Stone County to kick off centennial celebration - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Stone County to kick off centennial celebration

Dizzy Dean Dizzy Dean
STONE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Stone County will begin a year-long centennial celebration Saturday with a birthday party for the late "Dizzy" Dean, a Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher who spent the last 15 years of his life in Stone County.

The event will take place at the Dizzy Dean Welcome Center on Highway 49 in Wiggins from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

It will feature cake and ice cream and lots of memorabilia from Dean's baseball and broadcasting careers.

Other events marking the county's centennial in 2016 will include an unveiling of a new 100th anniversary logo on Feb. 4 and a countywide celebration on May 10.

That event will feature a dedication of a centennial mural on the grounds of the county courthouse.

Copyright WDAM 2016. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • LIST: School closings in the Pine Belt

    LIST: School closings in the Pine Belt

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:23 PM EST2018-01-16 23:23:34 GMT
    Photo credit: Raycom Image Bank School bus graphicPhoto credit: Raycom Image Bank School bus graphic

    Several schools and school districts in the Pine Belt are making schedule changes ahead of possible winter weather Tuesday. 

    More >>

    Several schools and school districts in the Pine Belt are making schedule changes ahead of possible winter weather Tuesday. 

    More >>
  • Wintry precipitation moving through Pine Belt

    Wintry precipitation moving through Pine Belt

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:41 PM EST2018-01-16 22:41:57 GMT
    Winter weather advisories are now effect for the entire WDAM viewing area until midnight Wednesday. (Photo source: NWS Jackson)Winter weather advisories are now effect for the entire WDAM viewing area until midnight Wednesday. (Photo source: NWS Jackson)

    Parts of the Pine Belt are seeing a mix of wintry precipitation roll through the area. Winter weather advisories are in effect for the entire WDAM viewing area until midnight Wednesday.

    More >>

    Parts of the Pine Belt are seeing a mix of wintry precipitation roll through the area. Winter weather advisories are in effect for the entire WDAM viewing area until midnight Wednesday.

    More >>
  • Highlights: Jefferson Davis MLK Classic

    Highlights: Jefferson Davis MLK Classic

Powered by Frankly