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Forrest Co. elects new sheriff, supervisor; Lamar Co. retains sheriff, judges

By HASKEL BURNS,

Voters in Forrest County chose a new sheriff and supervisor during Tuesday's general election, while the three opposed local candidates in Lamar County - including sheriff and two justice court judges - will remain in their positions.

Forrest County saw a voter turnout of 20,046, with 17,434 voters casting a ballot in Lamar County.



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Forrest County Jail Docket

By STAFF REPORTS,

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:


Forrest County jail docket

Editor's note: Th 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.



Faculty, staff, students raise over $6K for Texas school district

By NIKKI SMITH,

Faculty, staff and students in Petal School District have been pinching pennies lately as a way to pay it forward to other districts affected by hurricanes.

After Petal was hit by a tornado in January, numerous school districts reached out to Petal School District to offer assistance.



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