Participants needed for USM, Tougaloo COVID-19 impact study

The research study will aim to show how young adults dealt with challenges brought on by the pandemic.

  Perry County School District partners with Kamp Joy to boost emotional wellness

  Miss. lawmakers increase funding for Early Learning Collaboratives

  James Meredith speaks at Jones College

USM Children’s Center cheers on Hattiesburg Half Marathon runners

  USM to hold in-person commencement ceremonies for 2020, 2021 graduates

Jones College launches Online Workforce College

Continued Coverage

  Virtual tours offer students insight into state’s history at the Two Mississippi Museums

  Southern Miss FCA to host ‘Cars on a Mission’ fundraiser

  Christian Services hosts annual Easter Fun Day

  Few children turn out for annual Lion’s Easter Egg hunt

  USM earns national recognition for education certification program

  Perry County School Dist. holds recruitment fair for vacant positions

  WCU School of Education receives two Governor’s Awards

William Carey's Alternate Route to Teaching Program was recognized by the Mississippi Association of Partners in Education.

  WCU med school gets 3 top 10 rankings from U.S. News and World Report

The report also ranks WCU as the fifth-best for locating graduates in medically underserved areas.

Southern Miss celebrates Founders’ Day

Students, faculty and alumni at the University of Southern Mississippi are celebrating 111 years of the black and gold in the Hub City.

Top of Class 2021: Schedule of Events

Top of Class 2021 will be held on Wednesday, May 5, on the campus of Jones College.

  3 Southern Miss students receive Goldwater Scholarship

  Laurel dedicates week to early childhood development

  USM student receives surprise Make-A-Wish party after cancer battle

  ‘Crossroads’ exhibit opens for six-week run in Columbia

Collins’ Express Care offering COVID shots with no appointment needed Sunday

  Hattiesburg schools recognized at Governor’s Awards

  USM holds ribbon-cutting for Southern Station

The venue will hold events for students and will be utilized on gamedays.

  Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for William Carey’s King Student Center

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new King Student Center, which is named in honor of William Carey President Dr. Tommy King and his wife, Sandra.

  Jackson State Alumni Association of Hattiesburg to host scholarship fundraiser

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is April 23.

  Senate approves bill allowing Petal sales tax referendum

Petal residents may soon get the chance to vote on a proposed 3% sales tax increase on restaurants in the city.

  Moselle Elementary teacher wins Golden Apple Award

This month’s WDAM and TEC’s Golden Apple Award winner is Moselle Elementary School teacher Terri Shoemake.

  R3SM gets Big Event help from USM students

R3SM got some much-needed work done at its volunteer house.

  Match Day celebrated at WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine

The medical school’s faculty and staff hosted a small come-and-go reception at Tatum Court on Monday morning to congratulate students.

  USM students introduce opera to children around Hattiesburg

USM students continue to introduce opera to elementary schools.

Teacher pay raise much-needed in Mississippi, say educators

Teachers in Mississippi will soon be seeing an increase in salary and in their starting wage thanks to a bill that was passed by state lawmakers on Thursday.

USM students to participate in annual Big Event March 22-26

Instead of the traditional one-day effort, the 2021′s event will be spread out over five days.

  Pine Belt Habitat to host 4th charity golf tourney March 26

Dozens of golfers are expected to be on the Hattiesburg Country Club golf course next Friday, to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of the Pine Belt.

  Covington Dist. 4 residents remove trash from roadsides

Some residents of District Four in Covington County are stepping up efforts to clean up roadsides in their community.

  Forrest Tower photo exhibit documents government, medical response to pandemic

A new photo exhibit in downtown Hattiesburg is giving residents a unique look at the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Covington Hospital opening new vaccine clinic Monday

Covington County Hospital is opening a new drive-thru clinic in Collins to administer COVID-19 vaccines.

  USM students assist park service with site plan for historic slave market

Some USM students are helping the National Park Service develop a historic location in Natchez that was once the site of one of the largest slave markets in the South.

  LMSA principal making an impact in her school

Dr. Kiana Pendleton has been the principal at LMSA for the past three years.

Covington Co. school employees get COVID vaccines from CCH

Covington County Hospital provided Moderna vaccines for about 65 employees

  Show goes on for Columbia student performers during pandemic

It’s a bit of a different scene this year for the cast and crew of ‘Check Please,’ and ‘Check Please Take 2,′ but at Columbia High School, the show must go on.

  Weekend community cleanups removing trash from Dist. 5 Covington roads

Two recent community clean ups have removed a lot of trash along roads in District 5 in Covington County.

  Bill ensures school funding after attendance decreases during pandemic

The bill ensures schools won’t face severe budget cuts due to inconsistencies in student attendance during the pandemic last year.

Two Pine Belt students win scholarships in College Savings Shootout

Each winner received a $500 scholarship in the form of a Mississippi Affordable College Savings Account.

  PRCC nursing students help give out COVID-19 vaccines

PRCC Associate Degree Nursing Program students volunteered at the C.E. Roy Community Center to help administer COVID-19 vaccines.

  PREPS hosts virtual conference for teachers throughout state

Friday kicked off with over 25 sessions that teachers can access online, which will be available for the next three weeks.

  Bill that would give Miss. educators pay raise one step closer to becoming law

If signed into law, the pay increase will be in effect for the 2021-2022 school year.

  USM nationally recognized for its online bachelor’s degree program for veterans

The University of Southern Mississippi earned a top 50 spot in the U.S. News & World report.

  Education advocates critical of House income tax bill

Education advocates are among the tax bill’s biggest critics.

  USM students to resume in-person classes in fall

After months of Zoom classes and online teaching materials, many students are ready for a little normalcy.

  Forrest General invests in PRCC nursing bridge program

The bridge program will help LPNs earn their full RN degree.

  Laurel veterans museum to reopen to public

The Veterans Memorial Museum in Laurel is about to reopen its doors to the public.

  Hattiesburg Zoo hosting 4th annual Renaissance Festival

The Hattiesburg Zoo is welcoming Spring by hosting an annual celebration of European art and culture from the 14th-17th centuries.

  William Carey nursing students on front line of pandemic

William Carey students are at vaccination sites in the community to help fight COVID-19.

  Sacred Heart Catholic School pre-K teacher wins Golden Apple Award

This month’s TEC and WDAM Golden Apple Award Winner is Lynette Villarreal, a pre-K teacher at Sacred Heart Catholic School.

  William Carey spring enrollment increases 15%

William Carey University announced Friday that spring enrollment has increased 15% since last year.

  New career closet to offer free professional clothing for USM students

Seymour’s Career Closet will offer used men’s and women’s business-style clothing to students, free of charge.

  State educators, health experts recognized for work during pandemic

The recognition comes just days after it was announced that Mississippi teachers will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 1.

  Teachers: Their pay, value and how to keep them

Teachers and legislators are looking into ways of solving the teacher shortage in Mississippi.

  Student-led Youth Tobacco Prevention Program held at Petal High School

The program empowers at-risk youth, encouraging them to reject tobacco and vaping products.

Petal student chosen to represent state at 59th U.S. Senate Youth Program

A Petal student is one of two Mississippi youth chosen to represent the state in the 59th annual United States Senate Youth Program.

  Historical Society presents Sacred Heart educator with Teacher of Year Award

The Mississippi Historical Society named Theresa Moore its Teacher of the Year.

  PREPS to continue conference virtually this year due to COVID-19

The Program of Research and Evaluation for Public Schools is preparing for its annual conference.

USM selects new head for Coastal Operations

Dr. Shannon Campbell will serve as the lead strategist and relationship builder for coastal initiatives.

  Keith’s donates $34K to William Carey for student testing, vaccinations

The funds will be used for testing students and staff for COVID-19 and vaccinations when they become available.

  William Carey University partners with Millsaps College

William Carey University is expanding its footprint through a partnership with Millsaps College in Jackson for two graduate programs.

Laurel student named a Top Youth Volunteer of 2021

Fletcher Horne was recognized as one of Mississippi’s Top Youth Volunteers of 2021.

  Sacred Heart students create mini Mardi Gras float display

Students decorated shoeboxes to look like parade floats that are on display downtown.

Jones College makes operation changes due to winter weather

All face-to-face classes have been canceled on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021.

  9th Lighthouse Dash raises $40K for Petal Children’s Task Force

Dozens of runners and walkers hit the streets of Petal Saturday to raise money for the Petal Children’s Task Force.

  SPAS, PetSmart Charities partner for puppy wellness event

The staff at Southern Pines Healthy Pet Clinic is showing some young pets a little extra live this Valentine’s Day weekend, with the help of PetSmart Charities.

  Perry County teacher named Miss. Rural Teacher of Year

A South Perry Elementary teacher is being recognized for her hard work and dedication to her students.

  WWI exhibit at Armed Forces Museum gets makeover

Staff members at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby have just completed a big makeover of one of the facility’s major exhibits.

  Legislators tackle teacher shortage with loan repayment bill

If passed, the bill could help alleviate the teacher shortage in Mississippi.

  Major construction projects at PRCC making progress

A $13 million residence hall project on the Poplarville campus of Pearl River Community College is nearly complete.

  New PRCC STEM center named for retired instructor, public servant

A ribbon was cut during a ceremony Tuesday to officially open the James W. Barnes STEM Center.

NOAA partners with USM on uncrewed systems

The agreement issues a framework for collaborating with NOAA scientists and UxS operators.

USM students help local church choir during COVID-19 pandemic

The choristers have earned the approval of the church’s congregation, staff and Dr. Susan Hrostowski, a professor of social work at USM.

  Dist. 5 community cleanup in Covington County postponed due to rain

Saturday’s steady rain forced the postponement of a planned community trash cleanup in District Five of Covington County.

  MDOC launches recruitment drive for new corrections officers

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Corrections are making their way across the state, hoping to hire hundreds of new corrections officers.

  William Carey forensics team finishes strong in regional competition

William Carey’s speech and debate team competed against more than 200 students in last week’s competition.