William Carey University has received a three-year, $600,000 grant from the Mississippi Department of Education to administer the Teacher Residency Program. It seeks to make new elementary school teachers “effective on day one” by providing them with more classroom experience and access to mentor teachers while they’re still in college.
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Each year Merit Health Wesley recognizes the efforts and contributions of volunteers, as well as awards the Volunteer of the Year, the Spirit of Merit Health Wesley award and the volunteer with the most hours accumulated.
It’s what we have been waiting for… homegrown tomatoes, sweet corn, watermelon, cantaloupe, peas, beans and a plethora of other vegetables. The Petal Farmer’s Market will have all of it and more on Saturday, July 20 from 9:00 – 12:00. Produce farmers will be on hand as well as a variety of arts, crafts, and food vendors.
A Hattiesburg man has been arrested and charged with several counts of burglary after being held at gunpoint by a Lamar County homeowner while attempting to break into the man’s house.
As of July 1, Marcus Boyles is back as the Petal Panthers head football coach.
The Mississippi high school coaching legend announced his retirement from his athletics director and head coach positions in March, but took back the reins last week.
Lumberton coach Zach Jones was forced to learn a harsh lesson this past year.
“Hug your mama, daddy, grandma, grandpa, brothers, sisters and tell them you love them every time you get the chance because you never know when it’s the last time.”
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.
Oak Grove three-sport athlete Tyson Keys prefers smooth peanut butter over crunchy. He loves Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, too. The senior eats a lot of peanut butter, but that’s not only because it’s his favorite snack.
A Petal cemetery is in danger of being seized by the state and sold to the highest bidder if the owner doesn’t make arrangements to pay at least $22,477 – and possibly up to $32,000 – that Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says is owed to the cemetery’s perpetual care fund.
Members of Petal Fire Department spent Thursday night conducting water rescues at homes throughout the city after heavy rainfall from Winter Storm Eboni caused flooding from southeastern Louisiana to New Jersey.
Police have arrested two suspects in connection with three auto burglaries in the Bellewood subdivision off Old Highway 11 in Hattiesburg.
Lamar County police have arrested a Gulfport man suspected of running a scam involving sales of automobiles in Lamar and other counties.
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.
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.
The public record of the past week’s felony arrests from the Forrest County Sheriff’s office includes the following reports. Information is provided by the sheriff’s office and Hattiesburg and Petal police departments. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law: