It’s been a little more than a year and a half since Jackson-based Intervest Corporation acquired the former Hattiesburg High School building on Main Street, with the intention to turn the facility into age-restricted apartment units.
How many alligators does it take to acquire a giraffe or three? More on that later.
If you’ve driven down Hardy Street past the Hattiesburg Zoo in the past few months, you will probably have seen the large structure going up close to the road. When complete, it will be habitat for a new giraffe exhibit.
Leon Waldoff grew up in in Hattiesburg, living here for 18 years before heading to college at Northwestern.
He and his family were part of a small Jewish community that had settled in Hattiesburg. Most of the Jewish families living here in the 1930s and 1940s were immigrants from Russia and Poland.
A couple of weeks ago, Petal Police Chief Matthew Hiatt approached the Petal Board of Aldermen about the possibility of pay raises – particularly for Petal Police Department, but also for Petal Fire Department and other city employees.
Each year, only one high school in the nation is honored with the National Performing Arts School of Excellence Award, awarded by the National Federation of State High School Associations as part of National Performing Arts Activities Week and National High School Activities Month.
When officials from Petal Primary School sent students home last month with tickets for the school’s fourth annual Disney Raffle, they expected a good turnout.
Thanks to a partnership between Petal High School and Pearl River Community College, 10 Petal 11th-graders are getting the opportunity for a head start on their college career in the schools’ Bridge Program.
Music, barbecue, pound cake and a boxing exhibition will be highlighted during the 14th annual Historic Mobile Street Renaissance Festival on Friday and Saturday in downtown Hattiesburg.
The festival begins at 6 p.m. Friday with live Blues in the Street at Mac’s Café at Fifth and Mobile streets.
“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
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.
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.
When I was a kid, there were very few residents of Hispanic origin here in Hattiesburg. We were a city of, basically, blacks and whites. I had a couple of Asian-American classmates at Hattiesburg's Blair High School, but all in all, ours was not much of an international city. Boy, has that ever changed.
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.
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.
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.