It’s been a little more than a year and a half since Jackson-based Intervest Corporation acquired the former Hattiesburg High School building on Main Street, with the intention to turn the facility into age-restricted apartment units.
A couple of weeks ago, Petal Police Chief Matthew Hiatt approached the Petal Board of Aldermen about the possibility of pay raises – particularly for Petal Police Department, but also for Petal Fire Department and other city employees.
How many alligators does it take to acquire a giraffe or three? More on that later.
If you’ve driven down Hardy Street past the Hattiesburg Zoo in the past few months, you will probably have seen the large structure going up close to the road. When complete, it will be habitat for a new giraffe exhibit.
Leon Waldoff grew up in in Hattiesburg, living here for 18 years before heading to college at Northwestern.
He and his family were part of a small Jewish community that had settled in Hattiesburg. Most of the Jewish families living here in the 1930s and 1940s were immigrants from Russia and Poland.
Two fire grading districts in Lamar County have improved their class ratings from the Mississippi State Rating Bureau, leading to savings in homeowners insurance rates for residents in those districts.
In her 25 years at William Carey University, Dr. Connie Roberts has directed and/or conducted nearly 20 chamber operas and musicals – but “The Light in the Piazza” will mark her debut appearance as a member of the cast.
“The Light in the Piazza” will be presented Oct. 18-19 at WCU’s Thomas Fine Arts Center.
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and State Rep. Jay Hughes are both fine candidates to be Mississippi’s next lieutenant governor.
The Purvis Tornadoes hand delivered a loss Friday night to Seminary’s Bulldogs, 26-13. The first 24 minutes of play were all on the side of the Tornadoes, who didn’t allow the Bulldogs to score a point.
In celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, a Blessing of the Pets will take place from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, on the grounds of Westminster Presbyterian Church (115 N. 25th Avenue in Hattiesburg).
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.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The 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.
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.
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