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A recently-adopted kitten has brought love and companionship to a Petal family and $1,000 to Southern Pines Animal Shelter – with the possibility of more to come.
In December 1989, two Petal families approached Demaris Lee and Jessie Rowell for help with providing their children with Christmas presents and food, as funds in the families were scarce that year.
The Downtown Hattiesburg Association, in partnership with the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood Association, will celebrate the holiday season with the Downtown Candlelit Christmas on Saturday, December 14, and Sunday, December 15.
The Hattiesburg Tigers have high hopes on the hardwood as they look to take the experienced starters from a successful season a year ago, and make a deep push into the playoffs. The number of guys coming back and the amount of talent might just give the Tigers that push they are searching for.
The Lumberton Panthers are heading to the South State Championship after defeating Leflore County in a nail biter Friday night.
In a game that see-sawed back and forth with five lead changes, Lumberton’s defense again stood strong late in the game to give the Panthers the 29-28 win in dramatic fashion.
The fate of the former McDonald’s building on East Central Avenue in Petal is still up in the air, at least for the time being.
The Petal Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to deny owner David McKellar’s proposed donation of the property to the city, with Mayor Hal Marx suggesting the city would have no use for the building.
The former Lamar County School District teacher who recently pleaded guilty to statutory rape has been sentenced to a total of seven years with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, including three years in prison.
A Hattiesburg man has been arrested after allegedly shooting a gun in the parking lot of Turtle Creek Mall.
A Purvis man faces the possibility of life in prison after being found guilty of sexual battery of a child.
Fifteenth Circuit Court District Attorney Hal Kittrell said Jeffery Barnes, 51, was found guilty Wednesday by a Lamar County jury. Barnes will be sentenced on December 3, with a maximum penalty of up to life in prison.
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 Hattiesburg Clinic departments, Connections, and Psychology & Counseling, have relocated to their new facility near Tatum Park in Hattiesburg.
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.
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.
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.
Hub City residents are known for their kindness, generosity and looking out for one another. It happens all the time under a variety of circumstances. And in true Pine Belt fashion, it’s happened again, but in a way that has extended far beyond the confines of the Pine Belt.