In just a short period of time, Thursday night, Sweet Peppers Deli customers made a difference for kids at Blaire E. Batson Children's hospital. Hattiesburg residents came out to Sweet Peppers Deli on Lincoln Road in Hattiesburg and helped Children's of Mississippi raise money to expand Batson.
A local religious organization and a newly founded non-profit are working to help meet needs in the Pine Belt. Jessica Bowman talks about what is needed and why these organizations strive to help others in need.
Trustees for the state Department of Archives and History say the markers are for Raymond Presbyterian Church in Hinds County, Evergreen Cemetery in Jackson County and the city of Verona in Lee County.
Six streets in five wards. The Hattiesburg City Council recently approved an extra 200 thousand dollars for street paving for the 2019 fiscal year. Mayor Toby Barker said the list was created based on requests by residents as well as Hattiesburg City Council members.
The District at Midtown in Hattiesburg has continued to grow and develop since its opening about six months ago. Business has been booming lately because of football games across the street at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood was in the Pine Belt Wednesday to talk about his joint efforts with the Mississippi Department of Health regarding the initiative to alert parents and teens of the dangers of e-cigarettes.