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Man dead after shooting in Lamar Co.; police believe self defense

By HASKEL BURNS,

One man is dead after a fight and shooting on Little Black Creek Road, in an incident which police believe was self-defense.

Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said deputies were called to the scene shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday. Upon arriving, officers found a 31-year-old white male suffering from two gunshot wounds.





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Forrest County jail docket

Editor's note: Th following individuals were arrested and charged with misdemeanor or felony crimes and booked into the Forrest County Jail. The report is published in its entirety each Thursday as provided to The PineBelt NEWS from administrators with the Forrest County Jail.



Lamar County jail docket

By SUBMITTED REPORTS,

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following individuals were arrested and charged with misdemeanor or felony crimes and booked into the Lamar County Jail. The report is published in its entirety each Thursday as provided to The PineBelt NEWS from administrators with the Lamar County Jail.


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Artist’s work to hang in OLLI Peck House throughout April

By STAFF REPORTS,

A reception to honor Janet Rodgers Bennett will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the Osher Lifelong Learning Center (OLLI) Peck House. The event is free and open to the public and will run through April. 

Born and raised in Hattiesburg, Bennett Iowa, Illinois and Pennsylvania before retiring back to Hattiesburg in 2012.


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