Homecoming Court, Mr. & Miss Southern Miss presented at halftime

The Homecoming Court, and Mr. & Miss Southern Miss will be presented at halftime of the USM UTSA game.

  Petal School District holds cyber security seminar

The Petal School district hosted a Cyber Security seminar to inform parents of ways they can help ensure their kids stay safe. They addressed a wide variety of issues.

Student Printz celebrates 100 years

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Communication celebrated its 100 year anniversary for its student newspaper, the Student Printz, with a luncheon, panel discussion and a grand opening of a new exhibit on the Hattiesburg campus.

ACT score flat for 2018 Mississippi high school seniors

The state's 2018 graduates, public and private, had an average composite score of 18.6 on the exam. That's level with 2017, and above the 18.4 that students scored in 2016, the first year all public high school graduates in the Magnolia State took the test.

NAACP in Jackson voices support for Forest Hill band students

The NAACP is asking that the community stand with these students and the Forest Hill High School community in support. .

Ole Miss donor’s name being removed after racist comment

Trustees of the state College Board voted unanimously Thursday to strip Ed Meek's name from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. The academic unit is now known just as the School of Journalism and New Media.

Seminary schools hold suicide prevention rally

Students and Staff and the Seminary schools had one goal in mind on Wednesday, and that was suicide prevention.

New digital fabrication center at USM available to students, public

A former book store at The Hub at the University of Southern Mississippi has been turned into a digital maker space that is available for both student and public use.

PRCCC resumes classes after overnight campus lockdown

The gates remain locked at Pearl River Community College after gunshots were fired nearby late Tuesday night.

Students hold sock drive at Petal Elementary

Students at Petal Elementary are getting a first-hand lesson on both character and community.

USM kicking off Homecoming week activities

USM kicking off Homecoming week activities

JPS planning to appeal MHSAA’s decision to suspend Forest Hill band for remainder of the year

Community is asking the public to consider the students who are now being suspended following the controversial halftime performance.

Forrest County Schools gets first safe room in the district

The Forrest County School District inflated the dome of its first safe room in the district. It’s the model for many others expected to be constructed soon.

Southeastern Baptist College to be featured in Public Television series

A camera crew from Public Television was on the campus of Southeastern Baptist College on Thursday morning, shooting a segment for the series “On Demand.”

Wayne County schools no longer buying Nike products

The Wayne County School District will no longer be buying Nike products in light of the company’s recent advertising campaign with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Petal School District moving forward with plans to add storm shelters

Petal School district is in the final stages of getting new shelters to hold and protect students and staff during bad weather.

Foster grandparents changing lives at Jones Co. school

Foster grandparents changing lives at Jones Co. schools

Gov. Bryant proclaims Oct. as College Application Month

Gov. Bryant proclaims Oct. as College Application Month

The Dubard School helps students cope with dyslexia

The Dubard School for Language Disorders on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi handles many young students with learning disabilities. One of those conditions affects one in five students.

USM hosts immigration forum

University of Southern Mississippi students learned more about the subject of illegal immigration Tuesday during a first-ever forum on campus.

Barker issues dyslexia awareness proclamation

The City of Hattiesburg is hoping to increase awareness of dyslexia.

  Who’s watching your child: caregiver offers guide to certified childcare centers

Mississippi Early Childhood Association Representative Judy Prine toured Oak Grove Learning Center, a licensed facility, in Oak Grove Thursday afternoon to show parents how to make sure a center is right for you and your kid.

Students, staff at Louisville middle school hospitalized after exposure to “alleged vaping”

Winston Medical Center CEO Paul Black said students and staff were passing out due to the exposure. Anywhere from 10 to 20 people were brought in, according to Black.

USM’s Eagle’s Nest could be model for college food banks across state

The Eagle’s Nest Food Pantry at USM may soon be a model for other campus food pantries across the state.

Southeastern Construction to launch Skills Training Academy

Southeastern Construction gathered with area education leaders and construction industry professionals to discuss the need for a Skills Training Academy for students coming out of high school.

Ole Miss seeks fast removal of donor’s name after flap

The University of Mississippi is trying to speed up the process of removing a donor’s name from its journalism school after his Facebook post that drew backlash as being racist.

Ole Miss School of Journalism namesake requests name be removed from school

The namesake of the Ole Miss School of Journalism requested his name be removed from the school after a controversial Facebook post.

Laurel School District to make improvements after ‘F’ rating

The Laurel School District looks to make improvements after receiving an 'F' rating.

Clinton High School student gets perfect score on ACT...TWICE

Senior Clark Hensley made a perfect score on the ACT test not once, but TWICE. After utilizing the school’s ACT prep course and studying on his own, he decided to take a stab at the ACT. He made a perfect score of 36 on his first attempt last year.

Laurel School District making changes to improve accountability score

The Mississippi Department of Education released unofficial accountability scores for school districts across the state Thursday.

MAAP results are in for Hattiesburg High School

Tests scores are in. Hattiesburg High School sent home test results from the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program. Just over 200 students were sent home with a score of 4 or 5.

  Teacher shortages an ongoing problem in MS

Teacher shortages have been an issue that the State of Mississippi has been dealing with for years, according to the state department of education.

Two Pine Belt schools districts receive ‘A’ accountability score

The Mississippi Department of Education releases statewide accountability results, giving letter grades to districts and schools.

USM hosts first Transition Camp for high school students with disabilities

Dozens of area high school students with disabilities are at the University of Southern Mississippi this week, learning about job hunting, financial planning and other career skills.

Petal School District bound for expansion

The Petal School District is the top school district in the state. As a result, it has become a destination for education throughout south Mississippi.

‘It looks like they’re in jail’: TX students in detention wear orange shirts, clean windows

The superintendent stopped the practice, saying staff didn’t get it approved by the district, and students will return to serving detention in a classroom setting.

$19 million grant renewal aims to enhance biomedical research in MS

A $19 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for the Mississippi INBRE program was announced by the University of Southern Mississippi on Friday.

Belhaven awarded top honor for Best Regional University 2019

U.S. News & World Report released their 2019 Best Colleges list and awarded Belhaven University a top ranking for best regional university in the South.

USM breaks freshman enrollment record

The University of Southern Mississippi announced Thursday that the Class of 2022 broke the freshman enrollment record with with more than 2,000 first-time, full-time freshmen, the first time the university has reached the milestone.

Dept. of Education to offer strategies to improve reading fro K-3 students

The Mississippi Department of Education announced Wednesday that it will host regional meetings to offer parents strategies for improving reading skills of students in kindergarten through K-3.

HPSD comments on ‘incident’ that sent band members to the hospital

The Hattiesburg Public School District has released a statement on the “incident” that resulted in members of the HHS band being taken to the hospital after Friday night’s football game.