Three teenagers have been taken into custody and will be charged as adults in connection with the recent shooting death of 25-year-old Jamara Quadracus “Drake” Edwards.
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A Hattiesburg man has been charged with felony eluding, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest after fleeing police following a traffic accident.
A controversial cigar bar has opened its doors in downtown Hattiesburg, two months after Hattiesburg City Council members voted 4-1 to amend a current ordinance to allow the operation of that type of establishment in the city.
SAN ANTONIO — A man accused of killing a co-worker and disposing his body will appear before a Texas judge on Feb. 5 in hopes of getting his $680,000 bond reduced.
It was the “Jay Barnes and Blake Roberts Show” Friday night when the two out scored Petal 60-53 on the way to a 88-53 trouncing home win over the Panthers.
Barnes nailed 12 three-pointers and 42 points overall to lead the Warriors. Roberts ended with 18 with 14 of those coming in the first half.
A Petal man will serve five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of child exploitation, a result of a statewide operation led by the Cyber Crimes Division of the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.
“Remember, elections have consequences. Let’s remember to vote!”
Falling ACT scores for Mississippi high schoolers further illustrate that the increase in graduation rates, so touted by education officials and politicians, is an illusion created by decreased standards rather than an actual improvement in what students are learning.
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.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The 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.
Hub City residents are known for their kindness, generosity and looking out for one another. It happens all the time under a variety of circumstances. And in true Pine Belt fashion, it’s happened again, but in a way that has extended far beyond the confines of the Pine Belt.
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.
Pine Belt potters gathered Saturday at Main Street Books for what has become an annual Throw-A-Thon for Empty Bowls.
This year’s fundraiser, which support the Edwards Street Fellowship food pantry, will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at Main Street Books on Main Street.
Everybody’s entitled to their opinion, especially when it comes to the movies. Somewhere out there is a person, maybe even two, whose all-time favorite is “The Boy Who Could Fly.”
So, if culture writer Brian Raftery wants to argue that 1999 was the best movie year ever, let him go for it and enjoy the ride.
Forrest General Hospital will celebrate American Heart Month by hosting a fun walk at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8. The walk will be held at The District at Midtown to show busy professionals how quick and easy it can be to fit it a 10-minute walk into the work day.
Purvis is looking for its first win of the season Friday night as it get its offense rolling. The Tornadoes had good game play Friday night out of their offense, but costly turnovers caused the team to let another game slip away and into the hands of Pass Christian.