Forrest County Newswire

Forrest County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Forrest County, MS.

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  1. Local law enforcement participates in crisis intervention trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... and another 16 hours of role-playing using de-escalation techniques. Participating departments include the Forrest County Sheriff's Department, Forrest General Hospital public safety, Hattiesburg Police Department, Petal police and the Ellisville ...

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  2. Bond set for suspects charged in Petal church burglaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... of a commercial building. Dustin Wayne Ainsworth, 25, of Petal, was arrested Friday evening and booked in the Forrest County Jail. He is also charged with burglary of a commercial building.

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  3. Second suspect arrested in burglary at Petal churchRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... of a commercial building. Dustin Wayne Ainsworth, 25, of Petal, was arrested Friday evening and booked in the Forrest County Jail. He is also charged with burglary of a commercial building.

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  4. West Nile has been reported in the Pine Belt. Photo credit WDAM.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 23 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    The Mississippi State Department of Health reported that the first human case of West Nile virus for the year was in Forrest County. The MSDH only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public.

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  5. Mississippi's 1st West Nile case of 2017 in Forrest CountyRead the original story

    Friday Jun 23 | Washington Times

    The Mississippi State Department of Health reports that the first human case of West Nile virus this year is in Forrest County. The state epidemiologist, Dr. Paul Byers, in a news release Friday notes that people throughout the state are at risk of the disease and should be protecting themselves against mosquito bites.

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  6. Consider This: Join us in raising awareness on opioid addictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 23 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... addicts begin with prescription drugs. Based on current statics regarding heroin related overdose deaths, Forrest County ranked 14th of Mississippi's 82 counties for heroin submissions to the state forensic lab. The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, ...

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  7. Hattiesburg man arrested, charged with child exploitationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 23 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Matthew Gospodinovich, 34, was arrested at his home Thursday by investigators with the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit, who were assisted by Hattiesburg Police Department. Subsequent to a search warrant, he was arrested for one count of child exploitation and booked in the Forrest County Detention Center with a $20,000 bond, prior to his initial appearance before Judge Wes Curry.

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  8. Hattiesburg mayor, council inauguration scheduledRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 23 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... Mississippi, will administer the oath of office to Ward 2 Council member Deborah Delgado. The Hon. Wes Curry, Forrest County Justice Court Judge, District 1, will administer the oath of office to Ward 4 Council member Mary Dryden. The Hon. Michael ...

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  9. 2 with local ties vie for Miss Mississippi titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 22 | The Webster Progress-Times

    ... Michael and Leesa Mitchell. "My mom's side of the family is from Webster County, which is very different from Forrest County where I grew up," she said. "Visiting Webster County is always a treat for me, not only because I get to see my family, but ...

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  10. Forrest Co. Board adopts ordinance banning recording of executive sessionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 21 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... where the AG was asked whether or not any recordings made in a executive session were public record," said Forrest County Board of Supervisors attorney David Miller. "The AG basically said there shouldn't be any recordings, and that basically ...

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  11. MEMA brings first installment of 250k grant to countyRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 20 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Today, MEMA gave officials the first installment of a $250,000 grant meant to help rebuild homes in areas affected by the deadly twister. "Today we are very honored and privileged to address the Forrest County Board of Supervisors to administer what we call a grant in the amount of $250,000 that will go essentially towards a long term recovery effort," said MEMA deputy state coordinating officer Todd DeMuth.

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  12. Forrest County EMA prepares Comprehensive Emergency Management PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 19 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Forrest Count Emergency Management officials are working with county supervisors and Hattiesburg City Council members to put a five-year Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan in place. Glen Moore, Forrest County Emergency Management director, presented the 2017 updates to council members Monday.

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  13. Pine Belt officials prepare for flooding possibilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 19 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... are also preparing for the weather. Demarco Baker and his wife live in the Rawl Springs community of Forrest County, and they're getting ready now for the unexpected. "In a matter of three to four hours, we can flood at any time," Baker said. "We've ...

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  14. Corie Kinabrew. Source: Forrest County Sheriff's Office.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 19 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A Petal man is behind bars after deputies say they found innaproriate photos of a child on his cell phone. Corie Kinabrew, 21, of Petal was arrested Saturday night after the Forrest County Sheriff's Office received a complaint he may be in possession of the photos, according to Investigator Nick Calico.

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  15. A new program will help Mississippi administrators. Source: WDAMRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 19 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... Texas, will join Dr. Ben Burnett, dean of the WCU School of Education, and Superintendent Brain Freeman of Forrest County Schools in leading the six sessions of the academy. Dr. Thompson is renowned for his experience, unique proven methods, and ...

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  16. Source: WDAMRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 19 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Three people are facing charges after a traffic stop led to a foot chase near Paul B. Johnson State Park Friday. Forrest County Sheriff's Department Investigator Nick Calico said a deputy observed a car that came back as stolen near the park around 3:50 p.m. After the deputy initiated a traffic stop, two people ran from the car.

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  17. One person dies in Forrest County accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 19 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Hattiesburg Public Information Officer LaTosha Myers-Mitchell said the accident happened Monday morning on U.S. 49 southbound near Dan's Truck Stop and Cafe.

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  18. Milagros Jiminez. Source: Forrest County Sheriff's OfficeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 16 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A Forrest County Patrol Deputy, his K9 partner and an agent with The 12th District Metro Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested Milagros Jiminez, 54, around 2 a.m. Friday. Jiminez was wanted for fraud and identity theft in Florida and Massachusetts.

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  19. In the newsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 17 | Arkansas Online

    Gay Polk-Payton, a judge in Forrest County, Miss., can keep calling herself 'JudgeCutie' on social media after the Mississippi Supreme Court dismissed a complaint, ruling that neither the nickname nor her other work as a singer and author violate the state's judicial-conduct code.

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  20. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 16 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... Summer Movie Series begins on Monday, with kid-friendly movies scheduled to be shown from June 19-23. The Forrest County Community Shelter will open at 3 p.m. for those who may live in a trailer or mobile home and need more stable shelter for ...

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