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.
Ben Presley Aultman
84, of Sumrall
Ben Presley Aultman died Oct. 2019. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at First Baptist Church Sumrall with the service will follow at 11 a.m. followed by burial at Presley-Watts Cemetery.
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.
Last year, Chad Wilkerson and a few other Jeep enthusiasts – known affectionately as “Jeepers” – founded the Hub City Jeep Jam as a family-friendly way to have a day of fun with Jeeps and raise money for the Arc of Southeast Mississippi.
A former Lamar County School District teacher who was arrested on allegations of a relationship with a student has pleaded guilty to statutory rape.
Jenny Christine Hipp, 40, entered her guilty plea Nov. 12 in Lamar County Circuit Court. Hipp, who is represented by Hattiesburg attorney Tangi A. Carter, will be sentenced Nov. 21.
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.
Because a Hattiesburg police officer saw something out of the ordinary during what appeared to be a routine call and reported it to the appropriate resources, he may have saved the life of an 8-year-old.
Dynamic Dyslexia Design: The 3-D School and Evaluation Center Petal location is no longer the only separate school for dyslexia in the state. The school has expanded outside of the City of Petal in order to meet the need executive director of the 3-D School Cena Holifield sees on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The family of Terry and Gage West, the father and son that were killed in a 2017 wastewater lift station accident, has filed wrongful death complaints against the city of Petal.