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Shhh! The Hattiesburg Saenger Theater is turning 90 years old, and will be rewinding time to 1929.
On Friday, Nov. 22, the Historic Hattiesburg Saenger Theater is hosting the party of the century, Spirits of the Saenger, in celebration of its 90th anniversary.
An ecumenical and interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Representatives from several local families of faith will lead the service, a mass choir will sing, and the Rev. Dr. Kathryn Spangler Kimmel from University Baptist Church will bring the message.
Lamar County residents are encouraged to “Share the Warmth” this holiday season by supporting a clothing drive to help students in the Lamar County School District.
During the drive, which runs until December 16, participants can donate new or gently-used coats or school uniforms for all ages.
Forrest County District 2 Supervisor Charles Marshall still has 46 more days of service to the people of the county before his final day on the job, Jan. 5, 2020. And you can bet those days will be filled with the same hard work and dedication he’s provided his constituents for the last 24 years.
There’s only two days left until City of Petal Fall Festival offers attendees double the fun with not one, but two big-name musical headliners: Confederate Railroad and Restless Heart.
The ninth annual festival will be held starting at 10 a.m. October 26 at Hinton Park, behind Petal Civic Center off South Main Street.
The fate of the former McDonald’s building on East Central Avenue in Petal is still up in the air, at least for the time being.
The Petal Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to deny owner David McKellar’s proposed donation of the property to the city, with Mayor Hal Marx suggesting the city would have no use for the building.
Lumberton officials are once again on the search for another leader for the Lumberton Police Department after Chief Adam Jones handed in his resignation this week, making him the fourth chief to leave the position in less than two years.
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.
The stretch of Old Highway 11 between Richburg Road and Old Highway 24 will be closed at various times this weekend because of work to replace multiple culverts along the roadway.
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 Petal Relay For Life staff set a goal to raise $64,100 for the American Cancer Society over the course of this “Relay Season,” which kicked off in August 2018.
Several Hattiesburg-area students were winners in the Mississippi Music Teachers Association Pre-College State Finals held on May 18 at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. They represent the studios of Laura Broughton, Ellen Elder, Gail Fox, Victoria Johnson, Jan Mesrobian, Stephen Redfield, and Barbara Stephenson.
Southern Miss football’s regular season comes to a close on Saturday, but if the cards fall right, the season could be extended with a bowl game.
The Golden Eagles have a 5-5 overall record, 4-3 in Conference USA, and six total wins qualify for a bowl game. It doesn’t guarantee a bowl, but at least a team is eligible for one.
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.