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.
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.
Laurel Mayor, Johnny Magee is not only the leader of the city, but he is the leader of the Blood Bowl Bash champions! The city of Laurel garners the most units of blood every year for the annual Blood Bowl Bash.
Now that we are in the middle of an opioid crisis in our country, health care providers want to step away from the opioids and suggest patients try an alternative to opioids that are piercing through the pain.
Goff never thought he could have cancer, but doctors found and removed a slow growing stage 2 colon cancer. Goff said his oncologist told him getting checked out at age 50 would have made a big difference.
It’s a disease that is poorly understood because you can’t see it. Because of that, patients are often stigmatized. A Lamar County woman and her doctor are hoping to change that. By sharing her story, they want to open the hearts and minds of not only the public, but doctors.
Your eyes can offer a glimpse into your health. The Chief of Retina, Vitreous, and Diabetes at Southern Eye Center in Hattiesburg, Dr. Jaime Jimenez wants to make sure if he takes a glance at your eyes he won't see signs of the leading cause of blindness.