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Arts Notes (April 26)

The William Carey University Student Art Show and Competition, featuring artwork by students from Hattiesburg and Tradition campuses ...
winners' artwork and the Student Art Exhibit of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis campus ...

Hattiesburg 'Tornado Alley' episode to air Monday

"One reason we chose Hattiesburg is because we're doing an hour-long program ...
a patrol officer at the University of Southern Mississippi's Police Department, who was able to assist a University of Alabama student who got stuck while riding out the ...

Lawmaker: Texting-while-driving ban at least a start

HATTIESBURG – Every year, during his first seven years in the Mississippi Legislature, Sen. Billy Hudson would introduce a bill making it illegal in the state to drive while texting. And every year, for the first seven years, his hopes came up short.

Hattiesburg zoo celebrates 65th birthday

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a press release from the Hatiesburg Zoo: HATTIESBURG — The Hattiesburg Zoo is buzzing over its annual Birthday Bash on April 25, 2015. This year marks the 65 th anniversary of the Hattiesburg Zoo and will celebrate by ...

Mississippi Power to develop 2 new solar generating farms

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Mississippi Power is working with the U.S. Navy and two solar businesses to build a pair of large solar electric-generating farms. The Sun Herald reports Mississippi Power is working with Strata Solar to develop a 50-megawatt site on ...

Mississippi Power to team with solar business, US Navy in order to develop 50MW of PV plants

Markus Wilhelm, CEO of Strata Solar, said: "Strata Solar is thrilled to be working with Mississippi Power on the project in Hattiesburg. Working with utilities to diversify their generation portfolios in a competitive manner with their traditional ...

Historic preservation conference in Hattiesburg

Downtown Hattiesburg took center stage, as about 50 people from Mississippi and Louisiana got a chance to tour the area and learn about its history and preservation projects. The Hattiesburg American reported Wednesday marked the start of the Mississippi ...

Historic preservation conference comes to Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Downtown Hattiesburg took center stage, as about 50 people from Mississippi and Louisiana got a chance to tour the area and learn about its history and preservation projects. The Hattiesburg American reports (http://hatne.ws ...

Apartment rent on the rise, Hattiesburg falls below average

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Choosing the perfect place to live isn't easy, and apartment renters tell leading commercial real estate agency CoStar their top reason for moving is to find a more affordable apartment. "The Hattiesburg market has been very ...

Hattiesburg, Mississippi's 'Stink Fest' features 35 bands, 5 venues; Festival named for distinct odor

The Hattiesburg Stink Music & Arts Festival returns to Mississippi this Friday and Saturday for its second year. The festival, commonly known as Stink Fest, will feature 35 bands performing at 5 venues around the city. Promoters said the festival was named ...

Going Inside: Cook Library, USM

Since we’ve been in Hattiesburg the last two days, why not just finish out the week with a look inside Cook Library at the University of Southern Mississippi, c.1960. Cook Library was designed by Bigg…

Hattiesburg Craftsman: Corley Griffen House

On our last Missisisppi Craftsman post, Thomas Rosell noted the pipe railing on one of Biloxi’s Lameuse Street bungalows and mentioned a house in Hattiesburg “that takes use of pipe rails to an extrem…

TR’s sights to see in Hattiesburg

You might already be in town for the MHT conference, or you’ll be heading that way this morning. Either way it should be a busy two days with all the sessions planned.  Some of my favorite places will…

Plastic Surgery Center to offer free skin cancer screens – Hattiesburg American

Plastic Surgery Center to offer free skin cancer screensHattiesburg AmericanIn honor of National Melanoma Monday, The Plastic Surgery Center and Dermatology Laser Center of Hattiesburg will offer free…

dillonsculpture: Installed “Artiglio” in Hattiesburg MS as...

The last piece I forged at the old shop before dismantling the beast, 5" round Heating in the forge Fitting pieces for welding The drift was done under my 100 ton hydraulic press Bendi…

GrateFull Soul in Hattiesburg

GrateFull Soul is a “meat and side(s)”  soul food restaurant that opened recently in Hattiesburg.  This establishment is only open for lunch on M-F from 11-2, and it is housed in a cute little downtow…

Biloxi, MS police searching for missing Indiana man – WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – Biloxi police are asking for your help to find an Indiana man who has been missing since last Wednesday. Investigator Ray Akins said Nathaniel Roy Scroggin, 32, was last seen walki…

Have You Considered Pocket Doors in Your New Home? Look at These Ideas!

When it comes to doors most people most people only think of standard doors, sliding doors, and french doors. Another option that you may not have thought of is pocket doors. Pocket doors are a grea…

Suspect indicted in Hattiesburg Zoo's flamingo death

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A suspect allegedly involved in the death of two flamingos at the Hattiesburg Zoo has been indicted by a Forrest County Grand Jury. Devin Nottis, 19, was served a multi-count …

I Hosted My First Event In Hattiesburg + God Answered My Prayer

April 3, 2015 2:08 AM I can’t believe I’m still awake and on the computer at this time of night. Well, it’s morning but still dark so I consider it night time LOL. Anyway, I’m on a NATURAL HIGH (pun ……


Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in HATTIESBURG MISSISSIPPI

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]


Get a Homeland Security Job in HATTIESBURG MISSISSIPPI

What You Need to Know

The Department of Homeland Security has unique career opportunities that will challenge your mind and reward your skills and talents. As a Homeland Security employee, you will help secure our borders, airports, seaports and waterways; research and develop the latest security technologies; respond to natural disasters or terrorists acts; and analyze intelligence reports.

Next Steps

  1. Find the Job Right for You. Find DHS jobs at dhs.usajobs.gov.

    You can also use USAJOBS through an Interactive Voice Response Telephone System
    phone: 703-724-1850
    TDD: 978-461-8404.

    From general mission support to law enforcement to immigration and travel security to prevention and response, exciting professional growth opportunities exist throughout the Department.

  • Mission support careers involve the following fields: medical, human resources, facilities, budget, procurement, science and technology, training, intelligence, planning and coordination, detection, civil rights, fraud detection and more.
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  1. Read the Job Announcement. The announcement will provide you with information about job qualifications, duties, salary, duty location, benefits, and security requirements. Here you will be able to determine if your interests, education, and professional background make you a good candidate for the job.

A list of common terms is available to assist you in understanding Department job announcements.

Most Homeland Security jobs require U.S. citizenship and successful completion of a full background investigation and drug screening.

  1. Apply for the Job. Follow the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of each USAJOBS announcement (upper right tab). Instructions will guide you through the application process, providing you detailed information on the questions, forms, and format that must be addressed and used to capture your qualifications for the job. Submit all required documents and pay close attention to the application due date and application procedures, which will vary by job and the Department component.

    During the application process, veterans may be asked to identify Veterans Preference status.

    To post your resume online, apply to certain federal jobs, check on the status of your application, and receive automated job alerts, you must create a USAJOBS member account.

  2. Interview for the Job. The names of best-qualified candidates will be forwarded to the supervisor or hiring official. If you are one of the best-qualified candidates, the supervisor or hiring official may interview you in person or by telephone, or in rare cases may hire you based solely on your application materials. Selection procedures are subject to Federal Civil Service laws, which ensure that all applicants receive fair and equal treatment in the hiring process.


No matter where you are in your career - at the very beginning, transitioning to the federal government mid-career, or another stage in your professional life - the Department of Homeland Security has a place for you.

  • Student and Recent Graduate Job Opportunities - Learn about internships, fellowships and training programs available across the Department.
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Last Published Date: December 16, 2014


The Guardian and a warning to HATTIESBURG MISSISSIPPI: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [27]


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