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 is a scene from my childhood that replays in my head often. It’s not of me crossing the goal line and scoring a winning touchdown in a championship football game or knocking a walk-off homerun out of the park to win a Little League championship game, or even rescuing a drowning puppy from a fast-flowing creek.
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.
Hattiesburg residents can expect to see a portion of the former Big Yank facility on Edwards Street come down soon, as a section of the building will be demolished in the near future to make way for the new Hattiesburg Fire Station No. 2.
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 Mississippi Education Partnership Conference will be held Feb. 25-26 at Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. The annual event celebrates achievements and collaborations in schools – and educators from all over the state are invited to attend.
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.
Mayor Toby Barker said the recent special session of the Mississippi Legislature “might have been the most impactful special session of our lifetime,” with two pieces of legislation being passed that will eventually give Hattiesburg millions of dollars for infrastructure and road improvements throughout the city.