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Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn recently kicked off a statewide campaign for equal rights for crime victims during a press conference at the Neshoba County Fair. Gunn was joined by Mississippi legislators, mayors, and victim advocates to show support for the passage of Marsy's Law.
Glen Wieck, a police officer at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, didn’t know quite what to expect last Monday when he joined a week-long program to join the Pine Belt Crisis Intervention Team.
Back in the day (no, I didn’t walk five miles to school in the snow or have cereal for dinner), there were no public school kindergarten classes.
I, like the rest of my classmates, went to one of two private kindergartens in my hometown – Mrs. Cowden or Mrs. Murfee. There weren’t church preschools either.
I had three fears as a child. I am not talking about casual trepidation. No, I mean shake you to the core fear, the kind that keeps you up at night, never ceases, and refuses to lose its grip.
Mind you, I was around 5 or 6 years old, had a vivid imagination, and likely displayed early obsessive compulsiveness.
The Forrest County Election Commission will be conducting pre-election testing of software logic and accuracy on TSX machines in advance of the Aug. 27 primary runoff election.
The testing will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 21 and 22 at the county’s election warehouse, 224 East 5th Street in downtown Hattiesburg.
Carey Dinner Theatre will open its 44th season in June 2019. Auditions and crew interviews are coming up Saturday, March 30, beginning at 10 a.m. at William Carey University’s Multi-Purpose Building, 302 County Drive.
Like most of the issues in our area, hunger is one that has many facets, happens to people of all ages and results in other negative health and wellness problems.
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.
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.
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.
The public record of the past week’s felony arrests from the Forrest County Sheriff’s office includes the following reports. Information is provided by the sheriff’s office and Hattiesburg and Petal police departments. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law: