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Sept. 5 dawned bright and sunny, but students around the Pine Belt, including those in the Lamar County School District, got the day off in anticipation of bad weather from Tropical Storm Gordon, which came ashore near the Mississippi/Alabame line Sept. 4.
The Hattiesburg Tigers are exactly where they want to be five weeks into their season. Yes, they’re 4-0 after last week’s bye week, but the 4-0 record isn’t exactly what Hattiesburg coach Tony Vance means when he says his team is on schedule to being one of the best teams in 5A.
He may very well be one of the best-known people in Hattiesburg, but most folks know very little about him – other than his friendly waves and loud oo-gah horn.
The Pine Belt’s waving motorcyclist is Billy Brier. And, no, he’s not crazy. He has a regular job, is married, and is a Navy veteran.
With less than three minutes to go in Saturday night’s football game between Laurel and Hattiesburg, a disturbance of some kind sent players and fans scrambling off the field and out of the stands for some 20 minutes before play resumed.
Sumrall Police Department’s new chief is a familiar face – and the first woman to ever hold that position.
During a ceremony Monday at Sumrall Town Hall, Mayor Heath Sumrall named Elsie Cowart as the new police chief. Cowart, who has served as assistant chief since October, replaces former chief Tony Kepper, who resigned Aug. 31.
SUMRALL – It’s been three decades since the Sumrall Bobcats have had this kind of start to a season. For the first time since 1988, the Bobcats are 5-0, with the latest win coming Friday night – a 33-20 decision over the Richton Rebels.
HATTIESBURG – Senior Drexlan Allen is out to prove a lot of things when he’s toting the ball for the Hattiesburg Tigers. Not only is he trying to help his team get back to the 5A State Championship, he’s trying to prove to college coaches that he deserves a Division I shot.
Cade Ortego’s time in the national spotlight and a chance for $100,000 may have ended last Friday when he was eliminated from Season 6 of MasterChef Junior during the 11th episode. However, he placed within the Top 9 contestants on the popular Fox show.
His Achilles heel? The Chocolate Beignet.
We are in the final stages of planning for the “Star Spangled Celebration on the River by Coca-Cola.” This seeds of this project started in July of 2017 during a discussion with Andrea Saffle, director of the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association. Andrea and I (Valerie) were considering events that we could sponsor together to promote our
The year was 1968, and America was winding down a tumultuous decade, one replete with domestic strife – Civil Rights marches and anti-war protests, riots that brought many cities to their knees and assassinations of beloved leaders. The nation’s citizenry hoped for better days.
With little fanfare Monday morning, the Lamar County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to purchase a $222,118 fully automated side-arm garbage truck at its meeting at the William J. “Pete” Gamble III Chancery Courthouse in Purvis.
The public record of the past week’s felony arrests from the Forrest County Sheriff’s office includes the following reports. Information is provided by the sheriff’s office and Hattiesburg and Petal police departments. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Although he won’t divulge exactly which seat he has in mind, Petal Mayor Hal Marx is contemplating a possible run for state office.
The third-term Republican mayor said he’ll take some time to talk it over with family, and plans to announce his decision sometime this summer.