Friday night’s matchup in Petal was a battle of two of the state’s Top 10 teams as the No. 10 Panthers welcomed the No. 5 Brandon Bulldogs to town.
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.
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.
I was cleaning out my clothes closet the other day, frankly, so that when I die, someone else won’t have to do it, and I counted 127 T-shirts, some going back to the 1950s.
The Purvis Tornadoes got their first win of the season Friday night as they defeated Perry Central 27-8. The Tornadoes look to carry that winning momentum forward as they face a tough Northeast Jones Tiger team this week.
Overall, Coach Brad Hankins felt his guys played well against Perry Central.
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.
The No. 1 ranked women's soccer team from William Carey University defeated Thomas University 1-0, last Saturday afternoon at Crusader Field.
A book published in 2002 that chronicles how daily newspapers in Mississippi covered the Civil Rights Movement gives mixed marks to The Hattiesburg American.
Students and staff members alike from the Forrest County Agricultural High School in Brooklyn spent the summer collecting awards at competitions around the country. At the Sept. 12 meeting of the FCAHS school board, many of them appeared before the board to be recognized for their accomplishments.
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.
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.
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.