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  • Feed the Needy Benefit Concert helps fight hunger in Ocean Springs

    Feed the Needy Benefit Concert helps fight hunger in Ocean Springs

    Sunday, May 20 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-05-21 01:06:03 GMT
    Dozens of people enjoyed listening to great music at Feed the Need. (Photo source: WLOX News)Dozens of people enjoyed listening to great music at Feed the Need. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    Dozens of people came out to the 5th annual Feed the Need Benefit Concert in Ocean Springs. 

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    Dozens of people came out to the 5th annual Feed the Need Benefit Concert in Ocean Springs. 

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  • The Sights and Sounds of Vancleave's historic championship celebration

    The Sights and Sounds of Vancleave's historic championship celebration

    Sunday, May 20 2018 7:43 PM EDT2018-05-20 23:43:57 GMT
    Vancleave celebrates winning the 2018 Class 4A State Championship, their first in program history (WLOX Sports)Vancleave celebrates winning the 2018 Class 4A State Championship, their first in program history (WLOX Sports)
    Vancleave celebrates winning the 2018 Class 4A State Championship, their first in program history (WLOX Sports)Vancleave celebrates winning the 2018 Class 4A State Championship, their first in program history (WLOX Sports)

    You have seen the highlights and read the recaps, but now WLOX Sports takes you inside the Sights and Sounds of Vancleave's historic state championship celebration Friday, their first in program history.  

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    You have seen the highlights and read the recaps, but now WLOX Sports takes you inside the Sights and Sounds of Vancleave's historic state championship celebration Friday, their first in program history.  

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  • Coast casinos break record for April earnings, reports say

    Coast casinos break record for April earnings, reports say

    Sunday, May 20 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-05-20 23:21:02 GMT
    Coast casinos earned $108.5 million in April 2018, up 9% last year. (Photo Source: WLOX)Coast casinos earned $108.5 million in April 2018, up 9% last year. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Coast casinos earned $108.5 million in April 2018, up 9% last year. (Photo Source: WLOX)Coast casinos earned $108.5 million in April 2018, up 9% last year. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    South Mississippi's casinos are already breaking revenue records before the peak summer season even begins. 

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    South Mississippi's casinos are already breaking revenue records before the peak summer season even begins. 

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  • Kool Smiles hosts 4th annual Sharing Smiles Day

    Kool Smiles hosts 4th annual Sharing Smiles Day

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:59:39 GMT
    source: wdamsource: wdam
    source: wdamsource: wdam

    Children in Hattiesburg and surrounding areas were able to get free dental care during Kool Smiles 4th annual "Sharing Smiles Day" Sunday morning.

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    Children in Hattiesburg and surrounding areas were able to get free dental care during Kool Smiles 4th annual "Sharing Smiles Day" Sunday morning.

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  • The Hattiesburg Area Day lily society gets recognition

    The Hattiesburg Area Day lily society gets recognition

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:54:01 GMT
    source: wdamsource: wdam
    source: wdamsource: wdam

    The Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society (HADS) was presented with a certificate of appreciation from the Forrest County Board of Supervisors for their donation of daylilies to the Rawls Springs Recreational Track and Community center.

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    The Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society (HADS) was presented with a certificate of appreciation from the Forrest County Board of Supervisors for their donation of daylilies to the Rawls Springs Recreational Track and Community center.

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  • The Flower Bed Nursery hosts 3rd annual Family Day

    The Flower Bed Nursery hosts 3rd annual Family Day

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:49:25 GMT
    source: wdamsource: wdam
    source: wdamsource: wdam

    The Flower Bed Nursery in Lumberton hosted its 3rd annual spring Family Day Sunday, May 20.

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    The Flower Bed Nursery in Lumberton hosted its 3rd annual spring Family Day Sunday, May 20.

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  • One dead, seven shot in Hazlehurst night club shooting

    One dead, seven shot in Hazlehurst night club shooting

    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-05-20 21:21:00 GMT
    According to Hazlehurst Police Chief Swilly, 26-year-old Jonathan Miller was shot and killed at a bar and night club called Tootsie's Spot. Source: WLBTAccording to Hazlehurst Police Chief Swilly, 26-year-old Jonathan Miller was shot and killed at a bar and night club called Tootsie's Spot. Source: WLBT

    One person is dead and seven more people shot in an overnight shooting that happened in Hazlehurst early Sunday morning. 

