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Bid awarded on Duncan Lake trail extension project

The proposed Duncan Lake trail extension will allow visitors access to new parts of the lake.

Jones County schools to offer “Grab & Go” meals this summer

  Families welcome home soldiers from the Mississippi Army National Guard

  Miss. neighborhood turns cul-de-sac into ultimate ‘sandlot’

City seeking funding help for Midtown park project

WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine earns national ranking

  Growing Facebook group recognizes high school seniors

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  Hancock Whitney donates $20K to Edwards Street Fellowship Center

Mississippi pastor advances to top 9 on ‘The Voice’

  Miss. National Guard honors healthcare heroes to kick off Nurses Week

Killeen: Man uses stimulus check to feed neighborhood

Best-selling Miss. author awards full scholarship to graduating senior

  Nick Jonas crashes Zoom meeting of USM’s Chi Omega sorority

  Flathau’s Fine Foods feeds healthcare workers

Flathau’s Fine Foods handed out plates of red beans and rice to the employees of Hattiesburg Clinic.

  Students surprise Laurel teacher with birthday parade

A Laurel teacher received an uplifting birthday surprise from her students Tuesday afternoon.

Salvation Army participating in #GiveFromHomeDay to feed hungry, homeless

The Salvation Army will be participating in #GiveFromHomeDay on Tuesday.

Sisters celebrate newborn baby brother through hospital window

Instead of waiting for their parents to return home, the girls and their grandparents decided they wanted to enjoy the special moment together as a family as best as they could.

  Photography group helps return memories to families affected by storm

Brett Favre sends message of hope to Flowood senior community

  Senior care service providing essential need home delivery

  Wayne Academy cheer team spreads joy on Facebook

  Richton School District delivering meals to homebound students

  100th birthday celebration goes on despite coronavirus restrictions

WATCH: TODAY host Hoda Kotb’s emotional response to interview with Drew Brees

TODAY anchor Hoda Kotb was overwhelmed with emotion when interviewing Drew Brees on Friday morning.

  Hub City nonprofit donates food amid coronavirus crisis

Food donations were handed out at Twin Forks Rising Community Development Corporation.

Krispy Kreme offering free donuts to doctors, nurses

Krispy Kreme will be offering free donuts to doctors and nurses every Monday until May.

  Oak Grove sewing shop making masks for medical workers

So far, the group has made more than 200 masks for medical professionals

  Volunteers sew, donate face masks to help keep people safe during COVID-19 outbreak

The number of COVID-19 cases is growing, and the supply of medical gear like masks is dwindling. So some volunteers are stepping up to do their part to help with the shortage.

  Laurel church works to promote clean water

We are approaching World Water Day, which is an observance around the world regarding the importance of clean water. One local organization in Laurel continues doing it’s part to help areas that do not have clean drinking water.

  Community comes together to gift Waynesboro man a car

Jeffery Lancaster has been walking all over Waynesboro for as long as he can remember, but thanks to some generous community members, he won’t have to walk anymore.

Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport set to host event to ease stress of flying for austisic children

To help parents and children will all of the extra stress that comes with flying, the Gulfport Biloxi International Airport is hosting an event to help give autistic children a chance to practice going through the steps of flying.

Drew Brees gets a buzz for charity

The future Hall of Fame quarterback shaved his head in Boston for charity.

  Local caregiver honored for her compassion

Since 1992 White has spent her time as a caregiver. Focusing her attention on the needs of others.

  Legend gospel musician visits the Pine Belt for worship

Mount Carmel Ministries opened its doors to host a community worship featuring leaders from around the area and a gospel music legend, The Rev. Donnie McClurkin.

  Petal teacher receives prestigious education award

Kathryn Daniels was honored for being a recipient of the 2019-2020 Milken Educator Award.

  Pine Belt teen recognized nationally through dance

A Pine Belt teen is achieving success and national recognition through performing arts.

  Family bond remains strong across ocean as coronavirus spreads

Snow Cheng grew up about 400 miles west Wuhan, China, which is being called the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. Now, Cheng lives in the quaint town of Sumrall with her family. As she and her husband take care of their baby girl, she worries about her family and friends half-way around the wor

  Sertoma Club donates $25K to USM’s Children’s Center

The money will help provide hearing screenings for babies and young children.

  Nonprofit working to help human trafficking survivors

Jubilee Havens is on a mission to help those survivors.

Chiefs player celebrates Super Bowl win by paying all pet adoption fees at shelter

The KC Pet Project has more than 100 dogs up for adoption.

  Minnesota woman finds her long lost dog thanks to Florida brewery featuring adoptable pets on beer cans

MotorWorks, a brewery in Bradenton, partnered with Manatee County Animal Services to begin printing adoptable pets on beer cans to raise awareness about animal adoption and one of the first dog’s they printed was a pup named, “Day-Day.”

  Petal pastor recognized with leadership award

A local pastor is being honored for his work and dedication to his community.

  The Yellow Brick Road Project is underway at Hattiesburg Community Arts Center

A place once used for press printing has transformed into a space for the performing artists.

  Groups volunteer at Edwards Street Fellowship Center for MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is seen as a day of service around the country.

  Vacant building donated to Petal School District

A vacant building in downtown Petal will soon be revamped into panther pride territory.

  Gulfport woman makes homemade meals for Seabees to show her appreciation

One Gulfport woman brought Navy Seabees a cultural experience through a home cooked meal.

