In 2018, Project NOLA’s network of more than 25,000 high-definition crime cameras in New Orleans helped the New Orleans Police Department reduce the local murder rate to the lowest since 1971 – including a 9 percent reduction in homicides – along with a 12 percent drop in armed robberies.
The former Forrest County Agricultural High School band director who was arrested for sexual activities with a child will go to trial March 4, 2020.
There’s only two days left until City of Petal Fall Festival offers attendees double the fun with not one, but two big-name musical headliners: Confederate Railroad and Restless Heart.
The ninth annual festival will be held starting at 10 a.m. October 26 at Hinton Park, behind Petal Civic Center off South Main Street.
Lumberton officials are once again on the search for another leader for the Lumberton Police Department after Chief Adam Jones handed in his resignation this week, making him the fourth chief to leave the position in less than two years.
The stretch of Old Highway 11 between Richburg Road and Old Highway 24 will be closed at various times this weekend because of work to replace multiple culverts along the roadway.
Despite being disqualified from this year’s playoffs by the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools, the Presbyterian Christian School football team will see postseason action in a bowl game this week.
The Forrest County Board of Supervisors has authorized more than $20,000 be spent to replace lighting fixture covers which are being damaged by inmates at the Billy McGee Law Enforcement Complex.
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.
When a young team like Presbyterian Christian is in the process of gaining experience week by week, the players need a game like last week. In a 20-7 loss, the Bobcats were in the game, and there’s something to be said for that.
A popular Pine Belt-area event returns March 16 when St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Hattiesburg hosts the 18th annual Irish-Italian Festival Saturday, March 16, featuring great food, fantastic music, fellowship, a parade, a raffle for a cash prize of $3,500, and much more.
Community Bank is excited to announce its 12 Days of Christmas Campaign. This campaign will consist of CB offices across 12 of its markets collecting items for a local charity, serving and making a contribution to their chosen organization.