Sept. 5 dawned bright and sunny, but students around the Pine Belt, including those in the Lamar County School District, got the day off in anticipation of bad weather from Tropical Storm Gordon, which came ashore near the Mississippi/Alabame line Sept. 4.
A little more than a month after Carlus Page was removed as chief of the Lumberton Police Department, the search is officially on for a new leader of the department.
Mayor Quincy Rogers said the Lumberton Board of Aldermen voted to open an order to advertise for the position during a recent board meeting.
Hub City resident James Ray (J.R.) Carpenter died early Wednesday at his daughter’s home in Hattiesburg following complications from congestive heart failure. He was 91. Services, which are being handled by Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home, are pending.
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.
At 116 years old, Petal Presbyterian Church is still going strong and keeping busy spreading the word and love of the Lord.
In fact, they are getting ready to send a missionary to South Africa, enjoying weekly services and are looking for a new music director.
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.
Imagine a treasure trove of artifacts so vast that you could not accurately pinpoint the exact number of items on hand. Such is the cavernous amount of historical memorabilia stored in the Special Collections wing of The University of Southern Mississippi’s McCain Library & Archives.
Two individuals who contracted an uncommon illness – one, a bestselling author, and the other, a University of Southern Mississippi (USM) alumna now pursuing a Ph.D. – will share their story of recovery and resilience at 6:30 p.m.
Editor's note: The following individuals were arrested and charged with misdemeanor or felony crimes and booked into the county jail. The report is published in its entirety each Thursday as provided to The PineBelt NEWS from administrators with the Lamar County Jail.
The newly-formed Midtown Merchants Association of Hattiesburg is actively seeking new members to join its effort to unite and promote the area being billed as “the heartbeat of Hattiesburg.”
Keri Ray Galey, the organization’s membership coordinator, said the initial response has been overwhelming.