Hattiesburg police have asked for any information leading to the apprehension of 26-year-old Rhakim Jamal James, who is wanted for six counts of aggravated assault in the recent shooting in 6100 block of U.S. Hwy. 49 last weekend.
The website Politico.com, which provides in-depth coverage of Washington, asked 12 historians last month if 2017 was the craziest year in American political history.
Fortunately for the reputation of historians, only one of them said it was.
Forrest General Hospital proudly announced the winners of the 12th-annual Philip W. Rogers Awards during the hospital’s annual Employee Christmas Celebration! These annual awards are presented to healthcare workers who exemplify commitment to the field of medicine and excellence in patient care.
Keith Graves of Sumrall, Miss. was recently named “4th Quarter Best Employee in America” contest winner through Insulate America.
MCS Insulation has participated in the Insulate America’s Best Employee contest since 2014.
The metropolitan area around Hattiesburg has blossomed economically as shown through the November unemployment figures as Mississippi recorded its lowest unemployment rate in history at 4.8 percent.
Forrest County’s unemployment rate has decreased for the past five months, from 6.0 percent in July to 4.1 percent in November.
Kindergarten students in Petal School District earned the second highest average scores on the fall 2017 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, according to Mississippi Department of Education.
The high score was posted thanks to the district’s efforts to strengthen pre-K programs in the community.
Toby Barker’s strategy to become Hattiesburg’s next mayor revolved around a central theme of inclusion.
The 35-year-old state representative’s focus seemed to pay off when he successfully defeated longtime incumbent Mayor Johnny DuPree by nearly 2,000 votes.
Hattiesburg resident Cory Ferraez who ran for the House District 102 seat faces more than five years behind bars after being indicted on two counts of voter fraud, according to Attorney General Jim Hood.