Governor Reeves release statement as state flag is retired

(The following is a statement from Mississippi's Governor Tate Reeves.) Tonight, I am signing a law to turn a page in Mississippi—by retiring the flag that we have flown since 1894. This was a hard conversation for Mississippi, but family conversations can often be hard. Over the last several weeks, I have repeatedly heard it said that we must have change because “the eyes of the nation” were on Mississippi. Frankly, I’m not all that concerned about the eyes of the nation. I do care, however, about looking in the eyes of every one of my neighbors—and making sure they know that their state recognizes the equal dignity and honor they possess as a child of the South, a child of Mississippi, and

MSDH reports 14 more patients die of COVID-19 complications

The state health department reports 680 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, with 14 new deaths. "The total of #coronavirus cases since March 11 is now 27,247, with 1,073 deaths," the Mississippi State Department of Health said in a tweet.

MSDH: 20 patients die of COVID-19 complications

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports 675 new cases of COVID-19 in the state with 20 new deaths. "The total of #coronavirus cases since March 11 is now 26,567, with 1,059 deaths," the MSDH added.

Lt. Gov. Hosemann releases statement on Mississippi's flag

(The following is a press release from Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann “I rise before you today to discuss the flag of our State. This discussion is not prompted by fear of loss of economic development, although virtually every economic developer in our State has indicated opportunities and employment of our citizens will be adversely affected. Further, it is not prompted by the impending loss of student athletes’ ability to compete for championships, although that has occurred. Further, I recognize many of our citizens are proud of their individual ancestors, some of whom fought in battle 150 years ago. I am one of those citizens. While important, these issues are not controlling. What is comp

Kindness in Action: Petal Children's Task Force's food pantry

(Toggle closed captions on and off through the video player settings.) On the web: www.petalchildrenstaskforce.org/ To nominate someone for this Kindness in Action series, sponsored by Forrest General Hospital: www.forrestgeneral.com/kindnessinaction

ADP releases statement on Mississippi's current flag

(The following is a press release from the Area Development Partnership. In a note of further disclosure, WHPM-TV, FOX23, is an ADP member.) The Board of Directors of the Area Development Partnership (ADP), the regional chamber of commerce and economic development agency in Greater Hattiesburg, MS, unanimously approved a statement in favor of changing the state flag. The ADP has 23 voting Board members and a membership comprised of over 825 businesses ranging from small, locally owned and managed businesses, to large multi-national corporations representing more than 20,000 employees. Greater Hattiesburg is a vibrant, diverse community with a pro-business operating environment. We alway

Jones College closes campus Thursday, Friday for maintenance

(The following is a press release from Jones College.) ELLISVILLE - In preparation for scheduled electrical maintenance, the Jones College campus in Ellisville will be closed on Thursday, June 25, and Friday, June 26. All offices on the main campus in Ellisville will be closed. The phone system will not be operational as normal. “We apologize for the inconvenience,” said Jones College President, Dr. Jesse Smith. “However, the scheduled maintenance will allow us to make the newly installed underground electrical system operational.” During the power outage on campus, the Canvas-MyJones portal will remain available with classes continuing to meet, including all online and MSVCC online

HHS holds graduation Friday

On June 26th, Hattiesburg High School will hold its graduation ceremony -- starting at 8 a.m. At the ceremony, graduating seniors will wear their caps and gowns and walk and across the stage at W.H. Buddy Watkins Gymnasium as their names are called. "Due to the graduates walking individually, the ceremony will last all day," the school said in a statement.

Southern Miss president reacts to NCAA ban of postseason play in MS

(The following is a statement from the president of the University of Southern Mississippi.) Today, I joined the institutional executive officers of Mississippi’s public universities in issuing a statement in response to the NCAA’s announcement that postseason play in all sports would be prohibited from taking place in the state of Mississippi as a result of the state’s flag. I, like my colleagues, continue to look forward to a time when our state flag represents the full and rich diversity of Mississippi, a diversity that is reflected in our student-athletes, our student body, and the friends and fans of our athletics teams. You may read the full statement here: http://www.mississippi

ARCHIVE

Subscribe for Updates

  • Facebook App Icon
  • Twitter App Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
RSS Feed

WHPM/FOX23 is a proud member of the ADP

120 North 40th Avenue

Hattiesburg, MS 39401

(601)602-3174

Waypoint Media

© 2020 WHPM-TV