Friday night’s matchup in Petal was a battle of two of the state’s Top 10 teams as the No. 10 Panthers welcomed the No. 5 Brandon Bulldogs to town.
Big plays and a dominant defense in the second half put the Purvis Tornadoes in the driver’s seat as they downed Lamar County rival, Sumrall, 28-17 in the Battle of 589.
It’s been a little more than a year and a half since Jackson-based Intervest Corporation acquired the former Hattiesburg High School building on Main Street, with the intention to turn the facility into age-restricted apartment units.
Leon Waldoff grew up in in Hattiesburg, living here for 18 years before heading to college at Northwestern.
He and his family were part of a small Jewish community that had settled in Hattiesburg. Most of the Jewish families living here in the 1930s and 1940s were immigrants from Russia and Poland.
Politics in America can get really ugly and brutal. It reached a new level of ugliness and brutality when we began separating parents from their children for reasons related to the politics of immigration.
Downtown Hattiesburg’s 2019 Fall Art Walk is set from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Vendor and artist applications are now being accepted for consideration.
Sumrall experienced a tough road loss last Friday to Presbyterian Christian, but is looking to get things going against West Marion this week. The Bobcats are currently on a two-game losing and scoring streak bringing them to a 2-2 record for the season.
So far, Hattiesburg remains one of the only “progressive” cities in the state to not feature a high-end cigar lounge concept, lagging behind Starkville, Oxford, Tupelo and Ocean Springs in that aspect.
The University of Southern Mississippi’s first-of-its-kind fully online Nursing Leadership Ph.D. program has extended the application for fall 2019 admission to March 1. The program, which is designed to bring nurses into leadership roles, offers students a unique way to complete their Ph.D. from the comforts of their home.
A popular Lamar County pub that is seeking to sell alcoholic beverages has suspended operations as of Thursday, pending receipt of permits from the Mississippi Department of Revenue’s Alcoholic Beverage Control.
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.
Four LCSD ceremonies will be held at USM’s Reed Green Coliseum
But for the Lamar County School District, there are a couple of new changes this year.
Petal police officer Phillip Humphrey was named Police Officer of the Year at the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on Jan. 18.
The ribbon cutting for a unique addition to the Hattiesburg area designed for active seniors was be held Thursday at The Colony at Turtle Creek Crossing. An open house followed.
SUMRALL – With the Sumrall Bobcats holding on to a touchdown lead, the Purvis Tornadoes had a chance to tie the game after recovering a fumble in the second quarter by Sumrall senior quarterback Dannis Jackson. However, Sumrall’s senior defensive lineman Solomon Landrum shifted the tide with a fumble recovery of his own – the Bobcats’ 15th tur