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Results from the 2018-19 Mississippi Academic Assessment program, released Thursday by the Mississippi Department of Education, show several Forrest and Lamar county schools performing well above the state average in proficiency rankings, and in many instances, in the top 10 in Mississippi.
Kindergarten students at South Forrest are No. 1 in the state for the last school year based on Mississippi K-3 Assessment Support testing, Forrest County School District Superintendent Brian Freeman reported at the district’s board of directors meeting August 12.
One man is dead after a fight and shooting on Little Black Creek Road, in an incident which police believe was self-defense.
Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said deputies were called to the scene shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday. Upon arriving, officers found a 31-year-old white male suffering from two gunshot wounds.
Hattiesburg artisans are among those from across the state who have been awarded grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission.
The MAC awarded nearly $1.4 million in funding to artists and arts programs across the state for fiscal year 2020, which began July 1.
Hattiesburg police are conducting a death investigation regarding a Tuesday shooting and automobile wreck.
The Petal School District is currently soliciting applications for Shared Decision Making Council members. The Petal School District Strategic Plan provides for a Shared Decision Making Council at the district level and one at each school level.
Hattiesburg police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted in the July 20 Steelman Grocery capital murder investigation.
Officials at the Petal School District are no strangers to recognition and awards, including being honored as the No. 1 school district in the state for the 2016-17 school year and receiving the highest rating in Mississippi’s accountability system two years ago.
Lamar County police have arrested a Gulfport man suspected of running a scam involving sales of automobiles in Lamar and other counties.
The University of Southern Mississippi’s first-of-its-kind fully online Nursing Leadership Ph.D. program has extended the application for fall 2019 admission to March 1. The program, which is designed to bring nurses into leadership roles, offers students a unique way to complete their Ph.D. from the comforts of their home.
In a project described by Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker as “an effort across generations,” officials broke ground Friday on Preservation Crossing, the venture that will transform the former Hattiesburg High School on Main Street into age-restricted apartments.
The following is a news release from Ryan Moore, public information officer at Hattiesburg Police Department, regarding a shooting at Captain D's in Hattiesburg.
On Friday, July 5, 2019, Hattiesburg police responded to a report of a shooting in the 1900 block of Arcadia Street, at Captain D’s, just before 1 p.m.
Forrest County Emergency Management officials are still working off a worse-case scenario as they await the arrival of Hurricane Nate, which is predicted to make landfall as a weak Category 2 hurricane tonight along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Predictions as of the 11 a.m.
Almost a year and a half after the shops in Eastbrook Commons were destroyed by the January 2017 EF-3 tornado, Fox’s Pizza Den is set to return to the Petal shopping center, along with a new yogurt shop.