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In 2018, Project NOLA’s network of more than 25,000 high-definition crime cameras in New Orleans helped the New Orleans Police Department reduce the local murder rate to the lowest since 1971 – including a 9 percent reduction in homicides – along with a 12 percent drop in armed robberies.
Sometime in the next few weeks, a new resource center for Hattiesburg’s homeless will open in what used to be the Courtesy Ford dealership on West Pine Street in Hattiesburg.
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.
With tax season right around the corner, the Lamar County School District is once again offering residents in the district the chance to contribute to area Pre-K, with the added benefit of receiving tax credits on next year’s filings.
Since the Forrest County Board of Supervisors was implemented as a governing agency in 1890 – almost 130 years ago – voters of the county have never elected a woman to the board.
During the past year, Sen. Joey Fillingane of Sumrall helped secure funding under two initiatives - $500,000 through the BP Settlement Bill and $2 million from Senate Bill 3065 – to improve recreation in Sumrall, particularly at the city’s sports complex off Mississippi 42.
Ben Presley Aultman
84, of Sumrall
Ben Presley Aultman died Oct. 2019. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at First Baptist Church Sumrall with the service will follow at 11 a.m. followed by burial at Presley-Watts Cemetery.
A Lamar County man who allegedly kidnapped a 6-year-old relative has been arrested in Birmingham, Alabama, and is waiting extradition back to his home county.
In a project described by Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker as “an effort across generations,” officials broke ground Friday on Preservation Crossing, the venture that will transform the former Hattiesburg High School on Main Street into age-restricted apartments.
Oak Grove three-sport athlete Tyson Keys prefers smooth peanut butter over crunchy. He loves Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, too. The senior eats a lot of peanut butter, but that’s not only because it’s his favorite snack.
Police have arrested two suspects in connection with three auto burglaries in the Bellewood subdivision off Old Highway 11 in Hattiesburg.
Members of Petal Fire Department spent Thursday night conducting water rescues at homes throughout the city after heavy rainfall from Winter Storm Eboni caused flooding from southeastern Louisiana to New Jersey.
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.
Editor's note: The following individuals were arrested and charged with misemeanor 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.
On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast Lumberton coach Zach Jones and Petal wide receiver Trent Williams join the show for separate interview.