HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Manslaughter isn't supposed to be a death sentence. Nor is burglary. Nor is armed robbery, selling cocaine or stealing a vehicle.
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After nearly seven years of service on the Petal Board of Aldermen – and more than three decades with the United States military – William King took his alderman-at-large seat for the last time at Tuesday night’s board meeting.
The new year brought a new legislative session to Jackson. It also brought new estimates from the Census bureau on Mississippi’s population. For the fourth time in five years, Mississippi lost population. The state’s population declined by 4,871, the sixth highest total in the country.
Just because south Mississippi hasn't experienced bone-chilling, hypothermia-type weather this winter doesn't mean outdoorsmen are “out of the woods” as far as dangerous situations are concerned. In fact, if relatively warm weather prevails, outdoorsmen could actually be in more danger.
There is no secret to which player the scouts are in town to see when the Forrest County AHS Aggies take the floor. Senior Ashton Campbell is a quick guard who can score double digits in a short period of time. Campbell is averaging 28.6 points per game and dropped 50 points against rival Purvis on Dec. 3.
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.
Forrest County Emergency Management officials are still working off a worse-case scenario as they await the arrival of Hurricane Nate, which is predicted to make landfall as a weak Category 2 hurricane tonight along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Predictions as of the 11 a.m.