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Friday's High School Football Final Scores

Once again this week some big games on tap for Pine Belt High Schools. Oak Grove vs. Terry at home. Petal is back at home with Hancock. Hattiesburg plays another Jackson team.

And for many of these teams it’s crunch time for making it into the playoffs.

With more insight here’s Kelly Sanner.

Happening Saturday

Several events happening in and around the Pine Belt today.

    Sacred Heart Seafood Jamboree is happening 10-10 Saturday and from 11-4 Sunday;  Corner of Southern Ave and Walnut;  No Charge for Admission; Food, Rides, Games, Cost Varies; Menu includes gumbo, shrimp, catfish, oyster plates, jambalaya, hamburgers and hotdogs. Activities inlcude games, sports lounge, kids area, Crusaders Marketplace. Live music provided by USM Jazz Band, The Americanos, King Fridays and others.23rd Annual Mississippi Pecan Festival: Saturday and Sunday; Admission $8; 4 and under Free; Enjoy some of the South’s finest foods. Shop at over 250 booths from all over the region. Sit and enjoy the most exciting stage in Mississippi. Listen to Bluegrass and Gospel music in the shade of huge Pecan trees.

    Pecan Festival Today

Advertising Executive to Speak At Sales & Marketing Meeting

The September meeting of Sales and Marketing Professionals – Pine Belt (SMP) will feature Southwest Airlines advertising manager, Jena Atchison. The meeting will be held at Hattiesburg’s Lake Terrace Convention Center on Tuesday, Sept. 21.  Networking and lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. The program begins at noon.

This meeting is a joint meeting between Sales and Marketing Professionals and the Pine Belt Chapter of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM).  The meeting date is a departure from the usual date of SMP, meeting the third Tuesday of the month rather than the second Tuesday.

Southwest Airlines Advertising Manager

As Advertising Manager for Southwest Airlines, Jena Atchison has produced 100 television and radio commercials, as well as supervised media rotation and agency relationships for the airline.  Prior to joining Southwest Airlines, Jena spent 12 years self-employed in the television industry.  She worked with diverse clients across the country including IBM, Dr. Pepper, ESPN, and Fox Sports.

Sales and Marketing Professionals – Pine Belt is the regional professional organization for all sales and marketing professionals in the area.  All who work in the area of sales and marketing and related professions are welcome to become affiliated with the new organization. Visitors are welcome at all meetings.

Information about the meeting is available by calling Debbie Blakeney, Vice President of Programs at 601-606-9913. To RSVP for the program, please e-mail Katie McCaffrey at by Sept. 16. Cost to attend the program and lunch is $15 for non-members and guests.  Organization information is available from the new web site:

Weekend Weather Could Include Severe Storms–Plus a New Tropical Depression

NWS Graphic for the Upcoming Week

Listen to the forecast here.

Let’s jump to the Tropical weather first. TD 6 has formed out in the Atlantic. At this point, it appears the storm will not threaten the U.S. Gulf Coast. In fact, models indicate the storm could very well make the curve and head north and east by the middle of next week and miss the U.S.

Closer to home, a Heat Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service beginning Sunday Morning at 7am and lasting until 7pm. High temperatures Sunday  will be in the upper 90′s in most areas during the afternoon with high humidity. This will lead to heat index readings nearing 110 degrees. Any break in tomorrow’s heat will come thanks to thunderstorms expected to arrive ahead of a cold front moving in from the North. That’s the good news…the bad news…some of the storms could become severe during the afternoon with gusty winds, frequent dangerous lightening and heavy downpours.

Excessive Heat and a New Tropical Depression

Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 7 am CDTWednesday. And TD 4 forms in the Atlantic

Very hot temperatures… in excess of 100 degrees… were observed at many areas today. These conditions… along with high humidity… have  produced heat index values of 110 to 117 degrees this afternoon and those same temps will be seen again Tuesday. Heat index values of 110 degrees and higher are expected to last for several hours.  In addition… overnight low temperatures will only fall into the mid to upper 70s… providing little relief from the stifling daytime heat.

Similar conditions will be possible for some areas Wednesday and the excessive heat warning may be extended later.

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely.

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Stay in an air-conditioned room.
  • Stay out of the sun
  • Check on relatives and neighbors.

Tropical Depression 4 has formed in the Atlantic. As of 9pm the storm does not appear to be a threat to the gulf coast. However, the Eastern Seaboard could be in jeopardy within the next several days.

T.D. 4 forms in the Atlantic

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