Fighting the Flu

This press release comes the Hattiesburg Clinic HATTIESBURG, MISS. – Hattiesburg Clinic will offer walk-in flu vaccination clinics Saturday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 15, to help the community fight the flu this season. The walk-in vaccination clinics, which are open to the general public, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Imaging department on the first floor of Hattiesburg Clinic, at 415 S. 28th Ave. Influenza, or flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and sometimes the lungs. The flu can cause mild to severe illness and can even lead to death. Complications could include pneumonia, sinus infections, ear infections an

A Hattiesburg High Student Gets the Surprise of Her Life

HATTIESBURG, MISS. – On Wednesday, a Hattiesburg High School student gets the surprise of a lifetime. Alaysha Gibson, a Hattiesburg High senior and a member of the school’s JROTC program has not seen her mother in nearly nine months. Gibson’s mother deployed to Kuwait in November 2017 and is not expected to return home until November 2018. During a classroom lecture in JROTC, Gibson got the surprise of her life as her mother walked in as a guest speaker. Surprised and shocked, Gibson rushed to her mother with the world’s biggest huge. “I wanted it to be special for them so they can remember it, and surprise them,” Gibson’s mother and U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, Beverley Hughes said. “So,

Temporary TSA precheck enrollment opens at PIB

(The following is a press release from the Transportation Security Administration.) HATTIESBURG – Demand by travelers interested in enrolling in the Transportation Security Administration’s TSA Pre✓® program has been so strong that a temporary application center will be stood up in the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport (PIB.) The TSA Pre✓® temporary application center will at the airport from October 8th through 12th 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. TSA Precheck can be used at any of the airports in the program, including your local airport. Travelers who are enrolled in TSA Pre✓® or one of the other “trusted traveler” programs such as Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXUS are pe

‘Spearhead’ Brigade to honor retiring First Army Soldiers at Camp Shelby

This press release comes from Camp Shelby CAMP SHELBY, MISS. –The 177th Armored Brigade will recognize three retiring First Army Soldiers during a Celebration of Service ceremony at 1 p.m. at the Post Theater here Aug. 23. Soldiers being recognized during this ceremony are: SFC Brian Metzger SFC Christopher Smith SSG Brian Garnett Lt. Col. George Rollinson, commander of 2nd Battalion, 410th Brigade Support Battalion, 177th AR Bde., First Army Division East, will serve as guest speaker for the event. “These leaders have proudly served our country during one of the pivotal times in our military’s history” said U.S. Army Col. Jack Vantress, commander, 17

Secretary of State aims to "Promote the Vote"

This press release comes from the Secretary of State's office Jackson, Miss. — Promote the Vote (PTV), the Secretary of State’s comprehensive K-12 voter education program, launches this week with a new theme, partner, and implementation materials for teachers. This year’s program, which will include a mock election and art and essay contests, asks students to contemplate how they may “Make a Difference in Mississippi” by voting and otherwise getting involved in their communities. For the first time in PTV’s decades-long history, Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s (MPB) Education arm will partner with the Agency to encourage school, teacher, and student participation. “We are seeing historica

Governor will call a Special Session Thursday

HATTIESBURG, MISS. - State officials making plans to head to Jackson this Thursday, as governor Phil Bryant took to Twitter to announce plans to call a special session Aug. 23. Officials plan to take up issues surrounding the state's infrastructure, and how they will fund repairs to the state's "roads and bridges." Recent decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court should help the state generate more money. State Senator, Joey Fillingane hopes collecting online taxes will help the state fix its infrastructure problems. “[Online tax revenue] has been something that all the states have been waiting on,” Fillingane stated. “The Wayfair decision has now opened the doors for states to actually co

MSDH releases latest stats on WNV

(The following is a press release from the MSDH.) JACKSON, Miss. – Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports two new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV), bringing the state’s total to 23 so far for 2018. The reported cases are in Calhoun and Hinds counties. So far this year human cases have been reported in Adams (2), Calhoun (2), Copiah, Forrest (2), Hinds (9), Itawamba, Jones, Madison, Marion, Oktibbeha, Pearl River, and Washington counties. In 2017, Mississippi had 63 WNV cases and two deaths. State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers said that Jackson residents should be especially aware of WNV and the risk for infection. A total of nine cases have been reported in Hinds

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