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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.
Hattiesburg police are conducting a death investigation regarding a Tuesday shooting and automobile wreck.
Two suspected gang members from Jackson were arrested Friday in connection with the July 20th murder of 59-year-old Lisa Nguyen, who was gunned down during a robbery at her family-owned grocery store on Eastside Avenue in Hattiesburg.
When Travis Creel finished up his playing days in Hattiesburg, Southern Miss coach Scott Berry knew he could have a career in coaching. Berry didn’t, however, necessarily think Creel would end up back in Hattiesburg.
The Supreme Court of Mississippi has refused to hear the case of a former Hattiesburg Police Department officer who was fired in 2015 after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl, affirming the Mississippi Court of Appeals’ recent decision to uphold the termination.
On Thursday, August 1, 2019, Hattiesburg Police, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force and Jackson Police arrested an additional two suspects in the shooting death of Lisa Nguyen.
HATTIESBURG – The Hattiesburg Lady Tigers entered Thursday night’s contest with Oak Grove a perfect 6-0 record while not dropping a set all season. After they won the first set 25-12, it looked they were on their way to a seventh win.
Forrest General Hospital recognized four physicians with the 13th annual Philip W. Rogers Awards. The awards were announced during the hospital’s annual Employee Christmas Celebration.
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: