Forrest General, Hattiesburg Coca-Cola and The Orthopedic Institute recognized student athletes from junior high and high schools throughout Forrest and Lamar Counties with the 23rd Annual Scholar Athlete Awards.
More than 200 school shootings have occurred in the United States since 2013. More than 350 million guns are in circulation in the United States, which equals approximately 113 guns for every 100 people.
In observance of National Make a Difference Day, residents of the Friendly City banded together to help get the site of the new senior and veterans center up and running. Their efforts were recognized with a $10,000 grant on Tuesday.
As women remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, a group at The University of Southern Mississippi organized the first Hackathon to encourage female African American representation in the STEM workforce.