J.D. Simpson of First Priority of South Mississippi talking about this student-led group that meets on many school campuses in this area is addressing the need of spiritual connection for young people in the midst of their school lives.
Akwete Muhammad of the Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity talking about how this group assists in the need for adequate housing for those in need in the area through their use of “sweat equity” from the prospective homeowner.
P.J. Weeks of Rain Down Ministries, talking about this group and their various upcoming outdoor trips and other activities of the group, all with a strong religious message.
Kari Besing & Cindy Pennington of The Arc of Southeast Mississippi talking about the numerous outlets provided by this group, and their upcoming fundraiser for their “Sensory Therapy” space on their Hattiesburg campus.
Charitable groups involved with the United Way of the Pine Belt Region and services they offer.
Sandy Middleton, Executive Director of the Pine Belt Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, represents one of several agencies working together to combat human trafficking.
John O’Hara of the Better Business Bureau Serving Mississippi about Memorial Day scams and other scams, as well as other business and consumer issues dealt with by the Better Business Bureau.
Ann McCullen of Edwards Street Fellowship Center about resources available for those in need, including food, medical care and items that can be provided by a thrift store.
Dr. Christy Barnett of the Mississippi Department of Health about public health issues affecting our community, such as recent cases of West Nile virus, and the governmental agency directly concerned with that.
Kim Townsend, who deals with homelessness with the city of Hattiesburg, talking about homelessness in our area and new laws recently enacted to address this issue, and new ordinances that deal with helping in this matter and also addressing panhandling restrictions.
Didi Ellis of Kids Hub Child Advocacy about abused children in our community and the needs of these children as they recover and proceed with prosecution.
Jim Prout of Christian Services about needs of the poor in our community to have various food, shelter, bill payment and social needs met.
Chief Deputy Brad Weathers of Lamar County S.O. about safety as the school year begins, and other issues dealt with by law enforcement officers.
Dan Kibodeaux of the Hattiesburg Public School District Foundation about getting students off to a good start as the school year begins, purposes and activities of foundations that are supportive of these students and their teachers.
A - Samantha McCain with the city of Hattiesburg discussing criminal activity in the area and the value of having alert neighbors to spot and report on suspected activities. Night Out Against Crime Coming up. B - Captain Shannon Caraway of the Laurel Police Department , also about Night Out Against Crime activities in Laurel.
Judge Carol Jones Russell of the County & Youth Court of Forrest County about a free clinic coming up that will link up those needing guardianship attorneys.
Jerry DeFatta of the Southern Miss Alumni Association talking about the value and activities of this group, including the upcoming parties in three Mississippi cities to “kick off” the football season.
A) Akwete Muhammad of the Hattiesburg Area Habitat For Humanity talking about how this group works and an upcoming softball tournament fundraiser. B) Will Hodges, Director of Laurel Little Theater’s upcoming production of “Hello, Dolly” talking about the value of local live theater and provides details on this and other upcoming performances.
Shawn Mercer of the Laurel office of the Social Security Administration was the guest talking about retirement, survivor and disability benefits available through the Social Security Administration, as well as who qualifies for these benefits and recommended record keeping for the applicant.
Miss Mississippi Mary Margaret Hyer talking about her route to becoming Miss Mississippi and her Social Impact Initiative of “Advocate, Celebrate, Donate: Diminishing the Donor Organ Deficit.”