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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.
Hattiesburg police are conducting a death investigation regarding a Tuesday shooting and automobile wreck.
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.
I had three fears as a child. I am not talking about casual trepidation. No, I mean shake you to the core fear, the kind that keeps you up at night, never ceases, and refuses to lose its grip.
Mind you, I was around 5 or 6 years old, had a vivid imagination, and likely displayed early obsessive compulsiveness.
The Forrest County Election Commission will be conducting pre-election testing of software logic and accuracy on TSX machines in advance of the Aug. 27 primary runoff election.
The testing will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 21 and 22 at the county’s election warehouse, 224 East 5th Street in downtown Hattiesburg.
Carey Dinner Theatre will open its 44th season in June 2019. Auditions and crew interviews are coming up Saturday, March 30, beginning at 10 a.m. at William Carey University’s Multi-Purpose Building, 302 County Drive.
Like most of the issues in our area, hunger is one that has many facets, happens to people of all ages and results in other negative health and wellness problems.
Just in time for Father’s Day, the Downtown Association announces Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival set for 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in Town Square Park. Presented in partnership with Corner Market, the 7th annual festival promises to be bigger and better than ever.
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: