Although the dam in the Longleaf Acres subdivision in Petal is functioning fine, members of the Forrest County Board of Supervisors are looking over options to either raise the dam, lower the spillway or lower the water level in the lake in the face of new regulations from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.
Victor Kirksey, the man who allegedly shot a police officer Monday, is listed in "fair" condition at Forrest General Hospital.
According to an email from Amanda Kirby, marketing media coordinator at Forrest General, Kirksey is still receiving treatment at the hospital.
A Petal man was killed in a Thursday morning crash after colliding with a truck in downtown Petal.
James McCullum Jr., 58, was pronounced dead by Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem at the scene near the intersection of South Main Street and Fifth Avenue.
The accident occurred soon after 9 a.m.
The June 26 primary runoff election for U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives will feature two Republicans and two Democrats vying for the Nov. 6 general election.
With the new substation for the Forrest County Sheriff’s Office up and running, members of the Forrest County Board of Supervisors are mulling over options for the former substation on East Pine Street in downtown Hattiesburg.
It’s been about 10 years since members of Petal’s Excel By 5 Coalition and United Way instituted Born Learning Trails at Hinton Park and Friendly Park, encouraging children to learn and explore while playing in the parks.
For the past several years, the Petal Skate Park has lacked a corporate sponsor, making it sometimes difficult for officials to fund necessary maintenance and repairs at the park, including enhanced lighting.
But Hattiesburg resident Austin Griffith just might have an answer for that.
As a member of the American Association of School Administrators, Dede Smith didn’t think it was unusual when the organization recently sent her information about its upcoming Early Learning Cohort.