Since the 2006 inception of Georgia-Pacific’s Bucket Brigade program, the initiative has awarded nearly $3 million in grants for lifesaving equipment to fire departments serving the company’s facility communities across the country.
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Despite two Hattiesburg City Council members voting to table the proposal of the Project NOLA camera system during Tuesday’s meeting, a second vote – this time a 4-1 approval – set the stage for an agreement between the city and Project NOLA to provide the program in the Hub City.
In “honor of the chickens” who were injured and killed Jan. 14 when a Mar-Jack Poultry truck carrying them overturned on Corinth Road near Petal, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) plans to place a billboard near the crash site that proclaims, "See the Individual. Go Vegan."
A host of officials from Forrest and Lamar Counties were sworn in to their new terms Monday morning after winning their seats in the recent November general election. Swearing-in ceremonies were conducted by judges in the circuit courts in each of the counties, with each term running for four years.
For more than a century now, America has struggled to combat the harms of drugs. Today, we continue to suffer unnecessary drug-related losses through overdose and incarceration at alarming rates.
Over the past few months, the Petal Board of Aldermen and Mayor Hal Marx have tossed around the idea of a sales tax increase of up to 3 percent at restaurants as one possible solution to increasing revenue in the Friendly City.
The transformation of the former Hattiesburg American building into a community arts center is getting its first boost from the 1-percent sales tax increase that was implemented last year on hotels, motels and restaurants in the Hub City.
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.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following individuals were arrested and charged with misdemeanor or felony crimes and booked into the Lamar County Jail. The report is published in its entirety each Thursday as provided to The PineBelt NEWS from administrators with the Lamar County Jail.