Karrie Leggett-Brown graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Before graduation, Karrie landed a position as a reporter/photographer for WDAM 7. She worked her way up the ranks at the station to eventually become an evening anchor. She is now the medical reporter for the station's weekly segment Medical Housecall.
Pine Belt, it’s time to present to you this month’s TEC, WDAM 7 Golden Apple Award Winner. Shelley Putnam is our winner from Columbia High School. Shelley Putnam is our winner from Columbia High School.
It's Read Across America Day! To celebrate, Lamar County School District's Teacher Academy students volunteered with the district's Parents as Teachers program to transform Target in Hattiesburg into an educational playground.
The Lamar County School District is celebrating National Career and Technical Education month by showing students of its Technical Education Program that they don’t have to leave home to find great career opportunities in the Pine Belt.
Heart health is a family affair for sisters Tiffany Hammond and Jacque Jordan. One sister’s life was changed forever after having open-heart surgery, and the other said even when you know what it takes to prevent heart disease, it can still happen to you.
William Carey University’s Dean of Education Dr. Ben Burnett knows the headlines surrounding education can be bleak, but Burnett said he is trying to increase teacher numbers at William Carey University.
There are families still mourning the four lives taken three years ago Tuesday by an EF-3 tornado. Many people still bear the physical and emotional scars, which undoubtedly reminds them of what they survived that night.
The third-grade reading test is one of the first big education hurdles kids face, but in order to get there, kids have to be kindergarten ready. A Hattiesburg parent-educator makes sure kids are kindergarten ready by first teaching the parents.
Jones County’s Glade Elementary School’s spirit has a competitive streak. Principal Lisa Ishee said it’s that element that is also getting kids in class every day, creating perfect attendance bragging rights for a few classrooms.
Teen pregnancy is one of the strongest taboos in our society. No parent wants their teen to become a parent themselves, but it happens. When it happens in the Lamar County School District, there is a group that helps teens like 17-year-old Makaleigh Martin stay positive, focused and most importantly
Summer break is over. Whether you are the parent or the student, it’s time to get back on track and into the school routine, and it isn’t the easiest transition. Julie Clinton can tell you it involves much more than school supplies.
Lamar County, mom of two, Jenny Maul lives by this message: "Be thankful. Don't take for granted what or who you have in your life," Maul said. She said that's her outlook on life after coming too close to losing her own.