Bassfield, MS

Johnson named Funeral Director of the Year

The Mississippi Funeral Directors and Morticians Association (MFD&MA) held its annual conference on April 17-20 in Biloxi at the IP Casino and Resort. The MFD&MA presented the 2021 Mississippi Funeral Directors and Morticians Osborne Bell-Funeral Director of the Year award to Dedra M. Brown-Johnson of Prentiss. The MFD&MA has not...
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Real estate market is feeling the effects of inflation

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - Inflation is not just affecting the pumps or the grocery store shelves, but the real estate market as well. According to the National Association of Realtors, the median home price in all Pine Belt counties had risen a minimum of $50 from 2020 to 2021, and the rising prices have not stopped.
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Hattiesburg compiles almanac of summer to-dos

Employees of a national wood products company became volunteers for Habitat for Humanity Friday. Fuel and fertilizer prices continue to rise, and the agriculture business is feeling the effects. MS electric cooperative companies media day. Updated: May. 12, 2022 at 9:58 PM CDT. |. Companies in the Pine Belt gathered...

Sargent’s three homers lifts No. 14 Southern Miss over UTSA 9-5

Late Rally Falls short as UTSA hangs on to beat No. 14 Southern Miss 8-7. Christopher Sargent accounted for three of the six home runs by No. 14 Southern Miss lifting the Golden Eagles past the UTSA Roadrunners 9-5 to clinch the series. After Friday’s loss, Southern Miss had dropped six out of their last nine.

New Bassfield company to grow medical marijuana

BASSFIELD, Miss. (WDAM) - The town of Bassfield and local economic developers are already taking advantage of Mississippi’s new law legalizing medical marijuana. Bassfield is now home of “Divine Farma,” a new business that will grow medical marijuana and provide some much-needed new jobs. A ribbon was...

Hattiesburg to host job fair for high school students

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – The City of Hattiesburg will host a job fair for high school students on Monday, May 23. Students who are 16 and older will have the opportunity to meet with local employers who have immediate hiring needs for the summer. Members of the parks and recreation, public works, police and fire […]

National Healthy Vision month stresses protection

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) -The month of May is bringing awareness to the importance of protecting you eyes from the sun’s strong ultraviolet rays. Dr. Aubrey Fulton from the Hattiesburg Eye Clinic says with UV rays at their highest during summer, it is recommended while outdoors to wear a hat and sunglasses with 100 percent UV A and UV B protection.

Carnival Coming to Magee!

Please note that this post contains affiliate links and any sales made through such links will reward a small commission – at no extra cost to you. The Magee Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Carnival May 19-21 behind Shoe Show in Magee. The Thursday – Saturday event provides family fun for all ages.

Magee PD Arrest Report Week May 9-16

Please note that this post contains affiliate links and any sales made through such links will reward a small commission – at no extra cost to you. The Magee Police Report showed one felony charges for the week of May 9-16th, 2022. Demond Edward White of 181 Odis Wade Road, Oak Grove was charged with Possession of Marijuana (Felony). Check out the full list of charges below for the week.

Sixth Street Museum District announces June programs

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – The Sixth Street Museum District will host its annual Summer Jamming Program during June. Organizers said this year the programs will focus on African American musical influences. The first series of events will be Story Time with a Soldier on Friday, June 10 and 17 at 10:00 a.m. A military veteran […]

Man charged for 4 weekend burglaries in Hub City

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A man has been charged with four burglaries that happened in Hattiesburg over the weekend. According to Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore, Zachary James Thames, 28, was taken into custody early Monday morning and charged with three counts of commercial burglary and one count of auto burglary.

Join the Clean up @ the Magee PD

Please note that this post contains affiliate links and any sales made through such links will reward a small commission – at no extra cost to you. The Magee Development and Improvement Committee is sponsoring a clean up at the Magee Police Department on Thursday, May 19th from 3:30-5:30 PM.

NCAA baseball projections: Ole Miss and Vanderbilt surge. LSU and Southern Miss sink.

While LSU baseball took a significant hit over the weekend, both Ole Miss and Vanderbilt are surging in this week’s projections for the NCAA tournament's 64-team field. The Rebels entered last week in danger of being left out of the postseason altogether, but they beat Southern Miss in Hattiesburg and then swept LSU in Baton Rouge to dramatically improve their chances of receiving an at-large bid.

Hattiesburg to host annual Student Job Fair on May 23

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - The City of Hattiesburg is preparing to host its annual job fair for local high school students ages 16 and up this month. The Student Job Fair will be held on Monday, May 23, at the Ben McNair Community Center from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Students graduate from Forrest General’s SEARCH program

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – Mentors and families celebrated the graduation of nine students from Forrest General Hospital’s (FGH) SEARCH program on Monday, May 16. The program was created by the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services to help students with intellectual needs move into the workforce after graduation. The students worked rotations in Radiology, Food and Nutrition, Patient Transport, Canteen, Gift Shop, I.T., Same Day Surgery and Outpatient Registration. They learned skillsets for each individual department.