J.P. Haynes, a Hattiesburg-based writer, director and producer, will soon bring her work home to the Hub City as part of a celebration of Black History Month.
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The City of Hattiesburg has chosen representation in a civil action filed against the city by the Nathan Bedford Forrest Chapter #422 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy regarding the proposed demolition – or relocation – of a house on South 17th Avenue used as a meeting place for the UDC.
When I was young, my progenitor called me Lightning. My two older brothers had nicknames, as well. One was Tiger, the other was The Toad.
With its recent designation as an official Mississippi Main Street community, officials from the Town of Sumrall are looking forward to working with the Mississippi Main Street Association to help preserve the town’s heritage while continuing to build on its steadily growing commercial and downtown district.
One could look pretty far and high – at all levels of competition – and still find it a little hard to find a squad that dominated the way the Petal High JROTC Panther Battalion did at the recent Army Mississippi State Drill Competition.
A Petal man has been arrested and is facing charges on several counts of crimes regarding a child or children.
The three individuals who were charged with capital murder in a recent shooting death on Corinne Street are believed to also have been involved in a separate shooting incident that injured a man near the same location earlier the same day.
The two juveniles who are facing capital murder charges in the shooting death of Jamar Quadracus “Drake” Edwards are each facing two additional charges related to that incident.
Emergency and other local officials are in the process of clearing the scene of a train derailment near the intersection of U.S. 11 and Central Avenue in Petal that necessitated the evacuation of several homes in the area.
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.
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: