Veterans Memorial Museum in Laurel reopening

After months of being closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Laurel-based Veterans Memorial Museum will reopen Wednesday. "In the interest of public health and safety, the VMM board has approved the reopening of the museum to the public with certain restrictions," the museum said in a statement. Effective Wednesday, the museum will open for four hours every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. "Groups of visitors will be limited to no more than 6 at a time, and no guided tours will be offered," the museum added. Like www.facebook.com/Veterans.Memorial.Museum.LaurelMS or visit www.veterans-memorial-museum.org for more details. The museum can also be reached by calling 601-428

Extra Table names Rhonda Hayden as next director of development

(The following is a press release from Extra Table.) HATTIESBURG, Mississippi: The Pinebelt Foundation and Extra Table are proud to jointly announce Rhonda Hayden will be taking a new position with Extra Table as the Director of Development starting June 8. Hayden has been an integral part of the Pinebelt Foundation since March 2018 serving as the Development Director. She has a proven track record developing support for community programs and for curating fundraising events. “Rhonda is extremely bright, well-respected, and a logistical thinker. Extra Table is thrilled Rhonda will be taking on a new role and a new set of challenges that will keep her in Hattiesburg but will allow her to use

Southern Miss joins in Soccer United Against Hunger's food drive

(Toggle closed captions on and off through the video player settings.) On the web: https://www.soccerunitedagainsthunger.com/ On the web: https://www.southernmiss.com/sports/womens-soccer On the web: https://www.southernmiss.com/sports/womens-soccer/coaches

MSDH: Nearly two patients die after contracting COVID-19

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports 498 new cases of COVID-19 in in the state with 20 new deaths. The total of coronavirus cases since March 11 has increased to 17,768 with 837 deaths, the MSDH said. The health department's coronavirus hotline is ready to take your questions about COVID-19. Call toll free 1-877-978-6453; lines are open between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. seven days a week.

Jones College changes graduation ceremony plans

(The following is a press release from Jones College.) The Jones College Drive-Thru Graduation Ceremony scheduled for June 12, 2020, has been canceled due to the increasing threat of COVID-19 in the Jones County area. Jones County transitioned into one of Mississippi’s hotspots over the last month with the latest state-reported statistics listing Jones County with 701 positive COVID-19 cases and 33 deaths (reported June 4, 2020). Dr. Thomas Dobbs, head of the Mississippi State Department of Health, advised on a call with Jones College Administration Thursday evening that “continuing with plans to host a graduation event on the Ellisville campus is not a good idea. With the high rate of commu

MSDH: Nine more patients die as COVID-19 pandemic continues

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 209 more cases of COVID-19 in the state with nine new deaths. The total of coronavirus cases since March 11 is now at 16,769 with 803 deaths, the MSDH said. The health department's coronavirus hotline is taking your questions about COVID-19 even through the weekend. Call toll free 1-877-978-6453 any day between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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