The armed robbery conviction of Artea Chilton in Forrest County Circuit Court was affirmed by the Mississippi Supreme Court last week after it declined to hear his Mississippi Court of Appeals denial from December 2017.
After months of wrangling over how to address garbage collection at multi-family dwellings, the Lamar County Board of Supervisors compiled what members hope will be the final changes in the garbage ordinance last Thursday to allow the changes to take place.
Mississippi is in the middle of its typical hot and humid summer. Perhaps no group is sweating more that public school officials, who by one report still have 2,100 jobs to fill by the beginning of August.
Customer service. It’s an area where we could all probably use a little more work or some improvement. Myself included. I still shudder a little when someone is left on hold for too long.
Two Hattiesburg residents pleaded not guilty Tuesday in U.S. Southern District Court as part of four Pine Belt residents who have been accused of defrauding insurers of more than $200 million, according to indictments unsealed in federal court Monday.
The Pearl River County groups opposing the voluntary consolidation of the Lumberton and Lamar County schools have appealed the 10th Chancery Court ruling that denied the group’s complaint with prejudice to the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Forrest and Lamar county voters turned out in dismal numbers for Tuesday’s primary runoff election for U.S. Senate, but both counties voted to send Democrat David Baria to the Nov. 6 general election to face incumbent Republican Sen. Roger Wicker.
The Lamar County Board of Supervisors is considering allowing the Little Black Creek Campground and Park to serve beer and light wine by requesting Qualified Resort Area status from the state Department of Revenue.
The Mississippi Jaycees hosted JCI USA’s Chapter Development Director Neil Fitzgerald, of California, visiting as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Board of Directors Installation Banquet for Petal and Hattiesburg Jaycees.
The Coleman Center for Families and Children in Petal is offering pregnant women another resource in the form of free pregnancy calendars.