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    One person is dead and seven more people shot in an overnight shooting that happened in Hazlehurst early Sunday morning. 

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  • Annual Elks Lodge crawfish boil draws dozens

    Annual Elks Lodge crawfish boil draws dozens

    Sunday, May 20 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-05-20 20:53:14 GMT
    Elks Lodge 506 had up to 1,200 pounds of crawfish at their annual boil. (Photo Source: WLOX)Elks Lodge 506 had up to 1,200 pounds of crawfish at their annual boil. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Elks Lodge 506 hosts annual crawfish boilElks Lodge 506 hosts annual crawfish boil

    Dozens turned out for the Elks Lodge post 606 annual crawfish boil on Sunday.

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    Dozens turned out for the Elks Lodge post 606 annual crawfish boil on Sunday.

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  • Military training at Diamondhead airport Sunday night

    Military training at Diamondhead airport Sunday night

    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:04 PM EDT2018-05-20 19:04:05 GMT
    There is a military training exercise scheduled for May 20 at Diamondhead Airport. (Photo Source: WLOX)There is a military training exercise scheduled for May 20 at Diamondhead Airport. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    There is a military training exercise scheduled for May 20 at Diamondhead Airport. (Photo Source: WLOX)There is a military training exercise scheduled for May 20 at Diamondhead Airport. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Military training exercises will take place at Diamondhead Airport on Sunday, May 20.

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    Military training exercises will take place at Diamondhead Airport on Sunday, May 20.

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  • Portion of Porter Ave. closing Monday for construction

    Portion of Porter Ave. closing Monday for construction

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-05-20 15:57:26 GMT
    Starting Monday, May 21, Porter Avenue in Ocean Springs will be closed between the intersections of Azalea Drive and Martin Avenue.  (Image source: City of Ocean Springs)Starting Monday, May 21, Porter Avenue in Ocean Springs will be closed between the intersections of Azalea Drive and Martin Avenue.  (Image source: City of Ocean Springs)

    Work to improve driving conditions on Porter Avenue in Ocean Springs is moving forward. Starting Monday, May 21, the road will be closed between the intersections of Azalea Drive and Martin Avenue. 

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    Work to improve driving conditions on Porter Avenue in Ocean Springs is moving forward. Starting Monday, May 21, the road will be closed between the intersections of Azalea Drive and Martin Avenue. 

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  • South Jackson Unity and Proud Parade attracts hundreds

    South Jackson Unity and Proud Parade attracts hundreds

    South Jackson Unity and Proud Parade attracts hundreds

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:35:28 GMT

    Building a sense of pride and unity within residents of South Jackson; that was the main goal of a parade held Saturday afternoon.      

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    Building a sense of pride and unity within residents of South Jackson; that was the main goal of a parade held Saturday afternoon.      

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  • Hundreds show support for veterans at Trail of Honor

    Hundreds show support for veterans at Trail of Honor

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:34 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:34:11 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The Trail of Honor is a half-mile long route with reenactments for every U.S. military conflict starting in 1812, and going all the way to present day. The walking trail is accompanied by huge celebrations, honoring American veterans and Gold Star Families.

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    The Trail of Honor is a half-mile long route with reenactments for every U.S. military conflict starting in 1812, and going all the way to present day. The walking trail is accompanied by huge celebrations, honoring American veterans and Gold Star Families.

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  • Kingston Frazier May Day Celebration

    Kingston Frazier May Day Celebration

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:33 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:33:32 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    It was a bittersweet day for the friends and family of Kingston Frazier as they celebrated his life, a life they say was taken too soon.

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    It was a bittersweet day for the friends and family of Kingston Frazier as they celebrated his life, a life they say was taken too soon.

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  • Suspect in shooting death of Charles Hughes surrenders to police

    Suspect in shooting death of Charles Hughes surrenders to police

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:31 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:31:46 GMT
    Police are looking for 33-year-old suspect, Rico Deon Spires, who is wanted for murder. Source: JPDPolice are looking for 33-year-old suspect, Rico Deon Spires, who is wanted for murder. Source: JPD

    Jackson Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of Charles Hughes Sunday, May 13. Rico Deon Spires is charged with murder. Spires recently surrendered himself to investigators and is being held without bond.

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    Jackson Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of Charles Hughes Sunday, May 13. Rico Deon Spires is charged with murder. Spires recently surrendered himself to investigators and is being held without bond.

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  • MGM Park ready to host the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Tournament beginning Wednesday

    MGM Park ready to host the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Tournament beginning Wednesday

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:30 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:30:26 GMT

    The 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship Tournament bracket has been set.

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    The 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship Tournament bracket has been set.

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  • Juveniles that escaped Oakley Training Center back in custody

    Juveniles that escaped Oakley Training Center back in custody

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:29 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:29:40 GMT
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    Hinds County Deputies have captured the two escapees from Oakley Training Center. They were located on Dry Grove Road near Oakley Palestine Road.

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    Hinds County Deputies have captured the two escapees from Oakley Training Center. They were located on Dry Grove Road near Oakley Palestine Road.

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  • Man critical after being shot in chest in Vicksburg

    Man critical after being shot in chest in Vicksburg

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:12 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:12:03 GMT
    Steven Dale Lahatte Source: Vicksburg policeSteven Dale Lahatte Source: Vicksburg police
    Steven Dale Lahatte Source: Vicksburg policeSteven Dale Lahatte Source: Vicksburg police

    At around 2:20 a.m. Sunday, police found 53-year-old Steven Dale Lahatte lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to the Merit Health River Region Medical Center and then airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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    At around 2:20 a.m. Sunday, police found 53-year-old Steven Dale Lahatte lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to the Merit Health River Region Medical Center and then airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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  • Biloxi Shuckers pull out 3-2 win over the Chattanooga Lookouts in ten innings

    Biloxi Shuckers pull out 3-2 win over the Chattanooga Lookouts in ten innings

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:08 PM EDT2018-05-20 03:08:58 GMT

    The Biloxi Shuckers scored two runs in the bottom of the tenth to post a 3-2 win over Chattanooga at MGM Park.

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    The Biloxi Shuckers scored two runs in the bottom of the tenth to post a 3-2 win over Chattanooga at MGM Park.

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  • St. Joseph wins 2A State Championship

    St. Joseph wins 2A State Championship

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:57 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:57:14 GMT

    Bruins up 5-1 in the top of the 6th inning. Jacob Wood with a hard hit to Joseph Pearson, Pearson tags third and gets the out at first for the double play.  Grayson Guillory on the mound for the Bruins. Guillory pitched the entire game, throwing 110 total pitches. One last shot for the Urchins in the top of the 7th, runner on first with two outs, and Collin Ledbetter makes the last out as the Bruins win 5-1, winning their first state title since 1977. Copyright 2018 ...

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    Bruins up 5-1 in the top of the 6th inning. Jacob Wood with a hard hit to Joseph Pearson, Pearson tags third and gets the out at first for the double play.  Grayson Guillory on the mound for the Bruins. Guillory pitched the entire game, throwing 110 total pitches. One last shot for the Urchins in the top of the 7th, runner on first with two outs, and Collin Ledbetter makes the last out as the Bruins win 5-1, winning their first state title since 1977. Copyright 2018 ...

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  • Teenager continues recovery two years after pit bull attack

    Teenager continues recovery two years after pit bull attack

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:54:25 GMT
    When his little brother was in trouble, Jaxon rushed in, and the brothers share a bond that can't be broken. (Photo source: WLOX)When his little brother was in trouble, Jaxon rushed in, and the brothers share a bond that can't be broken. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Following a pair of violent pit bull attacks on the Coast this week, WLOX reached out to the family of Jaxon Ronsonet. The 15- year old was attacked by a pit bull in 2016 while protecting his little brother and lost his leg as a result. 

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    Following a pair of violent pit bull attacks on the Coast this week, WLOX reached out to the family of Jaxon Ronsonet. The 15- year old was attacked by a pit bull in 2016 while protecting his little brother and lost his leg as a result. 

