Clinic offers free health screenings

A Hattiesburg clinic is giving free health care screenings this week.

It is all part of National Community Health Center Week. The Hattiesburg Family Health Center will give the free screenings every day until Friday.

Hattiesburg City officials and several state legislative members honored the clinic Wednesday with a proclamation for its hard work in making the Pine Belt healthier.

"Hattiesburg Family Health Center is an important part of our community, and we felt like to get the word out about the free screenings was very important to celebrate it this week and to declare this week as one of the weeks that people really pay attention to their health care," said John Brown, spokeman for the City of Hattiesburg.

The clinic gave nearly 100 people free screenings Wednesday.