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Hattiesburg Salvation Army welcomes new corps officers

On Tuesday, Salvation Army employees, city officials and community leaders officially welcomed the couple to their new appointment in the Pine Belt. On Tuesday, Salvation Army employees, city officials and community leaders officially welcomed the couple to their new appointment in the Pine Belt.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The corps officers for the Hattiesburg Salvation Army did not have to travel far for their new leadership positions in the Hub City.

Until a few weeks ago, Lt. Patrick Connelly and Lt. Stacey Connelly were the directors of the Laurel Salvation Army.

Now, they have those same positions in Hattiesburg.

On Tuesday, Salvation Army employees, city officials and community leaders officially welcomed the couple to their new appointment in the Pine Belt.

"The potential for the Hattiesburg area and the Salvation Army is just tremendous," said Stacey Connelly. "We're very excited to have a Boys and Girls Club and a beautiful sanctuary."   

"We want to be very visible and we want the community to see who we are, where we are and what we're doing and that's our kind of mantra is 'invisible no more' and that's what we're going to work toward," said Patrick Connelly. 

The Connellys are replacing Maj. Andy Gilliam and Maj. Frances Gilliam, who left for a new appointment in Georgia.

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