James McMurtry has a great deal to talk about. The Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter has a long history of being critical, cynical, and extraordinarily honest about whatever the current political situation might be in these United States. And he hasn’t changed his mind.
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After nearly seven years of service on the Petal Board of Aldermen – and more than three decades with the United States military – William King took his alderman-at-large seat for the last time at Tuesday night’s board meeting.
The African American Military History Museum will be hosting a new exhibition - Shaping America: African American Women in the Armed Forces and Beyond.
The kickoff event is set for January 30 at 10:00 a.m., at the historic USO, located in the heart of the Sixth Street Museum District.
The new year brought a new legislative session to Jackson. It also brought new estimates from the Census bureau on Mississippi’s population. For the fourth time in five years, Mississippi lost population. The state’s population declined by 4,871, the sixth highest total in the country.
A Hattiesburg man has been arrested and charged with several counts of burglary after being held at gunpoint by a Lamar County homeowner while attempting to break into the man’s house.
A Purvis woman has been charged with murder in the homicide investigation of Thomas Burns, the 54-year-old man who was found dead last month in a freezer at his Lamar County home.
Lamar County is the third-healthiest county in the state, according to a financial technology company that provides personal finance advice on the Internet.
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.