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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.
Sometime in the next few weeks, a new resource center for Hattiesburg’s homeless will open in what used to be the Courtesy Ford dealership on West Pine Street in Hattiesburg.
Before Chris Epps got exposed for being a crook, the former Mississippi corrections commissioner made a lot of sense when he talked about finding the right balance between the crimes committed and the punishments doled out for them.
“We’ve got to decide in this state who we’re afraid of and who we’re mad at,” Epps was fond of saying.
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.
The Hub City Girl Scouts gathered at Chain Park to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center of Huntsville, Ala.
The Apollo 11 mission was the historic launch that sent U.S astronauts to the moon 50 years ago as of July 16.
Since graduating high school, I’ve been dedicating a week each summer (with a few exceptions) to staffing a session at Camp Bratton-Green. It’s an Episcopal Church Camp located just north of Canton, Mississippi.
This place holds a special place in my heart.
A very small number of students – only about 10 or so – are accepted into any given Research Experience for Undergraduates program, a course offered by the National Science Foundation to support active research participation by undergraduate students.
Set amid the enchanting wonders of Morocco, the gala “Casablanca” promises to be an affair as memorable as the one between the characters in this legendary film.
Everybody’s entitled to their opinion, especially when it comes to the movies. Somewhere out there is a person, maybe even two, whose all-time favorite is “The Boy Who Could Fly.”
So, if culture writer Brian Raftery wants to argue that 1999 was the best movie year ever, let him go for it and enjoy the ride.