The Petal Police Department is searching for two suspects believed to be involved in an auto burglary and credit card theft.
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Christmas came a little early for the Hattiesburg Public School District, where $102,000 in grant funding from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will allow for several renovations at F.B. Woodley Elementary School.
It will only be a matter of months before construction begins on a new East Hardy Street bridge.
A proposed layout for the new bridge was presented to the Forrest County Board of Supervisors Monday. The new structure will replace the almost 70-year-old bridge connecting East Hardy Street in Hattiesburg and South Main Street in Petal.
The mob scenes that often accompany the shopping frenzy dubbed Black Friday are followed by the saner and what is now known as Small Business Saturday.
The point being to skip the big-box chain stores for a day, in favor of supporting our local hometown businesses.
On Thursday, December 5, the City of Hattiesburg will kick off the Christmas season with the Hattiesburg Jaycee’s 69th annual Christmas Parade and the city’s Tree Lighting event at Town Square Park.
The theme for this year’s parade is Miracle on Main Street and will feature bands, floats, walking groups, beauty queens and much more.
The Lumberton Panthers are heading to the South State Championship after defeating Leflore County in a nail biter Friday night.
In a game that see-sawed back and forth with five lead changes, Lumberton’s defense again stood strong late in the game to give the Panthers the 29-28 win in dramatic fashion.
The fate of the former McDonald’s building on East Central Avenue in Petal is still up in the air, at least for the time being.
The Petal Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to deny owner David McKellar’s proposed donation of the property to the city, with Mayor Hal Marx suggesting the city would have no use for the building.
A Hattiesburg man has been arrested after allegedly shooting a gun in the parking lot of Turtle Creek Mall.
The former Lamar County School District teacher who recently pleaded guilty to statutory rape has been sentenced to a total of seven years with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, including three years in prison.
After a one-year hiatus, Larry Watkins hit the reset button.
The long-time Petal baseball coach was introduced as Sacred Heart’s new coach Tuesday after taking a year off from coaching. During that time off, Watkins said he has been reenergized.
As an educator, Claudia Triana-Smith of Petal has always assisted others, especially those in her English as a Second Language classes. She’s helped those who spoke not one word of English when they started kindergarten advance in their language skills to become class valedictorians when they graduated.
A popular Lamar County pub that is seeking to sell alcoholic beverages has suspended operations as of Thursday, pending receipt of permits from the Mississippi Department of Revenue’s Alcoholic Beverage Control.
The following is a news release from Ryan Moore, public information officer at Hattiesburg Police Department, regarding a shooting at Captain D's in Hattiesburg.
On Friday, July 5, 2019, Hattiesburg police responded to a report of a shooting in the 1900 block of Arcadia Street, at Captain D’s, just before 1 p.m.
The University of Southern Mississippi’s first-of-its-kind fully online Nursing Leadership Ph.D. program has extended the application for fall 2019 admission to March 1. The program, which is designed to bring nurses into leadership roles, offers students a unique way to complete their Ph.D. from the comforts of their home.
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.