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.
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A Hattiesburg man has been charged with felony eluding, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest after fleeing police following a traffic accident.
SAN ANTONIO — A man accused of killing a co-worker and disposing his body will appear before a Texas judge on Feb. 5 in hopes of getting his $680,000 bond reduced.
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 their way to trying to win the title of “Distinguished Young Woman” of Lamar County.
In “honor of the chickens” who were injured and killed Jan. 14 when a Mar-Jack Poultry truck carrying them overturned on Corinth Road near Petal, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) plans to place a billboard near the crash site that proclaims, "See the Individual. Go Vegan."
In the Navy, when things start falling off airplanes, ships start running aground, and sailors start going over the hill, the head shed will often completely stop operations and call for a “stand-down,” a time to stop, think, and figure out what is going wrong.
Stand-downs often have to do with safety or discipline.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Manslaughter isn't supposed to be a death sentence. Nor is burglary. Nor is armed robbery, selling cocaine or stealing a vehicle.
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.
When the 62nd annual Grammy awards air on Jan. 26, two Pine Belt natives will be paying especially close attention. Vasti Jackson of Hattiesburg and Christopher Ray from Sumrall both worked on projects that received Grammy nominations.
After nearly seven years of service on the Petal Board of Aldermen – and more than three decades with the United States military – William King took his alderman-at-large seat for the last time at Tuesday night’s board meeting.
Hailing from various universities, the Pine Belt area is home to a few players who will get a shot at the NFL this upcoming season. Petal’s Javon Patterson was the lone player to hear his name called during the NFL Draft last week, but Oak Grove’s Logan Scott and Picasso Nelson Jr.
With a revised version of her proposed ordinance to decriminalize the simple possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana within Hattiesburg city limits, Ward 2 Councilwoman Deborah Delgado will now look forward to a vote on the ordinance at the next meeting of Hattiesburg City Council.
The Petal Panthers have found themselves in a rare position.
The Panthers’ backfield returns three players in 2019 who combined for 4,123 offensive yards, which leaves Petal coach Marcus Boyles and his assistant coaches with a lot of options on that side of the ball.
Pete Taylor Park and Hill Denson Field may have a different surface come the 2020 season. Southern Miss was forced to make numerous schedule changes this season due to weather and field conditions, so it has forced Southern Miss coach Scott Berry to look for a solution.
Two Hattiesburg Clinic departments, Connections, and Psychology & Counseling, have relocated to their new facility near Tatum Park in Hattiesburg.
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.