Good News

  School district launches new parent incentive store

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

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

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

  127 PRCC students receive scholarships from PRVEPA

  USM volleyball raises money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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

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

Continued Coverage

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

  Hattiesburg High School JROTC hosts breakfast for veterans

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

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

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

  LPD hosts annual ‘Fill-a-Truck’ food drive

  JA of Hattiesburg honors Pine Belt resident for Humanitarian of the Year

Kent Oliver created Laughs4Life to uplift individuals that are impacted with life-changing events.

First African American woman crowned Miss Mississippi USA 2020

Asya Branch, a student at Ole Miss from Booneville, was crowned as the first African American Miss Mississippi USA.

Video of adopted baby with Down syndrome goes viral

It's already gotten 14 million views so far.

  Exchange Club of Laurel hosting haunted fundraiser

The Exchange Club of Laurel continues to do good things in its community. We give you a glimpse inside the civic organization and how it is making a difference in the community.

  Jones College holding its first Day of Giving

4th Annual Red Shoes Golf Tournament to benefit McDonald’s House Charities of Miss.

USDA offers funding for rural water project in Lamar Co.

Waitr launches Thanksgiving food drive campaign

  GOOD NEWS: Petal Animal Clinic blood donor dogs saving lives

  Country artist dedicates concert to girl battling cancer

Former NFL running back DeAngelo Williams paid for more than 500 mammograms in honor of late mother

In honor of his later mother, former NFL professional DeAngelo Williams helped pay for more than 500 mammograms over the past five years.

  Athlete with one arm swings away in Special Olympics

Jason Thomas lost his right arm in a tornado when he was 11.

  Gulf Coast’s Armorbearers rebuilding vet’s home destroyed by fire

A Gulf Coast organization which helps disabled veterans with housing needs was in Forrest County Saturday morning, to begin rebuilding the home of an Iraq War veteran that was destroyed by fire in 2018.

Patients get mini police cruisers to travel children’s hospital instead of wheelchairs

The donation of the mini cruisers will help make the hospital less scary for the patients.

  GOOD NEWS: Kindness spreading throughout South Jones High School

An electrifying student body that has some major team spirit, students at South Jones High School are doing more than just cheering on their Braves

Teen in wheelchair scores touchdown with 8th-grade football team

Helena Baker, his mom, said she was proud of her son, who even helped draw up his big play.

State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council members announced

Students from several Pine Belt schools were selected for membership on the council.

  GOOD NEWS: Hattiesburg husband donates kidney to his wife

A Hattiesburg couple is sharing a lot more than just love.

Prep all-star football rosters include area standouts

Players and coaches from teams in the Pine Belt will be participating in both games.

  Jackson woman brings awareness to Alzheimer’s while singing with Carrie Underwood

A Jackson woman gets the thrill of a lifetime when she submits a video and wins a contest to sing on stage with super star Carrie Underwood.

Bancorp South donates to Forrest General’s Cancer Center

Bancorp South's kind gesture comes from a place of understanding.

  USM student leads effort to send aid to Bahamian hurricane victims

A group of University of Southern Mississippi students is hoping to encourage fellow students to help hurricane victims in the Bahamas.

  Fundraiser held in Laurel to benefit The Glory House

More than a dozen Jones County restaurants and vendors were part of a fundraiser benefiting The Glory House in Laurel.

  GEICO and Wreck-A-Mended team up to gift Baptist Children’s Village

Two companies in Purvis are teaming up to donate a new car to an organization in need.

  Laurel Magnet School achieves historic “A” rating

Laurel Magnet School of the Arts is the silver lining of the Laurel School District’s accountability rating. It’s the only school in the district to earn an “A” rating.

  Celebrities, law enforcement from around the country send injured Madison deputy well-wishes

Deputy Brad Sullivan has a prayer army that spans the United States and sports some big names.

  USM grad student from Bahamas raising money for Dorian relief

Troy-Ann Mott is doing her part in helping to rebuild her home country.

Hundreds participate in Governor’s Ride benefitting Wounded Warriors

Hundreds of motorcyclists joined Gov. Phil Bryant Saturday for the Sixth Annual Governor's Ride to benefit the Wounded Warriors of Mississippi.

  Hub City Special Olympics hosts Fall Games at OGHS

Dozens of people gathered at the football stadium at Oak Grove High School Saturday morning for a “special” athletic event.

Truckers line Hwy to show support for Rolling Fork man with rare form of cancer

20-year-old Chandler Ross was recently diagnosed with Osteosarcoma. A scan showed that he had several spots on his lungs.

Missing Lumberton man found

Ryan Holman, 52, was found in Stone County Jail Wednesday.

  Community bands together to buy car for Waynesboro family

A Waynesboro woman is giving new meaning to being your brother’s keeper.

  Oxford Middle School celebrates school’s 1st female football player and coach

There’s girl power on the football field at Oxford Middle School. The school’s first female football player is in the starting lineup and the first female assistant coach is on the sidelines.

Missing Hattiesburg man found safe

51-year-old James Anderson was safely found Tuesday morning.

Rare birth: Couple welcomes 9 lb. 11 oz. baby on 9/11 at 9:11

Cametrione and Justin Brown welcomed their 9 pound 11 ounce baby at a Tennessee hospital on 9/11 at 9:11.

  BancorpSouth donates $100K to Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center

BancorpSouth is giving the Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center a $100,000 donation to improve its after school and summer programs.

Tiger Woods, Justin Timberlake create fund to help Bahamians after Hurricane Dorian

Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake have teamed up to donate money to Bahamians who have been impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

  Cheerleader with Down Syndrome inspires Biloxi Junior High students

At Biloxi Junior High, one cheerleader is also inspiring her school and community.

Waffle House Index: Myrtle Beach store defies Dorian, keeps its doors open

The Waffle House Index is something we all hear about when a hurricane is on the way.

  ‘Have a passion for it’: 100-year-old ballet master still teaching classes

Henry Danton is Mississippi Strong.

  Retired USM professor gears up for ride to promote kidney donation

Thirteen years ago, then 69-year-old Denny Behm donated a kidney to a very close friend.

‘I expected nerd heaven and it was!’: Teen with rare disease meets Harry Potter actors

A Gulfport teen got to live out her fandom last weekend with some of the actors that star in the blockbuster film.

  Ellisville church improving veterans’ graves with help of local businesses

An Ellisville church is taking steps to improve a cemetery that includes the graves of several veterans.

7th grade boy donates $15,000 earnings from Huron County Fair to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Western Reserve Schools is commending one of their seventh grade students for an act of kindness that is helping other kids his age in need.

  Women in medicine honored by the Mississippi State Medical Association

Women in medicine who are pioneers in the field for their accomplishments in Mississippi were honored during a ceremony sponsored by the Mississippi State Medical Association.

  Mallory the duck gets a new prosthetic foot thanks to Rankin County robotics students

A duck with one foot is now up and waddling again, thanks to some students in Rankin County.

Keesler Federal donates backpacks to 6,200 kindergarteners

KFCU is donating enough backpacks and school supplies for every single kindergarten student at a public school in Harrison, Hancock, Jackson, Pearl River, George and Stone counties.

  USM to offer free tuition to Mississippi National Guardsmen

The University of Southern Mississippi is partnering with the Mississippi National Guard to offer free tuition to the state’s citizen soldiers and airmen.

  ‘God is great’: Myrtle Beach vacationer reunited with rings dedicated to late wife

One man can breathe a sigh of relief after he was reunited with a special memento that he lost during his vacation in Myrtle Beach.

  Insurance reverses decision, will pay for toddler’s $2 million drug

A 19-month-old boy has been denied a $2 million drug.

Jasper County woman celebrates turning 100 years old

A Jasper County woman celebrates her 100th birthday.

Waynesboro wins 2019 Blood Bowl

The race for donor dominance is over and the numbers are in.

Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services celebrating record number of adoptions

The Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services is celebrating a new record for the number of adoptions for foster children in the state.

  Man from viral ‘Back up Terry’ video gifted with new wheelchair

Remember the “Back up Terry” video that went viral a few years ago? Terry is from Memphis and he's the recipient of a brand new wheelchair!

Target unveils wheelchair-friendly costumes for kids

According to Target’s website, the full princess carriage and pirate ship collection are set to be released on Aug. 22.

South Mississippi family member becomes one-millionth rider on Disneyland ride

One member of the Ridgeway family of Ocean Springs became the one-millionth rider on the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run earlier this week.

Biloxi business owner wins international pageant title, advocates to go green

A Biloxi resident is now representing South Mississippi on the international stage after Brandy Jarvis Ibos was crowned the newest Mrs. Earth.

Mississippi recruiting teachers by sharing inspiring stories

Educators can empower and inspire generations of change. That's the theme of a new teacher recruitment campaign the state of Mississippi is launching, and they're looking for your stories.

  LPD carries on late chief’s legacy with annual food drive

The Laurel Police Department held its fifth annual Fill-A-Truck Food Drive on Wednesday. This year’s event was dedicated to the memory of late police chief Tyrone Stewart, who passed away earlier this year.

Miss Mississippi 2019 is off and running... even with a broken foot

Hyer says she hopes to visit all 82 counties to encourage Mississippians to sign up to be organ and tissue donors.

Maple the sloth celebrating first birthday at Hattiesburg Zoo

The Hattiesburg Zoo is celebrating a very special birthday Monday.

Hancock County celebrates families reunited after foster care

June is Foster Reunification Month, a time to recognize families that have changed their lives to get their children out of the foster care system.

Miss Mississippi contestants are reaching their educational goals

Miss Mississippi candidates, Miss University and Miss New South discuss how the program helps them achieve their goals.

’Saving lives is what we do’: Pups rescued by volunteers

Volunteer firefighters along with volunteers with Southern Cross Animal Rescue saved four puppies from an uncertain future overnight.

  Cancer fighter gets special Father’s Day benefit

One Pine Belt dad is definitely having a great father's day after receiving a gift that could change his life.

WDAM to air national anthem daily

WDAM will soon join with our sister Gray Television stations across the nation by playing the national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Perry County poulterer expanding processing plant

A Perry County poulterer will be expanding its Petal processing plant.

Petal schools superintendent a ‘Hall of Fame Dad’

Petal School District Superintendent Dr. Matt Dillon received an early Father's Day gift he’ll never forget.