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Second Hattiesburg Restaurant to Establish Reading Lounge for Kids

By Mon Mussiett, Reporter WDAM TV-7

Another restaurant in town has established a reading lounge for children. O'Charley's in Hattiesburg is the second restaurant in town to have a reading lounge for children as part of a new city education initiative.
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Countdown to Kindergarten Rally Held in Hattiesburg

Posted: Jul 25, 2015 4:24 PM CST Updated: Jul 25, 2015 4:31 PM CST
By Quentis Jones, Reporter
With school starting back in just a few weeks, free school supplies were handed out at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg Saturday. The event, Pine Belt Countdown to Kindergarten rally, was hosted by the Excel by 5 Coalition.


Hub City Excel By 5 Now Certified

Hattiesburg American, Wednesday, August 14, 2014 by American Staff Writer Ellen Ciurczak

The City of Hattiesburg has become a certified Excel By 5 community after more than two years of hard work gathering a coalition of volunteers from the education, health, business, non-profit and government sectors — all invested in supporting young children. 

Hattiesburg becomes the 12th community in Mississippi to obtain Excel By 5 certification.


City's Excel By 5 coalition meets community - by Ellen Ciurczak Hattiesburg American

About 30 people showed up at a town hall meeting designed to introduce Hattiesburg's Excel By 5 coalition to the community.

"This is about awareness," said co-certification manager Dan Kibodeaux, who led the meeting Tuesday at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center.