The man who was taken into custody and put on a 72-hour Crisis Intervention Team hold Saturday after acting suspiciously with a firearm at Walmart in Petal will be further evaluated by two more psychiatrists to determine his mental state.
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The Mississippi Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of Sharon Mark, the former Hattiesburg Municipal Court clerk who previously sued the city, former Mayor Johnny DuPree and all five members of Hattiesburg City Council for slander, among other things.
Outgoing Hattiesburg Public School District Trustee Patricia Fluker has confidence the district’s faculty members, staff and administrators can help its students become among some of the state’s top achievers going forward.
A Petal cemetery is in danger of being seized by the state and sold to the highest bidder if the owner doesn’t make arrangements to pay at least $22,477 – and possibly up to $32,000 – that Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says is owed to the cemetery’s perpetual care fund.
Oak Grove three-sport athlete Tyson Keys prefers smooth peanut butter over crunchy. He loves Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, too. The senior eats a lot of peanut butter, but that’s not only because it’s his favorite snack.
Police have arrested two suspects in connection with three auto burglaries in the Bellewood subdivision off Old Highway 11 in Hattiesburg.
Members of Petal Fire Department spent Thursday night conducting water rescues at homes throughout the city after heavy rainfall from Winter Storm Eboni caused flooding from southeastern Louisiana to New Jersey.
After a one-year hiatus, Larry Watkins hit the reset button.
The long-time Petal baseball coach was introduced as Sacred Heart’s new coach Tuesday after taking a year off from coaching. During that time off, Watkins said he has been reenergized.
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.
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.
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: