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Crews searching water after reports of someone jumping from Hwy. 63 bridge

The search is on for a person who reportedly jumped from the Hwy. 63 bridge over the Escatawpa River in Moss Point. Police tell us the report came from someone who was driving over the bridge and allegedly saw a man jump. A WLOX News Now reporter on the scene says the Jackson County Sheriff's depart

WDAM-TV - 2017-11-20 21:16:32

EMCC mourns death of defensive lineman Tyrone Clemons

East Mississippi Community College athletics announced the tragic death of sophomore defensive lineman Tyone Clemons late Saturday night through its Twitter account. Clemons, a Laurel native who attended West Jones High School, played in all 11 games for the Lions this season. EMCC didn't elaborate

MERIDIAN STAR - 2017-11-19 19:06:00

Lady Eagles fall to No. 7 Mississippi State

Lady Eagles fall to No. 7 Mississippi StateLady Eagles fall to No. 7 Mississippi State Updated: Sunday, November 19 2017 7:57 PM EST2017-11-20 00:57:47 GMT From Special Reports The Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs showed Sunday exactly why they are considered one of the top 10 collegiate women's bask

WDAM-TV - 2017-11-20 00:57:32

Beyond the Sidelines: Taylorsville football

After finishing 4-7 a season ago, Taylorsville High School is 13-1 and headed to the 2017 class 2A South State championship. The Tartars defeated North Forrest 49-14 on Friday to advance to a south state battle against Collins. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Taylorsville's playoff win. After fin


Vicksburg man ordered to pay more than $40K in child support

Mt. Carmel Church demolition almost complete, portion of Main Street to reopen WednesdayMt. Carmel Church demolition almost complete, portion of Main Street to reopen Wednesday Updated: Monday, November 20 2017 10:25 PM EST2017-11-21 03:25:35 GMT North Main Street is expected to reopen Wednesday aft

WDAM-TV - 2017-11-20 18:59:28

Industry reacts to passage of House tax bill

In a statement November 17, Bishop Dewane cited findings by the nonpartisan congressional Joint Committee on Taxation that show the bill's raising of taxes on the working poor beginning in 2023 while giving simultaneous tax cuts to the highest-income Americans is problematic. Republicans argue that

LAUREL LEADER-CALL - 2017-11-19 08:00:00

New ad targets Collins on tax bill

"I hope the Senate will follow the lead of the House and strike it". "If it becomes an impediment to getting the best tax bill we can, then we're OK with taking it out". Despite controlling both Congress and the White House, the GOP has been unable to produce any other sweeping legislative accomplis

LAUREL LEADER-CALL - 2017-11-21 08:00:00

More details revealed in wreck that killed EMCC athlete

WDAM has learned more about the car wreck that killed 20 year old Tyone Clemons.More details revealed in wreck that killed EMCC athleteMore details revealed in wreck that killed EMCC athlete Updated: Monday, November 20 2017 11:35 PM EST2017-11-21 04:35:30 GMT WDAM has learned more about the car wre

WDAM-TV - 2017-11-21 04:03:58

Everest Metro police log: 1-year-old child tests positive for meth

On Nov. 8, a 27-year-old man was referred for prosecution on suspicion of child neglect on Spring Street in Schofield after Marathon County Social Services reported that a 1-year-old child tested positive for methamphetamine. On Nov. 10, a 37-year-old man was arrested on a warrant and on suspicion o

WAUSAU DAILY HERALD - 2017-11-20 17:37:54

Maurice Gregory 'Greg' Petit

Maurice Gregory "Greg" Petit, 63, of Hayward passed away on Nov. 9, 2017, at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital. Greg was born on March 29, 1954, in Ladysmith to Paul C. Petit and Edith M. Petit of Winter. Greg was an avid outdoorsman. He loved guns, hunting, fishing and his dogs. He was the best huntin

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-11-20 19:57:00

Woman Stalks Rome Man at Child's School

Jennifer Marie Quinn, 32 of Hoschton, was arrested in Rome after police said she allegedly stalked a man from his child's school to the police station. Reports stated that while being questioned by police she allegedly drove away with an officer inside the vehicle. They added that while being placed

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2017-11-20 18:18:03

Felon Found with Gun in Rome Traffic Stop

Laron Lawade Gibson, 29 of Rome, was arrested this week after a traffic stop led police to find him to be illegally in possession of a gun. Report said that police pulled Gibson over for driving without headlights when upon speaking to him smelled marijuana from inside the car. While conducting a se

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2017-11-20 16:32:42

Rome Man Arrested for Trying to Engage In Sexual Activity with Child

Reynaldo Baltazar, 26 of Rome, was arrested this week after he allegedly arranged to meet a 13 year-old girl at the Armuchee Post office for the purpose of performing a sexual act. Reports said that the incident occurred back on November 17th. Baltazar is charged with sexual exploitation of children

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2017-11-20 18:01:24

Rome felon charged with firearm possession

A Rome man was arrested early Sunday with a .40 caliber pistol after being stopped near the intersection of North Broad Street and Superba Avenue, reports stated. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Laron Lawade Gibson, 29 of 9 Copeland St., is charged with felony possession of a firearm by a co

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-11-20 01:33:00

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Penson Whittle, age 92, of Rome

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Penson Whittle, age 92, of Rome, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017, in a local health care facility. Mrs. Whittle was born in Bartow County, GA on July 26, 1925, daughter of the late Warren David Penson and the late Mattie Glenn Hyde Penson. She was also preceded in death b

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2017-11-20 15:57:24

Rome Man Wrecks Car with Child on Car While on Meth

Michael Douglas Bailey, 21 of Rome, was arrested this week after he was accused of driving under the influence of methamphetamine with an 8 year-old child in the car. Reports said that Bailey was ejected from the vehicle when he wrecked at Ga 1 and Booger Hollow Road. The wreck occurred on November


Love Feast ready to feed 3,000

Organizers of the 29th annual Love Feast are prepared to serve about 3,000 people this year. The free Thanksgiving Day meal runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill. "At this point, all we need is donations to pay for what we've got," founder Terrell Shields said Monday.

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-11-21 00:48:00

GUEST COLUMN: Gratitude is a choice

I regret that I am not an optimistic person by nature. I could blame some of that on my Dad - a pretty pessimistic guy. I think, more realistically, that my way of being an achiever has been to be especially aware of the things "not quite right that need to be improved." I suspect that many who con

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-11-20 06:30:00

Economic opportunities bring hard choices for Lula

Opportunity for economic development is knocking at Lula's door, but to take advantage, city officials need to make some hard decisions on funding alternatives for upgrading sewer capacity that could handle future growth. The opportunities include servicing a poultry plant on a large tract off Lula

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-11-21 06:01:00

Johnny Vardeman: Stories stir memories of fabled ranger Arthur Woody

Duncan Dobie's book about U.S. Forest Ranger Arthur Woody has stirred memories of the man from people who knew him or had friends who knew him. Dobie's book, "Arthur Woody and the Legend of the Barefoot Ranger," tells numerous stories about the famous conservationist who did so much for preserving t

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-11-19 08:00:00