Hattiesburg is getting in on Mississippi Musicians Day, an official day of artistic celebration that uses seminars and hands-on experiences to focus on increasing awareness of Mississippi’s musical heritage and its rightful place as the birthplace of America’s music.
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Residents throughout the Pine Belt have been familiar for the last three years with Ben and Erin Napier through their HGTV show “Home Town,” in which the couple renovates and restores houses in the historic district of their hometown of Laurel.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled 5-2 in favor of the City of Hattiesburg, members of Hattiesburg City Council and former Mayor Johnny DuPree in the case of a former municipal court clerk’s claim that her privacy was invaded after some of her medical records were released to the media.
Because of transitions being made at the Sumrall facility that processes Hattiesburg’s recycling, Hub City officials are looking into two possible alternate options for the city’s curbside recycling program.
Although Dr. Stephen Beam and his wife Dawn had floated around the idea of opening a bed and breakfast facility in Sumrall – which would be the city’s first establishment of that type – for the last few years, they had yet to settle on a particular location.
SAN ANTONIO — A man accused of killing a co-worker and disposing his body will appear before a Texas judge on Feb. 5 in hopes of getting his $680,000 bond reduced.
The three individuals who were charged with capital murder in a recent shooting death on Corinne Street are believed to also have been involved in a separate shooting incident that injured a man near the same location earlier the same day.
The two juveniles who are facing capital murder charges in the shooting death of Jamar Quadracus “Drake” Edwards are each facing two additional charges related to that incident.
A Hattiesburg man has been charged with felony eluding, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest after fleeing police following a traffic accident.
Nine young women will contend for cash scholarships and other prizes through competition areas of self-expression, fitness, talent, scholastics and a panel interview on their way to trying to win the title of “Distinguished Young Woman” of Lamar County.
A Hattiesburg man has been arrested and charged with several counts of burglary after being held at gunpoint by a Lamar County homeowner while attempting to break into the man’s house.
Hub City residents are known for their kindness, generosity and looking out for one another. It happens all the time under a variety of circumstances. And in true Pine Belt fashion, it’s happened again, but in a way that has extended far beyond the confines of the Pine Belt.
As of July 1, Marcus Boyles is back as the Petal Panthers head football coach.
The Mississippi high school coaching legend announced his retirement from his athletics director and head coach positions in March, but took back the reins last week.
Vision Baptist Church has invited Dr. Kent Hovind, an American Christian fundamentalist evangelist and convicted felon, to conduct a Creation Science Seminar April 6 and 7 at the church, located just east of Petal near the Forrest/Perry county line.
The public record of the past two weeks’ felony arrests from the Forrest County Sheriff’s office includes the following reports. Information is provided by the sheriff’s office and Hattiesburg and Petal police departments. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Monday, July 30
Petal police officer Phillip Humphrey was named Police Officer of the Year at the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on Jan. 18.
The ribbon cutting for a unique addition to the Hattiesburg area designed for active seniors was be held Thursday at The Colony at Turtle Creek Crossing. An open house followed.
SUMRALL – With the Sumrall Bobcats holding on to a touchdown lead, the Purvis Tornadoes had a chance to tie the game after recovering a fumble in the second quarter by Sumrall senior quarterback Dannis Jackson. However, Sumrall’s senior defensive lineman Solomon Landrum shifted the tide with a fumble recovery of his own – the Bobcats’ 15th tur