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.
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Mississippi’s top jurist – State Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael K. Randolph – will give the keynote address at the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Ecumenical and Interracial Prayer Breakfast planned for 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Thad Cochran Center.
Since the 2006 inception of Georgia-Pacific’s Bucket Brigade program, the initiative has awarded nearly $3 million in grants for lifesaving equipment to fire departments serving the company’s facility communities across the country.
A Petal man will serve five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of child exploitation, a result of a statewide operation led by the Cyber Crimes Division of the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.
Critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter James McMurtry is returning to the Hub City for a performance at The Thirsty Hippo on Saturday, Jan. 25.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m. Admission is limited to 18 and over, unless accompanied by a guardian.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the show.
About a month after the City of Petal turned down the donation of the former McDonald’s building on East Central Avenue in Petal, the Petal School District has stepped in to take ownership of the building.
The man responsible for the hit-and-run accident that killed two Sumrall volunteer firefighters and injured another in early 2017 will serve 30 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to three counts of aggravated DUI.
A Lamar County man has been charged with murder following the death of his wife at their Oak Grove home.
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.
In the summer of 2019, the University of Southern Mississippi decided to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages at football games and other sporting events.
To be clear: Only beer and wine are being served to people under the auspices of the USM banner, at the university’s games. Liquor is a different issue altogether.
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:
Editor's note: Th 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.
Faculty, staff and students in Petal School District have been pinching pennies lately as a way to pay it forward to other districts affected by hurricanes.
After Petal was hit by a tornado in January, numerous school districts reached out to Petal School District to offer assistance.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following individuals were arrested and charged with misdemeanor or felony crimes and booked into the Lamar County Jail. The report is published in its entirety each Thursday as provided to The PineBelt NEWS from administrators with the Lamar County Jail.