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As the two-year anniversary of the January 2017 tornado that ripped through Hattiesburg and Petal approaches, Hub City officials are working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency – sometimes frustratingly – to restore Fire Station No.

The city of Petal will be receiving some help from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency after recent flooding issues, as MEMA will reimburse the city for most of the $200,000 in estimated cost of repairs necessitated after Winter Storm...

Steven Utroska, a small business owner in Hattiesburg, has qualified to seek the Mississippi House District 101 position, which was vacated when former representative Brad Touchstone was elected Nov. 6 as the new Lamar County Court Judge.

Forrest County is the recipient of $34,786.89 generated by tax-forfeited property sales released by Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s office that will benefit the coffers of the county’s local schools and government.

Once again, it's time to nominate local businesses, people, events, cuisine and art for this year's Best of the Pine Belt awards.

Order Super Bowl Gumbo


It’s almost time for the Super Bowl and you know what that means – gumbo. If you’re a Pine Belt resident, then you’ve probably come to expect the famous gumbo prepared by the Gumbo Gourmets at Hattiesburg’s Episcopal Church of the Ascension.

Early Learning Collaborative: 1,200 HPSD students to benefit from $2.1M grant


The Hattiesburg Public School District has been awarded $2.1 million in grant funding from the Mississippi Department of Education’s Early Learning Collaborative.

The funding was announced during a news conference Jan.7 at the district’s Harper-Wallin Family Education Center on Forrest Street. 

Party in the Back


I was watching the Clemson and Notre Dame football game on TV last week when I saw something that I was not expecting. 

With Clemson dominating the game and Notre Dame having to punt on nearly every single drive, the cameras focused on Notre Dame punter Tyler Newsome.