Some local churches in our area are getting a head start on celebrating the 4th of July. Hattiesburg's Temple Baptist Church was among those celebrating the holiday today.
A "Celebrate America '08" event began with a special morning service and was followed this afternoon with an outdoor party, featuring music from local performers and the Mississippi National Guard's 41st Army Band. Food was also provided and there were lots of games and activities for kids.
The day ended with a fireworks show.