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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.
In a hint to Forrest County’s budget for the upcoming year, Board of Supervisors President David Hogan said during Monday’s board meeting that county taxpayers would not see an increase in millage for the upcoming fiscal year.
“We will basically be at level funding for this next fiscal year,” Hogan said.
Almost a half-million dollars that was originally earmarked for a wastewater treatment facility in Hattiesburg will now be used for a major sewer project that will repair or replace much of the sewer line on Tuscan Avenue, along with approximately one block of sewer line on Penton Street.
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: