Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art (HAPA) unveiled its first project of 2021 this week, adding to the extensive public arts collection across the city. Following a record-high of nine public art murals introduced by HAPA in 2020, plans are in the works for a number of additional projects th…
A 27-year-old Forrest County woman was arrested Thursday by Hattiesburg police officers and Forrest County sheriff’s deputies after a road rage incident on Jan. 25 shots were fired at an occupied vehicle in the Rawls Springs area.
Laurel Main Street is proud to announce the comeback of Community Bank’s Crawfest in Downtown Laurel. The event begins at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 17th and ends at 3:00 p.m.
Last year, more than 100 million Americans received an average tax refund of $2,869 deposited back in their bank accounts after filing their taxes. As millions of Americans await reimbursement from Uncle Sam, Magnolia State Bank has highlighted six tips for making the most of their tax refund.
The Hattiesburg Police Department is looking for help to identify two people wanted in connection with a $2,500 felony shoplifting at Ulta Beauty in the 1000 block of Turtle Creek Drive on Feb. 21.
Construction is underway in Laurel on a new roundabout intersection at Leontyne Price Boulevard and Sawmill Road/Central Avenue/6th Avenue as part of the long-awaited (formerly Beacon Street) Corridor Improvements Gateway Project.
Randy James, a former Bay Springs City Clerk was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Taylor McNeel in Hattiesburg for the federal crimes of money laundering and making false statements on a federal tax return.
Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker’s newest executive order to slow the spread of COVID-19 will continue to enforce the city’s mask mandate until 5 p.m. April 5. He signed the order Wednesday.
A 29-year-old Shreveport, La., man was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Taylor B. McNeel to 120 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for carrying and using a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Darren LaMarca an…
Metro Narcotics members, Forrest County Deputies, and Hattiesburg Police arrested five individuals on a variety of drug charges, bringing in weapons, THC edibles, marijuana, and meth.
Faculty in The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Education have been teaching future educators for more than 100 years, but never before have they been afforded virtual reality technology to enhance learning and practicum experiences.
The Laurel City Council approved a resolution this week directing the sale and award of $1 million in a negotiable note, series 2021, of the City of Laurel.
Governor Tate Reeves’ recent Executive Order 1549 relaxes the mask mandates statewide, however, the mandate also clearly outlines that individuals shall wear masks inside school buildings and when on a school campus.
Pearl River has reviewed Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves’ latest Executive Order as it pertains to athletic events and has decided to adjust its Spring 2021 attendance policy.
Bills to allow college athletes to earn money from their own name, likeness and image are still alive at the Mississippi Capitol. Among the bills that died under the latest deadline is one that would have required any governor to disclose information about donors to his or her inaugural fund.
The public’s help is needed by the Hattiesburg Police Department to identify two people who are wanted in connection with a commercial burglary at a church.
Three University of Southern Mississippi (USM) groups united recently on a clothing drive to benefit Fieldhouse for the Homeless, a non-profit organization that provides services for homeless people in the Hattiesburg area.
A valiant second-half that saw the Bulldogs start with a 13-0 run and eventually send the game to overtime was not enough for Bay Springs as they fell in the semi-final contest against Coahoma County 70-61.
On Tuesday, March 2, the Hattiesburg City Council will review two agenda items to establish the City’s first two parklets for two Downtown Hattiesburg eateries: The Porter and Nellie’s Chicken & Daiquiris.
Jones College’s American History instructor, Sarah Ishee was recently selected as the Jones College 2020-2021 Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year. She will be honored by the Mississippi Humanities Council and the college on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 10:45 a.m. in her Jones Hall cl…
A domestic incident between a husband and wife on Sunday led to the arrest of the husband and his wife requiring medical attention, according to the Jones County Sheriff's Department.
The University of Southern Mississippi announced it is preparing for a full Fall 2021 semester, returning classes that were previously offered face-to-face to their traditional in-person formats and implementing a complete slate of student engagement opportunities and events.
Mississippi State (13-12, 7-9) split their two SEC basketball games this week as they defeated South Carolina but then fell to No. 6 Alabama on Saturday. The Bulldogs head into the week sitting ninth in the SEC standings. MSU will play at Texas A&M on Wednesday and then go on to Auburn f…
The East Marion Eagles season came to an end in Bay Springs on Saturday night with a 68-63 loss to the Bulldogs. The score looked much closer than the actual game. The Eagles tried to play up-tempo, and that may have been their demise.
With back-to-back trips to Jackson on the line, the Lady Tornadoes knew how physical Pascagoula would be. At the end of the night, Laurel overcame the challenge and sealed their spot at the "Big House” by defeating the Lady Panthers 66-48.
William Carey University has posted a 15 percent enrollment increase for its spring trimester. Total enrollment at WCU’s Hattiesburg, Tradition and Baton Rouge campuses is 4,742 – 668 students more than spring of last year.
The Lady Oilers fell to East Marion in the first round 60-36 in the 2A state playoffs, and Thursday night, the Heidelberg men's team were thumped in round two by Newton 83-46.
Mayor Toby Barker and city officials were joined by Transportation Commissioner for the Southern District Tom King on Thursday, Feb. 25 to announce the receipt of $1.4M in grant funding which will be used to lay the structural foundation needed for a new development – Gordon’s Creek Commons.
As West Jones fell behind by nine midway through the final period, head boys basketball coach Todd Arnold expected to see his team do what they’ve done all year — bounce back.
Thursday night’s contest was not the typical, take-flight game Bay Springs fans were accustomed to seeing, but it ended in a way that’s been the same all season for the Bulldogs: a win.
After dealing with winter weather in Jackson and across the state last week, the House met in person to conduct legislative business. Last week, the House met in session and committees via teleconference, similar to what occurred earlier in the session. Wednesday, Feb. 24 marked the deadline…