LCSD donates $20K to United Way's efforts to provide free children's books

(The following press release and photo were submitted from the United Way of Southeast Mississippi.) The Lamar County School District has donated $20,000 to United Way of Southeast Mississippi to help the organization provide children in Lamar County with free books. The donation is made possible by donors who participated in the Early Learning Collaborative state tax credit to support Lamar County School District Pre-K programs. The money donated will provide books through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, a national program hosted throughout the country by local organizations, such as United Way SEMS. The program provides one age-appropriate book to enrolled children each month, mailed d

Swan Song: Bernie vs. Biden

And then there were two. Who would have thought this time last week that the wide-open Democratic primary would be down to two people? The latest casualty: Elizabeth Warren, who dropped out of the race today. That sets the stage for one of the craziest showdowns in years -- Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. The biggest loser is not Bloomberg and his wasted millions or any of the other dropouts. It's Sanders and to some extent the Republican party. He had the nomination taken away from him four years ago and now the hierarchy of the Democratic party appears to be hanging its hopes on Biden. GOP leaders felt Sanders would be easier to beat than Biden. At any rate, the two candidates are now

FGH answers frequently asked questions about COVID-19

(The following is a press release from Forrest General Hospital.) Hattiesburg, Miss. (March 5, 2020) With the uncertainty surrounding the spread of COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, Pine Belt residents are equally as concerned as others around the globe. Forrest General understands people have many questions and are searching for answers. As a reminder, the hospital encourages everyone to make sure you are receiving accurate information from trusted sources. Thompson Liddell, MD, an infectious disease physician at Forrest General Hospital, said, “At this time there are no reported cases of coronavirus in Mississippi. In fact, the flu is of higher concern, because we already know

Red Cross accepting donations for tornado relief in Tennessee

The broadcast stations of Waypoint Media want to lend a hand to those impacted by recent tornadoes in Tennessee. Please text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to donate or visit www.redcross.org for more ways you can help and join Waypoint Media in our continuing pursuit to pay it forward.

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