Five elementary schools throughout the Lamar County School District are joining the more than 12,000 schools throughout the country in offering Project Lead The Way, a hands-on classroom environment designed to help children develop knowledge and skills needed to excel in their studies.
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The Petal Police Department is gearing up for its inaugural Citizens Police Academy, a six-week course designed to strengthen the relationship between the department and the residents of the Friendly City as well as improve the quality of service to the community.
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.
Southern Miss opened bonus play with a 61-53 loss to Middle Tennessee State.
Hosiery. Some folks hear that word and immediately think of their grandmother in her Sunday best with some sort of casserole dish and Bible in tow, headed to the church potluck. Fortunately, that’s not always the case. Anyone – at any age can, and should – accessorize with hosiery.
Brandi Shamaine Abrams
48, of Sumrall
Brandi Shamaine (Fuller) Abrams of Sumrall died Feb. 14, 2020; born: Feb. 21, 1971; parents: James Michael Fuller of Elkhart, Indiana, and Mary Lyndall (Sullivan) Fuller of Petal; husband: Anthony Abrams; son: Anthony.
When I was a kid, there were very few residents of Hispanic origin here in Hattiesburg. We were a city of, basically, blacks and whites. I had a couple of Asian-American classmates at Hattiesburg's Blair High School, but all in all, ours was not much of an international city. Boy, has that ever changed.
Hailing from various universities, the Pine Belt area is home to a few players who will get a shot at the NFL this upcoming season. Petal’s Javon Patterson was the lone player to hear his name called during the NFL Draft last week, but Oak Grove’s Logan Scott and Picasso Nelson Jr.
Pete Taylor Park and Hill Denson Field may have a different surface come the 2020 season. Southern Miss was forced to make numerous schedule changes this season due to weather and field conditions, so it has forced Southern Miss coach Scott Berry to look for a solution.
On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast Lumberton coach Zach Jones and Petal wide receiver Trent Williams join the show for separate interview.
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.