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Results from the 2018-19 Mississippi Academic Assessment program, released Thursday by the Mississippi Department of Education, show several Forrest and Lamar county schools performing well above the state average in proficiency rankings, and in many instances, in the top 10 in Mississippi.
Kindergarten students at South Forrest are No. 1 in the state for the last school year based on Mississippi K-3 Assessment Support testing, Forrest County School District Superintendent Brian Freeman reported at the district’s board of directors meeting August 12.
One man is dead after a fight and shooting on Little Black Creek Road, in an incident which police believe was self-defense.
Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said deputies were called to the scene shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday. Upon arriving, officers found a 31-year-old white male suffering from two gunshot wounds.
The former 4th Street Bar employee who was allegedly fired for refusing to drop charges after being assaulted by an off-duty Hattiesburg Police Department officer is filing a wrongful termination lawsuit against the bar's owner.
Fifteen distinguished alumni of Hattiesburg’s city schools will be inducted into the 2019 Hattiesburg Hall of Fame by the Hattiesburg Public School District Foundation.
Inductees for the 2019 Class, the second-ever announced, come from fields of business, politics, education, healthcare, journalism, and sports.
Hailing from various universities, the Pine Belt area is home to a few players who will get a shot at the NFL this upcoming season. Petal’s Javon Patterson was the lone player to hear his name called during the NFL Draft last week, but Oak Grove’s Logan Scott and Picasso Nelson Jr.
Nelson Haskin is making quite an investment in downtown Hattiesburg.
And the investment is getting ready to grow again as Team Haskin takes over SouthBound Bagel & Coffee Shop.
The Petal Panthers have found themselves in a rare position.
The Panthers’ backfield returns three players in 2019 who combined for 4,123 offensive yards, which leaves Petal coach Marcus Boyles and his assistant coaches with a lot of options on that side of the ball.
Editor's note: The following individuals were arrested and charged with misdemeanor or felony crimes and booked into the Lamar County Jail. The report is published in its entirety each Thursday as provided to the PineBeltNEWS from administrators with the Lamar County Jail.
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.
Almost a year and a half after the shops in Eastbrook Commons were destroyed by the January 2017 EF-3 tornado, Fox’s Pizza Den is set to return to the Petal shopping center, along with a new yogurt shop.