Forrest General and Extra Table are celebrating health in a new and big way for 2019. The two have joined forces to highlight how healthy food choices affect overall health and wellness. The partnership was recently formed to honor Extra Table’s 10 years of providing healthy food to Mississippi’s most food-insecure residents.
The head of the United Methodist Church (UMC) in Mississippi will serve as the keynote speaker for the 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Ecumenical and Multicultural Prayer Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in the ballroom of The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.
Members of Petal Fire Department spent Thursday night conducting water rescues at homes throughout the city after heavy rainfall from Winter Storm Eboni caused flooding from southeastern Louisiana to New Jersey.
Once again, it's time to nominate local businesses, people, events, cuisine and art for this year's Best of the Pine Belt awards. Several key categories will be selected to be featured at the Best of the Pine Belt Awards Show at the Saenger Theater later this year. Those categories are selected from the nomination and final voting process.
A judicial investure ceremony to swear in new Chancellors Sheila Havard Smallwood and Chad Smith and new Forrest County and Youth Court Judge Carol Jones Russell will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, in the third floor courtroom at the Forrest County Courthouse, 630 Main Street.
The new year promises to be a little brighter for a Pine Belt family who’s had more than their fair share of tough breaks since late 2017. A typical week of work, activities and preparing for the holiday season for the Hales family was changed in the blink of an eye by a tragic accident.