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Results from the 2018-19 Mississippi Academic Assessment program, released Thursday by the Mississippi Department of Education, show several Forrest and Lamar county schools performing well above the state average in proficiency rankings, and in many instances, in the top 10 in Mississippi.
Kindergarten students at South Forrest are No. 1 in the state for the last school year based on Mississippi K-3 Assessment Support testing, Forrest County School District Superintendent Brian Freeman reported at the district’s board of directors meeting August 12.
One man is dead after a fight and shooting on Little Black Creek Road, in an incident which police believe was self-defense.
Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said deputies were called to the scene shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday. Upon arriving, officers found a 31-year-old white male suffering from two gunshot wounds.
The former 4th Street Bar employee who was allegedly fired for refusing to drop charges after being assaulted by an off-duty Hattiesburg Police Department officer is filing a wrongful termination lawsuit against the bar's owner.
Fifteen distinguished alumni of Hattiesburg’s city schools will be inducted into the 2019 Hattiesburg Hall of Fame by the Hattiesburg Public School District Foundation.
Inductees for the 2019 Class, the second-ever announced, come from fields of business, politics, education, healthcare, journalism, and sports.
Western Stars is a dream come true for Springsteen
Springsteen is long overdue a majestic record. "Western Stars" is like that moment when you are about to watch a movie, and they move all the curtains to make the screen as large as possible.
Everybody’s entitled to their opinion, especially when it comes to the movies. Somewhere out there is a person, maybe even two, whose all-time favorite is “The Boy Who Could Fly.”
So, if culture writer Brian Raftery wants to argue that 1999 was the best movie year ever, let him go for it and enjoy the ride.
The Arc of Southeast Mississippi Showstoppers are ready to hit the Saenger Theater stage for another incredible performance. This year’s theme is The Greatest Showman and is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 31, on the Saenger stage.
PURVIS – Senior Kennedy Hudson joined rare company earlier this season by eclipsing the 1,000-point club in her Lady Tornadoes career, but her final five points were a little tougher to get than the first 995.
“(Joining the 1,000-point club) showed that the hard work over the past three years had paid off,” Hudson said.
Hub City residents are known for their kindness, generosity and looking out for one another. It happens all the time under a variety of circumstances. And in true Pine Belt fashion, it’s happened again, but in a way that has extended far beyond the confines of the Pine Belt.
The public record of the past two weeks’ 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:
Monday, July 30
A trial date has been set in the case of Dana Coleman, a former office manager at Hattiesburg Municipal Court who is suing the city for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission violations, in particular racial harassment and discrimination.
In an effort to take matters into their own hands, members of the Hattiesburg Tourism Commission filed a lawsuit against their own insurance company this week in hopes of recovering some $423,000 that newly-appointed Mississippi State Auditor Shad White says should be returned to taxpayers.