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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.
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.
Editor's note: The following individuals were arrested and charged with misemeanor 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: 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.