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  AL dad designs truck to raise awareness for autism

A local dad in Tuscaloosa is using a truck to raise awareness about autism. And the timing is just right because April is World autism awareness month.

Man shares on social media after noticing Jackson Chick-fil-A worker’s quiet act of kindness

  Good Samaritans donate car to homeless Mississippi man

  Soldier home from deployment surprises daughter at DuBard School

MS soldier reunites with son after Middle East deployment

  Hattiesburg council approves N. 38th Ave. ‘pathway’

‘Superhero’ teens befriend 5-year-old with autism, teach him to skateboard for birthday

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Morgan Freeman converts his Mississippi ranch into a honeybee sanctuary

AL high schooler accepted into 31 universities, awarded $1.1 million in scholarships

Poplarville school named healthiest in MS by BCBS Foundation

Fort Bragg asking for birthday cards to celebrate WWII Veteran’s 100th birthday

  GOOD NEWS: Oak Grove 5th grader becomes “American Champion of USA Powerlifting”

Bibles, crosses left untouched in massive church fire

Best Buy donates $20.8M to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Best Buy presented a $20 million check to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Wednesday.

MS soldier surprises son with first pitch reunion

1st Lt. Kaleb Beasley recently returned to Mississippi from a deployment to the Middle East.

Jones Co. fire departments taking donations for tornado victims in AL

Fire departments in Jones County are banding together to reach out a helping hand to people impacted by the devastating tornado that ravaged Lee County, AL over the weekend.

Christian Services offers free potatoes to the public

What do you do with 20,000 pounds of potatoes? Well, if you’re Christian Services in Hattiesburg, you pass that blessing on to others.

  Business makes donation to help Oak Grove Middle buy Chromebooks

United Way hosts annual awards meeting in Laurel

Teacher cuts waist-length hair to support 5-year-old girl bullied for short haircut

Picture of North Carolina boys stopping to honor US flag goes viral

2 Pine Belt teens tapped for leadership program

  South Jones H.S. Beta Club reads, donates books to kindergartners

  Night to Shine event brings out hundreds in Hattiesburg

The luxury event took place Friday night at Temple Baptist Church on Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to celebrate people with special needs and disabilities.

  Jefferson Davis County School District earns $2.2 million literacy grant

The superintendent of Jefferson Davis County schools said, “If there is ever a magical solution in education, then it would be literacy.”The district is changing lives in their schools and communities after earning the award of a competitive $2 million grant.

Hattiesburg adds more paving projects

Hattiesburg adds more streets to this spring's paving schedule.

Drew Brees pens emotional letter to Saints fans after NFC championship loss

Brees posted his letter on Instagram explaining that he took the past week to navigate his heartache and disappointment from the game.

Community joins Gulfport teen with cerebral palsy in 20-mile hike, one step closer to being an Eagle Scout

Despite having cerebral palsy and optic nerve damage in one eye, Aaron Smith hiked 20 miles to be one badge closer to becoming an Eagle Scout.

  USM’s Small Business Development Center sees growth

It’s the American dream to see a vision, work and grind it out until you watch that vision come to fruition.

For the first time in 35 years, no children were murdered in Sacramento, CA, last year

Officials have been working to curb juvenile crime by reaching out to those at risk, and police say no child homicides shows that outreach is having an impact.

Forrest County to open shelter against cold

Forrest County is opening its community shelter because of expected cold temperatures Sunday night.

  Good News: Nonprofit picks up home rebuild for alleged fraud victim

Two years ago, a tornado destroyed Lashonda Johnson’s home in Petal. A nonprofit organization is now stepping in to pick up the pieces for a victim of alleged fraud.

  Disabled veteran assistance organization looking to start Hub City chapter

An organization that renovates homes for wounded veterans with disabilities is hoping to start a permanent chapter in Hattiesburg.

Pine Belt teachers chosen to receive environmental education grants

Mississippi Power announced Tuesday the names of 19 South Mississippi teachers that will receive grant money to help fund environmental education programs.

PERFECT 10: UCLA gymnast wows the internet and the judges

She made the decision to retire from the elite level in order to become a college athlete. When she made this decision, she had been competing with a fractured back and two torn shoulders.

Event raises thousands for wounded Mississippi veterans

Organizers of a Marion County Veterans Day fundraising event have donated $4,000 to an organization that provides financial help to wounded Mississippi veterans.

Boy, 9, saves grandfather’s life during diabetic episode

The 9-year-old was in the backseat of the car, waiting for his grandfather to start it up and head out for some pizza, when something went wrong.

Kids can enter Doodle for Google contest, win $30K scholarship

The 11th annual Doodle for Google competition is underway and the winner will walk away with a $30,000 college scholarship and $50,000 in new technology.

  Need to smile? Watch this Kentucky boy’s reaction to ‘Happy Birthday’

One video posted by a Bowling Green mom is so cute, it’s been shared more than one million times. Yeah, million.

HPSD receives $2.1 million ‘early learning’ grant

The Hattiesburg Public School District received a $2.1 million early-education grant.

  Breast cancer survivor starts foundation to help other women

Dawn Gillis didn’t know that her own battle with breast cancer would lead her to be a fighter for other women suffering with the disease.

Hattiesburg to offer “Adulting 101” life courses

The city of Hattiesburg is offering a series of adult life classes teaching skills that some may not be familiar with.

USM ranked as a top college for veterans in 2019

The University of Southern Mississippi is ranked as one of the top colleges in the nation for veterans, according to a survey done by Military Times.

  Mississippi cashier donating kidney to wife of her regular customer

After battling kidney failure for three years, an Alabama woman’s miracle came from an unexpected place: the grocery store.

  Biloxi naval instructor wins thousands on Wheel of Fortune

The new year is already turning into one of good fortune for a Biloxi woman. Anquanette Sterling walked away with $16,700 on New Year’s Eve after winning big on Wheel of Fortune.

  Mom gifted teddy bear with dead son’s voice recording

“My little brother died in the beginning of October, for Christmas I got my parents a build a bear in a police uniform (he was a cop) with his voice,” Tanner's sister Brittany wrote on Twitter.

Santa honors boy’s Christmas wish by bringing $1,200 for cancer research

After an 8-year-old asked Santa to borrow money for kids with cancer, word spread quickly among family friends and colleagues, and the boy found $1,200 under the tree Christmas morning.

  Airman surprises family for Christmas

A Mississippi family’s Christmas was extra-special this year after the return of a beloved older brother.

SC girl reaches out to NORAD to track Santa, speaks to President Trump

It’s not every day you make a phone call and get patched into the White House.

  Panama City woman reunited with dog after fleeing Hurricane Michael, losing husband

As recovery continues two months after Hurricane Michael hit the Florida panhandle, but some people lost more than just their homes.

  Holly, jolly Christmas: Employees to receive $20,000 in bonuses from Michigan company

The bonuses will be based on longevity of service and shared through cash bonuses and special gifts to employees' retirement accounts.

Doctors baffled after 11-year-old girl’s brain tumor disappears

Even after double-checking the girl’s brain scans to confirm the results, doctors could find no trace of her tumor, which they say they can’t explain.

Harbor Lights provides magical backdrop for the perfect Christmas proposal

At Gulfport's Harbor Lights Winter Festival, the twinkling lights and feeling of Christmas magic provide the perfect backdrop for couples, especially to those wanting to pop the question.

William Carey continues to see enrollment growth

William Carey University saw enrollment grow by about 4.6 percent this fall.

  8-year-old who asked for exactly 190 cards for Christmas gets thousands

Just last week, 8-year-old Drake Quibodeaux, a Vinton boy fighting a terminal brain tumor had a simple request to get 190 cards for what could be his last Christmas. Little did he and his family know the overwhelming amount of support they’d get.

VIDEO: Saints punter Thomas Morstead gives glove to young fan

A young Saints fan had quite the reaction when punter Thomas Morstead handed her a very special keepsake after Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Deaf Santa gives children a chance to say what they want for Christmas in American Sign Language

The annual event is coming up this week at Pearlridge Center.

Combat veteran, wife donate all their belongings to firefighters affected by California wildfires

The home essentials, including furniture, electronics, tools and more, will help dozens of firefighters whose homes burned down in the Camp Fire.

  GOOD NEWS: Supporters help cyclist’s dream to raise money for cancer stay alive

GOOD NEWS: Supporters help cyclist’s dream to raise money for cancer stay alive

Saints and Pelicans owner pays off Walmart lay-away orders for hundreds

New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson is making it a very merry Christmas for hundreds of people.

Homeless man turns in $17,000 he found outside food bank

The money was turned over to police, but since no one claimed it, the food bank will be able to use it to expand their building.

  Salvation Army in desperate need of donations

The Salvation Army is looking for some much-needed help in its annual Red Kettle Campaign.

Boy, 9, gets Colorado town to legalize snowball fights

Despite the law banning snowball fights, the town's mayor said no one had ever been cited for throwing snowballs.

Secret Service hand delivers letter from president to Ohio 10-year-old with brain tumor

Ten-year-old Ashtabula girl gets hand delivered letter from the President.

Sean Payton sends Saints gear to soldier deployed overseas

A fan, Falynn Phillipello, tweeted that she was looking for a specific sweatshirt for her husband, who is currently deployed overseas.

Pregnant woman battling cancer finds perfect bone marrow match

Almost 40,000 people registered to help the soon-to-be mother of five find her 100 percent bone marrow donor match.

Teacher donates kidney to stranger after seeing social media photo

Since their surgeries, the two former strangers have become very close and talk every day, checking in on each other’s recovery.

Good Samaritan saves choking baby during Thanksgiving meal at Golden Corral

The baby's family panicked when the 7-month-old started choking on mashed potatoes, but a fellow restaurant customer managed to save the little girl.

Man finds human ashes on ground at MI car wash, returns them to family

The family says they’re very grateful the good Samaritan returned the urn and bags of cremated remains.

Homeless man in Mississippi saves dog hit by car

The car that hit the dog didn’t stop, but the homeless man rushed to the dog’s rescue.

VIDEO: Clemson RB gets surprise reunion with soldier dad at game

A Clemson Tiger walk-on running back got a big surprise before his team’s win on Saturday vs. Duke.

  GOOD NEWS: Petal student-athlete bound for Ivy League

A Petal Panther is headed to an Ivy League school with a scholarship.

  Organization hands out Thanksgiving meal boxes to those in need

‘Tis the season of giving and an organization in Petal is giving back to the community one box at a time through its annual food drive.

  Video: Mississippi basketball coach uses sign language in pep talk to deaf team

The video shows Bulldogs coach Sekoe White passionately communicating to the team in American Sign Language during a timeout, as they tried to mount a comeback against Jackson Preparatory School

HEARTWARMING VIDEO: Former Sgt. sings to homeless taking shelter during cold

A local police sergeant sang a gospel song to the people taking shelter for the night out of the cold at the Stewpot Opportunity Center in Jackson.

Girl’s last chemo treatment to fall on 6th birthday

A 5-year-old battling brain cancer has a birthday coming up and her family is hoping to make her day extra special with help from the community.

A Vietnam veteran died with no family, so other vets stepped up to remember him

The community also provided the funeral home with the proper paperwork to ensure the Marine veteran got military honors at the service.

  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: A veteran and his K-9 friend are together again

When it comes to a man and his service dog, well... that bond can be a life-line.

Jewish barista refuses to let WWII veteran pay as a thank you for his service

A barista is being praised by the son of a WWII veteran for his kindness. v

Laurel PD holding annual food drive Saturday

The Laurel Police Department is holding its 4th annual Fill-a-Truck Food Drive benefiting The Good Samaritan Center’s Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen on Saturday.

Before he goes, Ohio bride gets married in grandfather’s hospital room

This wasn’t the way it was suppose to happen. Lindsay Miller wasn’t suppose to marry her fiance, Keith Lewandowski, until 2020.