Jones County area athletes honored

Jones County area athletes honored

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Student athletes were honored at a luncheon in Laurel Monday.

South Central Regional Medical Center's Sports Medicine Program annually recognizes outstanding athletes and coaches from each school that go above and beyond on the playing field, in the classroom and in the community.

"This is a way that our sports medicine program gives back to our community, to show appreciation for allowing us to be a part in the lives of their athletes, to take care of their athletes, as well as to work with the coaches," said Dr. Derrick Burgess with the South Central Regional Medical Center's sports medicine program.

This was the third year for the luncheon. This year's speaker was former WDAM Sports Director Mitchell Williams.