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Son of former sheriff facing simple assault charges

By HASKEL BURNS,

The son of former Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee will soon appear in court to face a charge of assault by attempt of physical menace with fear or threat/simple assault.

According to documents from Hattiesburg Police Department and Hattiesburg Municipal Court, Forrest McGee is scheduled to come before the court on Feb. 12.




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Brain drain: The State Legislature could help a lot by doing a lot less

By JON PRITCHETT,

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.


New Releases: April 18

By MIK DAVIS,

Kimbrough is back and ‘He Likes It Down Here’

Will Kimbrough
I Like It Down Here
[LP/CD](Soundly Music)

The one time Bushmen and longtime sideman for Emmylou Harris and Todd Snider found new footing last year as a producer with Shemekia Copeland. 



CRAFT BEER FEST

By STAFF REPORTS,

Just in time for Father’s Day, the Downtown Association announces Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival set for 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in Town Square Park. Presented in partnership with Corner Market, the 7th annual festival promises to be bigger and better than ever.


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