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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.
A Purvis man faces the possibility of life in prison after being found guilty of sexual battery of a child.
Fifteenth Circuit Court District Attorney Hal Kittrell said Jeffery Barnes, 51, was found guilty Wednesday by a Lamar County jury. Barnes will be sentenced on December 3, with a maximum penalty of up to life in prison.
In 2018, Project NOLA’s network of more than 25,000 high-definition crime cameras in New Orleans helped the New Orleans Police Department reduce the local murder rate to the lowest since 1971 – including a 9 percent reduction in homicides – along with a 12 percent drop in armed robberies.
Sometime in the next few weeks, a new resource center for Hattiesburg’s homeless will open in what used to be the Courtesy Ford dealership on West Pine Street in Hattiesburg.
Before Chris Epps got exposed for being a crook, the former Mississippi corrections commissioner made a lot of sense when he talked about finding the right balance between the crimes committed and the punishments doled out for them.
“We’ve got to decide in this state who we’re afraid of and who we’re mad at,” Epps was fond of saying.
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.
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.
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.