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Loren Wade was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Petal for 2021 at the program held Saturday, Jan. 11 at Petal High School.
Wade also received the overall award for self-expression and was winner of the “Be Your Best Self Essay,” award.
Forrest County School District (FCSD) officials reported at the Jan. 13 FCSD Board of Directors meeting that work on safe rooms at its school campuses are ahead of schedule, with three of the facilities now operational.
George C. Boone, a third-generation owner and Vice-President of Hattiesburg’s C.L. Dews & Sons Foundry, died Jan. 6, 2020.
He was 73.
Boone was a founding member of the board of directors at the Forrest County Multi Purpose Building and a former board member of Forrest General Hospital.
A coal-fired power plant in Purvis is one of the top groundwater contaminators in the country, according to a report published earlier this month. As a result of coal ash being dumped into landfills, groundwater near the R.D. Morrow Sr.
As a nurse practitioner at Hematology/Oncology, Simmons provides care to patients with cancer and blood disorders.
The Oak Grove Warriors had 12 players sign National Letters of Intent this year, but Johnny Magee and Ben Johnson’s road to National Signing Day was far from ordinary.
Presbyterian Christian School’s C.J. Buckhalter and Cameron Shaw didn’t know each other a few months ago. C.J. was entering the summer before his sophomore year on the Bobcats’ football team, while Shaw was making the move from Fort Worth, Texas, to Hattiesburg.
Voters head back to the polls next week to decide a handful of hotly-contested races in the Pine Belt – including the Republican primary runoff contest for Forrest County Sheriff between David Bassett and Charlie Sims.
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:
Editor's note: Th following individuals were arrested and charged with misdemeanor 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.
Faculty, staff and students in Petal School District have been pinching pennies lately as a way to pay it forward to other districts affected by hurricanes.
After Petal was hit by a tornado in January, numerous school districts reached out to Petal School District to offer assistance.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following individuals were arrested and charged with misdemeanor or felony crimes and booked into the Lamar County Jail. The report is published in its entirety each Thursday as provided to The PineBelt NEWS from administrators with the Lamar County Jail.