  Jackson native turned Harlem Globetrotter teaches basketball skills to local deaf students

Hyche has participated in the nation’s first-ever basketball camp for deaf and hard of hearing athletes.

WWE star Roman Reigns makes Mississippi boy’s wish come true

A Mississippi boy fighting illness received his wish when he met WWE Superstar Roman Reigns last week.

Passenger wipes out Uber driver’s college debt

Latonya Young's rideshare passengers paid off her college debt. The 43-year old single mom said it was a car ride she'll never forget.

A man’s phone has been returned after he dropped it in the Reservoir 3 years ago

Three years ago, Steven Duty dropped his phone into the Reservoir while bass fishing. It was finally found last Sunday.

  Foley recognized for work with Crisis Intervention Team

A local CIT coordinator from Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources is being recognized for her hard work and dedication to the mission.

  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.

Firefighters taking donations for storm victims in Sandersville

Firefighters with the Sandersville Volunteer Fire Department will be set up to collect donations on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Warrensville Heights, Ohio student graduates college before receiving high school diploma

A Warrensville Heights student just became the youngest from the school district to graduate from Cuyahoga Community College.

Petal JROTC Battalion wins 2nd consecutive state drill championship

The Petal High School JROTC Panther Battalion brought home its second straight state championship in the Army Mississippi state drill competition.

  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.

  Pine Belt musician signs record deal in Nashville

We introduce you to artist Hunter Lott as his music is being heard across the nation.

Korean War soldier returns home to Mississippi 69 years after death

A soldier killed in the Korean War will return home to Mississippi next week.

  WIS reporter donates bone marrow to 2-year-old with rare blood disorder

You see her on TV reporting on the big stories every day, but tonight she’s actually part of the story.

’You’d love our QB this year’: LSU fan plants Tiger Stadium sod on late father’s grave

Some fans took to eBay or Insta with their Tiger Stadium sod, but one fan decided to put it to eternal use.

  MISSISSIPPI STRONG: Local family turns heartbreak into happiness in memory of loved one lost to cancer

A local family has turned heartbreak into a happiness for dozens of children battling cancer.

  Popular local food delivery service gives back to the community

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

Saints fans go viral after heartfelt Facebook post

The Who Dat Nation has come together to help a couple of Saints fans.

  Good Samaritan Center prepares for Thanksgiving dinner

The Good Samaritan Center shows how it's getting ready for its Thanksgiving feast.

  Wayne County youth development program gives back

A Wayne County youth development program called Rock Solid Youth Education Inc. is giving back to the community.

  Vicksburg woman chosen to help decorate the White House for Christmas

One Vicksburg woman’s passion for decorating will be put on display at the White House.

  Hattiesburg Saenger Theater celebrates 90 years

For decades, the theater has highlighted local and national artists on one stage.

  School district launches new parent incentive store

Perry County is working with the community to increase parent involvement within the schools.

  Laurel Salvation Army launches Red Kettle, Angel Tree campaigns

The bells starting ringing at noon Friday in Laurel as The Salvation Army launched its annual Red Kettle and Angel Tree campaigns.

PRCC students give free haircuts to homeless

Students in the Barbering and Cosmetology departments in Hattiesburg provided free haircuts to residents at The Fieldhouse for the Homeless.

  GOOD NEWS: Petal Children’s Task Force celebrating 30 years of serving community

Serving families, children and the homeless for 30 years, Petal Children’s Task Force Executive Director Demaris Lee help start the organization with a mission of helping people.

  She said ‘yes’! Byram firefighter proposes to girlfriend at graduation ceremony

For Wesley Jackson with the Byram Fire Department, the day consisted of graduating and getting engaged.

  127 PRCC students receive scholarships from PRVEPA

A check presentation for the full amount of $63,500 was presented at Pearl River Community College.

  USM volleyball raises money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Southern Miss will “Serve Up A Cure” on Thursday.The volleyball team is raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society all week-long, culminating in Thursday’s match against Florida International at 6 p.m.

Mississippi State dedicates POW/MIA Chairs of Honor at athletic venues

The unoccupied chairs will serve as a tribute to prisoners of war and service members who are missing in action, honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Instagram-worthy milkshakes bring ‘Shark Tank’ investors to The Yard

Their milkshakes bring everyone to The Yard, including the multimillionaire sharks on the hit ABC show Shark Tank.

  HPD, HFD partner with Edwards Street Fellowship Food Pantry ahead of holiday season

The holiday season is coming up and some folks rely on the pantry for a meal.

  Hattiesburg High School JROTC hosts breakfast for veterans

The Hattiesburg High School junior ROTC kicked off Veteran’s Day by hosting a breakfast Friday morning to thank local veterans for their service.

  Lamar County couple recognized as Miss. Tree Farmers of the Year

Nestled on the outskirts of Sumrall in Lamar County, this tree farm is home to Henry and Kay Hudson. Passed down through the family, the whispering pines and gentle waters serve a much greater purpose.

5-year-old viral drumming sensation offered college band scholarship

Jeremiah Travis has his eyes set on college, though it'll be years before he sets foot in an Alcorn State classroom.

Wounded Marine veteran camps out for 7 days in Pearl to raise money for other vets

For the next 7 days and nights... a disabled Marine Veteran will camp out on the grounds of the Outlets of Mississippi in Pearl.