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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.


Officials break ground on upcoming building at Hattiesburg High

By HASKEL BURNS,

School, city and other local officials didn’t let steady rainfall Monday morning dampen their spirits during a groundbreaking for the upcoming building at Hattiesburg High School that will host 12 new classrooms, an administrative office, three additional special education classrooms and HVAC upgrades.




City, convention commission to renovate Smith Drug Co. on Mobile Street

By HASKEL BURNS,

In recent years, officials from the City of Hattiesburg have had two core objectives in mind: telling the city’s story – past, present and future – and ensuring that every neighborhood in the city sees progress, whether that be with infrastructure, public safety, economic vitality or quality of life.


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Officials sworn in for new terms in Forrest and Lamar counties

By HASKEL BURNS,

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.

FORREST COUNTY



The FIRST Christmas bonus

By ROBERT ST. JOHN,

Last night we held our 32nd annual manager’s Christmas dinner. There were 30 people seated at the table for our once-a-year steak and ribs dinner.

We’ve held the dinner at Donanelle’s for the past 15 years. It’s my favorite dive bar/steakhouse. It’s my management team’s favorite dive bar/steakhouse, too.


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Forrest County Jail Docket

By STAFF REPORTS,

The public record of the past two weeks’ 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:

Monday, July 30


Sumrall earns first win over Purvis since 2007

By ANDREW ABADIE,

SUMRALL – With the Sumrall Bobcats holding on to a touchdown lead, the Purvis Tornadoes had a chance to tie the game after recovering a fumble in the second quarter by Sumrall senior quarterback Dannis Jackson.  However, Sumrall’s senior defensive lineman Solomon Landrum shifted the tide with a fumble recovery of his own – the Bobcats’ 15th tur



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