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.
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.
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.
After a decade of service and leadership, Evan Dillard will retire from the post of chief executive officer of Forrest Health. Andy Woodard, who will replace Dillard beginning this month, has worked closely with Dillard over the past 17 months to ensure a smooth transition.
Tim Rehner knew only one soul in Mississippi when he moved here, but he has spent 25½ years in Hattiesburg and Petal surrounded by family.
First there are his wife, Kay, and daughters Kendra, Kathryn and Karolyne. Eventually, two sons-in-law and two grandsons followed, and now there is a third son-in-law-in-waiting.
Over the past several weeks, Mayor Hal Marx and the Petal Board of Aldermen have been waiting to find out whether the city would be allowed to annex five areas east of the Leaf River, including a large portion extending north up U.S. 11 and another area along Mississippi 42 stretching east to the Perry County border.
Blu Jazz Cafe and Nellie’s Chicken & Daiquiris are a dream come true.
Nelson and Felecia Haskin have gone from 800 square feet to 5,600 square feet and from one eatery to two, all since April 2017. These days they have the best of both worlds – the plain and simple and the more upscale.
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.