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National Train Day observed Saturday, May 11, at Meridian Railroad Museum

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-05-08 17:57:20


SUMMARY: National Train Day is coming up and M is excited to talk about the upcoming at the Maran Train in Meridian. The event will feature train layouts, artifacts, miniature train rides, entertainment, and storytelling about the history of trains in Meridian. The event starts at 9 am and admission is $5 for adults, with attending for . The event celebrates the legacy of trains in Meridian, dating back to the 's founding in 1854. Additionally, there is exciting about the merger of Canadian Pacific and Kansas City railroads, as well as Amtrak's extension to Fort Worth. Don't miss out on this -friendly and educational event on Saturday.

More than 20 model train vendors will showcase their collections. Event starts at 9am. Grayson Culpepper entertains at 10am.

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Covington County group lends hand, provides food to Pine Belt pantries

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www.youtube.com – 7 | The Pine Belt's Local Station – 2024-05-22 23:04:18

SUMMARY: Seeds of Hope, a nonprofit in , donates fresh vegetables to over a dozen local food pantries. Cole Rogers and local landowners initially created the initiative to Seminary Baptist Church's food pantry, which has since expanded significantly. Currently, the organization urgently needs volunteers to harvest crops, especially corn, aiming to pick about 20,000 ears per day. Besides corn, they are also growing potatoes and watermelons. Interested volunteers or food can learn more by texting “volunteer” or “food bank” to 61517 844 or visiting Seeds of Hope ms.org. This summer, Rogers hopes to 100,000 ears of corn.

Covington County group lends hand, provides food to Pine Belt pantries.

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USM graduate/Foxworth native named new commander of Army recruiting in South Mississippi

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www.youtube.com – | The Pine Belt's Local Station – 2024-05-22 23:04:18

SUMMARY: Foxworth native and Southern Miss graduate Captain Kinsey Johnson is now the head of Army Recruiting in . Johnson, a 2018 USM graduate and ROTC program alumnus, assumed command of the US Army Hattiesburg Recruiting Company at a ceremony at Camp Shelby. She will oversee more than two dozen soldiers at recruiting stations in Hattiesburg, Laurel, , Gautier, McComb, and Meridian. Johnson, previously stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, is to be closer to , as is her husband. Former Hattiesburg Recruiting Commander Captain Tyler Smith is moving to Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

USM graduate/Foxworth native named new commander of Army recruiting in South Mississippi.

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Projects planned for Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional

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www.youtube.com – | The Pine Belt's Station – 2024-05-22 23:04:18

SUMMARY: The Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport is undergoing multiple improvement projects to enhance travel, with completion aimed before summer. Executive Director Tom Heanue highlights increased boarding numbers and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as key factors driving the upgrades. Projects include transitioning runway lighting from incandescent to LED, acquiring a new runway sweeper, and upgrading ramp lighting. Additionally, the airport plans to pursue funding for a new general aviation terminal and potentially build another hangar for military aircraft. The I-59 Supply Chain Park, with 3-400 acres available, aims to attract more businesses to create . The airport is also celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Projects planned for Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional.

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