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Final farewell

Layne Emmons, 8, a Laurel native who now lives in Purvis, salutes as the hearse carrying the body of slain Hattiesburg police officer Liquori Tate passes by the Monroe Road exit on Interstate 59 on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Layne was with his grandmother, Lynn Lowe Kitchens of Laurel, when his mother Lindsey Steele snapped the photo that has since been shared across the country.

Starting shortly after noon Saturday, hundreds if not thousands of Jones Countians took to every Interstate 59 bridge overpass, on ramp…read more