In 2018, Project NOLA’s network of more than 25,000 high-definition crime cameras in New Orleans helped the New Orleans Police Department reduce the local murder rate to the lowest since 1971 – including a 9 percent reduction in homicides – along with a 12 percent drop in armed robberies.
The former Forrest County Agricultural High School band director who was arrested for sexual activities with a child will go to trial March 4, 2020.
For Oak Grove Middle School sixth-grader Allyson Aultman, the highlight of last week’s STEM activities was the “roller derby” game, in which students used the roll of the dice to determine probability.
“It was my favorite (activity),” she said. “I learned communication, strategy, thinking skills and planning ahead.”
Nelson Haskin is making quite an investment in downtown Hattiesburg.
And the investment is getting ready to grow again as Team Haskin takes over SouthBound Bagel & Coffee Shop.
Forrest County taxpayers will have to reimburse some $1.2 million in tax payments to Kohler Industries, a Wisconsin-based manufacturing company, in connection with a settlement agreement signed Tuesday morning by city and county officials.
Two area school districts are among the Top 10 in the state in this year’s Mississippi Statewide Accountability System: the Petal School District, which has earned the No. 1 spot in the state for the third time in the last five years, and the Lamar County School District, which placed ninth in the state.
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.