Hattiesburg is getting in on Mississippi Musicians Day, an official day of artistic celebration that uses seminars and hands-on experiences to focus on increasing awareness of Mississippi’s musical heritage and its rightful place as the birthplace of America’s music.
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One of Petal High School’s most beloved teachers will soon return to his old classroom for “Coffee with Coach” and “Class with Coach,” two events hosted by the Petal Education Foundation that will reunite Coach Si Thompson with former students and other acquaintances to benefit the foundation.
Latin funk band Brownout is coming to the Thirsty Hippo for a special performance beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21.
The Austin, Texas-based, nine-piece band is touring in promotion of their upcoming album, Berlin Sessions, scheduled to be released March 6 on Fat Beats Records.
A Petal man has been arrested and is facing charges on several counts of crimes regarding a child or children.
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.
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.
Who remembers the Great South Fair? I do! During my school days, the annual extravaganza was held at the Great South Fairgrounds just across the Leaf River bridge, on the Petal side.
The fair rolled into town every September, right about the time school started back, giving us students something to look forward to.
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: