BancorpSouth donates bags of kindness to FGH Cancer Center

Members of the BancorpSouth team donated 75 kindness bags for patients at Forrest General’s Cancer Center. “Mary Clare Royals, whose husband, Larry, is in treatment right now, suggested this idea to me. I recently lost daughter-in-law to colon cancer, and she also received her treatment here. So Mary Clare is doing this in honor of Larry, and I’m doing it in memory of Noel. From there, we just enlisted our friends at the bank; several of whom are doing this in honor or memory of a loved one,” Patricia Phillips, vice president of BancorpSouth, said in a statement. Each kindness bag contained small care items -- including tissues, snacks, mints, water, pens, and notes of encouragement. Visit w

Bottling Company hosting 7th annual DuBard School Speakeasy

(Toggle closed captions on and off through the video player settings.) More details: The friend-raiser, as organizers call it, takes place October 3 starting at 6:30 p.m. at The Bottling Company in downtown Hattiesburg. Visit for ticket information.

Kindness in Action: Pine Grove

(Toggle closed captions on and off through the video player settings.) For more details: 601-288-2273 To nominate someone for this Kindness in Action series, sponsored by Forrest General Hospital:

Southern Miss grad raises money for hurricane relief

(Toggle closed captions on and off through the video player settings.) On the web: You may also send contributions to this address: Bahamas Consulate 970, Clearmont Road, NE Suite 290, Atlanta, GA 30329.

MS dept. of education announces meetings on strategies to improve reading for K-3 students

(The following is a press release from the Mississippi Department of Education.) (JACKSON, MS) – The Mississippi Department of Education announces a series of regional meetings across the state for families of students in kindergarten through grade 3. At the meetings, families will receive an overview of the state law concerning literacy and assessment, as well as strategies that can be used at home to help students improve their reading skills. The state law, known as the Literacy-Based Promotion Act (LBPA), focuses on prevention and intervention to help children develop the reading skills required for 4th grade. The law requires 3rd grade students to meet reading standards by the end of


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