When Taylor Norman, a senior at Oak Grove High School, first heard about the Horatio Alger National Scholarship – an annual $25,000 scholarship that recognizes students who have displayed a commitment to pursue higher education despite facing great adversity – she may not have given it much thought.
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Students Sierra McNairn and Meagan Bihn view the “Shoah: How Was It Humanly Possible?” art exhibit at the William Carey University Lucile Parker Gallery on Feb. 11.
Three teenagers have been taken into custody and will be charged as adults in connection with the recent shooting death of 25-year-old Jamara Quadracus “Drake” Edwards.
A controversial cigar bar has opened its doors in downtown Hattiesburg, two months after Hattiesburg City Council members voted 4-1 to amend a current ordinance to allow the operation of that type of establishment in the city.
A Hattiesburg man has been taken into custody and charged with five offenses, including discharging a firearm in the city limits, after a weekend incident on Adeline Street.
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.
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: