Hattiesburg is getting in on Mississippi Musicians Day, an official day of artistic celebration that uses seminars and hands-on experiences to focus on increasing awareness of Mississippi’s musical heritage and its rightful place as the birthplace of America’s music.
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One of Petal High School’s most beloved teachers will soon return to his old classroom for “Coffee with Coach” and “Class with Coach,” two events hosted by the Petal Education Foundation that will reunite Coach Si Thompson with former students and other acquaintances to benefit the foundation.
At a reception honoring her husband Luke as the 2017 Teacher of the Year, Kathryn Daniels had a chance to listen to a speech from a winner of the Milken Educator Award, an accolade so prestigious it’s earned the nickname of “The Oscars of Teaching.”
Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker is proposing the idea of creating a new official district that would stretch east and west of the Bouie and Leaf rivers aimed at promoting infrastructure, recreation and economic vitality in that area of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County.
As much as societal norms have progressed over the years, Hattiesburg City Council member Deborah Delgado would have liked to think equal pay between men and women would not be an issue in 2020.
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 newest addition to The District at Midtown – the mixed-used development off Hardy Street at the site of the former Elam Arms dormitory and parking lot – is on the way in the form of six townhomes at the corner of South 31st Avenue and Chevy Chase Drive.
Four LCSD ceremonies will be held at USM’s Reed Green Coliseum
But for the Lamar County School District, there are a couple of new changes this year.
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.
In what Hattiesburg attorney Clark Hicks called “one of the largest verdicts that’s ever been awarded in Lamar County,” a jury this week awarded a man $1.5 million in a civil trial involving a Hub City auto dealership.
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.
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: