harris, 27, is charged with capital murder. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old son made his first court appearance Thursday. Michael Harris, 27, was charged with capital murder Thursday after Tanner Cowart died at USA Medical Center in Mobile.

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    A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old son made his first court appearance Thursday. Michael Harris, 27, was charged with capital murder Thursday after Tanner Cowart died at USA Medical Center in Mobile.

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  • HPD, HFD set to face off in pickup basketball game

    HPD, HFD set to face off in pickup basketball game

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:03 PM EST2018-02-22 21:03:53 GMT
    The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each other in a pickup basketball game at halftime during the University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP Sunday. (Photo source: Facebook)The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each other in a pickup basketball game at halftime during the University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP Sunday. (Photo source: Facebook)
    The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each other in a pickup basketball game at halftime during the University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP Sunday. (Photo source: Facebook)The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each other in a pickup basketball game at halftime during the University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP Sunday. (Photo source: Facebook)

    The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each-other in a pick-up basketball game at halftime during the Southern Miss Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP. 

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    The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each-other in a pick-up basketball game at halftime during the Southern Miss Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP. 

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  • Scammers targeting doctors, dentists in Jones Co.

    Scammers targeting doctors, dentists in Jones Co.

    Thursday, February 22 2018 3:45 PM EST2018-02-22 20:45:07 GMT
    Scammers are targeting doctors and dentists in Jones County. (Photo source: Pixabay)Scammers are targeting doctors and dentists in Jones County. (Photo source: Pixabay)
    Laurel Police warning residents of local scammerLaurel Police warning residents of local scammer

    Scammers are targeting doctors and dentists in Jones County. According to the sheriff’s department, deputies received four scam reports within five minutes Thursday.

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    Scammers are targeting doctors and dentists in Jones County. According to the sheriff’s department, deputies received four scam reports within five minutes Thursday.

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  • Waveland man sentenced to 10 years after domestic violence arrest

    Waveland man sentenced to 10 years after domestic violence arrest

    Thursday, February 22 2018 3:14 PM EST2018-02-22 20:14:12 GMT
    Circuit Judge Christopher Schmidt revoked Trotter's post-release supervision and sentenced him to 10 years. (Photo Source: Hancock Co. Detention Center)Circuit Judge Christopher Schmidt revoked Trotter's post-release supervision and sentenced him to 10 years. (Photo Source: Hancock Co. Detention Center)

    George Trotter, 28, of Waveland, Mississippi has been sentence to 10 years in prison for multiple charges.  

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    George Trotter, 28, of Waveland, Mississippi has been sentence to 10 years in prison for multiple charges.  

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  • Laurel police warning residents of local scammer

    Laurel police warning residents of local scammer

    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:26 PM EST2018-02-22 18:26:35 GMT
    Laurel Police warning residents of local scammerLaurel Police warning residents of local scammer
    Laurel Police warning residents of local scammerLaurel Police warning residents of local scammer

    The Laurel police is warning the public about a scam that attempts to get money from residents.

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    The Laurel police is warning the public about a scam that attempts to get money from residents.

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  • Sumrall High School boosts police presence after social media threat

    Sumrall High School boosts police presence after social media threat

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:37 PM EST2018-02-22 17:37:57 GMT
    The Lamar County School District says safety and security for students is always a priority for all schools in the district. (Photo source: WDAM)The Lamar County School District says safety and security for students is always a priority for all schools in the district. (Photo source: WDAM)

    An increased police presence was visible at Sumrall High School on Thursday morning due to a social media post posing a threat.

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    An increased police presence was visible at Sumrall High School on Thursday morning due to a social media post posing a threat.

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  • School threats under investigation by Mississippi Homeland Security

    School threats under investigation by Mississippi Homeland Security

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:14 PM EST2018-02-22 17:14:12 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    On a day when thousands of people converged on Florida's Capitol to urge legislators to pass tougher gun laws, we are getting word that Mississippi law enforcement agencies backed by Homeland Security are investigating multiple reports of school threats. 

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    On a day when thousands of people converged on Florida's Capitol to urge legislators to pass tougher gun laws, we are getting word that Mississippi law enforcement agencies backed by Homeland Security are investigating multiple reports of school threats. 

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  • Home catches fire in Wesson

    Home catches fire in Wesson

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:13 PM EST2018-02-22 17:13:13 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    A home caught fire in Wesson early Thursday morning. 

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    A home caught fire in Wesson early Thursday morning. 

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  • Remembering the life and legacy of Billy Graham

    Remembering the life and legacy of Billy Graham

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:12 PM EST2018-02-22 17:12:46 GMT
    Source: Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc.Source: Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc.

    The Reverend Billy Graham was known as "America's Pastor" and ministered to millions of people across the world. He passed away Wednesday morning at his home in North Carolina, at the age 99.

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    The Reverend Billy Graham was known as "America's Pastor" and ministered to millions of people across the world. He passed away Wednesday morning at his home in North Carolina, at the age 99.

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  • Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones County

    Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones County

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:28 AM EST2018-02-22 16:28:36 GMT
    Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones Co.; (Photo Source: Powers Fire & Rescue)Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones Co.; (Photo Source: Powers Fire & Rescue)
    Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones Co.; (Photo Source: Powers Fire & Rescue)Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones Co.; (Photo Source: Powers Fire & Rescue)

    Volunteer fire and rescue units in Jones County battled a house fire that occurred overnight Wednesday.

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    Volunteer fire and rescue units in Jones County battled a house fire that occurred overnight Wednesday.

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  • Stone Middle School student charged with cyberstalking

    Stone Middle School student charged with cyberstalking

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:17 AM EST2018-02-22 16:17:12 GMT

    A 15-year-old student at Stone Middle School will be charged with cyberstalking in connection with a threat on social media. And the district attorney is considering whether to charge him as an adult. 

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    A 15-year-old student at Stone Middle School will be charged with cyberstalking in connection with a threat on social media. And the district attorney is considering whether to charge him as an adult. 

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