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WJTV Jackson
HPD arrest and charge man with homicide after deadly two-car crashfurther investigation, Johnson was arrested and charged with homicide while com
WJTV Jackson / Posted yesterday
further investigation, Johnson was arrested and charged with homicide while committing a misdemeanor. He is being held at Forrest County Regional Jail. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Hattiesburg Police Department or Metro... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Suspect charged in crash that killed longtime Hub City business ownerRobert Popwell. The head-on collision happened Thursday morning on Broadway Dr
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted yesterday
Robert Popwell. The head-on collision happened Thursday morning on Broadway Dr. near the intersection of McInnis Loop. Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict said Popwell later died at an area hospital. According to the Forrest County jail... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Crash kills longtime Hattiesburg business ownercrash at the intersection of Broadway Dr. and McInnis Loop killed a longtime Ha
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 2 days ago
crash at the intersection of Broadway Dr. and McInnis Loop killed a longtime Hattiesburg business owner Thursday morning. Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict said Robert Popwell, 74, died at an area hospital sometime after the... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Hattiesburg's Bonhomie Apartments shooting tied to 2 gangsshooting into an occupied dwelling. Burns was charged with accessory before th
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 2 days ago
shooting into an occupied dwelling. Burns was charged with accessory before the fact. All nine suspects were booked into Forrest County Jail. Three people were injured during the shooting. Two were taken to an area hospital. The third was... Read more
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WJTV Jackson
Elementary School Students Embracing Math and Science by Studying RoboticsElementary school students from all over Forrest County gathered at Oak Grove L
WJTV Jackson / Posted 5 days ago
Elementary school students from all over Forrest County gathered at Oak Grove Lower Elementary School on Monday night for the local VEX IQ challenge finals. For the uninitiated, the VEX IQ challenge is a world-wide program that helps kids learn and... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
ACT testing canceled for Saturday morningSome Pine Belt students who've been preparing to take the ACT Saturday morning
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 8 days ago
Some Pine Belt students who've been preparing to take the ACT Saturday morning will have to wait a bit longer. The Forrest County Agricultural High School and Wayne County High School testing centers will not open because of weather conditions on... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
City and county officials urge residents to stay off roadsForrest County and City of Hattiesburg officials are urging residents to stay o
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 8 days ago
Forrest County and City of Hattiesburg officials are urging residents to stay off the roads due to dangerous driving conditions. Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker urged residents to enjoy the weather from home and not get on the road. Barker said... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Pine Belt veterans need new van, drivers for medical transportsfor treatment at the VA hospital in Jackson. VFW Post 3036 bus committee member
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 9 days ago
for treatment at the VA hospital in Jackson. VFW Post 3036 bus committee members George Herrington and Rex Hasty and Forrest County Supervisor David Hogan talk about what havi a new bus would mean. Lici Beveridge/Hattiesburg... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Forrest County community shelter open for winter weather advisoryA Forrest County building has been approved for use as a cold weather shelter i
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 9 days ago
A Forrest County building has been approved for use as a cold weather shelter in response to a winter weather advisory for South Mississippi. The Salvation Army turned to Forrest County officials to help get those in need out of the weather and into... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Trussell introduced as athletic director for SOCSDhave one city, one district, Jacket Nation." Trussell said the fact that the d
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 9 days ago
have one city, one district, Jacket Nation." Trussell said the fact that the districts of Oak Grove, Petal, North Forrest, Forrest County AHS, and Sacred Heart are all on top of Hattiesburg's contributed to his desire to want to be part of... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Homeless shelter in Hattiesburg at full capacitytents to try and get them out of the weather." The location was the only emerg
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 10 days ago
tents to try and get them out of the weather." The location was the only emergency shelter open Wednesday night in Forrest County, and already the beds were taken. "Sometimes I sleep outside on the ground somewhere," David Star said. "I... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Parent wants drug paraphernalia sales prohibited in Hattiesburgyet said no to these retailers." The sale of items has been discussed by Pine
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 10 days ago
yet said no to these retailers." The sale of items has been discussed by Pine Belt law enforcement agencies from Jones to Forrest County. Police said legally, those bongs or pipes can be sold at any store. "In order for it to be illegal, it has... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Forrest County supervisors give money to fire departments, volunteers neededThe Forrest County Board of Supervisors shelled out a little extra money for so
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 11 days ago
The Forrest County Board of Supervisors shelled out a little extra money for some of the volunteer fire departments in the county. Supervisors voted to give seven of the eight departments each an extra $5,000 from the supervisor’s parks and... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Person of interest sought in Hattiesburg homicidea man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside a hotel room, according to
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 11 days ago
a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside a hotel room, according to Hattiesburg Police Capt. Branden McLemore. Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem identified the victim as Bobby Gwin, 25, of Hattiesburg. “We found a black male... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Forrest County Board donates funds toward new VA transportation vanRepresentatives from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3036 approached the Forrest
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 12 days ago
Representatives from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3036 approached the Forrest County Board of Supervisors at its Monday meeting seeking sponsorship for a new VA transportation van. Two local vets spoke before the board expressing the need for... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Hattiesburg parks and recreation director dies at 54at the University of Southern Mississippi from 1980 to 1983. He had worked 16 y
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 15 days ago
at the University of Southern Mississippi from 1980 to 1983. He had worked 16 years for Hattiesburg parks and recreation. Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem confirmed his death. Mayor Toby Barker says Terrell was "a mentor, encourager and... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
1 charged with murder in Hattiesburg homicidea man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside a hotel room, according to
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 15 days ago
a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside a hotel room, according to Hattiesburg Police Capt. Branden McLemore. Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem identified the victim as Bobby Gwin, 25, of Hattiesburg. “We found a black male... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Jones County Sheriff's Department announces drug busts, $10 million-worth in drugs seizedarrested was Dexter "Dollar Bill" Jones. Another person arrested was located in
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 15 days ago
arrested was Dexter "Dollar Bill" Jones. Another person arrested was located in California for distributing in Jones and Forrest County. According to the sheriff, 12 more local dealers were arrested in connection to this DTO. On November 15,... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Service restored to parts of USM campus after breaks in old water linesof campus earlier this week. Physical Plant staff believe fluctuating temperat
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 16 days ago
of campus earlier this week. Physical Plant staff believe fluctuating temperatures affected some old water lines near Forrest County Hall and the Cook Library, causing them to break on Tuesday. Water service to about half the campus was shut... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Hattiesburg Director of Parks & Recreation diesof Parks & Recreation, Dr. Clemon Terrell. Terrell died in his home at approxi
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 16 days ago
of Parks & Recreation, Dr. Clemon Terrell. Terrell died in his home at approximately 4:42 p.m. on Thursday, according to Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem. "Tonight, our hearts are broken by the loss of our longtime Director of Parks &... Read more
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WJTV Jackson
Crime in Hattiesburg Down by Two Percent Since October 2016law enforcement agencies to work together. “If Southern Miss is safe, which it
WJTV Jackson / Posted 16 days ago
law enforcement agencies to work together. “If Southern Miss is safe, which it is, then Hattiesburg will be safe, Forrest County will be safe, Lamar County will be safe and vice versa,” said Keyes. “So I would say the biggest thing there... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Police searching for person of interest in Hub City homicidea man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside a hotel room, according to
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 16 days ago
a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside a hotel room, according to Hattiesburg Police Capt. Branden McLemore. Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem identified the victim as Bobby Gwin, 25, of Hattiesburg. “We found a black male... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Jones County Sheriff's Department announces drug busts, $10 million-worth in drugs seizedarrested was Dexter "Dollar Bill" Jones. Another person arrested was located in
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 17 days ago
arrested was Dexter "Dollar Bill" Jones. Another person arrested was located in California for distributing in Jones and Forrest County. According to the sheriff, 12 more local dealers were arrested in connection to this DTO. On November 15,... Read more
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Mississippi Business Journal
Brown named Employee of the Quarter at South Mississippi State HospitalState Hospital’s third quarter 2017 Employee of the Quarter. Brown joined SMSH
Mississippi Business Journal / Posted 17 days ago
State Hospital’s third quarter 2017 Employee of the Quarter. Brown joined SMSH in June 2014 as a pharmacy technician. A Forrest County native and resident, Brown is a graduate of Hattiesburg High School. He attended William Carey College for two... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Jones County Sheriff's Department announces drug busts, $10 million-worth in drugs seizedarrested was Dexter "Dollar Bill" Jones. Another person arrested was located in
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 17 days ago
arrested was Dexter "Dollar Bill" Jones. Another person arrested was located in California for distributing in Jones and Forrest County. According to the sheriff, 12 more local dealers were arrested in connection to this DTO. On November 15,... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
1 dead in Hub City homicideare interviewing and questioning several people at this time.” The victim was
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 17 days ago
are interviewing and questioning several people at this time.” The victim was pronounced dead at the scene according to Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem. Klem added that the body will be sent to the State Crime Lab in Jackson for an... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Caught on Camera: Forrest County Jail guard arrested after having sexual contact with inmateA former guard at the Forrest County Jail is now behind bars after he was caugh
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 18 days ago
A former guard at the Forrest County Jail is now behind bars after he was caught having sexual contact with an inmate. Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee said Christopher Fairley, 21, of Hattiesburg, was arrested Monday after having sexual contact... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Hattiesburg man charged with sexual battery of a 15-old girlsaid officers were dispatched to Twin Oaks Lane Sunday in reference to the sexu
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 18 days ago
said officers were dispatched to Twin Oaks Lane Sunday in reference to the sexual battery. Schouder is being held at the Forrest County Regional Jail. This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with any additional information should contact the... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Hattiesburg man charged with sexually battery of a 15-old girlsaid officers were dispatched to Twin Oaks Lane Sunday in reference to the sexu
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 18 days ago
said officers were dispatched to Twin Oaks Lane Sunday in reference to the sexual battery. Schouder is being held at the Forrest County Regional Jail. This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with any additional information should contact the... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Forrest County two-old hospitalized after falling into poolA Forrest County child was hospitalized after falling into a pool on Thursday m
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 22 days ago
A Forrest County child was hospitalized after falling into a pool on Thursday morning. The Forrest County Sheriff's Department received the call at approximately 9:50 a.m. and responded to the scene at the 200 block of Sunrise Grove, according to... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
1 injured, 1 charged in Hub City stabbingleast one stab wound at the scene, and taken to a local hospital for treatment
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 22 days ago
least one stab wound at the scene, and taken to a local hospital for treatment according to McLemore. Maheha was taken into custody at the scene and charged. He will remain in custody at the Forrest County Jail until he makes his initial appearan... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
2 jailed after failed robbery in Hub Citymoney, so he allegedly pulled a knife on the other suspect Laquan Jones,” McLem
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 23 days ago
money, so he allegedly pulled a knife on the other suspect Laquan Jones,” McLemore said. Both suspects were taken to the Forrest County Jail where they will remain until their initial appearance. The investigation is still ongoing, if you have... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Appeals court affirms dismissal of postconviction-relief motion of Forrest County manThe Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a Forrest County man
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 24 days ago
The Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a Forrest County man's second postconviction-relief motion on Tuesday Domiano Ratcliff pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery and one count of aggravated assault after a robbery led... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Bridge on North 12th Street to be replacedThe Forrest County Board of Supervisors considered bids to replace a bridge dur
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 26 days ago
The Forrest County Board of Supervisors considered bids to replace a bridge during their Monday meeting. Bids were taken into consideration to replace a bridge near Hattiesburg High School on North 12th Avenue near Conti Street. A third-party... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
1 injured, 1 jailed in Hub City shootingHospital and was taken to surgery after they determined the pellet went into th
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 27 days ago
Hospital and was taken to surgery after they determined the pellet went into the victims heart. Butler was booked in the Forrest County Jail where is will remain until his initial appearance. If you have any information on this incident, contact... Read more

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