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.
A Forrest County man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to a fatal shooting.
The following is an email from Ryan Moore, public information officer at Hattiesburg Police Department:
Hattiesburg police are asking for the public's help in reference to a welfare concern for an individual.
Hattiesburg High School students enrolled in the new Middle College will have a decided advantage heading into a four-year undergraduate degree program at one of the state’s public universities.
City and county officials gathered Thursday at the Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center in Hattiesburg to celebrate the planned inclusion of Greater Hattiesburg – including all of Forrest and Lamar Counties – as an ACT Work Ready Community.
Pine Belt musician and Piney Woods Picnic co-founder Cary Hudson is passionate about preserving the Pascagoula River Basin, which runs through the Piney Woods and is fed by the Leaf and Bouie rivers.