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Forrest County School District (FCSD) officials reported at the Jan. 13 FCSD Board of Directors meeting that work on safe rooms at its school campuses are ahead of schedule, with three of the facilities now operational.
James McMurtry has a great deal to talk about. The Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter has a long history of being critical, cynical, and extraordinarily honest about whatever the current political situation might be in these United States. And he hasn’t changed his mind.
The African American Military History Museum will be hosting a new exhibition - Shaping America: African American Women in the Armed Forces and Beyond.
The kickoff event is set for January 30 at 10:00 a.m., at the historic USO, located in the heart of the Sixth Street Museum District.
The ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ is returning to Hattiesburg February 14-15, 2020 for the 35th Annual Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo.
The Department of Campus Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the event at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center.
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.
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.
As an educator, Claudia Triana-Smith of Petal has always assisted others, especially those in her English as a Second Language classes. She’s helped those who spoke not one word of English when they started kindergarten advance in their language skills to become class valedictorians when they graduated.
After a one-year hiatus, Larry Watkins hit the reset button.
The long-time Petal baseball coach was introduced as Sacred Heart’s new coach Tuesday after taking a year off from coaching. During that time off, Watkins said he has been reenergized.
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:
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 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.
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 PineBelt NEWS from administrators with the Lamar County Jail.