Forrest Health CEO releases statement on ER

(The following is a press release from FGH.) Forrest General Hospital is truly blessed to have some of the most talented doctors in the country as members of our medical staff. As the only level-two trauma and a STEMI hospital in the region, we treat patients in a 19-county service area and beyond which encompasses over 600,000 people. From neurosurgeons, trauma surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons, and many more specialties, we stand ready to meet the needs of the community we serve. The Emergency Room (ER) is typically described as the front door of the hospital, generating over 80 percent of hospital admissions. Averaging approximately 8

Swan Song: Was it the worst debate ever?

Some are calling it the worst debate in history. Others labeled it a train wreck -- a disaster of presidential proportions. I'm talking about Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina. I don't know how many people tuned in to watch it but I thought it was quite entertaining. I kinda reminded me of a scene from "National Lampoon's Animal House". There they are career politicians and two billionaires -- acting like a bunch of frat boys and sorority girls who want to lead the most powerful country in the world. Southern civility in South Carolina went out the window as the candidates went into panic mode attacking, yelling, talking over each other instead of telling the

League of Women Voters celebrates centennial

(Toggle closed captions on and off through the video player settings.) A local celebration of the League of Women Voters's 100th anniversary takes place February 29 at the Saenger Theatre in downtown Hattiesburg. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

FGH: Lacey Chabert will be Spirit of Women Spring Event keynote speaker

(The following is a press release from Forrest General Hospital.) HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (February 26, 2020) At this year’s Spirit of Women Spring Event, Seasons of the Heart, Lacey Chabert, a native of Purvis, will be the keynote speaker. Spirit of Women will also announce the recipients of the 15th Annual Spirit in Action Awards. The event will take place on Thursday, April 9, at the Lake Terrace Convention Center at 10 a.m. Lacey can currently be seen in the hit Hallmark Movies & Mysteries feature film series, Crossword Mysteries, and was seen this holiday season in the Hallmark feature film, Christmas in Rome. She is best known for her role as ‘Claudia’ on the Golden Globe Award-winning FO

Kindness in Action: Jubilee Havens working to end human trafficking

(Toggle closed captions on and off through the video player settings.) For more details: Jubilee Havens' fundraiser in Petal takes place April 4 from 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the civic center, located at 714 South Main Street. For ticket information, call 601-606-8323 or 601-402-4948. To nominate someone for this Kindness in Action series, sponsored by Forrest General Hospital:

Search continues for Rebecca Reid

(Toggle closed captions on and off through the video player settings.) Authorities tell FOX23 Rebecca "Becca" Reed was last seen January 24 at 4 p.m. on Leetown Road in Lumberton. Authorities say Reed is 32 years old, stands 5'7", weighs 325 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. Authorities add she wear's glasses. If you know where Reid is, please call the Pearl River County Sheriff's Department at 601-798-5528; Gulf Coast Crime Stoppers at, toll free, 877-787-5898; or your nearest law enforcement agency.

MDOT: Road projects continue in Pine Belt, Mississippi coast

(The following is a press release from the Mississippi Department of Transportation HATTIESBURG, MISS. – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues making improvements to highways in south Mississippi. “All of the projects underway in south Mississippi focus on two things, making the roadways safer for drivers and increasing economic impact,” said Tom King, Chairman, Mississippi Transportation Commission. “MDOT wants to decrease traffic hazards and increase the quality of life for Mississippians.” Safety improvement project on U.S. 49 in Forrest County Work is expected to begin soon on a safety improvement project in Forrest County. The $41 million project was awarded to T


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