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On Tuesday, January 21, Mayor Toby Barker was joined by Fire Chief Sherrocko Stewart to swear in two lateral transfers - Nicholas Hocanson and James Givens - to Hattiesburg Fire Department, bringing manpower numbers to 120 firefighters.
I’ve been with Hattiesburg Publishing, which produces The PineBeltNEWS, Signature Magazine, Here’s Hattiesburg, and a number of other publications, as well as a resurrected Camp Shelby’s Reveille, for 17.5 years.
It would have been 18 in August.
I don’t know about you, but I love music. In fact, I love most all kinds of music from rock and hip-hop to reggae and bluegrass.
I also love to attend concerts and am a big supporter of live music.
Over the past few months, the Petal Board of Aldermen and Mayor Hal Marx have tossed around the idea of a sales tax increase of up to 3 percent at restaurants as one possible solution to increasing revenue in the Friendly City.
A host of officials from Forrest and Lamar Counties were sworn in to their new terms Monday morning after winning their seats in the recent November general election. Swearing-in ceremonies were conducted by judges in the circuit courts in each of the counties, with each term running for four years.
The Concerned Citizens of Lamar County will host the 33rd annual Martin Luther King celebration and parade beginning at noon Saturday, Jan. 18, with a memorial service at Spring Chapel Baptist Church of Purvis.
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.