Mississippi’s top jurist – State Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael K. Randolph – will give the keynote address at the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Ecumenical and Interracial Prayer Breakfast planned for 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Thad Cochran Center.
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A Petal man will serve five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of child exploitation, a result of a statewide operation led by the Cyber Crimes Division of the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.
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.
Critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter James McMurtry is returning to the Hub City for a performance at The Thirsty Hippo on Saturday, Jan. 25.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m. Admission is limited to 18 and over, unless accompanied by a guardian.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the show.
The Lamar County Board of Supervisors has voted to accept a 3 percent pay raise that was approved earlier this year by the Mississippi Legislature, while the Forrest County Board of Supervisors is expected to vote next month whether to accept the same measure.
As we have no new releases this week in this interregnum between 2019 and 2020, we thought it might be a great time to look back at some of the missing links, hidden heroes and underrated heroes of Rock ‘n' Roll. The Unsung.
THE UNSUNG: MITCH RYDER
A half-century-old section of apron at the Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport will soon be restored with the help of a $2.13 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation-Federal Aviation Administration.
Fifty-four years after the Ku Klux Klan firebombed the home of Hattiesburg civil rights activist Vernon Dahmer, you would be hard-pressed to find many people who remember the names of the cowards from Jones County who were responsible for the heinous crime.
The Southeast Tourism Society has named FestivalSouth as one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for June 2020.
This year’s festival starts the end of May and includes all of June. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Two south Mississippi men face additional criminal charges after they were recaptured following a jail escape.
Local news outlets report 26-year-old Carlos Sibley and 29-year-old Donaven Harris were recaptured Saturday in Hattiesburg after escaping from the Forrest County jail Friday night.
With the general election coming up Nov. 5, Mississippi’s two secretary of state candidates have agreed to talk about their positions during a public forum Oct. 3 at William Carey University in Hattiesburg:
Safe rooms designed to provide immediate shelter needs for students, faculty and staff members at school campuses throughout the Forrest County School District, such as in the event of a tornado, are on track to be completed by early next year, according to FCSD Superintendent Brian Freeman.