Ongoing Funds in Memory of Hattiesburg Policemen Killed on May 9th
Following the recent deaths of Officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate, the City of Hattiesburg announces a benefit fund has been created at The First: A National Banking Association. For more details on this fund, call 601-268-8998.
Also, The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation has set up a scholarship fund and hardship memorial fund in the officers' memory.
The scholarship fund was set up by an anonymous donor for police officers or their children in the Pine Belt to go to any community college, university or police academy.
The hardship memorial fund was set up for law enforcement officers in the Pine Belt area who have been slain or injured in the line of duty creating a hardship to relatives.
To donate to either or both funds, please write a check to The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation, 1507 Hardy Street, Suite 208, Hattiesburg, MS, 39401. On the memo line of your check, put "Deen/Tate Scholarship" or "Dean/Tate Hardship".
Ongoing Help Columbia Days before Christmas Day of 2014, parts of Marion County and the city of Columbia were damaged or destroyed by a tornado. Visit the website or Facebook page below to find out how you can help.
Ongoing Marion County Humane Society Following the tornado that ravaged Columbia and Marion County, the organization needs chicken feed, cat and dog food, hay, and blankets. For more information, call 601-606-0232.
Ongoing UBS Blood Drive in Laurel Takes place the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 12:00pm-6:00pm at the Cameron Center in Laurel (711 North 10th Avenue). For more details, call 601-264-0743.
Every Thursday Downtown Hattiesburg Farmers Market Takes place at Town Square Park on the corner of Main Street and Buschman Street in downtown Hattiesburg from 3:00pm-6:00pm. The event features locally grown food plus live entertainment. For more details, call 601-319-7706.
Now until Sep. 30th Youth Challenge Academy It’s not too late to earn your GED. Tuition is free. The Mississippi Youth Challenge Academy is a structured environment with on the job training. We take applicants between the ages 16-18. For more details, call 1-800-507-6253.
Sep. 3rd Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Members and prospective members of OLLI are invited to the fall business meeting and social at the OLLI headquarters from 1:30pm–4:00pm in the Asbury Annex. There is no cost and reservations are not required. Information about OLLI is available by contacting the OLLI office at 601-264-2780 or by visiting the OLLI headquarters at 3601 Pearl Street in Hattiesburg during normal office hours.
Sep. 7th Walk-a-Weigh This 14-week program starts September 7 at 5:30pm at the Wayne County Extension Office. To register, call 601-735-2243.
Sep. 10th Zachary Little Memorial Bike Ride The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation is asking the public to join the Little family of Sumrall on September 19 at 8:00am for the bike ride -- taking place at the Longleaf Trace in Sumrall with registration beginning at 7:00am The entry fee for the fundraiser is $25.00 and participants will receive a t-shirt. Registration forms are available on the Longleaf Trace’s website or they may be picked up at The Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation. For more details, call 601-583-6180.
Sep. 14th Crochet Club Meets at 4:00pm at the Wayne County Extension Office. For more details, call 601-735-2243.
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