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality

    EXCLUSIVE: Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:54:05 GMT
    Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality ; (Photo Source: WDAM)Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality ; (Photo Source: WDAM)

    A man is recovering from injuries after he claims he was beaten by officers with the Laurel Police Department. Thirty-six-year-old James Barnett indicated the incident took place on Tuesday, May 15.

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    A man is recovering from injuries after he claims he was beaten by officers with the Laurel Police Department. Thirty-six-year-old James Barnett indicated the incident took place on Tuesday, May 15.

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  • Kennedi Sanders to represent Madison Central in Adidas Boost Games in Boston

    Kennedi Sanders to represent Madison Central in Adidas Boost Games in Boston

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:51:56 GMT
    A Madison Central 8th grader will be on the national stage Sunday. Kennedi Sanders is set to compete in the Adidas Boost Games in Boston. She'll race in the Dream 100 against the best high school sprinters in the nation. Sanders won the 6A 100 meter state title earlier this month with a time of 11.94 seconds. She described the moment when she received the invite from Adidas. "At first I didn't believe it. I actually thought my mom and my coach were playing a prank on me,&quo...More >>
    A Madison Central 8th grader will be on the national stage Sunday. Kennedi Sanders is set to compete in the Adidas Boost Games in Boston. She'll race in the Dream 100 against the best high school sprinters in the nation. Sanders won the 6A 100 meter state title earlier this month with a time of 11.94 seconds. She described the moment when she received the invite from Adidas. "At first I didn't believe it. I actually thought my mom and my coach were playing a prank on me,&quo...More >>
  • City releases few details of investigation into deadly Ridgewood Road accident

    City releases few details of investigation into deadly Ridgewood Road accident

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:49:59 GMT

    While the focus remains on the city of Jackson as hundreds wait for answers to Thursday's deadly crash involving an unsecured manhole, officials are releasing very little information about any potential findings to the public. 

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    While the focus remains on the city of Jackson as hundreds wait for answers to Thursday's deadly crash involving an unsecured manhole, officials are releasing very little information about any potential findings to the public. 

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  • Jones County wins NJCAA DII Softball National Championship

    Jones County wins NJCAA DII Softball National Championship

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:47 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:47:26 GMT
    The Lady Bobcats are 53 - 3 this season and are on a 20 game winning streak. JCJC facing Phoenix in the NJCAA DII Softball National Championship. Jones County already up 11-1 in the 4th, McKennah Sikes goes yard for a two run home run to make it 13-1.  Then, Kelsha Loftin wants in on the action, she gets a home run as well and the Lady Bobcats go up 17-1, scoring 6 runs in the fourth inning.  Note: There is no run-rule in a title game. Jones County goes on to win it...More >>
    The Lady Bobcats are 53 - 3 this season and are on a 20 game winning streak. JCJC facing Phoenix in the NJCAA DII Softball National Championship. Jones County already up 11-1 in the 4th, McKennah Sikes goes yard for a two run home run to make it 13-1.  Then, Kelsha Loftin wants in on the action, she gets a home run as well and the Lady Bobcats go up 17-1, scoring 6 runs in the fourth inning.  Note: There is no run-rule in a title game. Jones County goes on to win it...More >>
  • Tuskegee Airmen scholarships offer life lessons along with money

    Tuskegee Airmen scholarships offer life lessons along with money

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:13 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:13:19 GMT
    Five students received scholarships from the Lawrence E. Roberts Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. From left: Lauren Petry, Kansas Carter, Nga Truong, Imari Smith and DaiJai Mitchell. (Photo source: WLOX)Five students received scholarships from the Lawrence E. Roberts Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. From left: Lauren Petry, Kansas Carter, Nga Truong, Imari Smith and DaiJai Mitchell. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Five students received scholarships from the Lawrence E. Roberts Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. From left: Lauren Petry, Kansas Carter, Nga Truong, Imari Smith and DaiJai Mitchell.Five students received scholarships from the Lawrence E. Roberts Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. From left: Lauren Petry, Kansas Carter, Nga Truong, Imari Smith and DaiJai Mitchell.

