JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A state agency said Monday that the public can submit proposals for a new Mississippi flag, using two requirements in state law: The designs cannot include the Confederate battle emblem, and they must have the phrase, "In God We Trust."
Hattiesburg police officials are asking for help in their investigation of an incident that resulted in a gunshot wound. The incident occurred on Katie Avenue at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
While businesses and individuals donated meals and snacks to Forrest General healthcare professionals and others during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a Hattiesburg woman, Coty Scott, making special donations of her own.
Two Hattiesburg women were each charged with one count of drive-by shooting about 7 p.m. Thursday after police responded to a shooting report on McCall Street.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has vetoed two criminal justice bills, one of which would have given thousands of offenders the chance at parole from the crowded prison system.
United Ways across Mississippi are launching a statewide survey today to assess the economic impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on Mississippi families. All Mississippi families are invited to complete the United Way COVID-19 survey here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UWMSCOVID19. Individual…
The chief medical officer at South Central Regional Medical Center commented Wednesday on the order regarding surgeries that was signed on Monday, July 6 by Dr. Thomas Dobbs, the state health officer for the Mississippi State Department of Health.
A Jones County Sheriff's Deputy, Miguel Grimaldo, was shot this morning around 2:00 a.m. while working his part-time job as a police officer with the Sandersville Police Department. That's according to information released by the JCSD today.
A 37-year-old Hattiesburg nurse was sentenced Wednesday to serve 18 months in federal prison for mail fraud in connection with a widespread compounding pharmacy scheme.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has vetoed most of the state education budget for the new fiscal year because it would have changed a bonus pay plan for some teachers.
After missing the final quarter of the 2019-20 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, West Jasper School District students and parents will see a lot of changes for the upcoming school year that is set to begin for pupils on Thursday, August 6.
Residents of Copiah, Marshall, Kemper, Madison, Jones and Winston counties and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 next week as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of Health continue efforts to stem virus transmission by setting up one…
Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker’s briefing Tuesday night of the metro area’s COVID-19 patients included the largest number of the coronavirus patients in local medical facilities during the pandemic.
M & M Volunteer Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire at 9:25 this morning. A neighbor passing the residence activated 911 after passing the home and seeing heavy smoke and flames from the windows. Upon arrival, firefighters found the older model single wide mobil…
The long-standing water fountains near the front steps of the Ellisville Courthouse could possibly be moved to Jackson, Miss., in the near future.
The Jones County Board of Supervisors moved forward in their first monthly meeting of July to modify the rule book pertaining to the county’s community centers. The shift came after a passionate presentation at the supervisors meeting at the Ellisville Courthouse by Kathy Harrison, the presi…
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Officials in a Mississippi county unanimously voted to keep a Confederate monument where it stands, saying moving the statue wouldn't fix racial tensions.
The City of Laurel is making some personnel changes and will be considering several property matters along with taking a look at water and sewer bonds during its upcoming meeting.
Hattiesburg police officers are asking for information about gunshots that had been fired into a Country Club Road apartment on Sunday morning.
Lamar County Supervisors discussed the replacement of an election commissioner Monday at the board meeting after the death of District 1 Commissioner Jerry Dale Denham of Purvis on June 23.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement officials are looking for a man who went missing Sunday morning from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
(Laurel) - Fifteen Jones County volunteer fire departments responded to assist the Laurel Fire Department Saturday shortly before midnight. LFD was called to a massive structure fire at 1125 North 5th Avenue just after 11:00 p.m. at Jones Middle School in Laurel. The structure was fully inv…
Once again Jamey Cooley and Team JDQ fired up the grill for a good cause. On Friday and Saturday, July 3 and July 4, Cooley cooked baby back ribs slabs and Boston butts to raise money for two-and-a-half-year-old John Knox Gilliland, who was diagnosed at 16 months with non-verbal autism. The…
Charles Fairley – a Collins High School graduate who lives in Shady Oak – was unanimously appointed to the Covington County Board of Education as District 5 member at a special called meeting on Tuesday, June 30 in the Collins High School cafeteria.
A search warrant and county-wide safety checkpoints in Forrest County brought four felony arrests that yielded drug and child endangerment charges.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is seeing a steady increase of patients hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases of the new coronavirus.
The Jones County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting enhanced enforcement of seat belt, child safety seat, and impaired driving laws over the July 4th holiday weekend. Overtime details utilizing grant funding from the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety will provide for saturation patro…
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a law Wednesday that bans abortion based on the race, sex or genetic anomalies of a fetus, adding new limits in a state that already has some of the strictest abortion laws in the U.S.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves will sign a bill Tuesday evening to retire the last state flag in the U.S. that includes the Confederate battle emblem.
Next door to the soon coming Texas Pitmaster BBQ in Laurel is a small rusty red building that served as a TV repair shop many years ago. Three years in the making and the 320 Fifth Street will open in late July to offer a place to enjoy music, good food, and fellowship for the entire family.
The Pearl River Resort Anniversary/Fourth of July fireworks show has been cancelled this year due to the ongoing presence of COVID-19 and concern for the health and safety of the public.
A 33-year-old Jones County man who worked with an illegal Mexican alien to sell drugs was sentenced in federal court Monday in Jackson on massive drug charges. The charges earned him 146 months in federal prison, along with five years of supervised release.