Community and civic-minded high-schoolers who are interested in learning about and getting involved in Hattiesburg can now apply for the 2018-19 Mayor’s Youth Council.
With the exception of the historic Methodist hospital section, not much remains of the former Hattiesburg Police Department on James Street as officials continue to work toward a new Public Safety Complex that would provide a new home for HPD and municipal court staff.
For Petal Primary School, this year’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month hits a little close to home, as the school currently is home to three students who are either battling childhood cancer or are in remission – second-graders Harlie Williams and Eli Hudson, and first-grader Owen Thurmond.
As of the last “Point in Time Count” – which is conducted every January by the Pine Belt Coalition on Homelessness to determine the area’s number of homeless individuals – there were 132 homeless people in Forrest County, with another three in Lamar County.
With enrollment at 4,135 in the Petal School District, school officials are searching for land on which to build another school – more than likely an elementary school – to accommodate the increasing number of students in the district.
A Forrest County man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to a fatal shooting.
It’s been a year this month since state and local officials cut the ribbon on the 450-acre Hattiesburg Solar Farm between Bonhomie Road and U.S. 49 in south Hattiesburg.
With accountability letter grades from the 2017-18 school year scheduled to be released later this month, local school officials say students in the area are still continuing to perform at a high rate – and even improving – despite a recent vote by the Mississippi State Board of Education to reset the baseline scores for establishing accountabi