    Five Coast students received $9,000 in college scholarships from the Lawrence E. Roberts chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

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    Five Coast students received $9,000 in college scholarships from the Lawrence E. Roberts chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

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  • George County bats go cold, Rebels fall 10-1 in Class 6A Championship Series

    George County bats go cold, Rebels fall 10-1 in Class 6A Championship Series

    Saturday, May 19 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-05-20 01:41:28 GMT
    George County comes up short in the 2018 Class 6A State Championship Series (WLOX Sports)George County comes up short in the 2018 Class 6A State Championship Series (WLOX Sports)

    It was an all-too familiar scene for the George County baseball team Saturday afternoon at Trustmark Park. For the third time in the last four years, the Rebels reluctantly accepted a state championship runner-up trophy, falling to DeSoto Central 10-1 in a deciding game three of the Class 6A Championship Series.

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    It was an all-too familiar scene for the George County baseball team Saturday afternoon at Trustmark Park. For the third time in the last four years, the Rebels reluctantly accepted a state championship runner-up trophy, falling to DeSoto Central 10-1 in a deciding game three of the Class 6A Championship Series.

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  • Coroner identifies victim in fatal Woolmarket accident

    Coroner identifies victim in fatal Woolmarket accident

    Saturday, May 19 2018 9:21 PM EDT2018-05-20 01:21:32 GMT
    Police say Ferdinand attempted to suddenly cross all three lanes of traffic to pull to the side of the road. (Photo source: Amber Piper)Police say Ferdinand attempted to suddenly cross all three lanes of traffic to pull to the side of the road. (Photo source: Amber Piper)

    Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove identified the 59-year-old victim of a fatal car accident that happened in Woolmarket Friday. 

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    Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove identified the 59-year-old victim of a fatal car accident that happened in Woolmarket Friday. 

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  • Long Beach residents host stigma-free mental health fair

    Long Beach residents host stigma-free mental health fair

    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-05-20 00:48:21 GMT
    Green is the color associated with mental health (Photo source: WLOX)Green is the color associated with mental health (Photo source: WLOX)
    Green is the color associated with mental health (source: wlox)Green is the color associated with mental health (source: wlox)

    According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, about one in five Americans is affected by a mental health condition. 

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    According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, about one in five Americans is affected by a mental health condition. 

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  • Lady Bobcats make history with national championship

    Lady Bobcats make history with national championship

    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-05-20 00:41:41 GMT
    JcJc.jpg (Photo Source: WDAM)JcJc.jpg (Photo Source: WDAM)

    The Jones County Junior College softball team was determined to change it's national tournament narrative this year. The Lady Bobcats failed to claim national title glory in their previous five attempts.

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    The Jones County Junior College softball team was determined to change it's national tournament narrative this year. The Lady Bobcats failed to claim national title glory in their previous five attempts.

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  • Slideshow: May 20 storms

    Slideshow: May 20 storms

    Sunday, May 20 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-05-20 20:27:33 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 7:23 PM EDT2018-05-20 23:23:43 GMT
    A severe storm moved through Lawrence County Sunday south of Hoxie, looking south on Highway 91. (Source: Hatton Weeks via Twitter)A severe storm moved through Lawrence County Sunday south of Hoxie, looking south on Highway 91. (Source: Hatton Weeks via Twitter)

    A series of storms pushed heavy rains, winds and hail into Region 8 Sunday afternoon. 

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    A series of storms pushed heavy rains, winds and hail into Region 8 Sunday afternoon. 

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  • Man arrested in Randolph County hit and run

    Man arrested in Randolph County hit and run

    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-05-20 21:59:13 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-05-20 23:01:34 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Authorities have one person in custody in connection with a hit and run incident involving a vehicle and a bicycle Sunday afternoon in Randolph County. 

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    Authorities have one person in custody in connection with a hit and run incident involving a vehicle and a bicycle Sunday afternoon in Randolph County. 

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  • Business looks to secure drone footage for Jonesboro

    Business looks to secure drone footage for Jonesboro

    Sunday, May 20 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-05-20 20:33:58 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:26:29 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The company MAAS Leaders or marketing, advertising, and specialties is working on an unexpected special project with the City of Jonesboro.

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    The company MAAS Leaders or marketing, advertising, and specialties is working on an unexpected special project with the City of Jonesboro.

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