Presbyterian Christian School’s C.J. Buckhalter and Cameron Shaw didn’t know each other a few months ago. C.J. was entering the summer before his sophomore year on the Bobcats’ football team, while Shaw was making the move from Fort Worth, Texas, to Hattiesburg.
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The newest addition to The District at Midtown – the mixed-used development off Hardy Street at the site of the former Elam Arms dormitory and parking lot – is on the way in the form of six townhomes at the corner of South 31st Avenue and Chevy Chase Drive.
The petition in favor of allowing alcohol sales in Lamar County didn’t get quite enough signatures to allow the measure to be placed on the Aug. 6 primary election ballot, but organizers are optimistic they’ll have the required amount to make the general election in November.
Newly-crowned Miss Mississippi Mary Margaret Heyer of Hattiesburg will be honored with a Homecoming reception from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Train Depot (308 Newman Street) in downtown Hattiesburg.
The $750,000 Petal received as part of the BP Settlement Bill will soon be put to use on the repaving and repair of South Main Street and Smithville Road, as the Petal Board of Aldermen voted last week to accept Dunn Roadbuilders to contract for work on the project.
Toward the end of the 19th century, the historian, Frederick Jackson Turner, published his famous “Frontier Thesis” which stated that America, and our unique form of democracy, was shaped by the moving frontier line and the impact it had on pioneers as they moved ever westward.
There are a number of positive projects going on in Ward 2 – particularly the upcoming Hattiesburg Public Safety Complex on James Street and Hall Avenue – that will provide what Ward 2 Councilwoman Deborah Delgado describes as “beautiful gateways into downtown.”
Hattiesburg officials are hoping a $24 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will help several projects in the city aimed at relieving train traffic and improving safety and infrastructure, including two overpasses, a new railroad spur line and a pedestrian pathway in downtown.
NORFOLK, Va. – Only two days from the one-year anniversary of Southern Miss taking down No. 1-seed Middle Tennessee in the C-USA Quarterfinals, the Golden Eagles struck again with a 59-52 win at clinched-regular-season champion Old Dominion.
Pete the Cat, the star of more than 60 children’s books by authors James Dean and Eric Litwin, is coming to visit with Petal children for three upcoming EXCELebrate Readiness by Reading events.
The City of Hattiesburg and the Hattiesburg-Petal-Forrest-Lamar Metropolitan Planning Organization are teaming up with local organizations and businesses to host a Bike to Work Challenge between April 29 - May 10 in honor of National Bike to Work Day.
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: