Three Pine Belt-area young ladies are in Meridian this week preparing for the state Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi program. The three nights of competition in The Evangel Temple Church concludes on Saturday, July 20. Curtain is 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday.
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Raylawni Branch was born in 1941 right here in Hattiesburg, about five blocks north of our offices in downtown Hattiesburg – specifically, over on Whitney Street in the same house in which her mother was born.
She was the oldest of 10 children.
Mississippi. Our state has a most unenviable place in the mind of America.
Mississippi runs neck-and-neck with our next-door neighbor, Alabama, suffering a reputation as the most "racist" state in the country.
Magic carpet rides, excursions to the depths of the sea, trips to outer space and other classroom adventures will be much easier for Pine Belt-area students, thanks to the good folks at Anderson Design Center in Hattiesburg.
The Forrest County Election Commission will be conducting pre-election testing for software logic and accuracy on TSX machines in advance of the Aug. 6 primary election.
Testing will be held at 10 a.m. July 23, 24 and 25 at the election warehouse, 224 East 5th Street in downtown Hattiesburg. The public is invited.
As of July 1, Marcus Boyles is back as the Petal Panthers head football coach.
The Mississippi high school coaching legend announced his retirement from his athletics director and head coach positions in March, but took back the reins last week.
The following is a news release from Ryan Moore, public information officer at Hattiesburg Police Department, regarding a shooting at Captain D's in Hattiesburg.
On Friday, July 5, 2019, Hattiesburg police responded to a report of a shooting in the 1900 block of Arcadia Street, at Captain D’s, just before 1 p.m.
The Petal Panthers have found themselves in a rare position.
The Panthers’ backfield returns three players in 2019 who combined for 4,123 offensive yards, which leaves Petal coach Marcus Boyles and his assistant coaches with a lot of options on that side of the ball.
When I began deer hunting in Greene County years and years ago, there were no wild hogs, at least none that I saw. Then, a couple of years later, while easing down a swamp road on the way to my stand, a huge boar came barreling out of a marsh, stopped and stared me straight in the eye less than 10 yards away.
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: