HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Some employees of Mississippi Power Company spent several hours Thursday morning volunteering to clean up part of Hattiesburg in preparation for the first home football game at Southern Miss this weekend.
About two dozen employees from across the Pine Belt brought their plastic bags and picked up trash along Highway 49 in front of the campus.
They spent about three hours cleaning up the area.
Many of the volunteers also took part in a Make a Difference Day clean up of the same area after the Feb. 10 tornado.
"While we're out here to make a difference today and doing a little sprucing up before the game, it's also nice to know the community residents care enough not to throw out a lot of trash along the highways, so we're not finding quite as much as we may have expected," said Jason Lee, Pine Belt Divison manager for Mississippi Power Company.
Southern Miss will play Texas State on Saturday.