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.
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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.
The Sacred Heart Lady Crusaders are looking for direction with a new coach midway through the season. Veteran coach Matt O’Keefe came out of retirement to lead the team after the previous coach left after just nine games. O’Keefe, who has been retired for the last 12 years, is the fifth coach in five years for the Lady Crusaders.
Sacred Heart’s boys basketball team is off to a rocky 4-12 start, but first-year Crusader coach Andrew Little said his young team has promise for years to come.
Only two of the team’s 15 players are seniors. There are four upperclassmen on the varsity lineup. The other 11 are sophomores and younger.
The Oak Grove boys basketball team went into a hostile environment Tuesday and knocked off No. 3 Meridian in a key divisional matchup, giving Oak Grove sole possession of first place in district play.
Nine young women will contend for cash scholarships and other prizes through competition areas of self-expression, fitness, talent, scholastics and a panel interview on Saturday, January 11 at the Petal High School Performing Arts Center.
The Innswood/Kirkwood Neighborhood captured the inaugural “Jolliest Neighborhood” award presented by the City of Hattiesburg.
The neighborhood, located to the south of Lincoln Road and at the intersection with 34th and 28th avenues, encompasses about 175 houses.
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.
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.
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.