City of Laurel’s Inspection Department gets new leader and new zeal

The City of Laurel’s Inspection Department is working to make residents and property owners aware of the city’s codes and ordinances. Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee during his annual State of the City Address for the year 2020 in February stated that some changes were needed. During that time, Magee highlighted...
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Is Transforming Utility Boxes Into Beautiful Works of Art

You may not associate utility boxes with artistic expression, but in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, scoping out utility boxes around town is a museum-worthy experience. The project is part of the Hattiesburg Public Art Trail, which has worked hard to bring murals, sculptures, and fine art galleries to the city, and features the work of local artists on nearly 20 utility boxes around town. (Pictured above is "Get Outside" by Kayla Worrel).
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Tuesday sun alert in Collins — 3 ways to take advantage of it

(COLLINS, MS) The forecast is calling for sun today in Collins. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: Especially in the era of COVID-19 restrictions, a novel way to safely engage in the beloved pastime of a shared meal can be hard to find. Why not get creative and meet a friend somewhere pretty with a basketful of snacks and a blanket? Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes.

Walmart offering free classes to public

LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - Walmart is offering free virtual classes to its customers. According to Walmart officials, the company has a network of 200 training academies nationwide. One is in the Walmart Supercenter in Laurel on Highway 15. Through the training academies, it is launching Walmart Community Academy. Officials say...

Laurel preparing to host Dixie Youth World Series

The celebration is making its return after being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. Jasper County Community Center hosting learning program in July. The program will be taught by certified teachers who will focus on math and reading. Homeowner Rehabilitation Program accepts pre-screen applications. Updated: 2 hours ago. |
Jones County, MSWDAM-TV

400 Powers Water customers on boil-water notice

JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) _ Four hundred customers of Powers Water Association in Jones County remain under a boil-water notice. The notice, which was issued Monday, affects customers on Jordan Drive and side roads west and north of U.S. 84 East. The notice also affects customers on side roads and...
Hattiesburg, MSWDAM-TV

Hattiesburg public pools open for summer

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - If you’re looking for ways to beat the heat this summer, Hattiesburg public pools at Vernon Dahmer Park and the C.E. Roy Community Center are open. There is also a new splash pad open to the public at Dudley Dewitt park in Palmers Crossing. The facility...

Carmichael blasts social media; touts Wheat with Kelly sitting nearby

In the Citizens’ Forum, it was a councilman who made the loudest statement in the most recent meeting at Laurel City Hall. Longtime City Council member George Carmichael slammed social media and offered praise for his longtime colleague Tony Wheat — while the man who was elected to replace him, Kevin Kelly, sat a few feet away in the audience.
Magnolia, MSWDAM-TV

7 Pine Belt banks getting federal funds to spark community investment

PINE BELT (WDAM) - Several Pine Belt banks have been selected to receive federal grant money to spur investment in local communities. A news release from Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s office said more than $94.9 million in grant money will be distributed to 52 financial institutions in the Magnolia State. The...
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'I thought I was going to die'

A Laurel family got caught in a storm in the middle of Lake Bogue Homa Sunday afternoon when taking their new boat out. Brianna and Wayne Limerick, along with their daughter Serenity Limerick, 5, were out on the lake close to the dam wall in a dark green fishing boat. The family did not expect bad weather to come in so quickly, but when it did, they had to make a quick decision.
Hattiesburg, MSWDAM-TV

Petal preparing park for Independence Day celebration

The event is expected to draw nearly 20,000 visitors to the city along with the 96 teams that are competing. Habitat for Humanity of the Pine Belt is asking for additional community support to help complete a home project that was begun several months ago. Community. Hattiesburg public pools open...
Hattiesburg, MSWDAM-TV

Homeowner Rehabilitation Program accepts pre-screen applications

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Tuesday morning people lined up at the Jackie Dole Sherill Community Center to apply for the Homeowner Rehabilitation Program. The program will provide home improvements for people who cannot afford it themselves. Petra Wingo, manager of the Community Development Division of Hattiesburg Urban Development, said it...
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USM’s Trimble named freshman All-America for 2nd time

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) – University of Southern Mississippi center fielder Reed Trimble earned Freshman All-America honors for the second time in a week. Monday, it was the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association giving Trimble first-team frosh accolades. Last week, Collegiate Baseball named Trimble to its mammoth Freshman All-America team. In...