A local member of the Mississippi House of Representatives is considering resigning from his newly-elected position because of his belief that Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn is going against state law by blocking him and other members of the Legislature from receiving their state government pensions while serving in the House.
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Given his long and distinguished career – and education – at William Carey University, former provost Scott Hummel considered the campus his home, and as such, had no particular motivation to ever leave that location.
Over the last few years, Petal High School sophomores Kayla Dobson and Kinley Hogue had caught word about “Powder Puff” sporting events – including a recent flag football game at the high school – being organized to raise funds for worthy causes.
On Feb. 11 in the House Chamber of the Old Capitol in Jackson, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the state agency that operates the fantastic Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, celebrated the life of Hiram Rhodes Revels.
Former Petal teacher released on bond after being charged with two counts of crimes against childrenBy HASKEL BURNS,
The former Petal High School teacher who allegedly had inappropriate communications with a high school student has posted bail after facing two counts related to that incident.
A Hattiesburg man has been taken into custody and charged with five offenses, including discharging a firearm in the city limits, after a weekend incident on Adeline Street.
Hattiesburg is getting in on Mississippi Musicians Day, an official day of artistic celebration that uses seminars and hands-on experiences to focus on increasing awareness of Mississippi’s musical heritage and its rightful place as the birthplace of America’s music.
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.
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.
Vision Baptist Church has invited Dr. Kent Hovind, an American Christian fundamentalist evangelist and convicted felon, to conduct a Creation Science Seminar April 6 and 7 at the church, located just east of Petal near the Forrest/Perry county line.
Hattiesburg officials are reaching out to more residents to keep them up to date on city matters with the recent release of an email newsletter. The first one was sent to recipients who subscribe to the Hub City’s current newsletter service.
HATTIESBURG – With Southern Miss’ pitching rotation out of kilter this weekend, junior right-hander Walker Powell delivered the performance of his Golden Eagle career.
When I saw the President’s tweets aimed at the four young women of color, elected Representatives from U.S. House Districts in Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York and Michigan, I thought of George Wallace.
With the start of another school year, officials from the Coleman Center for Families and Children in Petal are gearing up for this year’s Playshop activities.
HATTIESBURG – It was home-cooking for the Golden Eagle men's basketball team as it played in Reed Green Coliseum for the first time in 30 days. Tyree Griffin scored 21 points and added seven assists to help the Black and Gold to a 77-70 win over Middle Tennessee on Thursday night.