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USM's Bennett named rodeo's grand marshal
In February, almost a year after taking the reins as president of the University of Southern Mississippi, Rodney Bennett will hop in the saddle as the grand marshal of the 29th annual Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Laying off the eggnog might be a good call if you plan on driving this holiday season.
Area districts earn awards
Petal School District Superintendent John Buchanan was feeling honored as he stood with three other Pine Belt superintendents at the Mississippi School Boards Association meeting last month in Clinton.
Sun Dec 15, 2013
Hattiesburg church to renovate Hunt Club
The First Hattiesburg, a Baptist church, has decided to turn the complex - which once held a bowling alley, nightclub and deli - into a satellite campus.
* Hattiesburg City Council meets at 4 p.m. every first and third Monday and 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
Report: Teachers lack classroom management training
A new report, however, finds America's teacher preparation programs are not providing future teachers with the classroom management techniques they need to deal with disruptive student behavior.
Suspect now in custody for Hattiesburg apartment complex shooting
Dimitri Shepeard turned himself in Wednesday to the Hattiesburg Police. He was booked in the Forrest County Jail on a warrant for drive by shooting.
Forrest county woman wants hunters to be more mindful of her property
Past the Highway 49 Flea Market and down Jay West Road lives a woman named Teresa Stuard who owns 30 acres of land.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Burglary suspect indicted for sexual battery
The suspect in a July 2012 burglary of B&E Wine Bar is now under indictment for two counts of sexual battery and one count of touching a child for lustful purposes.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Parade to honor area football champions
The University of Southern Mississippi will host a celebration of the area's three high school football state champions, Oak Grove, Forrest County AHS and Bassfield, on Monday with a parade through campus, culminating in a rally at M.M. Roberts Stadium.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Hattiesburg man charged with child exploitation
A Hattiesburg man was charged with child exploitation, Attorney General Jim Hood announced.
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Lower court to hear sewage rate dispute between Petal and Hattiesburg
Their high schools meet each year on the football field, but now the cities of Petal and Hattiesburg are duking it out in a Forrest County courtroom.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
A new purpose
After being closed and in foreclosure for more than 18 months, the Remington's Hunt Club building on North 31st Avenue soon will have some new tenants.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Details: 583-4329. * Hattiesburg School District meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the district headquarters, 301 Mamie St. Details: 584-6283.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
As the high school football season winds to a close, the Pine Belt has three high school football teams competing in the State Championships.
FCAHS takes down Lafayette, wins first state title
Forrest County AHS defeated Lafayette in the Class 4A State Championship Saturday, claiming its first state championship, 21-6.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
35 guns stolen in sporting goods store burglary
Forrest County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a burglary of Leaf River Sports on the Evelyn Gandy Parkway that yielded the theft of 35 firearms.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Holidays 2013 in full swing, but it's still dark on Main Street
The holiday season in Hattiesburg got off to a good start last month with open houses downtown, plus Small Business Shopping on Nov. 30. Coming up soon will be the Holiday Art Walk, hosted by Historic Downtown Hattiesburg, and Victorian Candlelit Christmas, presented for the 38th time by Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Officials look at funding for Metro Narcotics
Forrest County officials soon will begin calculations on the costs each agency in the 12th Judicial District Narcotics Enforcement Team, or Metro Narcotics, will have to contribute to keep the unit afloat.
The Pine Belt has five high school football teams competing in the South State Championships.