Mississippi Business Journal launched the first 50 Leading Business Women of Mississippi Awards program in 1997. The purpose of the program is to recognize professional women who have made a significant contribution to society and the workplace. Selections are made from a list of women who are nominated based on: professional accomplishments, personal accomplishments, levels

An online organization for mothers is praising the city of Hattiesburg for its efforts to improve the health of children. Read more from WDAM here

Hattiesburg Excel By 5 will host its inaugural “Pine Belt Countdown to Kindergarten Rally” on July 25, 2015 from 9-2. This event will include all children entering Kindergarten and who will attend Hattiesburg and Lamar County School District. Parents and students will have an opportunity to meet school personnel, register for Kindergarten, sign-up for after-school