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Forrest General doctor serves on frontlines of COVID-19 in New York City

Photos of an empty Times Square and the Lincoln Tunnel void of any cars, are just a couple of the photos cardiologist Lawrence (Larry) Leader, DO, has on his cell phone from his recent Naval deployment to New York City. His memories are just as vivid of the happy faces of COVID-19 patients using his cell phone to call or ...

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Forrest General employees debut new scrubs

The more than 2,000 Forrest General Hospital employees who wear scrubs debuted a new look this month. Department employees will all wear the same color of scrubs to help patients, their families and other staff members identify the different services, according to Melita Miller, executive director of Nursing/Patient Care Services Administration. There are a wide range of colors, about 12 ...

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Forrest General honors Nurses of the Year

Forrest General honored its outstanding nurses during National Nurses Week celebrations, including announcing Nurse of the Year, Nurse Manager of the Year and Tech of the Year. Forrest General’s nurses are dedicated to their job as is evident in the number of years they have worked to keep Pine Belt patients safe. According to records kept by Forrest General’s Human ...

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Pine Belt PRAM recognizes best in PR

The region’s best public relations professionals were recently honored for their achievements by the Pine Belt Chapter of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM). The awards, bestowed annually at Pine Belt PRAM’s Chapter Awards Banquet, recognize outstanding work in the field of public relations and celebrate select individuals for their contributions to the profession. “Public relations practitioners work tirelessly ...

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Barnes joins Hattiesburg Clinic Critical Care Medicine

Casie W. Barnes, AGACNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Critical Care Medicine. Barnes cares for patients at Forrest General Hospital who are in the intensive care unit. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss. She obtained a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala. ...

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Mississippi Army sergeant charged with murder of wife

A U.S. Army sergeant in Mississippi has been charged with murder in the death of his wife, who was found shot to death in the home the couple shared with their three children. A child called 911 late Sunday to report that his parents were arguing, Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel told The Hattiesburg American. The child met with deputies outside the ...

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Man dies after being shot by police officer in Mississippi

A man has died after he was shot by a police officer in south Mississippi, a Hattiesburg police spokesman said. The spokesman, Ryan Moore, told the Hattiesburg American that the man was armed. His name wasn’t immediately released. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon off U.S. Highway 98, near Turtle Creek Mall, when police responded to a call for service. Moore said the ...

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Slain civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer honored with statue

A statue of slain civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer now sits outside the Forrest County Courthouse in Mississippi. The Hattiesburg American reports the bronze sculpture, created by artists Vixon Sullivan and Ben Watts, was commissioned in 2018 by the Forrest County Board of Supervisors to honor Dahmer who was killed for trying to get black people registered to vote. Dahmer was a ...

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Workers protest Hattiesburg call center conditions, seek union

Workers of a Hattiesburg, Mississippi, business are calling for better wages and the creation of a union.WDAM-TV reports several Maximus workers protested outside the call center Thursday as corporate officials met inside the site. The organizing director of Communication Workers of America, Sedjerick Lee, says unionization could lead to better pay. The workers’ current baseline pay is $10.60 per hour. ...

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New leaders at Mississippi utility roiled by complaints

A south Mississippi water utility long roiled by member complaints has new leadership. WDAM-TV reports that Arnold Line Water Association’s board and membership agreed last week on new leaders, with the new choices taking over immediately. Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton is a Republican representing the state’s southern district. He announced a new president and two new board members accepted ...

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