Events

SCRMC hosts two-day community blood drive

Donors can sign-up online by using the sponsor code “SCRMC,” or call Bonnie Smith at (601) 426-4704 to make an appointment.

  Venture Church webinar teaches churches how to livestream services

LIST: Canceled events in the city of Hattiesburg

  Southern Miss begins extended spring break due to coronavirus outbreak

Eureka School hosts conference on African-American women and 19th amendment

  HCC announces new measures to limit exposure to coronavirus

HUBFEST 2020 canceled amid coronavirus concerns

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  State Health Dept. hosts coronavirus update at WCU

  USM cancels children’s book festival over coronavirus concerns

  Sorority hosts financial workshop honoring Oseola McCarty

  USM students, alumni participate in annual “Big Event”

  Group raising money to restore historic Mount Olive fire station

Harlem Globetrotters coming to Hattiesburg in March

Southern Miss hosts annual Region One Science Fair

Hundreds of young students across Mississippi gathered the University of Southern Mississippi Friday for the Pine Belt Region One Science Fair.

Camp Bluebird accepting applications for campers and volunteers

For 30 years, Camp Bluebird has brought together adult cancer patients and survivors.

United Way to select $100K Payday Drawing winner March 16

The drawing will take place at Keg and Barrel in downtown Hattiesburg at 6 p.m. and will air live on WDAM.

  Parade highlights 23rd Black Heritage Celebration in Covington County

African-American history was celebrated Saturday in Collins.

  USM hosts VEX state robotics championship

Body of Mississippi soldier to return home Saturday

  Rep. Guest speaks at Covington County Chamber meeting

Hattiesburg Zoo collecting Mardi Gras beads for a good cause

  Krewe of Blue Parade rolls through downtown Laurel

  Revelry 2020 in full swing at USM

  Race raises funds for Petal charity

This year’s event raised about $30,000 for the Petal Children’s Task Force.

  9th annual Caerus Parade graced with perfect weather

Parade-goers in Hattiesburg were met with an absolutely perfect day Saturday.

  Hawkins Elementary students plant trees for Arbor Day

On Valentine’s Day, the Hub City showed it’s love for trees.

Laurel Main Street to host 3-on-3 basketball tournament

Laurel’s first-ever 3-on-3 basketball tournament will take place in the parking lot along Front Street on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 10 a.m - 5 p.m.

  Country music singer/songwriter John King to headline 31st Okatoma Fest

The headline performer for the 31st annual Okatoma Festival has been selected.

  First Recovery Walk held in Columbia

Dozens of people participated in a first-ever event in Columbia Saturday which honored those who are recovering from substance abuse and remembered others who lost their battle with addiction.

LIST: Mardi Gras parades to roll in the Pine Belt

Mardi Gras, and the good times that come with it, roll in the Pine Belt starting Saturday, Feb. 8 in Ellisville.

  Miss. adjutant general gives keynote speech at annual Laurel DAR luncheon

The head of the Mississippi National Guard was in Laurel Tuesday to speak to a patriotic organization.

  Columbia mayor says homeless animals will be euthanized in humane way

Columbia city officials say some positive changes are being made at the Columbia-Marion County Animal Shelter.

  PRCC hosts 14th annual Women’s Health Symposium

Hundreds of women from across South Mississippi gathered in Poplarville Saturday for an annual health conference designed just for them.

  Old HHS to open as affordable senior housing in 2020

An old Hub City building is being transformed into a new apartment complex for senior residents this year.

  Edwards Street Fellowship gets $6K from Miskelly fashion show

A recent Hub City fashion show has raised thousands of dollars for a local nonprofit.

Powers Fire & Rescue holding blood drive Saturday

Powers Fire & Rescue is holding a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  Hattiesburg Cultural Center hosts amateur photo competition

The event was open to all ages. It includes two divisions: a child division and adult division.

MLB Players host MLK Camp in Mississippi

Veteran MLB outfielder and philanthropist Curits Granderson, along with support from many other MLB players, founded the series to celebrate the life and contributions of Dr. King.

  Camp Shelby museum hosting reunion of WWII soldiers in 2020

In 2020, the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum will have a special focus on 1945.

  Gulf Coast-based “Jubilee Havens” hosting Petal fundraiser in April

A Gulf Coast-based organization which helps victims of human trafficking is planning a major fundraising event in the Pine Belt this spring.

HUBFEST 2020 headliner announced

HUBFEST will open to guests at 9 a.m. on March 28.

  Hattiesburg hosts first “Split-the-Pot” Pickleball Tournament

The Hattiesburg Pickleball Association hosted its inaugural tournament Saturday in the Payne Center of the USM campus in Hattiesburg.

  Giraffe exhibit, McCarty House Museum to open in fall of 2020

2020 will be a busy year for the development of many Hattiesburg tourist attractions.

  Hattiesburg and Laurel get ready to celebrate the new year

WDAM will have crews live in Hattiesburg and Laurel for each of their NYE celebrations.

  LRMA to host four major exhibits in 2020

Visitors to the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art will enjoy four major exhibitions in 2020.

  Third annual “Giving and Living” Christmas event held at Sigler Center

More than one dozen Hub City sponsors hosted a special annual Christmas party for some deserving children Saturday.

  Red Cross hands out cleaning kits, other supplies to tornado victims in Laurel area

The American Red Cross handed out cleaning kits and other supplies to tornado victims in the Laurel area Saturday.

  More than 35K people have visited “Experience a Columbia Christmas”

Downtown Columbia’s second annual, multi-week Christmas extravaganza is entering its third week.

  Sen. Chris McDaniel holding turkey giveaway Saturday

State Sen. Chris McDaniel is holding his annual Merry Christmas Turkey Giveaway at West Ellisville Baptist Church on Saturday.

  Perry County Sheriff’s Dept. hosts annual “Shop with a Cop”

Nearly two dozen less fortunate children will have a Merry Christmas this year, thanks to donors who helped the Perry County Sheriff’s Department with its annual “Shop with a Cop.”

  Howard Industries makes toy donation to Angel Tree program in Laurel

Howard Industries in Laurel is helping make the holidays special for hundreds of kids in the Pine Belt area by teaming up with the Salvation Army of Laurel.

  37th annual Sertoma Parade rolls through Laurel

The theme for this year’s event was “Ole Towne Christmas.”

  ‘Experience a Columbia Christmas’ expected to bring thousands to Marion County

Final preparations are being made for the second annual “Experience a Columbia Christmas.”

Collins Christmas celebrations begin Thursday

Santa will be spending a lot of time in Collins over the next couple of days.

  Popular local food delivery service gives back to the community

Waitr partners with Dickey's Barbecue Pit to help serve families free holiday meals.

  USM tailgaters speculate on Golden Eagles bowl chances

Southern Miss football fans were talking about if and where the Golden Eagles might play in a bowl game during tailgating activities Saturday before the Western Kentucky home game.

  Hattiesburg Habitat dedicates 70th home

The Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 70th home in the Pine Belt Saturday.

  NCOs defeat officers 24-18 in annual Camp Shelby Turkey Bowl

It’s still regular season for college and pro football, but for the Army, it’s bowl season.

  “Shop Petal First” campaign begins in Friendly City

The Petal-area Chamber of Commerce is hoping you’ll think of the “Friendly City” first when you do your holiday shopping and it’s offering some incentives to encourage you to do that.

Vitalant is giving free 9-inch pies to donors for holiday season

The first 30 people that come and donate on one of the selected days will receive a pecan or sweet potato pie.

  A Stroka Gene Us Alpaca Farm to host 7th annual festival Saturday

Saturday the farm is having its annual Stringer Alpaca Festival for everyone to come and enjoy.

First ever pop up pantry comes to New Augusta

Perry County is coming together before the holidays to feed their neighbors.

  Annual Christmas shop local campaign begins Thursday in Covington County

An annual campaign to encourage Covington County residents to shop locally for Christmas begins Thursday.

  Soldiers, Seabees start annual motorcycle safety ride at Camp Shelby

U.S. Army soldiers and Navy Seabees from South Mississippi have teamed up on a special mission to improve safety on the roadway.

  Pine Belt high schoolers showcase artwork

Every year the Hattiesburg Arts council recognizes up-and-coming artists with an emerging exhibit.

  7th annual Veterans Picnic raises money for wounded soldiers

Veterans, car enthusiasts and Columbia residents gathered Saturday to raise money for wounded soldiers.

  PRCC getting ready to host third annual “Wildcat Wonderland”

Pearl River Community College is preparing for its third annual Christmas event, called “Wildcat Wonderland.”

  Art, holiday gifts, and Santa Claus all at the Pine Belt Holiday Expo and Christmas Market

Holiday Expo and Christmas Market brings Pine Belt Locals for arts, holiday gifts, and Santa Claus

  Two PRCC construction projects making progress

Two large construction projects underway at Pearl River Community College are making steady progress.

City of Hattiesburg getting ready for Midnight on Front Street

A fireworks show will take place after the "dropping" of the Hub Sign at midnight on New Year's Day.

Veterans Day events around the Pine Belt area

The Pine Belt area will have many events taking place on Veterans Day.

  USM cadets remember the fallen at the Veterans Memorial Wall

The somber event is to remember those who have fallen before the parade celebration on Veterans Day.

  USM Air Force ROTC take part in 24-hour Veterans Memorial Wall vigil

They began at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Hattiesburg Veterans Memorial Park and will end on Veterans Day morning.

  Hattiesburg hosted the 74th annual MS State NAACP Convention

The convention started Thursday and came to an end Saturday night.

  Laurel Girl Scouts serve lunch to veterans

Nearly two dozen Jones County Girl Scouts honored local veterans Saturday by serving them lunch.

  Laurel American Legion post hosts annual Veterans Day program

A Laurel American Legion post celebrated Veterans Day Saturday night with an annual program.

Red Cross competition enhances volunteer response skills

American Red Cross volunteers from across South Mississippi got some valuable skills training in a competitive two-day event that wrapped up Saturday.

  Glade school hosts Veterans Day program

Students at Glade Elementary School showed their support for Veterans Friday.

  Chancellor Gambrell speaks during day two of Hattiesburg NAACP conference

An annual conference of the state NAACP is continuing in Hattiesburg.

  Five truckloads of food collected at Laurel Fill-A-Truck

The Jones County community turned out in a big way this weekend to help support a local soup kitchen and food pantry.

  Forrest/Lamar Heart Walk raises more than $90K for research, education

Hundreds of people gathered at the University of Southern Mississippi Saturday morning to help prevent heart disease.