Lamar County School District officials are hoping an emergency declaration for the softball complex at Sumrall High School will expedite that site’s recovery from the EF3 tornado that barreled through the area in December, tearing off the backstop, knocking down the bleachers and sending pieces of lumber through the building.
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If you’ve driven through downtown Hattiesburg a time or two, especially if you’ve gone from downtown H’Burg to Petal, you’ve seen it: Great big bright blue house at the intersection of Buschman and River streets, very close to East Main Street. Right across the road from The Depot coffeeshop.
With the new year comes a slightly higher paycheck for city employees in Purvis, as the Purvis Board of Aldermen recently voted to institute a 3 percent raise for employees across the board.
Mayor Roger Herrin said the raise, which was approved at the Jan. 7 board meeting, is a measure that city leaders try to institute every year.
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.