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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 potentially dangerous intersection on Smithville Road in Petal will soon be realigned to make traveling that stretch of road safer for motorists.
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.
As students of Petal High School, we would like to advocate for the banning of the presence of peanuts and peanut containing products on Petal School District campuses because of the dangers they present to select students and faculty.
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.
Herbert Ray Nobles, a longtime member of Pearl River Community College Board of Trustees, grew up as a “poor county boy.” He started football his senior year of high school, which propelled him into a 27-year career with the Petal School District and 25 years at PRCC.