Police in the southern Russian region of Dagestan say a female suicide bomber has injured at least 11 police officers and civilians.More >>
A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday, injuring at least 18, including two children and five police officers, authorities said. The attacker was later identified as a...More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:09:56 GMT
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation. On Thursday, more than 60-percent of the Boy Scouts of America's 14-hundred-members voted for theMore >>
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation.More >>
The Forrest General Healthcare Foundation kicked of a fund raising campaign Tuesday to raise money to build an inpatient hospice facility for terminally ill patients in Hattiesburg.
Anticipated cost of the facility is around $5 million. Thus far $1.5 million has been raised, with $500,000 coming from contributions from Forrest General Hospital employees.
The facility will be built on five acres of donated land on South 40th Avenue next to the Post Office. Originally it will be a 12 bed facility with room to expand in the future.
When completed, the new hospice house will provide a peaceful, home like setting where staff can address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of each patient and family.
"Most patients that are in hospice are treated at home, but occasionally they need care away from home, so this will provide an alternative to that home hospice," said William Oliver, Foundation President. "Right now there is not a facility in South Mississippi that has the capability so they will be able to go to this facility which will be a place like home that the family can be supported during very difficult times."
The hospice facility will be built solely with donations from community members and businesses.
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:10 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:10:14 GMT
Some Hattiesburg-area VFW and American Legion members paid special tribute to our nation's veterans today, with help from some young volunteers. They placed American flags on the graves of thousands ofMore >>
Some Hattiesburg-area VFW and American Legion members paid special tribute to our nation's veterans today, with help from some young volunteers.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
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