Southern Miss receives additional funding from State Legislatur - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Southern Miss receives additional funding from State Legislature

The University of Southern Mississippi has received a vital financial boost from the Mississippi Legislature in the form of a general support bill that includes funds for renovation and repairs related to the Feb. 10 tornado that struck the Hattiesburg campus.

The bill designates a significant increase to the State Institutions of Higher Learning budget. Included in the appropriations are $1.655 million to Southern Miss for renovation and repairs to buildings and another $1.1 million to purchase musical instruments and equipment damaged by the tornado.

Chad Driskell, executive assistant to the President for External Affairs, credits House Appropriations Committee Chairman Herb Frierson, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Eugene S. Clarke and members of the local legislative delegation for helping expedite additional funding for Southern Miss.

For more on this article, click HERE to go to the USM website.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Body of 11-year-old boy recovered in Lamar County lake

    Body of 11-year-old boy recovered in Lamar County lake

    Sunday, May 28 2017 9:57 PM EDT2017-05-29 01:57:04 GMT

    Emergency crews have recovered the body of a 11-year-old boy who fell off a dock at a Lamar County campground, about 24 hours after he disappeared on Saturday afternoon.

    More >>

    Emergency crews have recovered the body of a 11-year-old boy who fell off a dock at a Lamar County campground, about 24 hours after he disappeared on Saturday afternoon.

    More >>
  • Southern Miss to host NCAA Baseball Regional

    Southern Miss to host NCAA Baseball Regional

    Sunday, May 28 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-05-29 01:26:05 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM

    It's official: the University of Southern Mississippi was announced as one of 16 regional hosts for the 2017 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.  Pete Taylor Park will host three other teams in the Hattiesburg Regional, with matchups beginning on June 2 and going through June 5 if needed, according to the NCAA.

    More >>

    It's official: the University of Southern Mississippi was announced as one of 16 regional hosts for the 2017 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.  Pete Taylor Park will host three other teams in the Hattiesburg Regional, with matchups beginning on June 2 and going through June 5 if needed, according to the NCAA.

    More >>
  • Rice outlasts USM in C-USA championship game

    Rice outlasts USM in C-USA championship game

    Sunday, May 28 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-05-29 00:22:10 GMT
    USM baseball/Photo credit: WDAMUSM baseball/Photo credit: WDAM

    The University of Southern Mississippi had celebrated seven walk-off baseball victories this season, including one Saturday that helped the Golden Eagles reach the championship game of the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Tournament. Rice University turned the tables on the Golden Eagles Sunday at MGM Park before the largest crowd in C-USA tournament history. The Owls weathered a 53-minute rain delay to twice rally past Southern Miss and win 5-4 in walk-off fashion...

    More >>

    The University of Southern Mississippi had celebrated seven walk-off baseball victories this season, including one Saturday that helped the Golden Eagles reach the championship game of the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Tournament. Rice University turned the tables on the Golden Eagles Sunday at MGM Park before the largest crowd in C-USA tournament history. The Owls weathered a 53-minute rain delay to twice rally past Southern Miss and win 5-4 in walk-off fashion...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly