Lamar County School District officials are hoping an emergency declaration for the softball complex at Sumrall High School will expedite that site’s recovery from the EF3 tornado that barreled through the area in December, tearing off the backstop, knocking down the bleachers and sending pieces of lumber through the building.
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If you’ve driven through downtown Hattiesburg a time or two, especially if you’ve gone from downtown H’Burg to Petal, you’ve seen it: Great big bright blue house at the intersection of Buschman and River streets, very close to East Main Street. Right across the road from The Depot coffeeshop.
With the new year comes a slightly higher paycheck for city employees in Purvis, as the Purvis Board of Aldermen recently voted to institute a 3 percent raise for employees across the board.
Mayor Roger Herrin said the raise, which was approved at the Jan. 7 board meeting, is a measure that city leaders try to institute every year.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The 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.
Southern Miss redshirt sophomore Matthew Guidry is ready to take the next step after having a breakout season in 2017. That doesn’t necessarily mean an improvement in his numbers, because that would be difficult.
Fourteen distinguished alumni of Hattiesburg’s city schools will be inducted into the inaugural HPSD Foundation Hall of Fame during a two-day event Oct. 4-5.
Inductees for the first-ever Hattiesburg Hall of Fame class come from the fields of business, politics, education, medicine, entertainment, journalism and sports.
Although he won’t divulge exactly which seat he has in mind, Petal Mayor Hal Marx is contemplating a possible run for state office.
The third-term Republican mayor said he’ll take some time to talk it over with family, and plans to announce his decision sometime this summer.