Officials at the Petal School District are no strangers to recognition and awards, including being honored as the No. 1 school district in the state for the 2016-17 school year and receiving the highest rating in Mississippi’s accountability system two years ago.
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Lamar County police have arrested three suspects involved in a rash of automobile burglaries in the county.
Sheriff Danny Rigel said there were several vehicles broken into during the early morning of August 11 on Blossom Circle in Purvis. Deputies were notified by a homeowner who witnessed suspicious activity in the area.
Petal officials have recently discussed the idea of implementing a one percent sales tax increase that would be used to fund recreation in the city, but the issue seems to be heading for a disagreement between Mayor Hal Marx and the majority of the Petal Board of Aldermen.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of Sharon Mark, the former Hattiesburg Municipal Court clerk who previously sued the city, former Mayor Johnny DuPree and all five members of Hattiesburg City Council for slander, among other things.
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.
With the increasing amount of panhandling occurring within Hattiesburg city limits, officials are looking for some solutions to that complicated issue in the form of stricter language in an ordinance that addresses aggressive panhandling throughout the city.
New life is coming to the old Pearl River Valley Organization building as an expansion for Hattiesburg Youth Court system.
In the spirit of maintaining the character of the North Main Street neighborhood, members of Hattiesburg City Council have granted former Mayor Johnny DuPree’s request to rezone his home from its current B-2 (neighborhood business) designation to R-1A (residential).
On Saturday, May 4, First Bank is hosting the 2019 Race for the Roses, a fundraiser benefitting the Arc of Southeast Mississippi. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Barn at Bridlewood. The event is a celebration of all things Kentucky Derby.
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: