HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) – For the second straight season, Southern Miss Track and Field is well-represented at the NCAA East Regionals in Jacksonville, Florida.
Eleven USM athletes compete in the regionals beginning on Thursday. The qualifiers will advance to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas from June 5-8.
Callie Jones looks to return to the Outdoor Championships for second straight year in the javelin throw. The sophomore is coming off a gold medal in the heptathlon at the Conference USA Championships. Jones owns the school-record in the javelin with a throw of 179-feet, 11-inches.
“Javelin is like a stress-reliever for me,” Jones said. “I really don’t think about it because I know I’m good at it and I know I can be good at it. It’s just me going out and performing.”
John Warren is another athlete hoping to make a return-trip to nationals in the long jump and triple jump. The senior is the C-USA’s two-time defending champ in the triple jump. His mark of 53-feet, 4.25-inches ranks third in the nation this season.
“Not really focused on getting into finals since they’re taking the top 12,” Warren said. “It’s mostly about getting on the board, executing what I’ve been doing all season and that should take me to nationals.”
For the second straight season, McKinely West grabbed two gold medals in the 100m and 200m, respectively, at the C-USA Outdoors. The senior eyes another trip to the NCAA Championships.
“I come out here every day, do what I need to do,” McKinely said. “It means a lot [to win gold] and shows Southern Miss has amazing talent…I try not to have a lot of pressure on my back because I end up making a mistake. But I think if there was a lot of pressure, I’d still be okay.”
After qualifying for the Regionals the last two years, Caleb Parker hopes to take the next step and earn a bid to the Nationals this season.
The junior set a personal-best of 13.73 seconds on his way to a gold medal in the 110m hurdles at the conference championships. Parker will also compete in the high jump this week in Jacksonville.
“Conference [meet] really cleared it up for me,” Parker said. “It motivated me more into regionals because I finally got a PR in hurdles again in outdoor and I finally hit my personal-best again in high jump. It’s a good driving force going into next week.”
Here’s a full list of the USM athletes competing at the NCAA East Regionals on Thursday through Saturday.
400m | Rian Robinson Discus | Danisha Jones Javelin | Callie Jones 100m and 200m | McKinely West 400m | Trey Johnson 110m Hurdles | Caleb Parker 4x100m Relay | Chedlin Sagesse, McKinely West, Trey Johnson, Elijah Burton High Jump | Eric Richards, Caleb Parker Long Jump | Eric Washington, John Warren Triple Jump | John Warren
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For the past several months, officials have been patiently awaiting tax credits to help transform the former Hattiesburg High School on Main Street into an age-restricted apartment development.
Those credits were awarded last week from the Mississippi Home Corporation, knocking out the first step in the project and paving the way for a hopeful spring construction start on the $10 million project.
"We’ve made it through this process, which means it’s actually going to happen," said Andrea Saffle, executive director of the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association. "We had to get to this point to get the ball rolling, to get it started and moving.
"I’ve been so excited. This project is actually coming to fruition — it’s not just a ‘maybe’ or a ‘could be.’ It’s not going to be overnight, but something is starting to happen."
The upcoming facility, which is aimed at residents 62 years of age and older, is being undertaken by Jackson-based Intervest Corp. Tentatively called Preservation Crossing, the development is expected to offer 70 to 75 apartments that are 575 to 800 square feet per unit.
The majority of the units will be one-bedroom — although a handful of two-bedroom units may be available — and will feature a full kitchen, full bath and an on-site manager.
"I think this is important for that end of downtown," Saffle said. "It’s going to help create the momentum for the community arts center in the (former) Hattiesburg American building, and I think all of those things can build off each other and help each other happen.
"I think it’s huge for downtown — it’s such great news, and it shows that it can happen."
The next step for officials will be to shore up approximately $100,000 in gap funding and start part two of the application process for state and federal historic tax credits from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. As part of that process, officials will fine-tune of the construction documents in compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.
"We’re real excited — just getting the credits is a major hurdle," Intervest owner Steve Nail said. "So now we’re working towards all the things you have to do, all the way from getting the plans and specs … all the way down to making the economics work."
To keep the apartments affordable, Nail expects to set rent for the units at approximately $600 per month. A similar project in Pascagoula, where he converted an old school into apartments for elderly residents, has so far been a success.
"We’re still trying to get subsidies for the tenants that are going to live there," Nail said. "We’re trying to find ways that we can provide services and things like that through some type of subsidy payment."
Construction on the original multiple-story building, at 846 N. Main St., began in 1911. The facility was used as a school until 1959, after which it served as headquarters for Hattiesburg Public School District and was home to an antiques mall until 2001. The building, which has remained vacant since then, was heavily damaged in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina and again in 2007 by arson.
The facility was named a Mississippi Landmark in 1986 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. The historic aspect of the building will continue during renovation, as officials plan to keep the frame intact and build around it.
"(This project) is a great opportunity to invest in quality living spaces in the North Main Street area," Ward 2 Councilwoman Deborah Delgado said. "Hopefully it will breathe new life into challenged neighboring properties."
The Hattie Hundred 30-mile bike ride begins at the Hattiesburg Train Depot Saturday morning.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) – More than 300 people gathered in downtown Hattiesburg Saturday to take part in cycling event to benefit DREAM of Hattiesburg, Inc.
The Hattie Hundred 2019 was a bike ride that featured various start times for 100 mile, 88 mile, 65 mile and 30 mile races.
DREAM stands for Drug-free Resources for Education and Alternatives in Mississippi and its mission is to help reduce and/or prevent the abuse of alcohol and other drugs by children in South Mississippi.
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Dewmar International BMC, Inc. (DEWM) Announces Substantial Investments in Healthcare Real Estate Projects
JACKSON, MS–(Marketwired – Jul 10, 2017) – Dewmar International BMC, Inc. (OTC PINK: DEWM), a diversified brand management and operating company that conducts business across a synergistic variety of business sectors announced today investments in multiple healthcare real estate ventures as part of its Profit Reinvestment Program (PREP).
As previously announced, PREP Investments focused primarily on three sectors: (1) Healthcare Services/Technology (2) Healthcare Real Estate and (2) Entertainment/Media.
This announcement is part two of a three-part series of the profit reinvestment program that will focus on the investments Dewmar has made in the Healthcare Real Estate sector.
First, the S&K Mainstay Hotel, LLC is a real estate investment in a medical practitioner-led hotel project in Hattiesburg, MS. The goal is to provide lodging for families of critically and terminally ill patients in need of care at Merit Health Wesley and other nearby regional hospitals. The lead physician on the project is the President of a large statewide community health center program.
Second, Dewmar Health RA is a real estate venture whereby Dewmar acquires existing buildings and leases them for medical use. The initial project in this venture was the acquisition of a property located at the address of 1001 Hwy. 80 E, Clinton, MS. The property was immediately rented to Merit Health System of Mississippi; a healthcare network that has approximately 6 hospitals, 36 clinics, 2,300 licensed beds, 2,500 physicians and more than 53,000 admissions each year.
Apart from the lease, Dr. Marco Moran, CEO and Founder of Dewmar, has been in discussions with Merit Health Center Executives to expand the relationship to include: 1) the transfer of all Pain Management referrals to Clinton Wellness Center for its central Mississippi patient population, 2) Dewmar offering to provide contract labor for c-arm lumbar pain surgical procedures at the Merit Health Central location and 3) Dewmar offering to provide telemedicine services for the entire health system.
Dr Moran stated, "Health & Wellness Research Consortium (HWRC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dewmar, has been seeking a qualified spine surgeon for hire to complete the contract request whose backlog of procedures can provide over $1 million in annual referral fees to HWRC."
Dr. Moran also added, "I am hopeful that my discussions with Merit Health will result in a much needed medical procedure which will be made available almost immediately to hundreds that are suffering from debilitating back pain just in the Merit Health service area alone. Furthermore, Dewmar is seeking a practitioner for the implementation of a Suboxone opiate addiction therapy center at one of its clinic sites. Currently there is a backlog of untreated patients within the state of Mississippi."
About Dewmar International BMC, Inc.
Dewmar International BMC, Inc. is a certified service-disabled veteran business concern, new product development, manufacturing and brand management company. Established in 2003, Dewmar’s primary business strategy has been in creating high profit margins with functional foods and beverages, such as Lean Slow Motion Potion™, whose flavors include Yella, Purp and Easta Pink, is rated as one of the top 3 national selling relaxation beverages in the U.S. market. The company has offices in Clinton, MS; Houston, TX: Denver, CO and New Orleans, LA. Dewmar was rated by the Mississippi Business Journal in 2015 as one of the State’s top 15 publicly traded companies.
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