Thomas B. Barge
94, of Hattiesburg
Thomas B. “Tom” Barge died Oct. 1, 2019. Services were Oct. 4 with burial in Highland Cemetery.
Mr. Barge was a retired surveyor and a member of Court Street Methodist Church.
Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews.
Wyatt Waters and I are the end of a four-day break between leading two Palate to Palette group tours through Rome, the Amalfi Coast, and Naples.
Our first group’s week went off without a hitch. Weather that promised to be threatening a few days before the start of the trip, ended up being perfect the entire week.
Delbert Hosemann, the odds-on-favorite to be Mississippi’s next lieutenant governor, has an idea that he thinks can be sold to the public and to lawmakers as a way to raise more money for the desperately needed repairs to the state’s roads and bridges.
Two area school districts are among the Top 10 in the state in this year’s Mississippi Statewide Accountability System: the Petal School District, which has earned the No. 1 spot in the state for the third time in the last five years, and the Lamar County School District, which placed ninth in the state.
It’s just like riding a bike, right?
Kat Spangler Kimmel of Hattiesburg surely hopes so.
Until she recently started training, it had been 7th or 8th grade since the 36-year-old had been on a bike.
James Meredith said that the most powerful word in the current English language was “Mississippi.” Well, there’s another word that packs almost as much “puissance” or potency, and it’s “reparations.”
The Hattiesburg Public School District is excited to have five of the district schools receive a “B” rating in this year’s Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Grace Christian, Hawkins Elementary, Thames Elementary, Woodley Elementary and Burger Middle School were all named High Performing Schools.
Victoria Terrell, owner of Vikki Layne’s restaurant on Walnut Street in downtown Hattiesburg, would have liked to think that 2019 was a more progressive time – a time where, hopefully, racism was fading away.
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.