2 face drug charges after stop
A Texas man and juvenile are in federal custody after more than 11 pounds of heroin were found in their vehicle Tuesday night during a traffic stop on Interstate 59. Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said the northbound vehicle was pulled over near the Purvis exit about 9:30 p.m. for careless driving.
Lamar Co. adds 2 K-9s
PURVIS - The Lamar County Sheriff's Office subscribes to the notion that a dog is man's best friend.
Serving those who served
For two years, Jean Powell had been running in place trying to secure a military pension that she believed her widowed mother was eligible to receive.
Right Way To Throw Away Day set for Saturday
Local residents will be able to dispose of hazardous household waste at no charge Saturday in the annual "Right Way To Throw Away Day" in Forrest and Lamar counties.
Healthy Futures to focus on seniors
A public forum that is part of the Smart Aging: Healthy Futures project will focus on the health and health care of Lamar County's senior adults.
Lamar County looking at E911 upgrade
PURVIS _ Lamar County will have to upgrade its capabilities at its new Emergency Management Agency/E911 dispatch center to be able to receive videos, pictures and messages via text.
Officials: Building codes an 'unfunded mandate'
In the wake of a string of natural disasters to hit Mississippi over the past decade, a newly minted state law will require counties and cities starting Aug. 1 to adopt a consistent and stronger set of standards for the construction of residential and commercial buildings.
Landslide settles Purvis Alderman race
PURVIS _ Jerry D. Smith recevied 93.6 percent of the votes cast today to win the vacant Ward 3 Alderman seat in Purvis.
Purvis man making his big-screen dreams come true
It's said that every dark cloud has a silver lining. Purvis resident Vince Hatten's dark cloud manifested last year in the form of a doctor's diagnosis.
NEWS: The City of Hattiesburg has major problems when it comes to treating and disposing of its sewage and wastewater.
Lamar Co. eyes grants
PURVIS - After a flurry of fire station construction, engine and pumper purchases, and personnel and training additions, the bolstering of Lamar County's fire protection and emergency first-responder capabilities had settled into a steadier simmer of support.