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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.
A water detention system just north of Turtle Creek Mall is giving Lamar County officials and residents headaches – to the tune of more than a dozen flooded homes that have had to be demolished and those residents rehoused – but Hattiesburg and mall officials say they are working quickly to correct the situation.
Four Republicans are seeking the House District 87 seat, which is being vacated by Chris Johnson. Johnson, who is seeking the District 45 Senate seat, served as the first and only representative of the newly-formed district. The district covers parts of Forrest and Lamar counties.
Glen Wieck, a police officer at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, didn’t know quite what to expect last Monday when he joined a week-long program to join the Pine Belt Crisis Intervention Team.
A public hearing during last week’s meeting of the Lamar County Board of Supervisors cemented a few changes to the county’s zoning maps, including the creation of three new agricultural districts in the county designed to protect the interest of landowners.
Members of the Lamar County Board of Supervisors recently declined to take part in a pavement management plan offered by the Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District that would, among other measures, set up a website with video to monitor every county road in the district’s jurisdiction.
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.
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.
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.
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: