The Oak Grove Warriors’ season came to an end Friday night and with the it the hope of a state... READ MORE
The handiwork of approximately 30 Petal High School art students will be on display in the nation’s capital throughout the holiday season, as U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker will soon use handmade ornaments gifted by the students to decorate the Christmas tree in the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
Mississippi’s official lottery kicked off at 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, with the Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) reporting later that the first day of lottery sales “surpassed $2.5 million, translating into an anticipated return of $570,000 for the state coffers.”
The 1,900 people who are registered to vote at the Kamper Park voting precinct will now be voting at a new location across the street – the Hardy Street Baptist Church Youth Center on the corner of Hardy and 17th Avenue. In years past, the structure served as the Burger House.
There’s still a couple of days left for parents, students and faculty members to donate for this year’s Shop with the Panther Police program, which allows members of the Petal School District Police Department to take children from around the school district Christmas shopping.
The Lumberton Panthers are heading to the South State Championship after defeating Leflore County in a nail biter Friday night.
In a game that see-sawed back and forth with five lead changes, Lumberton’s defense again stood strong late in the game to give the Panthers the 29-28 win in dramatic fashion.
The fate of the former McDonald’s building on East Central Avenue in Petal is still up in the air, at least for the time being.
The Petal Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to deny owner David McKellar’s proposed donation of the property to the city, with Mayor Hal Marx suggesting the city would have no use for the building.
A Hattiesburg man has been arrested after allegedly shooting a gun in the parking lot of Turtle Creek Mall.
The former Lamar County School District teacher who recently pleaded guilty to statutory rape has been sentenced to a total of seven years with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, including three years in prison.
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:
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.
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.